Australian actor Liam McIntyre had appeared in the HBO World War II mini-series, The Pacific, but until then, American audiences didn’t know his face. After tragedy struck the production of Starz’ hit TV series, Spartacus, with star Andy Whitfield losing his battle with cancer; a global search ensued to replace the titular role in the bloody and violent gladiator show.
McIntyre impressed show creator Steven DeKnight and stepped into the sandals as Spartacus last season. With the final season of the series, Spartacus: War of the Damned, set to debut January 25, McIntyre is going virtual in a new free-to-play downloadable console game from Ubisoft. The actor worked closely with developer Kung Fu Factory to create Spartacus Legends, which features his voice, likeness and actual moves. The actor explains how he went from selling games at GameStop to starring in one in this exclusive interview.