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Why Pike From Snowpiercer Looks So Familiar

Based on the full-length film directed by Bong Joon-ho, TNT's post-apocalyptic drama series Snowpiercer follows a group of survivors stuck on a never-stopping train after the world freezes over. The series adaptation stars Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Connelly, and now, Sean Bean. The Game of Thrones actor joins the currently-airing second season as the mysterious Mr. Wilford.

On Snowpiercer, the survivors are split up into class systems, with the privileged living in the luxurious front sections, as the lower class lives in squalor in the tail of the train. Diggs' character Andre Layton is a detective hired to solve a murder. Through his investigation, he is able to gain access to tools and people who help him plan a revolution against the front. While Layton works hard to improve the lives of his people, others are working for their own self-interest, like Pike, played by Steven Ogg. Pike starts out in the tail, distrustful of Layton but willing to work with him if it brings him closer to his own goals. Of course, that doesn't mean Pike won't betray him to get what he wants. In season 2, Pike finds himself right in the middle of the negotiations between the tail and the front, along with any deals going on with Big Alice, the new train on the scene.

For fans of the post-apocalyptic genre, you've likely seen Ogg before. But if you can't quite place the character actor's face, we've got you covered.

Ogg portrayed Trevor Philips in Grand Theft Auto V

On the other hand, maybe it's not Ogg's face, but his voice, that you recognize. That wouldn't be a big surprise, as Ogg voices Trevor Philips in the still super popular video game Grand Theft Auto V. Despite being released way back in 2013, many people still play the game everyday, and Rockstar Games continues to create and release updates frequently. Although Ogg had plenty of small parts before this, Trevor was definitely the actor's breakthrough role, and he was even nominated for Best Performer at the BAFTA Game Awards.

In the story of Grand Theft Auto V, Trevor is one of the three main characters. A former bank robber, Trevor leaves that behind to focus on dealing drugs and smuggling weapons. He is known for having a vicious and unpredictable nature, only offset by his personal sense of loyalty. Trevor's story becomes intertwined with the two other protagonists, Michael De Santa and Franklin Clinton. Near the end of the story, Trevor must choose if he's willing to murder one of his friends to survive, or team up with them and take down the enemy. 

In GTA Online, once your character gets to level 13 you are able to meet Trevor. After stealing his property, the player must do jobs for Trevor's company, Trevor Philips Industries, in order to pay him back. Fans of Grand Theft Auto V love Trevor and his unique personality, and many hope that Ogg will return to the role in GTA VI, the next game currently in development.

The Walking Dead featured Ogg as Negan's right-hand man Simon

In 2016, Ogg joined The Walking Dead, AMC's hit series about a post-apocalyptic world infested with zombies. First showing up in season 6, Ogg's character Simon is a member of "The Saviors," the followers of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Soon enough, Simon is made Negan's right-hand man, sent to round up Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group. Just like Negan and his bat, Lucille, Simon isn't one to shy away from violence. The Saviors terrorize any and all survivors they find, doing terrible things to them in order to gain power and wreak havoc.

As the Saviors continue fighting Rick and his crew, as well as Maggie (Lauren Cohen) and the forces of the Hilltop, Simon loses influence and trust with Negan because of his lack of success. All of this eventually pushes Simon to attempt to enact a coup against Negan with the support of some others, but as expected, it doesn't go well. Negan is always a few steps ahead, and when he finds out the truth of Simon's betrayal, they fight to the death. Simon is unable to keep up with his boss's speed and strategy, and Negan kills him.

Ogg took on the role of a vicious host named Rebus in Westworld

In HBO's futuristic hit series Westworld, a company called Delos Incorporated makes money by offering the opportunity to enter and experience other worlds, past and future, where you can enact your wildest dreams with no consequence. The story starts off in Westworld, designed to emulate the Wild West era.

Guests are able to interact with "hosts," robots that are so lifelike that people can barely tell the difference between who is artificial and who is real. The privileged people that visit Westworld and other parks excuse any and all behavior, no matter how disturbing, with the knowledge that the hosts can't think or feel for themselves — or so they thought. Throughout season 1 and beyond, the hosts gain sentience and start to fight for freedom against their oppressors.

In Westworld, Ogg plays a character named Rebus. He is introduced in the first season as an antagonist host in Westworld who has a key role in the storyline of Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and Teddy (James Marsden). At the end of season 1, Rebus rebels against the guests along with all the other hosts. With his violent nature, Rebus is willing to terrorize and kill anyone, and must be reprogrammed to have a stronger moral sense in order to save people's lives.

Ogg voiced Professor Venomous in OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes

Returning to voice work, the medium that gave him such success earlier in his career, Ogg brought his talent to the Cartoon Network animated series OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes. Airing for three seasons from 2017 to 2019, the show follows Kaio Kincaid (Courtenay Taylor), commonly known as KO, a young boy who decides to train and become the greatest superhero to ever exist.

Although he voices a handful of characters in the series, Ogg's main role is Professor Venomous, formerly a superhero named Laserblast. After he loses his powers, Venomous does everything he can to get them back. He is unsuccessful, and the process leaves him in a darker state with a strong hate for heroes. It is later revealed that Venomous is actually KO's biological father who got in an accident years before and disappeared, presumed dead. Even as Venomous does his best to defeat any and all superheroes, he can't help care for his son, even helping him take down Venonous' villainous allies.

OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes ran for three seasons before being cancelled by Cartoon Network. Den of Geek gave the series a very positive review, calling it a "surefire hit" and citing the "optimistic lead and over the top animation."