This is news to me, I never knew they were based off of real people. It's almost eery to see them in reality.MyPhantomile 08/20/2012
Valve has stated that they use real people as their player models to make their characters believable as well as to appeal to the "average joe". Here's an example from Half-Life 2. Also they used people of the street in their [iconic splash ...IHeartmyshihtzu 08/20/2012
Also for Half life 2,Wyvern67 08/20/2012
I thought you were saying all four people in the photo are actually real. Then I wondered why you would say that. Then I realized my stupidity. Now I continue my stupidity by letting you know I am stupid.treein303 08/20/2012
Cave Johnson's appearance is based of that of Bill Fletcher, pictured in the photo. Bill Fletcher is the lead animator for Portal 2. Im not sure who Caroline is.starktor 08/20/2012
Oh hey, it's Karen Prell! The woman standing to the left is Karen Prell: the lead animator for Wheatley in Portal 2, and is also known for being the voice and puppeteer for Red in Fraggle Rock.Chiparoo 08/20/2012
I literally did a double take after clicking on this. That photo is....SO...COOL.Bitrayahl 08/20/2012
I saw this dude walking around at SDCC and was like ''man that is some good cosplay.''bloodflart 08/20/2012
This is my Son Josh with Cave Johnson, Karen Prell and Laura Dubuk at the NECA booth during 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. We own the store known as Superbad Action Figures in Redlands CA. Josh was getting our Portal guns signed to sell in our store and on eBay. We are on Facebook so look us up. No SGI here. These are real people.BaronessIX 08/20/2012
So, that's Bradley Wiggins. Olympic gold medalist from GB! Who would have thought....zlam 08/20/2012
After my husband played portal #1, we were listening to the commentary and within the first sentence of Ellen McLain talking, we both looked at eachother like o_O to say "uh... is it just me, or does that sound just like Illy?" (Illy being a woman on our WoW raid team). We listened to it a bit more and mostly just laughed off how weird it was.
Later on, he's is talking to a friend on the raid ...Cantras 08/20/2012
I feel so dumb. I really thought that Cave Johnson was modeled after James Cromwell.snatchamike 08/20/2012
Here's a photo I just took from the Half Life 2: Raising the Bar book showing a few of the real people they used to model faces in the game.
Yes, Judith's model is prettylawlshane 08/20/2012