According to Game Informer, comedian Chris Rock was asked to be the voice actor for Daxter in 2000 (for Jak and Daxter), but decided to turn the role down.
Developer Naughty Dog apparently had big plans for the voice cast of the Jak and Daxter series.
Discussing Rock’s comments during the Oscar’s on Sunday that voice acting is easy, Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin said:
“Chris Rock just admitted how easy voice acting is. Why did he turn down @Naughty_Dog for the role of Daxter in the year 2000 for $250k? #Oscars.”
According to Rubin, George Calin was also approached to play the role of Samos the Sage. Wouldn’t that of been a sweet combo?