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How Did Matthew Perry Get A Job Doing Fallout: New Vegas?

Apparently he did it by expressing his love for the franchise in the most unlikely of places: The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The View.

He was on the shows more than a year ago, promoting a movie, but while he was on Ellen he gifted his host with an Xbox and a copy of Fallout 3, saying:

I played this video game so often that I injured my hand so severely that I had to go to a hand doctor and get injections in my hand because I love this video game so much.

Apparently all that dedication (and subsequent publication of said dedication) paid off, because he’ll be voicing Benny, the head of the Geckos family in Fallout: New Vegas.

He joins a star studded cast, including Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Felicia Day, Wayne Newton (Vegas Entertainer), Danny Trejo (Machete), Michael Dorn (Worf), and René Auberjonois (Odo).

We guess the moral of the story is that if you ever become a B List celebrity, you can totally use your fame to get a bit part in the sequel to your favorite videogame.  Frankly, we encourage you to.

(via Joystiq.)

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