Skyrim Romance Bishop’s New Voice Actor!!!!

Hey Guys,

So excited and happy to announce River Kanoff as Bishop’s new Voice Actor.  River is an amazingly talented Voice Actor,  his voice perfectly captures Bishop’s sexy, rough, rugged voice that I’ve always wanted for our dear Ranger.

Take a listen here

Soundcloud Audio

Check out more of River’s projects, sound reels and more Click the links below!

Click here for his Youtube channel!

Click here to check out his other Skyrim Mods

A Message from River,

Thank you all so much for the warm welcome! I love working on ambitious Skyrim mods, and while I admit, this is the first mod quite like this that I’ve ever worked on, I’m excited to explore the complex character Mara has described to me, and watching him grow and mature throughout the script.

Here’s a little more “Bishop” practice:




I’m so excited guys!  I feel totally re-inspired with River on the team.  I plan on releasing the new Skyrim Romance version ASAP with our amazing River as Bishop’s voice. ^_^

Also I’ve been waiting for a special moment to show you guys my digital painting I dedicate it to Bishop’s new voice actor, River. <3



By |2017-01-15T03:50:12+00:00March 3rd, 2015|66 Comments


  1. kei August 11, 2015 at 4:06 am - Reply

    @AlassinSane thank you, so i can look forward to release of both new bishop and cael.
    oh, i do not intend to hurry up. i thought that I did miss out.
    i understand that you have a lot of things to make mods.
    (i forgot to write my name.)

  2. Anonymous August 10, 2015 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    i really love this mod.
    i’m not a english speaker and I’m sorry if I did W-post.
    Where can I download a new voice version?
    Has it not been yet released?

    • AlassinSane August 11, 2015 at 12:43 am - Reply

      @ Anonymous below me
      It hasn’t been released yet but it’s getting close to it! There won’t be any doubt when it is 😉

  3. Harleyquinn August 2, 2015 at 2:12 am - Reply

    Oh noes! i didnt listen to samples so i thougt River Kanoff is the voice of the bishop this version of mod.

  4. Harleyquinn August 2, 2015 at 1:29 am - Reply

    Amazing! Just downloaded the new version of this mod and it couldnt be better. Even better and succesful than bishops nwn2 voice actor. Fits the character perfectly.
    The old voice is not like bishop and not sarcastic and mockery like him.
    Thanks to River Kanoff of his amazing voice acting.

  5. Fiona July 16, 2015 at 4:19 am - Reply

    Great news! thanks for the update and what a nice thought to have a q and a (which i think is a good idea)
    I have a lot of questions!!

    Ok so maybe the easiest way would be to get everyone to ask questions on your youtube channel (put a quick vid up saying “post your questions here”), then collect all the questions and do a youtube video replying to them … might not be live but would be an easy way to do it, just a suggestion.

    Thanks again and let us know how you decide to do it!!

    • River Kanoff July 22, 2015 at 11:25 am - Reply

      I really like that idea! It makes it more convenient for players all over the world to participate on their own time, and I can cut out any awkward silence on my part! Thanks Fiona!

      • AlassinSane July 22, 2015 at 11:34 am - Reply

        @River And you have to answer every single question or I will replace all your credits on this website with River Cannot. Mwahaha. This sounds genuinely awesome though, the team could get some good pointers from this!

  6. River Kanoff July 15, 2015 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    @Kadvris I’ve met Crispin a few times! We’re both baritones, and I’ve noted the similarity in our voices myself! Great guy, very talented and hard-working.

    I just dropped by to update you guys; we have one little script to go before all recording is done and implementing the audio in-game shouldn’t take much longer after that!

    Would any of you be interested in some kind of Q&A some time after the release? If so, what format would you prefer; Twitter, Reddit, YouTube Live or otherwise?

    • Sarah July 15, 2015 at 1:47 pm - Reply

      That is so exciting! I can’t wait for the audio to be finished. I think qa would be interesting.

  7. Fiona June 24, 2015 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Any chance of an update Mara?

    I am going to get my character to a certain level before starting the mod over but any info would be awesome and fantastic!!

    Thanks for your patience with my impatience lol <3

  8. Kadvris June 18, 2015 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    He sounds like some voice actor for soem anime can ‘t of point it but it sounds finials it .. I like it tho .

    But I do have to say that it sounds more … Rough and tougher for Bishop , maybe it ‘s because I ‘m used to the previous ones … Oh well , but again I do like it 😉

    …! He sounds like Crispin Freeman ! Like a little bit , it has a bit of the same deep roughness , like Shizuo or Alucard , I ‘m liking it even more now .

  9. Anon June 12, 2015 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    I have some concerns for Bishop. For one, whenever I sneak he just walks wherever like he’s relaxing. It’s really bothersome to try and wait or go after him whenever I’m trying to sneak around. Any way to fix this? Also maybe incorporate Karnywr to come back if you accidentally dismiss him?

  10. Fiona June 11, 2015 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    I wouldn’t worry too much, if you really don’t want the new voice acting you can just continue to use the original download!

    What i would suggest though, is playing through just once with the new voice actor, you never know, he may grow on you!

    You will always have the option to just uninstall the new and reinstall the old …. win win situation 🙂

  11. Anonymous June 11, 2015 at 7:33 am - Reply

    I’m really worried about the new VA. I love Bishop so much, he makes me laugh with the way he says things, River’s voice is so different, I’m worried about him capturing Bishop’s sarcasm, especially when he mocks the mages college and Casavir.

  12. Fiona June 6, 2015 at 11:12 am - Reply

    We should have a countdown clock for when it’s going to arrive!

    Please say it’s coming out this month, and if not, then lie to me!!!

  13. Fiona June 5, 2015 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Yeah once i played as a Lunari i couldn’t go back to being an ugly nord LOL, in my opinion they are the prettiest race ever!!

    Plus they’re badass!!

  14. Fiona June 5, 2015 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Oh and is there an ETA on the updated version with Rivers VA? *prays it isn’t months away*

    I’m gonna make a new character for when that’s released 😀 My lunari needs a love interest!!

    • Mara June 5, 2015 at 11:44 am - Reply

      @Fiona OH MY GOSH!!! I love lunari race!!!

  15. Fiona S June 3, 2015 at 4:55 am - Reply

    Honestly, not gonna lie, i was horrified when i heard that there was going to be a new VA for Bishop.

    After hearing Rivers fantastic voice acting i couldn’t be happier. I think he captures Bishops personality 100%, really talented guy you got there Mara 🙂

    All i can add to this comment is HURRY UP!!! I honestly can’t play this mod with the original VA anymore after hearing River, i swear i wanna punch you and kiss you at the same time lol

    Just goes to show that everything happens for a reason and i’m so happy and proud that you’re continuing on with this fantastic mod <3

  16. Chelsea May 4, 2015 at 2:27 am - Reply

    Bishop, is without a doubt, my favorite character in this Mod. River, is exceptional for this role. <3 No doubt.

  17. Zoë April 11, 2015 at 2:11 am - Reply

    You know… I really think River has an amazing voice and the voice acting is really good. But I just feel like his voice doesn’t fit the image of Bishop I have. I really fell for his old cheeky voice because I felt like it really fit his character. I love this new voice, but just not for Bishop.
    Are you planning on keeping both versions available for download? So that you can choose which one you like the most?

    Btw, that digital painting is perfect! Thank you so much for all the hard work, you’re amazing! 😀

  18. Alice April 3, 2015 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    River sounds amazing! I can’t wait to hear how the lines sound in-game!
    I still hope we get a bit more of the cheeky/playful undertone that we’re used to, but this is definitely a nice change~

  19. Fay April 1, 2015 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    While I do love Jonah’s voice, I had to pause this because it was just so deep! >.<' It gives me goosebumps and awkward vibes listening to it, it's like I'm listening to a really soothing recording of someone reading me a story! Afhfhghghrgh.

  20. rolyaT March 31, 2015 at 7:39 am - Reply

    what if i’ve grown extremely attached to Bishop’s old voice?

  21. Anna March 28, 2015 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Ohmy iv always loved a deep voice on a man i like this voice very sexy can he just talk to me? lol

  22. T March 26, 2015 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Am I really the only one who’ll miss his old voice with the cheeky undertone? Regardless this is amazing thank you for all of your hard work!

  23. ionna March 26, 2015 at 11:41 am - Reply

    oh and my panties are dropping even more every time i hear him saying ladyship xD !!!

  24. ionna March 26, 2015 at 11:40 am - Reply

    the voice is pretty nice, but i have to say i like the other one more.

  25. Sarah March 10, 2015 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    @Mara: that is awesome and it must be hard work! Can’t wait to hear the finished product!

  26. Sarah March 10, 2015 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    Oh, by the way, when do we get the great pleasure of swooning to this voice?

    • Mara March 10, 2015 at 10:24 pm - Reply

      @Sarah River is re-voicing the lines as we speak! It’s a lot of dialogue but we’ll get there in no time! ^^

  27. Sarah March 10, 2015 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    Well….good Lord….his voice is incredible and he just blasted the old standard out of the water in my opinion. WOW.

  28. Anonymous March 10, 2015 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    oooooh man i just melted and started like crying in happiness

  29. April March 10, 2015 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    Hmmm.. Loooooong sleepless night you say? Wait… what just happened? I seem to have lost track of my clothing ;p

  30. Daiane Negretti March 10, 2015 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    it is perfect \o/

  31. Min Haddock March 9, 2015 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    The goosebumps… The feels. Oh sweet merciful heavens. I wish I were in a better position to try out. Of course, it would definitely have to be a female role I tried for.

    But this actor is perfect! So gruff and manly on the outside, but inside he has a sweet strawberry center that I just wanna explore with my… *ahem* Excuse me. I have…things I must go do. Maybe bake a cake… Do I have any strawberry cake mix?

  32. Astrid March 8, 2015 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Oh god, that is perfect. So much more husky and deep. I cannot wait! Thanks so much for breathing life continuously into this mod! 😀

  33. Maeve March 7, 2015 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    I didn’t think I would like another Bishop, but I caught myself awkward giggling! I listened to the sample and just broke into heart fluttering giggle lol The only person who has made me do that before was my husband! Hot damn that was smexy to listen to. Cant wait till its in game!

  34. Al March 6, 2015 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    I was nervous about the new voice actor-Bishop’s old voice was great, fell in love with it. But now I’m super excited again now that my worries are smushed by an amazingly talented voice actor with an equally amazing voice. Thanks. If I knew more than the very BASICS of modding, I would try to help, but I’m afraid I don’t know enough (although I’m slowly learning, so maybe I can help in the future?) In the mean time, I’ll try to set back a bit of cash to donate, if I still can.
    LOOOVVEEE this mod. Thankyouthankyouthankyou again for it, along with the hard work put into it.

    (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ -❤

  35. Riley March 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Mara, thank you so much for continuing this mod! I am absolutely in love with it, and would hate for you to abandon it. I am very excited to play the update! I hope you finish it soon. Also, River you have an amazing voice; thank you for taking the part.

  36. Jassy March 6, 2015 at 7:42 am - Reply

    WOW. I seriously didn’t think that anyone could compare to the original voice actor and I felt that I would be disappointed but nope, River is perfect. I somehow get a Dean Winchester vibe from him too which makes me fangirl. Welcome to the team River! I’m so looking forward to the new release now.

  37. Tanya March 6, 2015 at 5:52 am - Reply


    I hate you, you sexy modder! I need this! Why you no like male Dragonborns?! My sexy Dragonborn and Bishop will be perfect together! *drools*

    Please make a “he” version of the dialogues too. I will love you forever.

  38. Sparrow March 6, 2015 at 3:57 am - Reply

    oh Mara Mercy. i am really really looking forward to this.
    i’ve always loved old Jonah’s voice and i didn’t think anything could match it for Bishop but. yes please. very much. he’s so more manly. and dangerous and sexy i can’t wait till the new version of SRM is released.

  39. Lizz March 6, 2015 at 12:04 am - Reply

    That’s 110% better of a Bishop than the old one. I definitely couldn’t say all that he did in that reel without blushing scarlet, stuttering, or stopping mid sentence in embarrassment. Definitely would rather listen to River’s voice over Jonah’s any day.

    Excuse me, I think I just fell off my chair….

  40. Kitty March 5, 2015 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    Im speechless Mara, I think I just died a thousand times in the once I listened to his voice. He is perfect for Bishop. in the words of a Pirate … Shiver me timbers. WOW and OMG well done, welcome to the Mod as Bishop’s Voice River you will be making women swoon.

  41. Amber March 5, 2015 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. I like. Yes. I was terrified that I would hate the new voice actor but I love him. Good job River!! O-o Better than the original!

  42. Evi March 5, 2015 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Shoot!!! There goes my fantasy of having Gopher doing Bishop’s voice!!! lol. Joke aside, River’s voice is so sexy and raspy, I got goose bumps listening to it. I told you Mara, after a couple of days we would get used to the new voice but I didn’t expect a voice like his. Thank you for sharing this amazing mod and thank you for keeping it alive and making it better despite everything.

    • Mara March 5, 2015 at 4:40 pm - Reply

      @Evi Thank you my friend ^^

  43. River K. March 5, 2015 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Thank you all so much for the warm welcome! I love working on ambitious Skyrim mods, and while I admit, this is the first mod quite like this that I’ve ever worked on, I’m excited to explore the complex character Mara has described to me, and watching him grow and mature throughout the script.

    Here’s a little more “Bishop” practice:

  44. Lily March 4, 2015 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    Haha, that’s a bit ironic I was just about to cast him in one of my mods! Glad to see he’s getting a good gig.

  45. Mara March 4, 2015 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    ^^ Wow Thank you guys!!! Thank you River for being apart of our Team!

  46. Rachel Snyder March 4, 2015 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    All I can say is, “Oh… My… God…!!!!” Damn, he fits the bill perfectly!!! Nice Mara!!

  47. Kalina March 4, 2015 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    Aah, I’m so excited! He’s such a great voice actor! Though, while I did like the more higher voice from ye ol’ Bishop, I think Rivers is a great (if not perfect) change! Awesome job, Mara~

  48. Milly March 4, 2015 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Omg! That was so sexy! I can’t wait for this change!

  49. Anonymous March 4, 2015 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    I think my brain and heart just stopped the whole time I was listening to River 0.0

  50. Tynalia March 4, 2015 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Love the voice! Can’t wait for the updates. I also agree with April that River is perfect for Bishop. I got chills when the audio started because I wasn’t ready. Dang!

  51. cnevans3 March 4, 2015 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Love the new voice! Great job Mara.

  52. KatieO March 4, 2015 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Wow! I felt the same as April, but I’m actually super excited. The voice actor makes the characters, and its going to feel like a whole new mod with River doing the voice work. I can’t wait to see everything when its finished! 😀 <3 Love your voice, River, thank you so much for being part of the team!

  53. Rudia March 4, 2015 at 7:13 am - Reply

    I just have to say: my ovaries…. Can’t wait to meet the new Bishop ^^

  54. tiffeny benge March 4, 2015 at 6:26 am - Reply

    oh wow his voice sound so sexy i’m in love! lol

  55. Jolanta March 4, 2015 at 5:27 am - Reply

    very sexy ………………………..! I like the new Bishop voice. Congratz !!!!

  56. Adam Howe March 4, 2015 at 1:17 am - Reply

    Good find, Mara. I think I actually prefer this voice for Bishop.

  57. Penny Hargrove March 4, 2015 at 1:12 am - Reply

    He sounds fantastic, can’t wait for the new mod .Thank you again for creating this wonderful mod. Love the digital painting . Very sexy lol.

  58. Jasmine March 4, 2015 at 12:41 am - Reply

    OMG!! Wow Mara, I don’t think you could have found a better VA for Bishop, just listening to the Soundcloud clip gave me shivers! I guess everything that happened has only set you on track to make this mod SO much better; so keep up the good work, and know that I will always be here to support you. I look forward to seeing the script and voicing Vilissia!

  59. April March 4, 2015 at 12:25 am - Reply

    Wow, I wasn’t sure if I would like another voice for Bishop, but River sounds perfect for the part. I am looking forward to both the new mod and an expansion to the original. Thanks for all your hard work, it’s amazing 😀

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