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Resident Evil 2’s Leon Kennedy

Want to learn about Resident Evil 2’s Leon? The RCPD agent with the worst first day of all time, answer your burning questions with our guide on the hunky hero.

Resident Evil 2 Leon: Leon Kennedy with his floppy hair holding a pistol with both guns and looking slightly up to the right.

A stalwart in the stellar zombie series, Resident Evil’s Leon Kennedy is one of the most recognizable faces from Resident Evil, mainly thanks to his good looks and floppy blond hair. The Resident Evil 2 Leon that you meet is a young man, who, on his first day on the job as a Raccoon City Police Detective gets caught up in the zombie apocalypse, where he has to fight his way through the very police precinct he was meant to work in. Now that’s a hostile work environment.

Before we get into this guide, be sure to check out our other great coverage, like our articles covering Resident Evil Village DLC, Resident Evil 2 safe codes, the best Resident Evil games on Nintendo Switch, and learn about the events of the series in our Resident Evil in order guide.

Let’s dive into our Resident Evil 2 Leon guide.

Resident Evil 2 Leon: Leon Kennedy stares down the barrel of a hand gun while sparks and flames fly around him

Who is Resident Evil’s Leon Kennedy?

Leon Scott Kennedy is one of the two protagonists introduced in Resident Evil 2, alongside Resident Evil’s Claire Redfield. A rookie cop, the events of Resident Evil 2 transpire on Leon’s first day as a police officer for the Raccoon City Police Department. He has a slim build, with mid-length blond hair and a distinctive flop of hair that hangs over his face. Leon was designed by Hideki Kamiya and was intended to be a counterpart to the over-the-top muscly action protagonist of someone like Chris Redfield.

While he starts out as a rookie, the events of Resident Evil 2 push him to become a top-class agent for the U.S. government, which leads to him being hired to rescue the president’s daughter, Resident Evil’s Ashley, in Resident Evil 4. Later on in Resident Evil 6, Leon still works for the U.S. government, specializing in zombie outbreaks and any cases associated with the Umbrella Corporation.

Resident Evil 2 Leon: Leon as he appears in Fortnite.

What games does Leon appear in?

Leon Kennedy appears in the following Resident Evil games:

  • Resident Evil 2
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
  • Resident Evil 6
  • Resident Evil 2 Remake
  • Resident Evil 4 Remake
  • Resident Evil Re:Verse

You can also find him in:

  • Fortnite
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Project × Zone 2
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit)
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Knives Out
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  • State of Survival
  • Dying Light 2 (easter egg)
  • Puzzle & Survival 

How old is Leon?

During the events of Resident Evil 2, Leon Kennedy is 21. For Resident Evil 4, Leon is 27. Next, in Resident Evil 6, Leon Kennedy is 36 years old.

Who is Leon’s voice actor?

Leon’s been in so many games and remakes that his voice actor has changed a good few times over the years.

Appearance Voice Actor 
Resident Evil 2  Paul Haddad 
Resident Evil 4  Paul Mercier 
Resident Evil: Degeneration  Paul Mercier 
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles  Paul Mercier 
Resident Evil 6  Matthew Mercer 
Resident Evil: Damnation  Matthew Mercer 
Resident Evil Revelations 2  Matthew Mercer 
Resident Evil: Vendetta  Matthew Mercer 
Resident Evil 2 Remake  Nick Apostolides
Resident Evil 4 Remake  Nick Apostolides

Alright horror fans, that’s all we have for today on everyone’s favorite zombie-slaying hunk. For even more great guides, be sure to check out our article covering the best Switch horror games next.