Edit: Article has been updated to remove inaccurate information, some things I wrote were very wrong! My sincerest apologies.
Well, it turns out that there's been a bunch of new information regarding that famous (or infamous, however you may look at it) scene that played at the beginning of the original Resident Evil. For the longest time, not a whole lot was known about it as none of the actors were fully credited and a lot of other potentially juicy info has been lost to time. Thanks to a community effort though, we now know quite a bit more about it and there's also some rather exciting news about the future too.
As you probably know, the film features actors portraying Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Barry Burton, Albert Wesker, Rebecca Chambers and an another person playing a S.T.A.R.S Alpha Team member. Also featured in it are some Cerberuses (a type of Zombie Dog). First of all, it's definitely worth pointing out that the dogs featured weren't real dogs OR computer-generated - they were robotic puppets.
Now, not all of the actors have been identified (as of yet), but we do know the identities of Chris, Barry, Wesker and Rebecca.
- Chris Redfield, played by Charlie Kraslavsky.
- Barry Burton, played by Gregory Smith.
- Albert Wesker, played by Eric Pirius.
- Rebecca Chambers, played by Linda X (a.k.a. Linda Rodriguez).
- Jill Valentine, played by Inezh (last name not known).
- S.T.A.R.S Alpha Team Member, played by Jason Wool.
It also must be said that none of the people featured in the intro did any kind of voice work or motion capture for any of the games. They were simply paid to do a shoot and that was the end of it. But it's good to know that credit can finally be given where it is due.
This ones a Keeper
... or so it was, until recently. Yep, there's some more news:
Charlie Kraslavsky who portrayed Chris Redfield in the RE1 intro has been cast as The Keeper in a fan-made Resident Evil movie named The Keeper's Diary, A Biohazard Story. The movie is being made by Residence of Evil who have long been at the forefront of expansive, well-produced Resident Evil fan stuff.