Game of Thrones is a massive show and pretty much anyone would love to be a part of it, yet somehow the producers have managed to keep the number of cameos down. A few bands and musicians have slipped in, but that’s about it. So how exactly was it that a random Canadian comedian known for his Game of Thrones impressions ended up in the latest episode of the show?
Steve Love has been putting out funny impression videos for four seasons now, and even appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to show off his eerily accurate Jon Snow voice. That led to the call that landed him a trip to Northern Ireland and gig on the series.
“I was contacted by the Game of Thrones producers after I was on Kimmel, and they asked if I wanted to be on the show and I was like ‘Yes!'” he told CTV News. “I was like ‘I’ll wrestle a bear naked, I don’t care. I’ll do whatever you want me to do!’ So then I contacted them back afterwards and was like ‘I don’t know what your plan is for me, but it would really mean a lot to me if you gave me one of those trademark gruesome death scenes.'”
“They wrote me back and they basically said ‘Actually Steve that was exactly what we had in mind. You’ll bite the bullet, don’t worry.'”
And bite the bullet Steve did, in glorious fashion. By our count, there’s only about 8 or 9 people who have the honor of saying they were decapitated by a Clegane on Game of Thrones, so that’s a pretty exclusive club.