PC RPG fans must have been familiar with Commander Shepard, the main character of Mass Effect trilogy. In this space opera game, Shepard acts like one-man-army, fighting any kind of aliens with their advance technology and abilities almost single handedly.
In Mass Effect, Commander Shepard first name, gender, appearance, and background history can be fully customized. Although, gamers usually prefer the default Shepard, who has John as his first name, and looks like the pictures below.
Commander Shepard from Mass Effect:
The default male Commander Shepard is voiced by Mark Meer, a Canadian actor whose voice has appeared in other BioWare video games, including Baldur’s Gate II, Jade Empire, Neverwinter Nights, Dragon Age: Origins, and Dragon Age II.
While for the physical appearance, John Sephard was using Mark Vanderloo as the model. Mark Vanderloo is a fashion model from Netherlands and has worked for various brands, such as Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Armani, etc. He was born April 24, 1968. While Shepard character is around 29 in Mass Effect (2007) and 31 in Mass Effect 2 (2010).
Take a look at Mark Vanderloo pics below, and you can see the resemblance to Commander Shepard character: