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Dallas
DallasIcon
Dallas's clown mask
Age 42 (PAYDAY: The Heist)

44 (PAYDAY 2)

Nationality American
Role Assault (PAYDAY: The Heist)

Mastermind (PAYDAY 2)

Voiced By Simon Kerr
"Alright let's roll!"
—Dallas when putting on a mask

Dallas, also known by his alias Nathan Steele, is a playable character. He is a 44-year-old chain smoker. Due to his previous smoking habits, he is continually out of breath, though this does not affect gameplay. He wears the American flag mask during heists, and is voiced by Simon Kerr.

By the time of PAYDAY 2, Dallas was revealed to have a younger brother, who has taken up the mantle of Hoxton when the former heister was arrested by the police.

BackgroundEdit

Dallas worked for a Chicago mob when he was young. He later climbed the ladder and went from club bouncer to hitman. He has a brilliant mind disguised behind the face of a common thug. When he was thirty he tried to turn two Chicago mobs against each other, resulting in the deaths of policemen and mobsters. A hit was placed on Dallas by the mob leaders, but he managed to survive.

While he was in hiding he ran an underground gun range. He also performed hits against drug dealers, wishing to harm the American drug trade. After ten years in hiding, he had what Bain calls a criminal's version of a: "what am I doing with my life?" kind of crisis. He then decided to steal a shipment of weapons and try to find a criminal crew.

Dallas appears to also have an official occupation while not being a criminal, where he uses the name "Nathan Steele". In the web series, he was the bank manager of the First World Bank, which allowed the crew to rob with his inside help. In the Dentist trailer, he claims to be a "financial consultant". Whether or not this is a euphemism for his career as a bank robber or he is a real, professional financial consultant, remains to be seen. Although given he managed to attain the position of manager in a major bank, which would require him to know a lot about financing; Dallas may infact, be a legitimate consultant.

GalleryEdit

  • Dallas as a contractor in PAYDAY 2
  • Dallas as depicted in the Skills menu
  • Dallas as portrayed by actor Eric Etebari in the PAYDAY 2 web series.
  • Dallas in PAYDAY: The Heist

VideoEdit

Payday 2 - Dallas Pager Responses02:12

Payday 2 - Dallas Pager Responses

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

  • He is modeled after Karl Andersson, a game developer at Overkill Software. By the time of PAYDAY 2, the actor who portrays him in the web series, Eric Etebari, provides his likeness to the character.
  • He wears a sepia-brown suit with a faint plaid print during heists, regardless of armor.
  • He shares his name with a large city in the state of Texas, USA.
  • During development, the following nicknames were scrapped: Cowboy, Touchdown, and Chief.[1]
  • Each character was originally named by nationality, and Dallas appears as "Russian" in the game files.
  • Dallas' voice actor (Simon Kerr) also provides the voice for the Bulldozer.[2]

PAYDAY: The HeistEdit

  • He is depicted as the "Assault" in the "Upgrades" menu.
  • The Clown, Beeef, and Alienware masks for Dallas have red and white stripes with stars imprinted on a blue layer, which represents the United States flag. The "Secret" mask for Dallas has a similar red, white, and blue color scheme, but it lacks stars and the vertical orientation of the bands of color makes it more similar to the French flag than the United States flag. The golden mask does resemble the United States flag as well, though the mask is entirely made of gold. The "Soundtrack" mask for Dallas also is colored red, white, and blue.

PAYDAY 2Edit

  • He is depicted as the "Mastermind" in PAYDAY 2.
  • Dallas, along with Chains, can be seen wielding a Heckler & Koch M416 in the first episode of the webseries.
  • In the web series teaser trailer for PAYDAY 2, Dallas is nowhere to be seen, and it was speculated that he was the driver of the van. However, it is revealed later in the first episode of the web series that Dallas was already at the bank, as seen on Bain's computer in the beginning. A speculation is that he works undercover in the bank as seen in the second episode of the web series.
  • Dallas is played by actor Eric Etebari in the PAYDAY 2 webseries. His appearance in the series is very different from his in-game counterpart. The actor portraying Dallas has a gray goatee and slightly longer hair. Dallas's voice also lacks the rough "smoker's lung". Despite this, the character has probably remained the same as Simon Kerr still provides the voice of Dallas, and the slight change of apperance could simply be due to the time difference between the first and second game.
    • Simon Kerr confirmed that he would return to voice Dallas via a post on Twitter. [3]
  • From the second episode in the Web Series, he calls the cops and states his name as "Nathan Steele". This could be his real name, or just another alias. This name is spoken again in the Dentist trailer, further corroborating the alias theory.
  • In the Dentist trailer, it can be alluded to that Dallas has a fear of needles. This can be supported by the fact that he refuses anesthetic before the Dentist drills a cavity.
  • Dallas seems to refer to most people as "buddy" based on his dialogue.

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