Saturday 24 September 2022

James Earl Jones retires from Star Wars

According to Vanity Fair, James Earl Jones is retiring as the voice of Darth Vader.

The legendary actor, aged 91, has voiced one of pop culture's greatest villains since the original Star Wars in 1977.

Jones' unmistakable baritone will continue to be heard in the Star Wars franchise. He's given Lucasfilm express permission to use his voice via Respeecher.

The Ukrainian-based company's technology was used in The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett and most recently in the Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off series.

Listening to Jones' iconic voice helped with my speech therapy following a life-changing head injury 45 years ago, and I will be eternally grateful.


  1. May the Voice be with you ... Even before voice acting became a valid career choice outside of radio broadcasting, JEO invented the concept of a signature voice print. Yes there had been famous actors with famous voices before, but never before had a faceless villain becone the icon of badass evil for generations to come

    1. It's inconceivable to imagine anyone else voicing the dark lord!


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