which actor was the voice of darth vader in the original star wars films?
David Prowse, MBE (born 1 July 1935) is an English bodybuilder, weightlifter and iconic character actor in British film and television. Worldwide, he is best known for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, though the character’s voice was provided by James Earl Jones.
James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American actor. His career has spanned more than 60 years, and he has been described as “one of America’s most distinguished and versatile” actors and “one of the greatest actors in American history.” Since his Broadway debut in 1957, Jones has won many awards, including a Tony Award and Golden Globe Award for his role in The Great White Hope.
Jones has won three Emmy Awards, including two in the same year in 1991, and he also earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the film version of The Great White Hope. He is also known for his voice roles as Darth Vader in the Star Wars film series and Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King as well as many other film, stage, and television roles.