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James Earl Jones

This article is about the guest star. For the character, see James Earl Jones (character).
James Earl Jones
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Guest Star Information
Male ♂
Born: January 17, 1931 (1931-01-17) (age 88)
Nationality: American
Claim to fame: Actor
Voice actor
Character(s): Removalist
Serak the Preparer
The Raven narrator
Maggie Simpson
First appearance: "Treehouse of Horror"

James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American actor and voice actor, best known for his distinctive bass voice and for voicing Darth Vader on Star Wars. He voiced a removalist, the Raven narrator, and Serak the Preparer in the season 2 episode "Treehouse of Horror", Maggie Simpson in the season 6 episode "Treehouse of Horror V", and narrated the season 9 episode "Das Bus".

James Earl Jones was voted 7th in IGN's "Top 25 Simpsons Guest Stars".


In the season 6 episode "'Round Springfield", when Bleeding Gums Murphy speaks to Lisa from a cloud, he is joined by Mufasa from The Lion King, Darth Vader, and a CNN announcer—all three of which are voice roles originally performed by James Earl Jones, but in this instance imitated by Harry Shearer.

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