Beauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast


Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Lumiere with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Beauty and the Beast

Lumiere is a talking candelabra and, strangely enough, the only person in France with a French accent. He lives for reckless disregard of his master's rules and stages kitchen-themed Broadway numbers behind his back. Despite his blatant screwing of the rules, he is the Beast's closest friend and is often the one to give him advice when he's not busy getting it on with a featherduster.
Created by CatsTuxedo on Oct 12 2010
Beauty and the Beast (1991) (1991)
LumiereJerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
Kingdom Hearts II (2006)
LumiereJeff Bennett
Jeff Bennett


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said at 8:32 AM on Fri May 4 2018
Jerry Orbach (RIP) will always be Lumiere! From the French accent to the suave yet friendly personality his performance is simply classic.

I don't think the others who replaced him were up to snuff. Both Jeff Bennett and Ewan McGregor (even though he's not added here) get the accent right but are far too high-pitched and just lack the pizazz Jerry had.
said at 8:10 PM on Thu Oct 5 2017
Jerry for sure. When I was first getting into Disney actors, I assumed he was being voiced by a real Frenchman. That turned out not to be the case, of course, but it was a really impressive vocal performance nonetheless, and a very different kind for Mr. Orbach. Jeff isn't bad, but he's done better work.
said at 11:45 AM on Mon Mar 20 2017
Did Orbach voice Lumiere in House of Mouse, or was that Bennett as well?
Shaun Ince
said at 12:20 PM on Mon Mar 20 2017
@HyperVoiceActing Yeah Jerry voiced him in House of Mouse. He was still alive at that time.
said at 8:05 AM on Sat Aug 13 2016
I gotta give it to Orbach. He created the role and he had so much fun doing it. Jeff Bennett I think was a really good replacement.
said at 12:59 PM on Mon May 23 2016
I can't imagine any actor who could have done a better job as Lumiere in the movie than Jerry Orbach. Jeff is good too.

Maurice LaMarche (even though he's not in the Compare yet) also did a pretty good Lumiere for the one line he had in "Mickey's Magical Christmas". I wonder why he only voiced Lumiere once.

And here's a link to another example of Jeff's Lumiere:
said at 1:33 PM on Thu May 4 2017
@Michaelsar I must say that Jeff sounds so much better here.
said at 10:19 AM on Sat May 9 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Did anyone else feel the urge to sing along to Jerry's clip?
said at 10:44 AM on Tue Jul 1 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Jerry hands down the BEST, RIP 2 him.

Jeff was an average replacement.
said at 7:12 AM on Mon Feb 18 2013
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Jerry of course is the original so he has an advantage. But my... GOD Jeff is disturbingly incredible. Seriously, if you didn't tell me that was Jeff in KH2, I would've been convinced that it was Jerry.
said at 9:58 PM on Fri Jan 4 2013
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Jerry Orbach is simply the king of this role, because his training on Broadway properly primed for the showman that Lumière is! I love Jeff Bennett, but he is overshadowed by his predecessor...
said at 2:04 AM on Sat Jan 21 2012
Jerry Orbach, yes. But I suppose Jeff Bennett is a close second.
said at 7:00 PM on Wed Nov 30 2011
Obach, definitely. Bennett was decent, could have put more oomph.
said at 3:34 PM on Wed Sep 14 2011
Definetely Orbach, but Bennett makes a decent stand-in for him.
said at 11:19 PM on Sat Jun 4 2011
 1 Shout Out!
Jeff Bennett's voice is too similar to the other characters he has played but too bad Jerry Orbach has passed he was amazing at this role
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Jerry Orbach
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