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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Jabba the Hutt with sound clips and images.


Created by Cypo on Wed Nov 3 2010, 25 Comments, Add Comment
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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)
Jabba the HuttLarry Ward
Larry Ward
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Jabba the HuttUnknown Voice Actor
Unknown Voice Actor
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
Jabba the HuttUnknown Voice Actor
Unknown Voice Actor
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
Jabba the HuttKevin Michael Richardson
Kevin Michael Richardson
Star Wars: Bounty Hunter (2002)
Jabba the HuttClint Bajakian
Clint Bajakian
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2008)
Jabba the HuttDavid W Collins
David W Collins

EDITOR'S OPINION

This is a kind of awkward one to chose through, as the character has never once spoken english, and the voices are fairly similar to chose from.

I guess all in all, I'm picking Larry Ward, as he was the one who create this "voice" we've come to recognize from the character.


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Dogman15
said at 12:57 AM on Tue Nov 18 2014
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You'd think that in 2014, someone who works at LucasFilm would be able to find out who the UVAs are.
Polyester Funk
said at 10:45 PM on Sat Jun 7 2014
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I have to go with Larry Ward since he was the originator of that laugh and that iconic laugh. Kevin is a great choice for him and I want to hear him play Jabba some more if possible.

I don't think that the UVA from The Phantom Menace is as good nor is Clint, but they're OK.

Also the version voiced by Clint looks like Peter Griffin. I can't be the only one to notice, can I?
Polyester Funk
said at 10:47 PM on Sat Jun 7 2014
@Polyester Funk I meant "Larry is the originator of that voice and that iconic laugh." I got ahead of myself and wrote laugh twice.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 11:10 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
This is an easy voice to do, really. But Larry Ward, Kevin Michael Richardson, David W Collins, and the UVA for "A New Hope" pull it off with presence. The UVA for "Phantom Menace" and Clint Bajakian sound pretty bland, TBH.
Ross123
said at 10:33 AM on Fri Oct 11 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus some sources say that both of the Unknown Voice Actors is just Larry Ward changing his voice, not sure if that's true or not but the one from "A New Hope" really sounds like him though.
Ross123
said at 12:04 PM on Sun Sep 22 2013
Larry is number 1 but Kevin, Clint & David all sound just like him though.

The unknown voice actor I bet it's really Larry just tryin 2 make sound like some1 else.
VctrBnsn
said at 1:00 PM on Mon Apr 15 2013
I'm going with Kevin and the UVA. Larry was OK in my opinion.
pete
said at 1:59 AM on Sun Jun 2 2013
@VctrBnsn Uh which UVA?
VctrBnsn
said at 11:00 PM on Sun Jun 2 2013
@pete Both I guess.
Gekko_Amario
said at 12:01 PM on Sun Mar 10 2013
David and Larry FTW!
Dogman15
said at 10:43 PM on Wed Feb 6 2013
"one who create"? Oh dear.
Dogman15
said at 10:44 PM on Wed Feb 6 2013
I like Larry Ward best, but I wonder if the two unknowns are actually the same person, considering the new scene for episode IV was made around the same time as episode I, and by the same studio.
pete
said at 2:30 AM on Sun Jun 2 2013
@Dogman15 The remastered 20th anniversary edition was released in 1997 and The Phantom Menace was released in 1999. It's possible the Unknown VA recorded his scene for The Phantom Menace while recording the new scene in IV but considering the 2 year gap we can't be sure when they added Jabba in IV and even put him in The Phantom Menace so the decisions could have been made seperately and therefore they could be separate VA unless George or a staff member say otherwise.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:15 PM on Tue Dec 18 2012
Ultimately went with Kevin Michael Richardson. The others are good, but Kevin's actually showed some "humanizing" traits that make Jabba a better character.
coolgeek176
said at 6:48 PM on Wed Nov 7 2012
Larry Ward is my favorite. From the clips here is sound like Clint Bajakian and David W Collins could have slowed down a little.
GerPer92
said at 5:19 AM on Sat Oct 27 2012
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KMR for me.
MatthewC17
said at 9:14 PM on Wed Sep 19 2012
How come Frank Welker's Jabba isn't on here?
He voiced Jabba in a Muppet Babies episode
pete
said at 1:35 AM on Thu Oct 18 2012
@MatthewC17 That's a parody. Not sure why Yoda got on here from that episode though.
husky58
said at 9:21 PM on Tue Jun 26 2012
i picked larry ward just because he did an amazing job and set the standard for this voice. Kevin Michael Richardson is a close second though.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 8:31 AM on Sun May 20 2012
It'll be David W. Collins for my vote. As FoxWolf said before me, he's a little deeper than both Larry Ward & Kevin Michael Richardson & sounds more threatening than both of them.

I'd pick Kevin Michael Richardson as an EXTREMELY close second place & Larry Ward as VERY close third place.
Nick102
said at 3:51 PM on Fri Feb 3 2012
Not sure how true it is, but Jabba's voice in The Phantom Menace was also Larry Ward, according to the site Wookieepedia.
Bombermanp
said at 5:27 PM on Mon Dec 19 2011
i like how exactly half of the voices in this compare have a laugh
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:51 AM on Mon Nov 14 2011
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I really have no idea who to pick here; they all sound the same to me. =P
marvelfan93 (Guest)
said at 7:35 PM on Thu Nov 4 2010
I think i'm gonna go with Larry Ward here, he's the one i'm use to. Out of all the successors i'm going with Kevin Michael Richardson and David W Collins, Clint Bajakian seems a little bland and the fact that jabba's voice is significantly different in EVERY movie kinda is kinda annoying! :)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:05 AM on Thu Nov 4 2010
while a strange compare to judge since as you mentioned Jabba doesn't speak English, he does "act" enough to being able to pick someone.

I'll actually go with David Collins since his is a little deeper than Larry Ward's and sounds more threatening.

and congrats on your first VC Cypo!


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