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Luke Skywalker

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Luke Skywalker with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Star Wars

Luke Skywalker is the original protagonist of the Star Wars series, making his debut in the fourth (or first) episode of the series.

Luke was once an ordinary young man who lived his life as a farmer on the planet Tatooine, until one day when he met the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 and the hermit Ben Kenobi - otherwise known as the old Jedi Knight, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Luke ends up going on an adventure to become a Jedi Knight and in spite of his initial reluctance, finds himself joining the Rebel Alliance. Though first known as a traditional young hero who is called to adventure, over the course of the franchise he becomes older and more experienced -- and sometimes even a mentor figure.
Created by Pokejedservo on Dec 26 2013
Special thanks to CatsTuxedo, NCZ for additional sound clips.
The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
Luke SkywalkerMark Hamill
Mark Hamill
Star Wars: X-Wing (1993)
Luke SkywalkerC Andrew Nelson
C Andrew Nelson
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (2002)
Luke SkywalkerBob Bergen
Bob Bergen
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2008)
Luke SkywalkerLloyd Floyd
Lloyd Floyd
Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles (2013)
Luke SkywalkerEric Bauza
Eric Bauza
Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars (2014)
Luke SkywalkerChristopher Corey Smith
Christopher Corey Smith
Star Wars: Battlefront (EA) (2015)
Luke SkywalkerAnthony Hansen
Anthony Hansen
Star Wars: Battlefront II (EA) (2017)
Luke SkywalkerMatthew Mercer
Matthew Mercer


All right ladies and gents, here's the VC for the original hero of Star Wars... LUKE SKYWALKER! Let us begin...

Mark Hamill- Ah yes, the original role that made Mark Hamill a star, and to date is most known for (ahead of only his  clowning around in the early 90s.) Say what you will about the Holiday Special, but Mark is still the originator of the role, and his work in the special's animated segment manages to be pretty classic. Granted, he didn't have all that much material in the segment, but he still fits the role.

C Andrew Nelson-  C. Andrew's work on the role is... decent, but kind of generic. To be fair, Andrew's voice and performance suit Luke's heroic persona pretty well, but they're average at best really.

Bob Bergen- Unlike the others, Bob is playing an older and more experienced Jedi Knight, and he does a fine job with that, playing Luke as an authoritative, but caring, mentor figure. It's a fine example of Bob's work and a good example of the voice work in the Star Wars games.

Lloyd Floyd- Lloyd does a pretty good job in playing the role of a younger Luke. His voice is a bit nasal, but he still manages to provide a strong sense of anger and heroism.

Eric Bauza- Eric has a nice, heroic, youthful voice that makes him a natural for the role - and the actual performance works well with the show's comedic nature too.

Overall I am going with Bob the most, with Mark, Eric, and Lloyd at a close second, and C Andrew at a decent third.



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said at 7:15 PM on Fri Dec 15 2017
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I know we are critical of Anthony overshouting his lines but can we all agree that if ever performed the iconic NOOOOOOO scene. He would nail it!!
said at 12:15 PM on Tue Dec 12 2017
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Mark Hamill is pretty memorable and pleasant as Luke Skywalker.
said at 12:58 AM on Fri Dec 8 2017
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Matthew Mercer, although his voice doesn't quite exactly sounds close to Hamill, is probably one of the best newer takes we've had. The acting from him is quite good.
said at 8:32 PM on Thu Dec 7 2017
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Matt Mercer's really good. Probably the best impression here along with Bob Bergan.
said at 4:18 PM on Thu Dec 7 2017
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Matthew Mercer really captures ROTJ Hamill's acting incredibly well. His voice doesn't really sound like Mark, but he brings out a lot of the same qualities.
said at 3:21 AM on Fri Dec 8 2017
@GreenGoblin75 Kinda like what Matt Sloan did with Darth Vader.
said at 9:34 AM on Thu Dec 7 2017
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As with the Joker, Mark Hamill is Luke Skywalker, one and only, both on camera and behind the booth.

On the other hand Bob Bergen, Christopher smith, and even Eric Bauza do a decent impression of him, even though the latter was more comedic.

And I know I said it before, but it bares repeating. Matt Mercer's Luke does not sound remotely similar to Mark Hamill seeing as how he's a baritone while Mark is closer to a Tennor, but I will say he definitely does a better job with the performance of Luke in terms the character's attitude and mannerism than most. (still hope to hear him as the Joker in the near future) Perhaps if he raised his pitch a bit he might sound closer to Mark.

BONUS: For a close sound-a-like, I think someone like Liam O'Brien, Ray Chase, Mick Wingert, Will Friedle, Josh Keaton, or of course James Arnold Taylor would make a good Luke Skywalker.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:35 PM on Wed Dec 6 2017
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Matthew Mercer is pretty good as Luke Skywalker.
said at 5:34 PM on Wed Dec 6 2017
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Matt Mercer voices Luke?! Does he say "It's High Noon" at any point?
said at 3:09 PM on Sun Dec 3 2017
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1. Hamill
2. Bergen
3. Floyd
4. Smith
5. Hansen
said at 1:13 AM on Sat Feb 17 2018
@TheDayman Mercer's acting is great, but I just can't get behind his Luke voice.
said at 9:09 PM on Sat Nov 18 2017
1. Mark Hamill
2. Bob Bergen

Side note : Brad Swaile and Noah Crawford would make good choices for Luke Skywalker
said at 4:20 PM on Fri Nov 10 2017
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VC thoughts update

I honestly like Mark Hamill the most, mainly thanks to his performance in the NPR Star Wars radio dramas. He sounded really passionate and energetic in there. He doesn't sound that bad in the Holiday Special, but his performance in the radio dramas is just great.

Bob Bergen sounds a lot like Joshua Fardon (who played Luke in the NPR adaptation of Return of the Jedi). He delivers a really great performance IMO, and he's a natural replacement for Hamill.

Eric Bauza is pretty impressive. He sounds pretty similar to Mark. He does work for the Lego version and he's pretty hilarious.

Christopher Smith also sounds pretty good.

C. Andrew Nelson is decent.

Lloyd Floyd and Anthony Hansen don't do it for me.
said at 5:27 PM on Wed Dec 6 2017
Matthew Mercer sounds pretty good. He's in-between Smith and Nelson.
said at 2:57 AM on Wed Oct 4 2017
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Obviously I'm picking Hamill since he's terrific as Luke both on camera and off... Bob Bergen's a very good impersonator as he sounds near close to Hamill.

As for the others I enjoyed Bauza, thought he was funny and Corey Smith was a neat surprise.

But oh good lord, Hansen, Hansen, Hansen, what voice direction will they giving you?

Almost half the time he SHOUTS ALL HIS LINES LIKE THIS AND IT GETS TIRING TO HEAR VERY QUICKLY. Not only that but he sounds nothin like Hamill at all and just sounds more like a character off a anime (to which surprise, surprise, he then went on to do a Star Ocean game).

It's oh so clear that the voice direction is the one to blame here and if Hansen does return for the sequel, please give him better direction guys, please!
said at 1:03 AM on Fri Nov 10 2017
@RetroPokeFan have you heard Luke in 2017 Battlefront 2? He sounds worse than Hansen
said at 2:36 AM on Fri Nov 10 2017
@TheDayman Haven't got around hearing it yet but if it's THAT bad then something tells me the VD's gonna be just AS all over the place as the first.
said at 11:45 AM on Fri Nov 10 2017
He sounds like Matt Mercer IMO.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:32 PM on Fri Nov 10 2017

Huh, that actually does sound a bit like him. Although one of the comments says the voice seems more fitting for Anakin, and I actually think I might agree with that. Aside from that though I think he sounds fine.
said at 1:06 PM on Fri Nov 10 2017
His acting is good, but yeah I always felt he'd be a better fit for Anakin since he has a pretty deep voice. He would match Matt Lanter pretty well at least.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:40 PM on Fri Nov 10 2017

After two Matt Ls... The next in the alphabet is Matt M.
EPA Deane
said at 12:33 PM on Thu Jul 20 2017
Anthony Hansen sounds like a Bad Joshua Fardon impression IMO.
said at 10:22 AM on Mon Jan 9 2017
1. Mark Hamill
2. Bob Bergen
Shaun Ince
said at 6:52 PM on Tue Dec 27 2016
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Out of all the actors that reprised for the holiday special, I think Mark Hamill is the only one that sounds the most natural in their role.
EPA Deane
said at 2:38 AM on Thu Jan 12 2017
@Shaun Ince That's probably because he actually had prior expirience with voice acting.
said at 4:52 PM on Tue Aug 16 2016
I think Anthony sounded a bit... bad.
He just sounds a bit too "whiny" to be Luke.
I always saw Luke as a patient, but disappointed jedi.
said at 3:47 PM on Mon May 2 2016
In terms of my absolute favorite and absolute least favorite, they're the same as their places on this page: Mark Hamill is obviously the best at voicing the character he originated, while Anthony Hansen as the absolute worst.
said at 7:30 PM on Tue Mar 8 2016
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1. Mark
2. Bob
3. Eric
4. Lloyd/Anthony
5. C. Andrew
6. Christopher
said at 12:43 PM on Fri Jan 8 2016
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Honestly even though I didn't give my vote to Harrison Ford for Han Solo. I'm going to give my vote to Mark Hamill, sure he's only voiced Luke in the Holiday Specials However he did voice him in the NPR Radio Dramas of Star Wars, while I haven't heard the whole thing, based on a video I saw of them doing the radio drama, Mark sounded fantastic as Luke. Plus while I do like some of the actors here, they don't exactly 100% click with me. I know if Mark were to try to voice him now, it'd have to be an older Luke since his voice got a lot rougher over the years but I still feel I can't give my vote to anyone else here.

Bob Bergen does sound the closest to Hamill however it still sounds recognizably himself, he does seem to work really well for the older Post-ROTJ Luke.

Eric Bauza really was tons of fun as Luke, he's a bit lighter sounding than Hamill and sounds weirdly enough like Yuri Lowenthal at times but he really worked very well in the specials. He might be my second favourite.

Christopher Corey Smith is also pretty enjoyable in the role. He sounds maybe a bit too old for ANH Luke but it gets the job done, plus like Hamill and Floyd, Smith too has voiced The Joker.

Lloyd Floyd is alright, a bit one note but alright. He sounds a lot like Steve Staley at times.

C. Andrew Nelson is generic but passable.

Anthony Hansen is the worst one here, HE OVERSHOUTED ALL OF HIS LINES! I wish anyone else above reprise or picked somebody else...anyone else might have been better. It's probably the direction but still he was pretty bad.

So yeah I'm gonna give it to Mark Hamill. He probably will be the only one here from the movies who reprise in the specials and nothing else. I'll vote for him as in my heart, he truly is Luke Skywalker.
said at 7:51 PM on Mon Jan 4 2016
My ranking:

1. Bob Bergen
2. Eric Bauza
3. Lloyd Floyd
4. Mark Hamill
5. Christopher Corey Smith
6. C. Andrew Nelson
7. Anthony Hansen
said at 9:19 AM on Fri Dec 18 2015
Of course Mark Hamill is the definitive live action Luke but like the rest of the cast in the holiday special, he sounds off. I think Bob does the best impression of Mark in the live action movies so my vote goes to him. I'M ALSO NOT A HUGE FAN OF HANSEN IN THIS ROLE BECAUSE HE SHOUTS TOO MUCH BUT I'D LIKE TO SEE HIM TRY AGAIN WITH BETTER DIRECTION!!!!!!!!
said at 2:35 PM on Mon Dec 7 2015
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Anyone else willing to bet Eric Bauza can do even more Star Wars characters than just Luke?
said at 4:15 AM on Sun Dec 6 2015
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1. Bob Bergen
2. Mark Hamill
3. Eric Bauza
4. Christopher Corey Smith
5. Lloyd Floyd
6. C. Andrew Nelson
7. Anthony Hanson
said at 2:14 PM on Sat Dec 5 2015
Anthony Hansen's performance is awful. It's a shame, because without the forced shouting, he could have been decent. Alas, he's the worst one here.

I love Mark Hamill, but I gotta change my vote to Bob Bergen, which I think is more fair. Yes, Bob is a carbon copy, but it's an outstanding replica of Mark. Mark only voiced him once, whereas Bob got to voice him several times, while doing all eras of Luke's life justice (young rookie, jedi in training, then finally Jedi master).

Shame Bergen couldn't have been reused for Battlefront, or even Mark Hamill. Yes, he's getting older but he doesn't sound THAT much different to where he couldn't sound convincing as any version of Luke.
said at 3:51 PM on Thu Jun 30 2016
@chaosincarnate Absolutely agree... Anthony Hansen was a poor choice for Battlefront. If they couldn't have gotten Hamill or Bergen, Floyd would have still been a better choice for the combat callouts that the game demands.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:00 AM on Sat Dec 5 2015
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i keep thinking Arin Hansen did the voice of Luke because I read Anthony's name too fast.
said at 7:32 AM on Sat Dec 5 2015
1 Chris Smith
2 Mark Hamill
3 Eric Bauza
4 Bob Bergen
5 Lloyd Floyd
6 C Andrew
7 Anthony Hansen

Side note am I the only one not THAT big on the Phineas and Ferb representation pic of Luke? I mean the artstyle is very distinct but it has a generally deal with really popping out eyes
said at 2:48 AM on Wed Dec 2 2015
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Hamill is my favorite. His performance in the radio adaptations of the first two movies was just so passionate and full of energy.

1) Mark Hamill
2) Joshua Fardon (NPR Return of the Jedi radio drama)
3) Eric Bauza
4) Christopher Smith
5) C. Andrew Nelson
6) Bob Bergen
7) Lloyd Floyd
8) Anthony Hansen
said at 7:39 PM on Tue Dec 27 2016
Mark really did sound great in the radio dramas. Definitely makes up for the Holiday Special.
said at 5:54 AM on Wed Dec 28 2016
@GreenGoblin75 Yes. His performance in the radio dramas was superb. Full of energy and passion.
said at 7:49 PM on Tue Dec 1 2015
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Yeah, bad direction in Hansen's case.... but seriously, they couldn't bring back Bergen? He's the best match for ROTJ Luke, easily.
said at 7:40 PM on Tue Dec 1 2015
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Well Anthony sounds both generic and nothing like Mark did and yells everything (which is likely the directorial problem than an acting one), so not the best first impression if they plan on bringing him back. Though it's odd that while Vader, Palpatine, and Han got their most common recent VAs back that they didn't bring back Lloyd. Maybe it's scheduling, maybe they just really wanted Anthony, who knows.
said at 6:21 PM on Tue Dec 1 2015
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Christ Hansen, could you yell any louder?
said at 7:13 PM on Tue Dec 1 2015
said at 9:19 PM on Tue Dec 1 2015
@Ghosty404 Anyhow..

1. Mark Hamill - What can I say? He IS the Joker.. I mean he IS the Skywalker. Unfortunately, the only time he had the chance to voice him was in the Christmas Special. Hopefully he'll lend his voice one day for an older Luke.

2. Bob Bergen - What a change of direction. Not only does he pull off a good performance as Luke, but it shows how well he can act the part. A great example of his work and how he's not just Porky Pig.

3. Eric Bauza - Third place goes to Eric. He's a really good cast for Luke, and can pull off this heroic-comedic persona of him well. Hopefully he'll be cast in a future project where he's more on the canon line. Still, really good.

4. Lloyd Floyd - He's decent, but the tone he gives Luke makes me think he was scrunching his face when delivering his lines. Still, not a bad performance.

5. C Andrew Nelson - Brief.. and eh. I've heard better from the above, but I won't consider it bad. Even if he had more lines, it would still be generic.

6. Christopher Corey Smith - Iiiii don't hear anything from Corey. He's a really good actor, but his performance isn't anything to write home about. It's just a "Hey how you doing, I'm doing good!" kind of voice. Really casual and not really fitting Luke a ton.

7. Anthony Hansen - I AM GOING TO YELL EVERY LINE AND YOU CAN'T STOP ME, VADER! I'm sure this is more of the director's fault than the actor, but he's down on the bottom for a reason. Maybe he'd do better with better direction, at least above Corey and Andrew. Still, definitely my least favorite.
said at 9:52 AM on Sat Dec 5 2015
EPA Deane
said at 2:42 AM on Thu Jan 12 2017
@Ghosty404 Hamill reprised the role for The Radio Drama adaptations of 'A New Hope' and 'The Empire Strikes Back'.
said at 5:24 PM on Wed Dec 6 2017
@Ghosty404 Jesus, the acting from Mercer sounds almost exactly like Hamill did for ESB and ROTJ. He really captured Luke’s spirit, even if he didn’t do an outright voice impression. Still, I think this was for the better.

Hes between Eric and Bob for me. 3rd place.
said at 3:58 PM on Tue Sep 22 2015
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I love Mark in the movies (and who doesn't?), but in the special's animated segment, he seems a bit off. But then again, he didn't have a lot of voice work under his belt at that time. So on a purely voice acting level, I'm going with Bob. His game performances are fully in-keeping with the spirit of the movies.
Stare at the Sun
said at 12:55 PM on Sun Mar 15 2015
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Why does he never voice him again? I thought Mark does a ton of voice work!
said at 3:40 PM on Mon Apr 6 2015
@Stare at the Sun Well, he's a bit too old now; so, unless they get him to voice a Luke that's around his age, it's gonna be like this:
Stare at the Sun
said at 8:02 PM on Sat Apr 11 2015
@RabidSonicFan I know. But it would still be cool.
said at 7:07 PM on Fri Jan 16 2015
I feel kinda bad, voting for Mark and everything, especially since he only got to voice him in the crap Holiday special... but come on, he just is the character. Bob sounds closest to his take, yet more reserved, which works for the post ROTJ, wise jedi master version.

I also like Eric Bauza, but I can definitely hear some differences here and there. I need to hear more of C Andrew, but it doesn't sound all that close to Mark, while Lloyd Floyd's performance is pretty bad IMO.
SM Scorx
said at 1:51 PM on Mon Jul 28 2014
Mark IS Luke, not really fair comparison.
Still, I grew up with Bob Bergen voicing Luke in all the Star Wars games I came across with Star Wars Rogue Squadron on the N64 being one of my firsts.
said at 6:10 AM on Mon Jun 16 2014
Mark might have been the guy who voiced Luke in the live action films but he sounds really bad/stilted on this clip(and Luke looks plain weird as well)

So unless Mark has another work which is not live action that isn't this cartoon I'll stick with Lloyd
said at 10:24 AM on Thu Jun 5 2014
Eric is somewhat ok but my vote doesn't change at all.
said at 7:05 AM on Wed Jan 1 2014
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I'll go with Mark be default. None of the new actors carried through the charm that Luke had in the film.
said at 2:40 PM on Fri Dec 27 2013
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I'm going with Mark since he is Luke Skywalker but Bob is a good stand in.

Lloyd was ok while C Andrew didn't fit in my opinion.
said at 2:43 PM on Fri Dec 27 2013
Another thing, Mark should not come back for Episode VII since he is a bit old for an action hero. No offense Mark but it's true.
said at 2:52 PM on Fri Dec 27 2013
@Ross123 Unless they go with the older Luke Skywalker... and I mean MUCH older.
said at 2:56 PM on Fri Dec 27 2013
@Aussieroth It has to be that way sadly. Personally, me and quite a lot of people I know think Episode VII is going to wreak the franchise. That's just the way we feel.
said at 3:32 PM on Fri Dec 27 2013
@Ross123 As opposed to what the prequels did?
said at 3:38 PM on Fri Dec 27 2013
@GothamRed We think even worse.
said at 3:40 PM on Fri Dec 27 2013
@Ross123 How come? There hasn't really been much released about what it's going to be.
said at 3:46 PM on Fri Dec 27 2013
@GothamRed Episode VI ended with every1 free from the Empire's rule. The big question is "What could possibly happen next?" Also, rumours that Palpatine might return are buggy. If they do bring him back, then it will sound like a complete waste. I reason for Stars Wars getting wreaked in our opinion is that VI had a good ending.
said at 3:53 PM on Fri Dec 27 2013
@Ross123 There's already a bunch a stories in the universe that take place after VI, canonically in the books and comics so a bunch of stuff already happened afterwards. The movies will likely follow new characters in the same universe with their own stories to tell. From what it sounds any use of the old actors will be cameos.
said at 12:03 PM on Mon Dec 30 2013
@Ross123 He did return in "Dark Empire". He coned himself and transferred his spirit to his clone after ROTJ, in fact he has several clones and had has been alive for hundreds of years, the body in the movie was even a clone.
said at 2:43 PM on Mon Dec 30 2013
@GothamRed Apparently Luke's children are being considered as the main characters. I'll take you're word for it that it might be good. However, if Palpatine does indeed return like the rumours say then I will say the film is ruined for sure.
said at 2:46 PM on Mon Dec 30 2013
@pete That sounds a bit over the top in my opinion because I feel he doesn't need that many clones of himself. 1 is enough unless he was trying to rebuild the clone army.
said at 11:45 AM on Tue Dec 31 2013
@Ross123 I may have gotten it wrong. I know for a fact he 2 after ROTJ he used, then I think writers expanded it and gave him more and more, retconning this and that, but chronologically he is killed for good after Dark Empire. I'd rather see that animated than live action honestly. I hope it's an adaption of the Legacy Of The Force seres where Luke, Leia, and Han are quite aged. Granted 9 books can't be covered in 3 movies so maybe they'lll just cover the main plot which is Jacen Solo becoming Darth Caedus. It could also feature the Yuuzhan Vong, and adapt the Dark Nest Trilogy.
said at 7:50 PM on Sun Jan 4 2015
@pete *cloned
said at 12:27 PM on Fri Dec 27 2013
I'm going with Mark Hamill.
said at 10:50 PM on Thu Dec 26 2013
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Clearly Mark Hamill though I like Bob the most. C A Nelson is good but I find Lloyd Floyd to be a bit bland.
said at 7:49 PM on Sun Jan 4 2015
@pete *I like Bob the most of the stand ins.
Polyester Funk
said at 10:39 PM on Thu Dec 26 2013
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Got to go with Mark Hamill. Bob Bergen does a good job. Doesn't sound exactly like Mark, yet still does well with playing the older, wiser Luke. Lloyd Floyd isn't bad, but it's true he's a bit nasally.
said at 9:21 PM on Thu Dec 26 2013
1st Mark Hamill

2nd Bob Bergen

Tie with C Andrew Nelson and Lloyd Floyd.
said at 9:08 PM on Thu Dec 26 2013
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Mark Hamill, no contest.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:58 PM on Thu Dec 26 2013
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Wonder who will win this compare, I'm absolutely unsure
said at 9:28 PM on Thu Dec 26 2013
@Music Meister I haven't seen a mystery about who would win this big since I first went to the Joker compare.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Luke Skywalker voice actors?
Mark Hamill
C Andrew Nelson
Bob Bergen
Lloyd Floyd
Eric Bauza
Christopher Corey Smith
Anthony Hansen
Matthew Mercer