James Earl Jones the Voice of Darth Vader
Other voiceover work
His other voice roles include Mufasa in the 1994 film Disney animated blockbuster The Lion King, and its sequel, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. Archived audio from the former was later used for the Square Enix and Disney crossover game Kingdom Hearts II, as Jones himself was unavailable to reprise the role. He also voiced the Emperor of the Night in Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night. He also has done the CNN tagline, "This is CNN," and the Bell Atlantic tagline, "Bell Atlantic: The heart of communication" ; the opening for NBC's coverage of the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics; "the Big PI in the Sky" (God) in the computer gameUnder a Killing Moon; a Claymation film about The Creation; and several guest spots on The Simpsons.
Notable film roles
Jones played the older version of author Alex Haley, in the television mini-series Roots: The Next Generations; the villain Thulsa Doom, in Conan the Barbarian; the character Terence Mann, in the baseball film Field of Dreams; the feared neighbor and owner of the dog Hercules in The Sandlot; King Jaffe Joffer, in Coming to America; Reverend Stephen Kumalo, in Cry, the Beloved Country; and Vice Admiral James Greer, in The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and Clear and Present Danger. He also made a cameo appearance in a penultimate episodes of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.