Star Wars: Every Actor Who Has Played Boba Fett
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Several different actors have portrayed Boba Fett in the Star Wars franchise over the past four decades.
Star Wars' Boba Fett is gearing up for his own series, Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, after enduring several decades as one of the series' most popular characters. And since this amount of fame has led to the character's inclusion in various pieces of Star Wars media, let's take a look back at all of the actors who've portrayed the iconic bounty hunter.
Boba's first appearance actually occurred in the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, and it was considered one of the better parts of the much-maligned program. Canadian voice actor Don Francks voiced the character in this one-off special, which gave him a larger speaking role than his appearance in the Original Trilogy. Francks would go on to portray Boba again in the short-lived Star Wars: Droids animated series, which aired in 1985.
The first actor to put on Boba's armor was Jeremy Bulloch, who portrayed the character in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of The Jedi. While Bulloch didn't lend his voice talents to the character, who was only given a few minutes of screen time, the actor's body language gave the bounty hunter an intriguing presence. Bulloch also played a minor role as an Imperial Officer in the Original Trilogy and made a later appearance as a pilot in 2005's Revenge of The Sith.
Jason Wingreen provided Boba's voice in The Empire Strikes Back, which contained the bounty hunter's only spoken lines in the franchise's first three films. Although Wingreen had a long history in the entertainment industry, with roles in All in the Family and Archie Bunker's Place, his role as the bounty hunter provided him with a new level of fame. "When the news came out in a Star Wars magazine, for which I'd done an interview, the letters just never stopped," Wingreen told reporters in 2014.
Alan Rosenberg of Civil Wars and L.A. Law fame portrayed Boba during the 1983 National Public Radio (NPR) adaption of The Empire Strikes Back. This 13-part radio drama was a huge hit, drawing in an average of 750,000 listeners per episode, one of the largest audiences in NPR's history, and was made in full cooperation with George Lucas, who allowed broadcasters to use the series' original music and sound effects.
Ed Bagley Jr.
NPR would produce another radio drama for Return of the Jedi in 1996, which featured Ed Bagley Jr. as Boba. This six-episode radio drama took influence from the film and Star Wars Legends, featuring iconic characters like Mara Jade and using material originally found in the novel Shadows of The Empire, which released that same year. In the drama, Bagley Jr.'s Fett Boba to Han Solo during a brief scene within Jabba's Palace.
The Playstation video game Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi, which takes place during the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, features Neil Ross as the voice of Boba. The bounty hunter is equipped with a handy blaster, rocket shots and thermal detonators in this fighting game, which was the franchise's first entry into the popular genre. This installment also served as the introduction of Arden Lyn into Star Wars Legends.
Voice actor Tom Kane has a close relationship with the Star Wars franchise, voicing the likes of Jedi Master Yoda and Admiral Yularen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Admiral Akbar in The Last Jedi. But before he had the opportunity to bring those characters to life, he voiced Boba in a slew of videogames, including Star Wars: Demolition, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds and Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.
Attack of the Clones introduced Boba as the child clone of Jango Fett, and it featured Daniel Logan as a young version of the future bounty hunter. But while Logan is best known for appearing in the second prequel film, he would reprise his role in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, beginning with a three-part Season 2 arc that saw Boba attempt to kill Mace Windu. Later, in Season 4, Logan would return in a two-episode arc that following Boba as he runs his own bounty hunter organization.
The 2003 Nintendo Gamecube installment Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike features Chris Cox as Boba, who appears in the Sarlacc Pit level. Unfortunately, the character's appearance is relatively brief, as the iconic bounty hunter is cut down with ease in its opening moments. This level does feature clips from Return of the Jedi as cutscenes, though, including Boba's descent into the Sarlacc.
In addition to taking up the role of Boba in the upcoming Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fettand The Mandalorian, Temuera Morrison has a long history with the beloved character. Morrison took the role over from Wingreen in The Empire Strikes Back re-release in 2004 and voiced the character once again in the Return of the Jedi re-release. He's also lent his voice talents to several video games, including Star Wars: Empire at War, 2015's Star Wars Battlefront and both iterations of Star Wars Battlefront 2.
Dee Bradley Baker
The Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series features Dee Bradley Baker as Boba, who is forced to face off against Galen Marek in Jabba the Hutt's hangar. Baker, who's best known for voicing all of the Clones in The Clone Wars and The Bad Batch, would go onto portray the iconic bounty hunter in the motion-censor-based Kinect Star Wars, the theme park attraction Star Tours – The Adventures Continue and the video game Disney Infinity 3.0.
Trevor Devall takes over the role of Boba in Disney XD's Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales, which sees C3-PO retell the events of The Empire Strikes Back. Devall also played several other roles in the series, including Emperor Palpatine, Admiral Ackbar, Jar Jar Binks, Nien Nunb, Tion Medon and Jango Fett.
The Book of Boba Fett stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. The series premieres on Disney+ in December 2021.