Hondo Ohnaka is a fan-favourite character in the Star Wars universe, known for his charismatic personality and penchant for mischief. The character was first introduced in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and has since appeared in several other Star Wars media, including Star Wars Rebels and the Galaxy’s Edge theme park attraction.
|Full Name||James Jonah Cummings|
|Born||November 3, 1952|
|Star Wars Roles||Hondo Ohnaka (The Clone Wars, Rebels), B1 Battle Droids (The Clone Wars), Morley (Rebels)|
|Other Notable Roles||Darkwing Duck (Darkwing Duck), Tigger (Winnie the Pooh), Ray the Firefly (The Princess and the Frog), Pete (Mickey Mouse)|
|Awards and Nominations||Won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for his role as Darkwing Duck, nominated for multiple other awards for his voice acting work|
|Career Highlights||Has been a voice actor for over 30 years, with over 400 credits to his name across TV shows, movies, video games, and more|
|Fun Fact||Cummings has also done voice work for several Star Wars video games, including playing C-3PO in the Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds series|
Who is Jim Cummings?
Jim Cummings is a prolific voice actor who has been active in the industry since the late 1980s. He has lent his voice to countless animated characters over the years, including Darkwing Duck, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and many more. In the Star Wars universe, he is best known for his portrayal of Hondo Ohnaka.
How did Jim Cummings get the role of Hondo Ohnaka?
Cummings was initially approached to audition for the role of Hondo Ohnaka by Dave Filoni, who was the supervising director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Filoni had worked with Cummings before on other projects and thought that he would be a good fit for the character.
What is the process for recording Hondo’s lines?
Like most animated shows, the voice actors for Star Wars: The Clone Wars recorded their lines separately from one another. Cummings would typically receive the script for an episode and record his lines in a sound booth while watching a video of the episode’s animatics. He would also receive direction from the show’s directors and producers to ensure that his performance was consistent with the show’s vision.
What other Star Wars characters has Jim Cummings voiced?
In addition to Hondo Ohnaka, Cummings has voiced several other characters in the Star Wars universe. He provided the voice of the bounty hunter Cato Parasitti in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and also voiced the character of B1-268 in the Star Wars Rebels episode “The Forgotten Droid.” Outside of the Star Wars universe, Cummings has also lent his voice to characters in other Disney-owned properties, including Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and Darkwing Duck.
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