The Star Wars franchise has been home to many big-name actors and actresses, from Harrison Ford and James Earl Jones in the original trilogy to Natalie Portman and Samuel L. Jackson in the prequel films. Even when their faces don't show up on the big screen, there are many well-known actors and actresses who have lent their voices to the Star Wars universe.
1. David Tennant - Huyang
David Tennant already has a strong presence in the nerd community, thanks to his roles in Doctor Who and Marvel's Jessica Jones. He added Star Wars to his list of nerd credibility when he voiced Huyang, a droid professor who specialized in teaching younglings how to build their lightsabers.
Huyang first appeared in 'A Test Of Strength' (Season 5, episode 7).
2. Ron Perlman - Gha Nachkt
Though most people know him as Hellboy, Perlman also voiced the Trandoshan scavenger Gha Nachkt. He appeared early on in the first season when he scavenged R2-D2 and sold him to General Grievous. Unfortunately for him, Grievous isn't the most thankful person.
Gha Nachkt first appeared in 'Downfall of a Droid' (Season 1 episode 6).
3. Jon Favreau - Pre Vizsla
This well known director and actor lent his voice to Pre Vizsla, a Mandalorian warrior who leads the lethal faction Death Watch. Like Jango and Boba Fett, this Mandalorian boasts high-tech battle armor and a large arsenal of weapons. With all of his skills and combat know-how, he was known to plot grand schemes against his enemies.
Pre Vizsla first appeared in 'The Mandalore Plot' (Season 2 episode 12).
4. Seth Green - Todo 360
Chances are that you've heard Seth Green voice act for other characters before. Whether he was lending his voice to Chris Griffin from Family Guy or practically any character from Robot Chicken, his voice has certainly become very recognizable. Perhaps you were able to recognize him as Todo, the small service droid who helped Cad Bane steal the Jedi holocron.
Todo 360 first appeared in 'Holocron Heist' (Season 2 episode 1).
5. George Takei - Lok Durd
First Star Trek and now Star Wars - Takei ditched the Enterprise for the Separatists when he voice acted Lok Durd, a Neimodian arms dealer and officer for the droid army. He developed new technology to destroy all organic life, so that all that would be left is the droid army. Not a bad plan, but he did end up going against a few Jedi. That's where his plan fell apart.
Lok Durd first appeared in 'Defenders of Peace' (Season 1 episode 14).
6. Katee Sackhoff - Bo-Katan
Katee Sackhoff is another sci-fi veteran, known for playing Kara "Starbuck" Thrace in Battlestar Galactica. In Clone Wars, she plays Bo-Katan, the Mandalorian lieutenant of Pre Vizsla. Though after serving alongside Vizsla, she found one of the most unlikely allies to fight alongside: Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Bo-Katan first appeared in 'A Friend In Need' (Season 4 episode 14).
7. Simon Pegg - Dengar
Simon Pegg has not only acted in the newer Star Trek movies, he also has an undisclosed part in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That hasn't stopped him from also lending his voice to the part of Dengar, a deadly bounty hunter from Corellia who has fought alongside both Boba Fett and Asajj Ventress.
Dengar first appeared in 'Bounty' (Season 4 episode 20).
8. Mark Hamill - Darth Bane
Of course I can't have a Star Wars list without bringing up Luke Skywalker himself! Mark Hamill has done quite a bit of voice acting since he hung up his lightsaber from the original trilogy. From the Joker in the Batman Arkham games to various characters in Adventure Time, Hamill is known for his voice acting just as much as his screen acting.
In Clone Wars, Hamill takes a trip to the Dark Side by voicing Darth Bane, an ancient Sith Lord who founded the legendary Rule of Two.
Darth Bane first appeared in 'Sacrifice' (Season 6 episode 13).
With a franchise as massively popular as Star Wars, it makes perfect sense that so many actors and actresses want to make their mark in it. Who knows who else will join the roster with the upcoming films?