The Voices Of The Force Awakens

VoicesA new Star article reveals some familiar voice actors and new easter eggs.

Some may have noticed some familiar voices in The Force Awakens. In the latest article from the official Star Wars site, we get to know the faces behind those lines.

Fans of the Star Wars TV shows Star Wars: Rebels and The Clone Wars may have already guessed it, Sam Witwer (Emperor Palpatine) and James Arnold Taylor(Obi Wan Kenobi) lend their voices.

Stormtrooper: “Check over there.” “Fan out!” “Copy that, 1138.” —  James Arnold Taylor and Sam Witwer

Interesting note: the number 1138 is a nod to George Lucas who had this number in all his films.

Another Easter Egg can be found in the night scene with BB-8 and the red eyed alien.

Red Eyed Sand Alien (watching BB-8 roll away): “Kojima.”

Definitely a reference for Hideo Kojima, the genius game designer behind Metal Gear Solid.


Matt Lanter, Anakin Skylwaker in The Clone Wars, played a Stormtrooper at Maz Kanata’s Castle.

Stormtrooper (radio prompts Rey to first see trooper): “FN-417, hold position.” — Matt Lanter

And even Kevin Smith was part of the gang.

Stormtrooper (reacts to incoming Resistance fighters): “We have incoming at 28.6! Move!” — Kevin Smith


The Stormtrooper that faced the TRAITOR was voiced by David Acord, a Sound Designer at Lucasfilm.


And officially confirmed: the T-16, mentioned in A New Hope, got its follow-up model

Stormtroopers (as Rey sneaks out toward ledge): “You checked out the new T-17s? The T-17s, as far as I can tell, are a great improvement. Yeah, that’s what they tell you, but believe me, they don’t hold up. They don’t? No…” — David Collins and Sam Witwer

Pip Anderson had a speaking role at the Battle of Takodana. It was often rumored he was the guy that left the bloody fingerprints on Finn’s helmet.

Stormtrooper (into comlink): “Request air support!” — Pip Anderson

Read the full article by Star including IMDB links here.


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21 thoughts on “The Voices Of The Force Awakens

  • January 25, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Why did they give the guy with Parkour experience a freaking voice role? Come on he should have done something crazy!

  • January 26, 2016 at 12:16 am

    “t was often rumored he was the guy that left the bloody fingerprints on Finn’s helmet.”

    I thought that was already confirmed to be Michael Giaccino?

    • January 26, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      Michael Giacchino was one of the stormies that took Poe prisoner and brought him towards Kylo in the same scene. I think he was the guy that brought him to prisons in the hangar

  • January 26, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Wait what did Kojima have to do with this? I’m either really confused or this is a poorly written article.

    • January 26, 2016 at 2:33 am

      JJ admires that Kojima guy, and an alien in the movie says “Kojima.”. It’s not that hard to figure out.

  • January 26, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Has anyone ever wondered how Darth Vader goes to the bathroom?

  • January 26, 2016 at 2:12 am

    thats really cool of them to give these guys lines in the film, and even better of them to acknowledge it.

  • January 26, 2016 at 2:50 am

    I’m fine with the TCW/Rebels voice actors having roles since they are already a part of the saga and are good enough actors to play multiple chracters convincingly but I hope they keep the celeb cameos to a bare minimum in the next films.

    • January 26, 2016 at 8:17 am

      the fact is that celeb cameos were all costumed characaters you couldn’t see were celebs

      • January 27, 2016 at 3:52 am

        But even upon first viewing you could tell if you were familiar enough with the actor’s voices. The biggest celeb cameos the OT had were Treat Williams and John Ratzenberger who were unknowns then and pretty much D-Listers today which is far different than James Bond, The cop from Heroes, and JGL if rumors are true. I’m surprised Tom Cruise hasn’t been offered anything yet. I don’t want to see it turned into another Naked Gun/Scary Movie deal.

        • January 27, 2016 at 10:33 am

          Yeah But I’ve seen the film dubbed. Hah.

          • January 28, 2016 at 3:04 am

            That’s a good point. I just hope they keep the A-Listers far away!

  • January 26, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    wow, Sam Witwer was everywhere in the movie!

  • January 26, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    So those set visits by Kevin Smith, Daniel Craig and Simon Pegg all make sense now.Very cool!!

  • January 26, 2016 at 7:08 pm


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