James Earl Jones is an American actor who is probably best known as the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars saga, which went on to be owned by Disney. He reprised his role in Star Wars Rebels, Rogue One, and The Rise of Skywalker.
Other contributions he did for Disney, he provided the voice of Mufasa in The Lion King and its 1998 sequel The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. He reprised the role in the 2019 live-action version directed by Jon Favreau and the pilot film for The Lion Guard. He was also one of the international hosts in Fantasia 2000. He also hosted The Story Behind the Story: The Lion King on the 2002 2-disc DVD of Beauty and the Beast and American Legends. He also voiced Santa Claus in two Recess episodes and Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street. Jones reprised his role as Darth Vader in the Star Tours: The Adventures Continue attraction at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios and voiced Mara in Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye at Disneyland. He was also the narrator in Judge Dredd, and outside of Disney, he is best known as the voice of the Cable News Network tagline "This is CNN".
He was named a Disney Legend in 2019, he finished his speech with "and may the force be with you."