James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, and producer who is best known for playing Sebastian Stark, the lead character of the TV series Shark. He also voiced Falcon, the main antagonist of Stuart Little 2, and Reggie Belafonte in the 2007 Sony Pictures animated film Surf's Up.
For Disney, he voiced Hades in the 1997 animated feature film Hercules, and reprised the role in most of his appearances. He also voiced Dr. Phillium Benedict in Recess: School's Out. Additionally, he played Bob Haldeman in Nixon and Jack Russell in Straight Talk.
- James Woods has said in some interviews that he enjoyed voicing Hades so much, that he will always be willing to voice him in any future appearances. So far, he has done so in its animated series, House of Mouse, the Kingdom Hearts series, and Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom.