- "When I heard the Doctor himself, David Tennant, was a fan of Star Wars, I knew I had to find a way to get in contact with him to see if he would perform on The Clone Wars. The result was Huyang…I thought David was perfect for the part and he did not disappoint. He delivered a performance which impressed even the Master himself, George Lucas."
- ―Dave Filoni
David Tennant (born David John McDonald, April 18, 1971) is a Scottish actor and voice actor best known for portraying the Tenth incarnation of the Doctor in the British TV series Doctor Who and its spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures. Other roles of note include the title role in the 2005 series Casanova and Barty Crouch, Jr. in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and the movie Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger. Within the Star Wars universe, Tennant voiced the character of Huyang in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a role that won him an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program.
The Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni was introduced to Doctor Who by his wife, and he discovered that Tennant was a Star Wars fan during an interview with Jonathan Wilkins for Star Wars Insider 125. Wilkins suggested that Tennant could do a voice role on The Clone Wars, which Filoni commented was "not a bad idea," later saying he knew he had to contact the actor. Filoni said Tennant was "perfect" in the role, and that his performance had impressed George Lucas.
Star Wars voice work
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- "Dave Filoni: Clone Ranger!" – Star Wars Insider 125
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Five