"For generations, my ancestors fought proudly as warriors against the Jedi. Now, that woman tarnishes the very name Mandalorian. Defend her, if you will."
―Jon Favreau as Pre Vizsla — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

Jon Favreau (born October 19, 1966[1]) is an American actor, director, and screenwriter who provided the voice of the Mandalorian Pre Vizsla in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Ardennian pilot Rio Durant in Solo: A Star Wars Story and the Mandalorian Paz Vizsla in The Mandalorian.


A longtime Star Wars fan, his appearance in Star Wars: The Clone Wars as Pre Vizsla was due to running into Dave Filoni at ILM and Skywalker Sound while Favreau was working on post-production for Iron Man.[source?]

Before Solo's release, director Ron Howard revealed that Favreau would have a voice role in the film, as a "very cool & important" alien character.[3] Favreau later revealed an image of his character on Twitter.[4]

On March 8, 2018, it was revealed that Favreau would write and executive produce the upcoming live-action Star Wars television series,[5] The Mandalorian.[6] On May 10, 2018, in an interview with Anthony Carboni on the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Favreau revealed that he was halfway done with writing a season of the series.[7]

On December 10, 2020, it was revealed that Favreau, along with Dave Filoni, would executive produce two television series that would connect to The MandalorianStar Wars: Rangers of the New Republic and Star Wars: Ahsoka.[8]



Year Title Contribution
2010 Star Wars: The Clone WarsThe Mandalore Plot Pre Vizsla
2010 Star Wars: The Clone WarsVoyage of Temptation Pre Vizsla
2010 Star Wars: The Clone WarsDuchess of Mandalore Pre Vizsla
2012 Star Wars: The Clone WarsA Friend in Need Pre Vizsla
2013 Star Wars: The Clone WarsEminence Pre Vizsla
2013 Star Wars: The Clone WarsShades of Reason Pre Vizsla
2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Rio Durant
2019 The MandalorianChapter 1: The Mandalorian Writer
2019 The MandalorianChapter 2: The Child Writer
2019 The MandalorianChapter 3: The Sin Writer and voice of Paz Vizsla
2019 The MandalorianChapter 4: Sanctuary Writer
2019 The MandalorianChapter 7: The Reckoning Writer
2019 The MandalorianChapter 8: Redemption Writer
2020 The MandalorianChapter 9: The Marshal Director and writer
2020 The MandalorianChapter 10: The Passenger Writer
2020 The MandalorianChapter 11: The Heiress Writer
2020 The MandalorianChapter 12: The Siege Writer
2020 The MandalorianChapter 14: The Tragedy Writer

Published works[]

Year Title Contribution
2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Read-Along Storybook and CD Rio Durant


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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 SWYTlogo.png The Mandalorian Season Two Hype, Tales from the Galaxy's Edge Action, and More! on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)
  2. Jewel, Dan: Swing and a Hit (1996-11-25). People.com. Archived from the original on November 9, 2020.
  3. TwitterLogo.svg Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) on Twitter: "Wondering why we r all together? @Jon_Favreau is voicing a very cool & important alien character for #HanSolo Flattered & fortunate I could pull him away from his #LionKing directing duties" (backup link)
  4. TwitterLogo.svg Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) on Twitter: "#Solo #StarWars" (backup link)
  5. StarWars.com Jon Favreau to Executive Produce and Write Live-Action Star Wars Series on StarWars.com (backup link)
  6. Facebook icon.svg Jon Favreau on FacebookJon Favreau announces "The Mandalorian" (October 3, 2018). "#StarWars #TheMandalorian" (backup link)
  7. SWYTlogo.png Live From the Red Carpet of Solo: A Star Wars Story! on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)
  8. StarWars.com Future Lucasfilm Projects Revealed on StarWars.com (backup link)

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