"They played my Yoda for George and got approval, and suddenly I found myself doing Yoda for videogames, and that led to toys, and commercials. When it came time to do Star Wars: The Clone Wars, somebody up north just said, 'We're just going to use Tom.'"
―Tom Kane[2]

Tom Kane (born April 15, 1962)[1] is a retired American voice actor who had worked on many Star Wars productions, including films, television, and video games. He often served as a voice double for Admiral Ackbar, C-3PO, and Yoda, previously voiced by Erik Bauersfeld, Anthony Daniels, and Frank Oz in the films. Most notably, he had multiple recurring roles in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series (20082020), not only voicing Yoda but also as the show's newsreel narrator and Admiral Yularen.

On December 30, 2020, Kane's daughter, Sam disclosed that her father had suffered a left-sided stroke in October that left him with right-sided weakness and damage to the speech center of his brain. Kane has been undergoing speech, occupational, and physical therapy as treatment for his injuries. However, he has been informed by his neurologists about concerns that he may have to retire from voice-overs.[3]


Year Production Role
1996 Shadows of the Empire video game Leebo
Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter Imperial Officer #1 / Rebel Pilot #4
1998 Star Wars: Rebellion Alliance Headquarters Communications Officer, Imperial Flagship Communications Officer, Pilot 1
Star Wars: DroidWorks F-TO, C-3PO, British Droid, Male Pedestrian, Moisture Farmer, Narrator
1999 Star Wars: Episode I Insider's Guide C-3PO, Commercial Announcer
Star Wars: Episode I Racer Elan Mak, Slide Paramita
Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace video game Barbo, C-3PO, Jym Lang, Prisoner, Thug Leader
Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance Commander Beckman, Golov Nakhym, Imperial Officer, Nien Nunb
2000 Star Wars: Demolition Bib Fortuna, Boba Fett, General Otto, Lobot
Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles Yoda, Commander Droid, Gungan Guard 2, Thug 1
Star Wars: Force Commander AT-AT Driver, ATC-Airfield, ATC-Star Destroyer, C-3PO
2001 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader Crix Madine, Imperial Pilot 2, Transport Captain 3
Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing Battle droid, Finis Valorum, Yoda
Star Wars: Starfighter Mercenary Pilot, Wingman
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Boba Fett, C-3PO, Imperial Missile Destroyer Captain, Naboo destroyer captain, Vilmarh Grahrk, Yoda
2002 Star Wars: The Clone Wars video game Yoda
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Reborn Jedi 2, Rodian 1, Shadowtrooper 1, Stormtrooper 3
Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter Captain Juno, Yoda
Star Wars: Bounty Hunter M.C Droid, Male Civilian #2, Longo Two-Guns
Star Wars: Racer Revenge Dax Gazaway, Shrivel Braittrand
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns Imperial Air Cruiser pilot
2003 Star Wars: Clone Wars Season One Yoda
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike C-3PO, Crix Madine, Imperial Pilot #2, Imperial recruiter, Yoda
Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Boba Fett, Cultist 3, Stormtrooper 1, Rodian
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Vandar Tokare, Uthar Wynn, Rolan Wann, Ajunta Pall, Niklos, Marl, Gorton Colu, Koribaan Czerka Representative, Matale War Droid, Manaan Security Droid, Manaan Sith War Droids
2004 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords Major, Vandar Tokare, Kavar, Protocol Droid, Ratrin Vhek, TSF Protocol Droid
Star Wars: Battlefront Admiral Ackbar, Yoda
Star Wars: Clone Wars Season Two Yoda
2005 Star Wars: Battlefront II Imperial officer, Yoda
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith video game Cin Drallig, Jedi Leader, Neimoidian Brute, Neimoidian Guard, Yoda
Star Wars: Republic Commando Captain Talbot, Trandoshan Slaver #2, Yoda, Sun Fac
Star Wars: Clone Wars Season Three Yoda
2006 LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy Voice Characterizations
Star Wars: Empire at War C-3PO, Additional Voices
Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption Additional Voices
2007 Robot Chicken: Star Wars C-3PO
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars film Yoda, Wullf Yularen, Narrator
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Imperial officer, Kento Marek, Lobot, Ozzik Sturn
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season One Yoda, Wullf Yularen, Narrator
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels Yoda, Narrator
Soulcalibur IV Yoda
2009 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Two Yoda, Wullf Yularen, Captain Jayfon, Tactical Droid TX-21, Narrator
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes Yoda, Narrator, C-3PO
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III Yoda, Announcer, Newscaster (pre-title sketch)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Yoda, Rebel Pilot
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Three Yoda, Wullf Yularen, Patrok Ru-Saxon, Orderly, Police droid, Twi'lek punk, Narrator, Mandalorian Secret Service Officer
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Narlock, Vandar Tokare, M1-4X
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Four Narrator, Yoda, Mon Cala
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Yoda
LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace Yoda, Narrator, Senator Yaun, Pitchman, Admiral Ackbar
2012 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Five Narrator, Rigosso, Oked, Borkus, Yoda
Star Wars: Smuggler's Gambit Lieutenant Kane, Narrator
Kinect Star Wars Yoda, C-3PO, Naturalist, Imperial Commander
Star Wars Droids: The Jawa Adventure C-3PO
LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out Narrator, Yoda
2013 LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles Narrator, Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn
Star Wars Pinball Yoda, Narrator
Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel M1-4X, Lurker, Prosk
2014 Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions Narrator, Cultist Aide, Cultist Gunner, Admiral Yularen, Kraken, Medical Droid, Yoda, Creature, Guard, Muun
LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles Yoda, Narrator, Red Guard Pilot
Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan M1-4X
2015 Star Wars Battlefront Admiral Ackbar
Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens Control Room Technician, Unidentified male Hosnian
Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire M1-4X, Herald of Zildrog
LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales Narrator, Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn, Pit Droid, Officer, Garbagedroid #1
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Additional Voices
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Admiral Ackbar, Yoda, Mon Calamari Officer
2017 Star Wars Rebels Wullf Yularen, Stormtrooper #3
2017–2018 Star Wars Forces of Destiny Yoda
2017 Star Wars Battlefront II Yoda, Admiral Ackbar
Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi Admiral Ackbar
2019 Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught Narlock
2020 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Seven Narrator, Wullf Yularen, Yoda, Others
Star Wars: Squadrons Additional Voices
The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Qui-Gon Jinn, Yoda
2021 Star Wars: The Bad Batch Narrator
2022 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Admiral Ackbar, Qui-Gon Jinn, Yoda


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