Tom Kane

Thomas Kane Roberts (born April 15, 1962)[1] is an American voice actor, known for his work in animations and video games.

Tom Kane
Tom Kane Magic City Con 2015.jpg
Kane at the 2015 Magic City Comic Con
Thomas Kane Roberts

(1962-04-15) April 15, 1962 (age 59)
OccupationVoice actor
Years active1982–present


Kane is known for his animation work. Notable roles include Jedi Master Yoda and Admiral Yularen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars feature film and TV series, The Chancellor in 9, Magneto in Wolverine and the X-Men and Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, Ultron in Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Mr. Herriman in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Lord Monkey Fist on Kim Possible, Professor Utonium and HIM in The Powerpuff Girls. He has voiced Oxnard Montalvo in The Angry Beavers and the chimpanzee sidekick Darwin in The Wild Thornberrys.[2]

Kane is also a prominent video game voice actor, appearing in numerous titles - from bit parts, to major roles such as Gandalf, Professor X and lead characters in many Star Wars games like Star Wars: The Force Unleashed as Imperial Captain Ozzik Sturn, Lobot and Kento Marek (the father of Sam Witwer's Galen Marek) thanks to ILM's motion capture technology. In Call of Duty: World at War, Black Ops, Black Ops II, Black Ops III and Black Ops IIII, he provides the voice of Takeo Masaki, a Japanese WWII soldier and WWI warrior in the Zombies game mode.

In the arena of non-animation voiceover work, Kane records commercials, film trailers and television promos. In addition, he has been the announcer for the AFI Life Achievement Award show twice, as well as the 78th, 80th, 83rd, and 84th Academy Awards. He also played Odin (the father of Thor and Loki) in the video game adaption of Thor as well as the Disneyland attraction: Thor: Treasures of Asgard, taking over the role from Anthony Hopkins from the film.

On April 13, 2012, Kane took over for Joe Hursh as the voice of the Walt Disney World Monorail System.[3][4] In 2013, he took over as the announcer of The Eric Andre Show, replacing Gary Anthony Williams.

Kane made his debut in the Star Wars film saga as the voice of Admiral Ackbar in 2017's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, taking over the role from the late Erik Bauersfeld.[5] He had experience in voicing the character on several occasions for video games in the franchise prior to the film's release.

Kane has also voiced Plague Champion in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising and Retribution.

Personal lifeEdit

Kane is a single father and has one daughter, named Sam.[6]

On December 30, 2020, it was reported that Kane suffered a stroke in November which left him with right-sided weakness and damage to his speech, writing, and reading capabilities. Due to this, he may have to retire from voice acting.[7][8]


Voice actingEdit


Year Title Role Notes
1995 A Nation Adrift Narrator Documentary
1998 Halloween H2O Dr. Sam Loomis [1]
1999 Infinity's Child Phleig Narrator Short film
2000 The Prophecy 3: The Ascent Angle
2001 Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase Professor Robert Kaufman Direct-to-video[1]
2002 The Powerpuff Girls Movie Professor Utonium [1]
2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie Darwin Thornberry [1]
2003 Rugrats Go Wild Darwin Thornberry [1]
2003 Brother Bear Additional voices
2003 Dracula II: Ascension Doctor
2007 Shrek the Third Guard #1 [1]
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Yoda, Narrator, Admiral Yularen [1]
2008 Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow Tony Stark / Iron Man, Ultron Direct-to-video[1]
2008 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Destination Imagination Mr. Herriman Direct-to-video; Television film[1]
2008 Frame 313: The JFK Assassination Theories Narrator Documentary
2009 The Old Man and the Seymour Short film
2009 Hulk Versus The Professor
2009 District 9 News Reporter
2009 9 The Chancellor [1]
2010 Angelo Della Morte Azreal Collins
2011 Star Tours – The Adventures Continue Admiral Ackbar Short film
2011 Hughes the Force TK-5703
2011 The Smurfs Narrator Smurf [1]
2011 This Is Not a Movie Voice
2012 Star Wars Droids: The Jawa Adventure C-3PO Short film
2012 Halloween Awakening: The Legacy of Michael Myers Dr. Sam Loomis
2012 Grand Deception Narrator Documentary
2013 The Smurfs 2 Narrator Smurf [1]
2013 The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow [1]
2015 Evidence of Harm Narrator Documentary
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Hosnian Citizen, Starkiller Technician Uncredited
2016 Rogue One Additional voices [1]
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Admiral Ackbar [1]
2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Additional voices [1]
2019 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker [1]


Year Title Role Notes
1992 The Legend of Prince Valiant Additional voices Ep. "The Curse"
1993 Great Wonders of the World Narrator Documentary
1995–96 Iron Man H.O.M.E.R., Century, Stingray, Ghost [1]
1995–96 The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat Additional voices
1996 Phantom 2040 Mr. Hand, Vagrant, GP Biot Ep. "The Second Time Around"[1]
1996 Wing Commander Academy Additional voices Ep. "On Both Your Houses"
1996–97 The Incredible Hulk Scimitar, H.O.M.E.R.
1997 Duckman Gene Vuuck, Bill Clinton
1997 Spider-Man Doctor Doom Ep. "Secret Wars, Chapter 3: Doom"[1]
1997–98 The Angry Beavers Oxnard Montalvo, Mayor, Jack Stagger, Male Hero [1]
1997–98 Team Knight Rider Dante 22 episodes[1]
1997–99 Cow and Chicken Announcer, Roman Soldier, Voice on TV, Super Hero #1
1997–2001 Johnny Bravo Pantene Claw, Golf Announcer, Tabby [1]
1998–2004 The Wild Thornberrys Darwin, Additional voices [1]
1998–2005 The Powerpuff Girls Professor Utonium, HIM, Talking Dog [1]
1998 I Am Weasel Anchor Man Ep. "I Are Music Man"
1999–2007 Xyber 9: New Dawn Captain Montand
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Soldier, Tech Ep. "Strange Invasion"[1]
2000 Psyko Ferret Narrator Television film
2001 Cartoon Cartoon Fridays Him Ep. "Mojo Jojo Takes Over"
2001 The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie Darwin Television film
2001 Heavy Gear: The Animated Series Greco
2002 Totally Spies! C.H.A.D., Helmut
2002–07 Kim Possible Lord Monkey Fist, American Starmaker Judge
2003 Codename: Kids Next Door Simon
2003 Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Monkey Fist, Real Estate Agent Television film
2003–05 Star Wars: Clone Wars Yoda
2003–05 Duck Dodgers Walter Carbonite, The President of Outer Space [1]
2004 CatDog Evil Eric
2004–05 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Professor Utonium, Cap'n, Captain Heifer
2004–09 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Mr. Herriman, Additional voices [1]
2005 Teen Titans Bob Ep. "Employee of the Month"[1]
2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender Additional voices Ep. "Imprisoned"
2005 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Dean Cain [1]
2005 UFO Files Narrator 2 episodes
2005–06 The X's Lorenzo Suave, Alien, Lozeno Suave [1]
2006 The Case for a Creator Narrator Documentary
2006 Inside Saddam's Reign of Terror Documentary
2006–09 9/11 Commission Report 16 episodes
2006–11 Robot Chicken Additional voices
2006 Ben 10 Ultimos, Arcticguana, Donovan Grandsmith [1]
2007 Robot Chicken: Star Wars C-3PO TV Special
2008 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Yoda Uncredited
TV Special
2008 The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!! Professor Utonium, Him, Talking Dog Television film
2008–09 Wolverine and the X-Men Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto, Professor Thorton
2008–11 Back at the Barnyard Announcer #2, Freddy's Dad [1]
2008–14, 2020 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Narrator, Yoda, Admiral Yularen [1]
2009 Important Things with Demetri Martin Revenger Announcer Ep. "Power"
2009 Titan Maximum Chip
2010 The Boondocks Dr. Doomis Ep. "Smokin' with Cigarettes"
2010 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III Yoda, TV Announcer TV Special
2011 Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace Yoda, Narrator, Senator Yaun, Admiral Ackbar Television short[1]
2011–12 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Ultron, Jasper Sitwell, The Professor [1]
2011–12 Mad Morgan Freeman, Announcer, Narrator
2011–15 Archer Woodhouse, Hans Hessler
2012 Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out Narrator, Yoda Television short
2013 The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow Narrator Smurf Television short
2013 The Legend of Korra Judge Hotah Ep. "Civil Wars: Part 2"[1]
2013–14 Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles Yoda, Narrator, Red Guard Pilot
2014 The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed Professor Utonium, Additional voices Television film
2014 Saber Announcer Ep. "Return of the Threesome"
2015 Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales Narrator, Yoda, Ghost, Qui-Gon Jinn [1]
2016–19 The Powerpuff Girls Professor Utonium, Him, Additional voices [1]
2017 Star Wars Rebels Colonel Yularen, Stormtrooper #3 Ep. "Through Imperial Eyes"
2017–18 Star Wars Forces of Destiny Yoda 3 episodes
2018 The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants Additional voices (Uncredited)
2018 Fortnite: Aquavita Live Stream Lok Ep. "Season 4 RELEASE!"
2020 Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine Narrator TV Special
2020 The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special Qui-Gon Jinn, Yoda Television film
2021 Power Rangers Dino Fury Roostafa Episode: "Cut Off"
2021 Star Wars: The Bad Batch Narrator Episode: "Aftermath"

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Might and Magic: World of Xeen Additional voices Credited as Tom Keane
1995 The Dark Eye Narrator
1996 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Leebo PC version
1996 Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter Imperial Officer #1, Rebel Pilot #4 Credited as Tom Kayne
1997 The Curse of Monkey Island Captain Rottingham, The Flying Welshman [1]
1997 Pitfall 3-D: Beyond the Jungle Arcam, Scourge [1]
1997 Interstate '76 Skeeter
1998 Star Wars: Rebellion Additional voices [1]
1998 Grim Fandago Raoul, 2nd Mayan Mechanic, Gate Keeper, Cat Track Announcer [1]
1998 Return to Krondor Additional voices
1998 Star Wars: Droid Works C-3PO, British Droid, Male Pedestrian
1998 Interstate '76 Nitro Pack Skeeter, Natty Dread
1998 Interstate '76 Arsenal Skeeter
1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace C-3PO, Barbo, Jym Lang [1]
1999 Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned Mallory, Jesus [1]
1999 Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance Commander Beckman, Golov Nakhym, Imperial Officer [1]
2000 Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles Yoda, Commander Droid, Gungan Guard #2 [1]
2000 Star Wars Episode I: Racer Elan Mak, Slide Paramita [1]
2000 Escape from Monkey Island Bagel the LUA Bar Patron, Heckler, Pegnose Pete
2000 Star Wars: Demolition Boba Fett, Bib Fortuna, General Otto
2000 Ground Control: Dark Conspiracy Cardinal Galen Yi, Units #13 [1]
2000 The Wild Thornberrys: Rambler Darwin [1]
2000 Star Wars: Force Commander AT-AT Driver, ATC-Airfield, ATC-Star Destroyer
2001 Star Wars: Starfighter Mercenary Pilot, Wingman
2001 Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing Yoda, Chancellor Valorum, Battle Droid [1]
2001 Nicktoons Racing Darwin [1]
2001 The Powerpuff Girls: Mojo's Pet Project Professor Utonium
2001 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Boba Fett, C-3PO, Empire Missile Destroyer Captain, Imperial Air Cruiser Also Clone Campaigns
2001 Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader Crix Madine, Imperial Pilot #2, Transport Captain #3
2001 The Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-Traction Professor Utonium, Him
2002 Star Wars: Racer Revenge Dax Gazaway, Shrivel Braittrand
2002 Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter Yoda, Captain Juno
2002 Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Reborn 2, Rodian #1, Shadow Trooper
2002 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Yoda
2002 The Powerpuff Girls: Gameville Professor Utonium, Him
2002 Kim Possible: Revenge of Monkey Fist Monkey Fist
2002 Star Wars: Bounty Hunter M.C. Droid, Male Civilian #2, Longo Two-Guns
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Gandalf, Nali, Harry Goatleaf
2002 The Powerpuff Girls: Relish Rampage Professor Utonium, Male Citizen #3, Monkey Man #2
2003 Rugrats Go Wild Darwin
2003 RTX Red Rock M.E.L., Panel Voice
2003 Star Trek: Elite Force II Additional voices
2003 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Master Vandar Tokare, Uthar Wynn, Rolan Wann
2003 Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Boba Fett, Cultist #3, Stormtrooper #1
2003 Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike C-3PO, Crix Madine, Imperial Pilot #2
2003 The Hobbit Narrator
2004 Star Wars: Battlefront Admiral Ackbar, Yoda
2004 X-Men Legends Chuck Simms, Additional voices
2004 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords Master Kavar, Master Vandar Takore, Hussef
2004–05 Conspiracy? Disney Fast Play Narrator 11 episodes DvD
2005 Power Rangers S.P.D. Monster Episode: "Resurrection"
2005 Dear Santa Santa Narration Television film
2005 Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction Additional voices
2005 Shadow of Rome Narrator, Additional voices [9]
2005 Star Wars: Republic Commando Yoda, Captain Talbot, Trandoshan Slaver #2
2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Yoda, Cin Drallig, Neimoidian Guard
2005 Star Wars: Battlefront II Yoda, Imperial Officer #3
2006 Star Wars: Empire at War C-3PO
2006 Final Fantasy XII Marquis Halim Ondore IV English version
2006 Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy Additional voices
2006 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Professor Charles Xavier, Grey Gargoyle, Kurse
2006 Kim Possible: What's the Switch? Monkey Fist
2006 Star Wars: Empire at War - Forces of Corruption Additional voices
2006 Cartoon Network Racing Professor Utonium, Him
2008 Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Indiana Jones
2008 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Captain Ozzik Sturn, Kento Marek, Lobot, Imperial Officer Also Ultimate Sith Edition
2008 Zen Pinball Magneto, C-3PO, Yoda
2008 Soulcalibur IV Yoda English version
2008 Fracture Additional voices
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lightsaber Duels Yoda, Narrator
2008 Call of Duty: World at War Takeo Masaki Uncredited
2009 Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall Professor Utonium, Him, Mr. Herriman
2009 Wanted: Weapons of Fate Sloan
2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum James Gordon, Quincy Sharp, Louie Green, Amadeus Arkham
2009 Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes Narrator, C-3PO
2009 Marvel Super Hero Squad Magneto
2010 Resonance of Fate Antourion English version
2010 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising Plague Champion
2010 The Lord of the Rings: Aragon's Quest Gandalf, Gamling, Hama
2010 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Yoda, Rebel Pilot
2010 Call of Duty: Black Ops Takeo Masaki, Additional voices
2011 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Magneto
2011 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution Plague Champion
2011 Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Yoda
2011 Thor: God of Thunder Odin
2011 Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion Him
2011 Iron Brigade Woodruff
2011 Batman: Arkham City Quincy Sharp
2011 Dance Central 2 Dr. Tan
2011 The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Gandalf
2011 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Magneto English version
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic M1-4X, Commander Narlock, A-4P0
2012 Kinect Star Wars Yoda, C-3PO, Naturalist
2012 The Secret World Sarge, Newsreader
2012 Guild Wars 2 Narrator
2012 Dance Central 3 Dr. Tan
2012 Lego The Lord of the Rings Additional voices
2012 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Narrator (Fat Princess), Vox Populi
2012 Guardians of Middle-earth Gandalf
2013 The Magic of Oz the Great and Powerful: Second Screen V.O. Narrator
2013 Star Wars Pinball Yoda, Narrator
2013 Marvel Heroes Ultron Uncredited
2013 The Smurfs 2: Travel the World Narrator Smurf
2013 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Takeo Masaki Apocalypse DLC
2013 Batman: Arkham Origins Quincy Sharp Uncredited
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Yoda, Admiral Ackbar
2015 Lego Dimensions Gandalf, Albus Dumbledore, Professor Utonium
2015 Call of Duty: Black Ops III Takeo Masaki
2015 Star Wars: Battlefront Admiral Ackbar
2016 Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Admiral Ackbar, Yoda, Mon Calamari Officer
2017 Fortnite Lok
2017 Star Wars: Battlefront II Yoda, Admiral Ackbar
2017 Liquid Metal Dr. Podd
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Takeo Masaki
2018 Lego DC Super-Villains James Gordon
2019 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Magneto
2020 Star Wars: Squadrons Captain Amos, Additional voices
2020 Ghost of Tsushima Tomotsugu, Additional voices
TBA Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn, Admiral Ackbar Post-production and last vocal role before his stroke



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Wish Me Luck Slag Film debut
2000 Dracula 2000 Anchor Man
2005 Dracula III: Legacy EBC Anchorman
2009 The Way It Went Down Gerard
2012 Red Tails Bomber Pilot Uncredited
2013 I Know That Voice Himself Documentary
2013 Eagles of Mercy Narrator
2015 Just Another Tuesday Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Who's the Boss? Announcer Episode: "Tony, Can You Spare a Dime?"
2006 Four Eyes! Headmaster Payne Episode: "Pilot"
2006 78th Academy Awards Announcer
2008 80th Academy Awards Announcer
2009 The Star Wars Comic Con '09 Spectacular Himself Television special
2011 83rd Academy Awards Announcer
2013 84th Academy Awards
2013 The Eric Andre Show 10 episodes
2013 Lady Gaga and the Muppets Holiday Spectacular Television special
2013–14 From the Mouths of Babies Himself 6 episodes
2016 The Grindhouse Radio Episode: "GHR: Erin J. Cahill/Tom Kane"

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Title Accolade Results
2012 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series Nominated
Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role Nominated
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Ensemble in a Video Game Nominated
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best New Vocal Interpretation of an Established Character Nominated
2013 Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Performance in a Narrating Role Nominated
Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Action/Drama Nominated
2015 Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Action/Drama Nominated
Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Action/Drama Nominated
2016 Lego Dimensions Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game Won


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  3. ^ "Disney monorail voice change: Walt Disney World changes narrator on monorail". June 28, 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  4. ^ "Disney monorail voice change: Walt Disney World changes narrator on monorail". tribunedigital-orlandosentinel.
  5. ^ Ayres, Andrea (April 16, 2019). "Admiral Ackbar actor miffed that Mon Calamari leader got fried in Star Wars: The Last Jedi". Syfy Wire. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  6. ^ Cost, Ben (December 31, 2020). "Famed 'Star Wars' voice actor Tom Kane unable to speak after stroke". New York Post. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  7. ^ Grater, Tom (December 31, 2020). "'Star Wars' & 'Archer' Voice Artist Tom Kane Suffers Stroke, Leaves Him Largely Unable To Speak". Deadline. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  8. ^ "STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS Voice Actor Tom Kane Has Suffered A Stroke & May Be Forced To Retire". December 30, 2020. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  9. ^ "Shadow of Rome (2005 Video Game)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 23 January 2021. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of the title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.CS1 maint: postscript (link)

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