Jason Wingreen – The Original Voice Actor For Boba Fett Dies Aged 95 | Film News
He provided the original voice for Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett and starred as Dr. Brody in 1980’s Airplane!, but sadly actor Jason Wingreen has died on Christmas Day aged 95. Originally, Wingreen auditioned for the role of Yoda in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back, and despite the role being given to Frank Oz, he was given a few lines of dialogue to provide for Boba Fett, to which he admitted: “I think the actual work, aside from the hellos and goodbyes and all that, could have been no more than 10 minutes”.
Sadly, he never received any recognition for his involvement, with it only being revealed in 2000 that his voice was used. His voice also remained uncredited for numerous Boba Fett action figures, of which he received no residuals. However, to link the original trilogy with George Lucas’ prequel trilogy, his voice was later replaced by actor Remura Morrison, who played Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones (2002). More of his roles included All in the Family, Star Trek and The Twilight Zone. Wingreen is survived by his son, two grandchildren and his sister.
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