James Earl Jones is the Voice of "The Giant"
Emmy and Tony Award- winner, James Earl Jones, voices the “Giant” in the production of Jack and the Beanstalk. Known to millions for his menacing vocal work as Darth Vader in the Star Wars Franchise, the “scariest voice in the universe” is a highly accomplished actor of both stage and screen, and a well-respected professional within the entertainment industry. “When it came to casting the ‘Giant’, James was our one and only choice,” stated Gary De- Pew. “We can’t wait to hear his Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum.”
Jones first gained recognition performing on Broadway. In 1969, he won the first of his two TONY Awards for his role as a champion prizefighter in The Great White Hope. The follow- ing year, he reprised the part for director Martin Ritt’s film adaptation of the play and was nominated for his first Academy Award. The nomination established him as a legitimate movie star.
Over the years he has amassed an impressive body of work which includes memorable roles in the award-winning baseball classic, Field of Dreams (1989), the comedic sensation Com- ing to America, and Tom Clancy’s taut espionage franchise, The Hunt for Red October. Per- haps he is best known, however, for his purely vocal roles, which include the aforementioned Darth Vader, as well as the voice of CNN’s tagline ("This is CNN"), television and radio ad- vertising for Verizon, as well as the part of “King Mufasa” in Disney’s The Lion King, which remains the most successful animated film of all time.
Along with over 30 other major awards and nominations for excellence in the field of acting, Jones was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington, D.C in 1992.