Larry Ward (voice actor)

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Larry A. Ward (October 2, 1944 – October 15, 2007) was an American linguist and voice actor who provided voices for characters in two of the six Star Wars films.

An electronically synthesized version of his voice was used in Star Wars (1977) as Greedo, a bounty hunter. Ward's second film was Return of the Jedi (1983) for which he provided the voice of Jabba the Hutt. His voice was made much deeper and given a booming quality using subharmonics.

Ward, a Berkeley-based linguist, developed the Huttese language alongside Ben Burtt.