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.

A 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 electronically made much deeper and given a booming quality using subharmonics. Ward died on October 15, 2007 at the age of 63.

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

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