“Time flies,” Matt Lanter tells StarWars.com.
He’s been the voice of Anakin Skywalker for more than 10 years now. Prior to Star Wars: The Clone Wars in 2008, Lanter had never done voice-over work in either animation or video games; he got his start in live-action. “I remember day one, going into the booth and auditioning for Anakin, and not even knowing it was Anakin,” Lanter says. “I remember all that pretty vividly.” Television audiences were immediately charmed by the bravado and charisma he brought to the role, and the critically acclaimed show went on to receive numerous awards and nominations over its original run, including a total of four Emmy Awards. Lanter’s Anakin will return to the small screen when the beloved series is revived on Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service.