Warning! This article contains spoilers for Tales of the Jedi.Tales of the Jedi features a slew of different Star Wars characters, both old and new, and has assembled a talented variety of voice actors to bring those characters to life. Tales of the Jedi is the latest venture into animation for Lucasfilm and all six episodes are currently streaming on Disney+. Tales of the Jedi is a collection of six animated shorts that focus on two former Jedi, three episodes on Count Dooku, and the other three on Ahsoka Tano.
As Tales of the Jedi jumps around the Star Wars timeline, from long before Episode I – The Phantom Menace, to shortly after Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and Order 66, each episode introduces a wide cast of characters. From new characters involving Ahsoka’s family to old favorites from Star Wars: The Clone Wars (and even a previous character who has never before spoken in the franchise), Tales of the Jedi adds a lot in the way of Star Wars characters and voice acting. With that being said, here is a comprehensive breakdown of every episode of Tales of the Jedi, and the cast and characters of each.
Episode 1 – Life And Death
The first episode of Tales of the Jedi is set on Shili, Ahsoka’s home planet, and begins with her birth before flashing forward to her first hunting trip with her mother. While still a baby, the episode focuses on Ahsoka’s first usage of the Force to ward off a predator in the form of a giant saber-tooth tiger. Here is every character and their respective voice actor for Tales of the Jedi episode 1:
Toks Olagundoye as Gantika – Gantika is the village elder who resides on Shili in Ahsoka’s village. She is present for Ahsoka’s birth, before blessing both Ahsoka and her mother for their hunting trip and then proclaiming Ahsoka a Jedi at the end of the episode. Toks Olagundoye is a Nigerian actress known for her roles as Hayley Shipton in Castle, Jackie Joyner-Kersee in The Neighbors, and as the voice actress for Mel Medarda in Netflix’s Arcane: League of Legends season 1. Janina Gavankar as Pav-ti – Pav-ti is Ahsoka’s mother. She takes Ahsoka on her first hunting trip and is distraught when she loses Ahsoka to the saber-toothed tiger. Janina Gavankar voices Pav-ti and is known for her previous roles as Luna Garza in True Blood, Diana Thomas in Sleepy Hollow, alongside a previous Star Wars voice-acting role as Iden Versio in Star Wars: Battlefront II. Sunil Malhorta as Nak-il – Nak-il is Ahsoka’s father whose main contribution to the episode comes at the beginning when he is overjoyed to announce Ahsoka’s birth to the village. Malhorta is a prolific voice actor, known for roles in shows such as The Legend of Vox Machina, and videogames such as Mortal Kombat 11 and Marvel’s The Avengers.
Episode 2 – Justice
Tales of the Jedi episode 2 is the first to focus on Count Dooku, alongside his Padawan Qui-Gon Jinn. The episode features the duo traveling to a distant planet to resolve a hostage situation. There, the two Jedi learn that the Senate of the Republic may not always treat its people with the fairness and justice that it should. This begins Dooku’s disillusionment with the Senate and the Jedi Order which results in his fall to the dark side. Here is every character and voice actor for Tales of the Jedi episode 2, « Justice »:
Corey Burton as Count Dooku – In Tales of the Jedi, Dooku is much younger than in Attack of the Clones. Dooku, upon finding out that the Senator for the planet has been neglecting its people, begins to show hints of the dark side growing within him. Dooku is voiced by Corey Burton, who previously provided the voice for Dooku in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Burton is also known for voicing Cad Bane in the Star Wars franchise, Zeus in the God of War series, and Brainiac in the DC Animated Universe, among many others in his prolific voice-acting career. Micheál Richardson as Qui-Gon Jinn – Qui-Gon Jinn is Dooku’s Padawan, and accompanies him to negotiate the hostage situation. Qui-Gon is much younger than his introduction in The Phantom Menace and manages to pull his master back from the dark side tendencies shown in the episode. Richardson is mainly known for his role as Renny in Big Dogs. Interestingly, in order to better bring a young Qui-Gon to life in accordance with canon, Richardson is the son of Liam Neeson, Qui-Gon Jinn’s original actor, who most recently portrayed Qui-Gon in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Mark Rolston as Senator Dagonet – Senator Dagonet is the Senator for the planet on which the episode takes place, and is revealed to have been neglecting his people, resulting in his son being taken hostage. Dagonet begins a firefight with Dooku and Qui-Gon, before being placated by his son. Mark Rolston voices Dagonet and is known for supporting roles in films such as Aliens, Lethal Weapon 2, and The Shawshank Redemption alongside many TV appearances. Josh Keaton as the Senator’s Son – The senator’s son was kidnapped by the townsfolk in Tales of the Jedi episode 2, as a protest against Dagonet’s neglect. Eventually, Dagonet’s son placates his father and vows that the neglect will not continue to the townspeople. Keaton is known for roles such as Takashi Shirogane in Voltron: Legendary Defender, young Hercules in Hercules, and Steve Rogers in Marvel’s What If…? Vanessa Marshall as Village Elder – The Village Elder is the one responsible for the kidnapping of Dagonet’s son, as her people are suffering at the hands of the senator’s neglect. Vanessa Marshall voices the Elder, after previously voicing Hera Syndulla in Star Wars: Rebels. Marshall has a huge voice-acting career in a wide variety of films, TV shows, and video games.
Episode 3 – Choices
Tales of the Jedi episode 3 centers on Dooku and Mace Windu traveling to the planet Raxus to investigate the death of a fellow Jedi. There, Dooku and Windu discover more unrest in the people of the Republic at the hands of the senate, including another corrupt senator and the militarization of Raxus’ guards that resulted in Jedi Master Katri’s death.
Corey Burton as Count Dooku – Once again, Corey Burton portrays Count Dooku in Tales of the Jedi episode 3. In this episode, Dooku’s further fall to the dark side is explored after meeting more extremists who are unhappy with the Senate’s rule over the galaxy. Terrence C. Carson as Mace Windu – Mace Windu is another Jedi of the Order, initially played by Samuel L. Jackson in the prequel trilogy. In the episode, Windu accompanies Dooku and is often his foil, stating the two should follow protocol rather than Dooku’s unconventional methods. At the end of the episode, Windu gets granted a seat on the Jedi Council. Terrence Carson reprises his role as Windu from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and is mainly known for his work on the God of War series as Kratos between 2005 and 2013. Brian George as Ki-Adi-Mundi – Ki-Adi-Mundi is another member of the Jedi Council who briefly appears in Tales of the Jedi episode 3 at Master Katri’s funeral, saying a few words about the fallen Jedi. Brian George portrays Ki-Adi-Mundi in Tales of the Jedi, reprising his role also from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Other notable roles for George include Babu Bhatt in Seinfeld, V. M. Koothrappali in The Big Bang Theory, and more voice works such as Guru Pathik in Avatar: The Last Airbender. Andrew Kishino as Hanel – Hanel is one of the guards on Raxus responsible for murdering Katri as a way to coerce Senator Larik into putting forward the agenda of the people of Raxus to the senate. Andrew Kishino plays Hanel, having previously played young Saw Gerrera in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Theo Rossi as Senator Larik – Larik was the Senator for Raxus that was bleeding the planet dry by industrializing it to off-world companies, all while getting rich and avoiding the issues by living on Coruscant. He was killed by Hanel and Semage after Dooku and Windu uncovered their plot. Theo Rossi plays Larik and is known for his live-action performances as Shades in Luke Cage, and Juan Carlos Ortiz in Sons of Anarchy. Terrell Tilford as Semage – Semage is the other guard conspiring with Hanel to coerce Larik into further supporting the people of Raxus. Towards the end of the episode, he is imprisoned on Raxus, though Dooku admits to him that his methods have merit, proving Count Dooku’s further fall to the dark side. Tilford is known for his roles as David Grant on Guiding Light, Barton Shelby on The Young and the Restless, and Sean Clarke on Single Ladies.
Episode 4 – The Sith Lord
Tales of the Jedi episode 4 centers around Dooku’s final steps to the dark side, after the death of Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace. Dooku meets with Darth Sidious, who coerces him into murdering Jedi Master Yaddle, who followed Dooku after being suspicious of his actions.
Corey Burton as Count Dooku – Burton returns as Dooku in his final episode in Tales of the Jedi. In this episode, Dooku’s fall to the dark side is complete after his murder of Yaddle. Bryce Dallas Howard as Yaddle – Yaddle is a character who appeared in The Phantom Menace, though disappeared after that point with Star Wars canon not confirming her fate. Tales of the Jedi reveals what happened to Yaddle after The Phantom Menace, in that she became suspicious of Dooku, with the latter killing the former after Yaddle tried to return Dooku to the light. Bryce Dallas Howard voices Yaddle, known for her roles as Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man 3, Clare Dearing in the Jurassic World trilogy, and her collaborations with M. Night Shyamalan. Howard has also directed episodes of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. Ian McDiarmid as Darth Sidious – Darth Sidious is the evil Sith Lord responsible for the downfall of the Republic and the Jedi Order, who coerces Dooku into murdering Yaddle in Tales of the Jedi episode 4. McDiarmid reprises his role as Sidious/Palpatine, after playing the character in Return of the Jedi, the Star Wars prequels, The Rise of Skywalker, Star Wars: Rebels, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn – Qui-Gon Jinn is the Master of Obi-Wan Kenobi, whose presence in Tales of the Jedi episode 4 surrounds his encounter with a Sith Lord. Qui-Gon speaks to his former master Dooku about this, with Dooku later being shaken by Jinn’s death at the hands of Darth Maul. Liam Neeson reprises his role as Qui-Gon after portraying the character in The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Flo Di Re as Jocasta Nu – Jocasta Nu is the Jedi Council’s librarian, introduced in Lucas’ Star Wars prequels. In Tales of the Jedi, Jocasta Nu alerts Dooku of his former Padawan’s Sith Lord confrontation. Flo Di Re voices Jocasta Nu in Tales of the Jedi, a role she previously played in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Episode 5 – Practice Makes Perfect
Tales of the Jedi episode 5 is the second to center on Ahsoka Tano and showcases her intense training at the hands of Anakin Skywalker, which helped Ahsoka through Order 66. After Skywalker deems the Jedi training methods inadequate, he pits Ahsoka against the Clones of the 501st, with this training being what unwittingly saves Ahsoka’s life during the attack of the Clones after the Siege of Mandalore.
Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano – Ahsoka Tano is the Jedi Padawan of Anakin Skywalker during the Clone Wars. In Tales of the Jedi episode 5, Tano undergoes an intense training exercise under Anakin throughout the Clone Wars, improving her skills above that of normal Padawans. This is proven by her survival of Order 66 at the end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7. Ahsoka is voiced by Ashley Eckstein, who is best known for voicing the character throughout The Clone Wars, alongside Star Wars: Rebels and Forces of Destiny. Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker – Anakin Skywalker is the master of Ahsoka Tano, who wants to best protect his new Padawan by training her to protect herself. Anakin does this by putting Rex, and the other Clones under Anakin’s command, against Ahsoka in a series of trials. Matt Lanter voices Anakin in Tales of the Jedi, a role he also voiced throughout Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Lanter also appeared as a New Republic guard in The Mandalorian, season 1, episode 6. Dee Bradley Baker as Rex/The Clones – Rex, and the other Clones of the 501st, are tasked by Anakin to train Ahsoka. In doing so, the Clones train Ahsoka to be proficient in deflecting of blaster bolts in the heat of combat, as proven by her survival of Order 66 with the help of Rex. Dee Bradley Baker voices Rex and every other Clone, a role he also perfectly played in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Rebels, and Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Baker’s other roles include Momo and Appa from Avatar: The Last Airbender and a vast collection of other animated projects. James Arnold Taylor as Obi-Wan Kenobi – Kenobi, the master of Anakin Skywalker, appears at the beginning of Tales of the Jedi episode 5, praising Ahsoka’s skill at easily overcoming the Jedi Order’s trials. James Arnold Taylor voices Kenobi, reprising his role from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Taylor is also known for providing the voice of Ratchet from the Ratchet & Clank series.
Episode 6 – Resolve
The Tales of the Jedi finale centers on Ahsoka’s time after Order 66. Ahsoka attends the funeral of Padme Amidala in secret before Bail Organa (Ahsoka’s Clone Wars ally) tells her to call him through secret transmissions should she ever need him. Ahsoka is then shown living on a farm, before being turned in to the Inquisitors after revealing her Force abilities. After a brief standoff, Ahsoka kills the Inquisitor and accepts Bail’s offer to join the fledgling Rebellion, setting up her role as Fulcrum in Star Wars: Rebels.
Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano – Eckstein once again voices Tano in Tales of the Jedi episode 6, helping to bridge the gap between her appearance as Ahsoka at the end of The Clone Wars season 7, and her first appearance in Star Wars: Rebels at the end of season 1. Phil LaMarr as Bail Organa – Bail Organa is the senator for Alderaan and the adoptive father of Leia Organa from the original trilogy. Bail meets with Ahsoka at Padme’s funeral, and tells her that if she can fight the injustice in the galaxy, she has an obligation to do so. This factors in to her joining Bail at the end of the episode. Organa is voiced by Phil LaMarr, who voiced the character in The Clone Wars as well as Kit Fisto. Other famous roles include the Earth King in Avatar: The Last Airbender, Green Lantern in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, and the titular character in Samurai Jack. Clancy Brown as The Inquisitor – The Inquisitor was sent to Ahsoka’s farm after the latter was turned in to the Empire after showing her Force powers. Inquisitors, despite not being true Sith, hunt down Jedi for the Empire, and this specific Inquisitor knows of Ahsoka Tano likely through Darth Vader who leads them. Clancy Brown voices the Inquisitor, with Brown also providing the voices of Savage Opress in The Clone Wars, Ryder Azadi in Star Wars: Rebels, and the live-action performance of Burg in The Mandalorian. Brown’s other notable roles include Mr. Krabs from Spongebob Squarepants, and Lex Luthor in the DC Animated Universe among a wide variety of other voice-acting and live-action roles. Bryton James as Village Brother – The person who turns Ahsoka in to the Empire is the unnamed village brother. After hearing his sister talk to Ahsoka about her secret Jedi origins, the brother contacts the Empire. The Inquisitor arrives but is killed by Ahsoka. James is known for playing Devon Hamilton on The Young and the Restless, alongside his voice role in Tales of the Jedi. Dana Davis as Village Sister – The unnamed village sister is who Ahsoka saves using the Force, after a pile of hay bales almost crushes the sister. After speaking with Ahsoka about her Force powers, she leaves to sell the hay to another village alongside Tano. When she returns, she finds the farm in flames thanks to her brother’s actions. Dana Davis voices the sister in Tales of the Jedi, known for playing Monica Dawson on Heroes, Chastity Church on 10 Things I Hate About You, and Carmen Phillips on Franklin & Bash.