James Earl Jones
publication date: Monday, February 17, 2003 (part of Round XIX)
clue: What do Simba and Luke Skywalker have in common? Their dad is CNN.
explanation: Jones acted on-screen in movies and television, but he was best known for his voice acting. He was the voice of King Mufasa (the father of Simba) in "The Lion King" and Darth Vader (the father of Luke Skywalker) in "Star Wars." He also famously recorded the station ID, "This is CNN." more…
solved by: Matthew Preston, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Anna Gregoline, Kelly Stokes, Amir H. Sufyani, Andy Hubbartt, D. R., Angela Lathem-Ballard, Dan Donovan, Steve Elliser, Doug Walker, Zofia Williams, Wes Smith, and Bob Cafarelli
trivia: Incorrect guesses included Colin Powell and Whoopi Goldberg, who do bear some resemblance.