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James Jonah Cummings
Jim Cummings January 2015
Biographical information

November 3, 1952


Pomona, California, U.S.

Career information



The Lion King
The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
The Lion King 1½

Jim Cummings is a veteran American voice actor and singer. He provided the voice of Ed in The Lion King, The Lion King 1½, The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa, and Kingdom Hearts II.


During production of The Lion King, Cummings recorded over 4 hours of different laughter clips for use with Ed's dialogue. Also, he did some additional singing for Scar during the recording session of "Be Prepared" when his co-star Jeremy Irons damaged his vocal chords after screaming, "You won't get a sniff without me!" Cummings later reprised the role of Scar in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.

Other Roles

  • Dumbo's Circus - Lionel the Lion
  • The Kingdom Chums: Little David's Adventure - Goliath, Fox Soldier #3
  • Winnie the Pooh - Winnie the Pooh / Tigger
  • Aladdin - Razoul
  • The Jungle Book 2 - Kaa / Colonel Hathi / M.C. Monkey
  • CatDog - Cat
  • Dead Space: Downfall - Mathis
  • Darkwing Duck - Drake Mallard / Darkwing Duck / Negaduck
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Hondo Ohnaka
  • Gnomeo and Juliet - Featherstone
  • Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie - Winnie the Pooh / Tigger
  • Balto - Steele
  • Bunnicula - Creaking Monster / Ghost of Ed / Rat / Gumbo Grunch / Male Reporter

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