The Lion King’s JD McCrary on Voicing Simba

I can only imagine how life changing it would be to be notified you will be the voice of Simba in a Lion King movie. That honor went to talented young actor JD McCrary who is the voice of young Simba in the new Lion King live action movie. Reel Talker spoke to JD about voicing Simba and more.



JD is an energetic and mature kid. Very well-spoken and polished. He did a great job voicing Simba and singing in the movie. I still have the songs stuck in my head.

THE LION KING’ is out now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital


Written by Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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