Jonathan Freeman (born February 5, 1950) is an American actor and voice actor who is best known for voicing Jafar in Aladdin, The Return of Jafar, and House of Mouse, as well as in the Kingdom Hearts series.
He also played Grimsby in The Little Mermaid musical and Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway and will reprise Jafar for the Seattle premiere run of the new Aladdin stage musical. He also voiced Eli Excelsior Pandarus and Jack Frost on the Disney Channel animated series, American Dragon: Jake Long.
- On the Jafar Goes to the Birds segment on the Aladdin Special Edition DVD Freeman admitted he was afraid of birds and tried to overcome his fear of them by going to buy one at a pet store but he didn't buy one as he didn't overcome his fear of them.
- He also recently took on the role of Admiral Boom in Disney's Mary Poppins on Broadway.
- According to Freeman, he usually returns to the Disney studios about every three months to voice Jafar for a new project.
- According to Freeman, he believes that Jafar was an Opium smoker. However, this is not canon to Disney and is only Freeman's opinion.