James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947) is an American actor who voices Hades in the 1997 Disney animated feature film Hercules, and reprised the role in most of his appearances. He also voices Dr. Phillium Benedict in Recess: School's Out, and Tantor's father in Tarzan. He also played Bob Haldeman in Nixon, and Jack Russell in Straight Talk.
James Woods has said that he enjoyed voicing Hades so much, that he will always be willing to voice him in any future appearances. So far, he has done so in its animated series, House of Mouse, the Kingdom Hearts series, and Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom.
- Despite this, Hades has been voiced by Rob Paulsen in some of his appearances.