Jack Ritschel was the voice actor for Zeratul[1] and General Edmund Duke[2] in StarCraft and its expansion. Ritschel had since passed away.[1]

Fred Tatasciore, the new voice actor for Zeratul, said it was Ritschel who really captured the spirit of "this 600 somewhat year old knight templar". Tatasciore remembers him being called as a "good version of Darth Vader, presumably for his calm but deep and strong voice.[2]


According to ImDb, he also voiced Artanis in Brood War.[3]

REPORTS OF MY DEATH ARE GREATLY EXAGGERATED. This is Zeratul, Jack Ritschel....very much alive; and wondering who started the report of my death.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Metzen, Chris; Chambers, Andy; StarCraft Legacy staff. 2009-04-03. BlizzCon 2007 StarCraft Lore Panel Editorial. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-05-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 GuyWithTheFace01, Chris Metzen, et al. 2009-08-23. BlizzCon 2009 - Starcraft 2 - Lore Panel - Part 4. Youtube. Accessed 2009-08-29.
  3. Jack Ritschel, IMDb. Accessed on 2011-08-14
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