‘The Prince of Egypt’: The Film’s Star-Studded Cast Includes Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, and More
The Prince of Egypt premiered in 1998 and was produced by DreamWorks Pictures. Since its 1998 release, The Prince of Egypt has remained popular for its animation, soundtrack, and the nostalgia it inspires. Because it is an animated movie, some fans of the movie might not realize how many famous actors provided the voices for the characters in The Prince of Egypt. The film’s cast includes famous names like Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, and Steve Martin.
Val Kilmer, Patrick Stewart, and Ralph Fiennes voice characters in ‘The Prince of Egypt’
The Prince of Egypt is an adaptation of the Book of Exodus, a Biblical story. In the movie, Moses (Val Kilmer), the second son of Pharaoh Seti (Patrick Stewart, discovers that he is actually the son of a Hebrew slave. Moses then leads his people out of Egypt, going against his adoptive brother, Rameses (Ralph Fiennes).
In addition to voicing Moses, Kilmer also provides the voice of God in the film. Kilmer is known for portraying Bruce Wayne/Batman in 1995’s Batman Forever, and for his roles in Top Gun, The Ghost and the Darkness, and Alexander.
Moses’ adoptive brother Rameses, based on the historical figure Ramesses II, is voiced by Fiennes. The actor is best known for playing Voldemort in the Harry Potter franchise. In the film, Fiennes also provided the singing voice for Rameses.
Stewart’s character Pharaoh Seti is only present in the first part of the film, but his voice work leaves a big impact. Outside of The Prince of Egypt, Stewart is known for playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard in multiple Star Trek releases and Charles Xavier in the X-Men franchise.
Helen Mirren, known for her roles in The Queen, Elizabeth I, and the Fast & Furious franchise, voiced Moses’ adoptive mother, Queen Tuya.
Sandra Bullock and Jeff Goldblum are also part of ‘The Prince of Egypt’ cast
In The Prince of Egypt, Michelle Pfeiffer voices Tzipporah, Moses’ wife. Pfeiffer is most known for playing Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Batman Returns. She also appeared in Scarface, Hairspray, and joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Janet van Dyne/Wasp in 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Bullock voices Miriam, Moses’ sister. Bullock is an Academy Award winner and is known for her roles in Miss Congeniality, The Proposal, The Blind Side, and Gravity.
Goldblum is most well known for his roles in the Jurassic Park and Independence Day movies. In The Prince of Egypt, he voices Moses’ brother Aaron.
Danny Glover provides the voice for Tzipporah’s father, Jethro, in The Prince of Egypt. He is most known for his roles in the Lethal Weapon films, Angels in the Outfield, and The Color Purple.
Steve Martin and Martin Short are a comedic duo in the film
While The Prince of Egypt deals with complex themes, Martin and Martin Short provide comedic relief as Hotep and Huy, high priests who work for Seti and Rameses. Their song “Playing with the Big Boys” is a high point in the movie.
Grammy Award-nominated singer Ofra Haza, who died in 2000, voiced Moses, Miriam, and Aaron’s mother Yocheved. Haza’s vocals in the song “Deliver Us” from The Prince of Egpyt bring emotional weight to the movie.