Boba Fett (/ˌboʊbə ˈfɛt, ˌbɒ-/) is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas. He is an armored bounty hunter featured in both the original and prequel film trilogies, but first appeared in the non-canonical Star Wars Holiday Special (1978), voiced by Don Francks. In the original trilogy, the character is a supporting antagonist and was mainly portrayed by Jeremy Bulloch (1945-2020) and voiced by Jason Wingreen. Notable for his taciturn demeanor and for never removing his helmet, Boba appears in both The Empire Strikes Back (1980), employed by the Galactic Empire, and Return of the Jedi (1983), employed by the crime lord Jabba the Hutt. In Return of the Jedi, he apparently meets his demise after falling into a sarlacc, though his survival is later confirmed by his appearances in other Star Wars works set after Return of the Jedi. Boba was retroactively added to the Special Edition of A New Hope released in 1997, making a non-speaking cameo appearance. A preteen Boba is portrayed by Daniel Logan in the prequel film Attack of the Clones (2002), which reveals the character's origins as a clone of the Mandalorian bounty hunter Jango Fett, who raised him as his son.