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Jason Raize as Simba in "The Lion King on Broadway"
Background information
Portrayed by As a cub:

Scott Irby-Ranniar (musical; debut) Luke Youngblood (musical; debut, West End) As an adult: Jason Raize (musical; debut) Christopher Jackson (musical; understudy from 1997-2000 & main role from 2000-2002) Roger Wright (musical; debut, West End) Jérémy Fontanet (musical; Paris)

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Inspiration Prince Hamlet, Moses, Horus, Malcolm, Jesus, Lord Capulet
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Character information
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Personality Adventurous, brave, fun-loving, headstrong, understanding, heroic, protective, clever, dependable, confident, kind-hearted, competitive, strong-willed, forgiving, selfless, affectionate, arrogant (occasionally), fatherly, bad-tempered (occasionally), insecure, gullible (occasionally)
Appearance Gold fur, light yellow muzzle, underbelly and paws, pink nose

As a cub: Small, slender, black tipped ears, orange eyes As a teenager: Skinny, black tipped ears, red mane, red eyes As an adult: Muscular, lustrous red mane, red eyes

Occupation King of the Pride Lands
Affiliations Good
Goal To become the King of the Pride Lands (as a cub, succeeded as an adult)

To protect the Pride Lands (after defeating Scar) To keep Kiara protected and safe from danger (in the sequel) To support Kion with his duties (in The Lion Guard)

Home Pride Rock, Pride Lands
Relatives Mufasa (father; deceased)

Sarabi (mother) Scar (uncle; deceased) Timon and Pumbaa (paternal guardians) Bunga (adoptive brother) Nala (mate) Kiara (daughter) Mufasa (father; deceased) Sarabi (mother) Scar (uncle; deceased) Timon and Pumbaa (paternal guardians) Bunga (adoptive brother) Nala (mate) Kiara (daughter) Kion (son) Kopa (son) Kovu (son-in-law) Sarafina (mother-in-law) Nala's Father (father-in-law) Mohatu (great-grandfather; deceased) Ahadi (grandfather; deceased) Uru (grandmother; deceased)

Allies Timon, Pumbaa, Bunga, Beshte, Fuli, Ono, Pride Landers, Makuu, Ma, Uncle Max, Vitani, Kovu, Outsiders, Tiifu, Rafiki, Zazu, Zuri, Mbeya, Ma Tembo, Vuruga Vuruga, Twiga, Bupu
Enemies Scar, (arch nemesis) Shenzi Banzai and Ed, Zira, Nuka, Kovu, (formerly) Vitani, (formerly Reirei, Dogo, Goigoi, Kiburi
Likes Kingship, going on adventures, his father Mufasa, his mother Sarabi, Nala, playing with Nala, daydreaming about being king, teasing Zazu, eating bugs, hanging with Timon and Pumbaa, peace within the Pride Lands, Ma Tembo, Hakuna Matata, Kiara's safety, Kion and the Lion Guard protecting the Pride Lands, having friends, being appreciated, his family and friends, fun, hot tubs, sleeping
Dislikes The idea of marrying Nala (as a cub), Scar's lies and betrayal, Scar letting the hyenas take over the Pride Lands, being treated like a cub, being groomed, disappointing his father, danger, family threats, threats to the kingdom, hyenas disturbing the peace, problems, too much responsibility, his family and friends in danger, Zira taking his entire kingdom by force, Nuka scratching him by the ankle, Outsiders disrespecting the Circle of Life (formerly), Kovu threatening to get rid of him (formerly), Janja and his clan causing a lot of trouble, Kiburi and his float getting even with him, Reirei and the jackals bullying the Pridelanders, Sumu having a discourteous attitude, being stung on his tail, his father’s death
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Simba is the main protagonist of The Lion King. His uncle Scar convinces him that he was the reason his father died. He runs away and finds Timon and Pumbaa and grows up. His childhood friend Nala finds him and he eventually comes back to reclaim Pride Rock from his uncle.

Jason Raize plays Simba while Scott Irby-Ranniar plays young Simba in the original Broadway cast of The Lion King.


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