'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Turns 28! All the Actors Behind Your Favorite Voices in the Movie

Twenty-eight years after Tim Burton produced the film, it's still considered a Halloween classic 

01 of 09

Chris Sarandon as Jack Skellington

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Jack Skellington, known as the "Pumpkin King" of Halloween Town, was brought to life by actor Chris Sarandon for his speaking voice, and composer Danny Elfman for his singing voice.

02 of 09

Catherine O'Hara as Sally

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Catherine O'Hara portrayed Sally, a rag doll creation of Dr. Finkelstein, and Jack's love interest. Sally uses poisons to liberate herself from Finkelstein's captivity and has psychic powers that warn her about bad things to come. O'Hara also starred in Beetlejuice, another Burton film.

03 of 09

Ken Page as Oogie Boogie

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Ken Page voices the villainous bogeyman of Halloween Town with a passion for gambling.

04 of 09

Glenn Shadix as The Mayor of Halloween Town

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Shadix plays the Mayor of Halloween Town with wild mood wings that cause his head to spin between his "happy" and "sad" faces. Shadix also worked with Burton on Beetlejuice.

05 of 09

William Hickey as Dr. Finkelstein

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Hickey voices the mad scientist and creator of Sally in a role reminiscent of Dr. Frankenstein, the original creator of the monster in the horror classic.

06 of 09

Paul Reubens as Lock

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Voiced by Paul Reubens, Lock is part of Oogie Boogie's henchmen alongside Shock and Barrel. Reubens starred in Burton's Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985).

07 of 09

Catherine O'Hara as Shock

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O'Hara also voices Shock, one of the trick-or-treaters working for Oogie Boogie. Shock, along with friends Lock and Barrel, loves to make trouble.

08 of 09

Danny Elfman as Barrel

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Elfman also pulled double duty voicing Barrel, the final member of Oogie Boogie's henchmen alongside Lock and Shock.

09 of 09

Joe Ranft as Igor

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Dr. Finkelstein's assistant, Igor, is a clear homage to Frankenstein — but this version loves dog treats as a reward for a good job from his master.

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