Characters / Spaceballs


Lone Starr

Played by: Bill Pullman

The main protagonist. He's is a parody of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo.


Played by: John Candy

Lone Starr's sidekick. He's a mawg; a half-man, half-dognote . He's a parody of Chewbacca (except he is able to communicate in English).

Princess Vespa

Played by: Daphne Zuniga

A spoiled princess who is kidnapped by Dark Helmet. She is a parody of Princess Leia.

Dot Matrix

Played by: Joan Rivers

Princess Vespa's robot. She is a parody of C-3PO.

Dark Helmet

Played by: Rick Moranis

The main antagonist, and the best thing of the entire movie, period. He's a parody of Darth Vader.

Colonel Sandurz

Played by: George Wyner

President Skroob

Played by: Mel Brooks

The president of Planet Spaceball.


Played by: Mel Brooks

A creature who teaches Lone Starr the way of "The Schwartz." He is a parody of Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

King Roland

Played by: Dick Van Patten

The King of Druidia and father of Princess Vespa.

Pizza The Hutt

Played by: Dom DeLuise

A space gangster. Part man, part pizza. He is a parody of Jabba The Hutt.


Played by: Rudy De Luca

Pizza's right hand man.

Prince Valium

Played by:Jim J. Bullock

The last prince left in the galaxy, and Princess Vespa's intended groom. He's a narcoleptic who doesn't talk much, mostly because he ends up just yawning instead.