[1] Ford Riley is the executive producer, developer, and writer of The Lion Guard and The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar. He is also the voice of Big Baboon, a duck from Ono's Idol, a tickbird from Ono the Tickbird, a crocodile from Let Sleeping Crocs Lie and Male Skink in Swept Away.

Early Life

Riley studied theater and film in Tisch School of Arts, and eventually graduated there. He has two kids, one of whom inspired The Lion Guard by playing super hero games with his friends.


He has worked as an executive producer, writer, and lyricist on many Disney shows, including The Land Before Time, Special Agent Oso, and Timon & Pumbaa.[2]




  • His favorite character in The Lion Guard of the Guard themselves is a tie between Kion and Bunga.
  • His favorite song in The Lion Guard is Zuka Zama.[3]



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