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Kenny Baker

Biography

British isles actor who played out R2-D2 within the Superstar Wars films. He also performed Paploo, an Ewok who steals a speeder bicycle, in Return from the Jedi. He visited a boarding college as a kid and wished to possess a profession as an engraver like his dad. In ’09 2009, he released a biography entitled From Tiny Acorns: The Kenny Baker Tale. He was wedded to Eileen Baker from 1970 until her loss of life in 1993. Neither of the two children have got dwarfism. He starred in George Lucas’ well-known film series, Superstar Wars.

Quick Facts


Full Name Kenny Baker
Date Of Birth August 24, 1934
Died August 13, 2016, Preston, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Birmingham, England
Height 1.12 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Magdalen College, Oxford
Nationality British
Spouse Eileen Baker
Children Kevin Baker, Christopher Baker
Movies Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Time Bandits, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, The Elephant Man, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Amadeus, Star Wars Holiday Special, Mona Lisa, Circus of Horrors, The Making of Star Wars, Sleeping Beauty, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Goldwyn Follies, Stage Door Canteen, U.F.O., R2-D2: Beneath the Dome, Return of the Ewok, Back2Hell
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#Fact
1(1997-) Tours as a one man stand-up comedy show called "Kenny Baker".
2He now lives in Ashton, Preston in the north west of England. [January 2005]
3Children with Eileen Baker did not inherit their parents' dwarfism.
4He and Anthony Daniels are the only actors to have a role in all six Star Wars movies.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When the Devil Rides Outpost-production
One Night at the Aristo2013ShortThe Bartender (voice)
Casualty1992-2007TV SeriesCharles Isaac / Archie
The Battersea Ripper2006
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005R2-D2
Swiss Toni2003TV SeriesGuyler
The Cage2002ShortMerlin
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones2002R2-D2
24 Hour Party People2002Zookeeper (uncredited)
Boobs in the Wood1999VideoBruce the convict
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace1999R2-D2
The King and I1999Captain Orton (voice, as Ken Baker)
U.F.O.1993Casanova
Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie1990TV SeriesInvisible Demon
Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader1989TV SeriesDufflepud
Willow1988Nelwyn Band Member (uncredited)
Sleeping Beauty1987Elf
Star Tours1987ShortR2-D2 (uncredited)
Labyrinth1986Goblin Corps
Mona Lisa1986Brighton Busker
Der Rosenkavalier1985TV MovieBaron Och's Retinue
Amadeus1984Parody Commendatore
The Adventure Game1984TV SeriesHRH The Rangdo of Arg
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi1983R2-D2 Paploo
Ivanhoe1982TV MovieJester (uncredited)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame1982TV MoviePick Pocket
The Goodies1980-1981TV SeriesDwarf / EB-GB
Time Bandits1981Fidgit
Star Wars Underoos1980ShortR2-D2
The Elephant Man1980Plumed Dwarf
Flash Gordon1980Dwarf
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back1980R2-D2
The Muppet Show1980TV SeriesR2-D2
Wombling Free1978Bungo
The Star Wars Holiday Special1978TV MovieR2-D2 (as R2-D2)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope1977R2-D2
Dave Allen at Large1975TV SeriesSalesman
Man of the World1962TV SeriesThe Croat
Circus of Horrors1960Dwarf (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
3-2-11987TV Series performer - 1 episode
Time Bandits1981performer: "Me And My Shadow"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Adventure Game1980TV Series animatronics operator: The Rangdo of Arg - 1980

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Star Wars Show2016TV Series short in loving memory of - 1 episode
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy2004Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am Your Father2015DocumentaryHimself
The Real History of Science Fiction2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Sky Midnight News2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The Podge and Rodge Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Bring Back... Star Wars2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Greatest Ever Blockbuster Movies2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jeopardy!2005TV SeriesHimself / R2-D2
The Paul O'Grady Show2005TV SeriesHimself
'Star Wars': Feel the Force2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
GMTV2005TV SeriesHimself
The Ultimate Film2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
When Star Wars Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ultimate Sci-Fi Top 102004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy2004Video documentaryHimself - 'R2-D2'
Dwarves in Showbiz2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace - Webisodes2001Video documentaryHimself
The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story1999Video documentaryHimself
This Morning1999TV SeriesHimself
Light Lunch1998TV SeriesHimself
Going Live!1989TV SeriesHimself
3-2-11987TV SeriesHimself - Guest Star
Inside the Labyrinth1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
Donald Duck's 50th Birthday1984TV Special shortR2-D2
Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi1983TV Movie documentaryHimself R2D2 Paploo
The 1980 Sci-Fi Awards1980TV SpecialHimself (as R2D2)
The Making of 'Star Wars'1977TV Movie documentaryHost - R2-D2 (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Star Wars Show2016TV Series shortHimself
America's Book of Secrets2013TV SeriesR2D2
Tracks2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Prophets of Science Fiction2012TV Series documentaryR2-D2
20 to 12010TV Series documentaryR2-D2
A New Chapter: The Story of 'The Force Unleashed'2008Video documentary shortR2-D2
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesR2-D2
El imperio de los fans2006TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Directors2000TV Series documentaryFidgit
Muppet Babies1987TV SeriesR2-D2

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#Trademark
1Best known as R2D2 from the Star Wars films
2Thick English accent
3Short stature

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