Kenny Baker


1934-2016. Birmingham, England

  • Began his entertainment career as part of a circus troupe in 1950.
  • Formed a performance duo with actor Jack Purvis that lasted until both men were cast in Star Wars (1977).
  • Played droid R2-D2 in the first six of the Star Wars films; was the only actor aside from Anthony Daniels, who played C-3PO, to appear in all six films.