Erik Bauersfeld, the actor best known for providing the voice of Admiral Ackbar in the original "Star Wars" franchise, died Sunday at age 93. Tom voiced Jedi master Yoda in the Star Wars animated series The Clone Wars, and he took over the role of Admiral Ackbar from late actor Erik Bauersfeld for 2017 movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi. His most notable role was providing the voices of Admiral Ackbar and Bib Fortuna in the third film of the original Star Wars trilogy , Return of the Jedi (1983), [1] the former of which he subsequently reprised in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Admiral Ackbar pauses before delivering his immortal line: "It's a trap!" Shows: Robot Chicken, Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III. He was an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), A.I. He also played Odin (the father of Thor and Loki) in the video game adaption of Thor as well as the Disneyland attraction: Thor: Treasures of Asgard, taking over the role from Anthony Hopkins from the film. Erik Bauersfeld (June 28, 1922 – April 3, 2016) was an American radio dramatist and voice actor. Erik Bauersfeld, who voiced Admiral Ackbar and Bib Fortuna in the Star Wars saga, died at his home in Berkeley, Calif. on Sunday. Tom Kane (voice of Professor Utonium in The Powerpuff Girls, Yoda, Admiral Ackbar, and the narrator for The Clone Wars, and Lord Monkey … Erik Bauersfeld, voice of Star Wars’ Admiral Ackbar, dies at 93 Erik Bauersfeld, who voiced aliens Admiral Ackbar and Bib Fortuna for “Return of the Jedi,” pictured in 2011. "He died in his home early Sunday morning April 3, … 6. Erik Bauersfeld, the actor who voiced Admiral Ackbar, died on Sunday at age 93, according to the agency that represented him. Naked Guard. Erik Bauersfeld, a famed radio producer and voice of Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar, has passed away at the age of 93. It became two voices, Admiral Ackbar and Bib Fortuna.” Jul 11, 2012 - Why is this character a perpetual favorite from Jedi? … SEE ALL Shows » TRENDING THIS WEEK. Tanjiro Kamado. In the comic, Ackbar was portrayed as the … Erik Bauersfeld, who provided Admiral Ackbar's voice in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "Return of the Jedi," was 93. SHOW COMMENTS (0) FRANCHISE RELATED. Kane made his debut in the Star Wars film saga as the voice of Admiral Ackbar in 2017's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, taking over the role from the late Erik Bauersfeld. 0. Erik Bauersfeld was born on June 28, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Bauersfeld voiced two minor roles in 1983's Return Of The Jedi, providing the voice of … Breckin Meyer. SEE … Famous for the line, "It's a trap! Yuzuru Fujimoto. Credit: Twitter "Actor Erik Bauersfeld, known by Star Wars fans around globe as the voice of Admiral Ackbar… H is death also drew an outpouring of tributes on social media. Due to this, he may have to retire from voice acting. Yu Nishinoya. Erik Bauersfeld, 90 years old, performed the voices of Admiral Ackbar and Bib Fortuna in \"Return of the Jedi.\" He's still never seen the original \"Star Wars,\" and the recording was a very small job in his respected broadcasting career. As the foundational classic films and film franchises that defined a generation of fans continue to … Number of Comparisons: 8 Franchise: Star Wars A veteran Mon Calamari commander, Ackbar led the defense of his homeworld, Mon Cala, during the Clone Wars and then masterminded the rebel attack on the second Death Star at the Battle of Endor. Admiral Gial Ackbar is a character in the Star Wars universe. [6][7][8], On December 30, 2020, it was reported that Kane suffered a stroke in November which left him with right-sided weakness and damage to his speech, writing, and reading capabilities. Close • Posted by 19 minutes ago. Shows: Star Wars: Clone Wars, Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace, Star Wars: Droids - The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO. Comment. 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Admiral Ackbar speaks: The Erik Bauersfeld interview - YouTube Published by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, the strip ran in newspapers across the United States from November 1982 to January 1983. Voice actor Erik Bauersfeld, who uttered those words, has died. Kane is also a prominent video game voice actor, appearing in numerous titles - from bit parts, to major roles such as Gandalf, Professor X and lead characters in many Star Wars games like Star Wars: The Force Unleashed as Imperial Captain Ozzik Sturn, Lobot and Kento Marek (the father of Sam Witwer's Galen Marek) thanks to ILM's motion capture technology. Erik Bauersfeld, the actor who gave the voice to beloved Star Wars character Admiral Ackbar, has died at aged 93, his management office confirmed … [5] He had experience in voicing the character on several occasions for video games in the franchise prior to the film's release. “The voice work I did in movies was accidental, I was working with [Oscar-winning sound designer] Randy Thom on radio dramas at his technical quarters at Lucasfilm. Tom Kane (born April 15, 1962)[1] is an American voice actor and announcer, known for his work in animations and video games. T he performer died at his home in Berkeley, California, on Sunday. 4. By Bob Chipman Apr 04, 2016. We remember the man and his work. 2. ", Ackbar first appeared in Star Wars: Episode VI- Return of the Jedi in 1983 and was voiced by Erik Bauersfeld. The voice actor behind Admiral Ackbar says he was unhappy with Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Laura Dern's character Vice Admiral Holdo. Though … Voice … Kane is a single father and has one daughter, named Sam. Admiral Ackbar Comparison of the voice actors who have been the voice of Admiral Ackbar with sound clips and images. A member of the amphibious Mon Calamari species, Gial was the foremost military commander of the Alliance Fleet who led major combat operations against the Galactic Empire and was later integral in the formation of the New Republic. Gial played a supporting role in the 1983 film,Return of the Jedi, and later became a … Artificial Intelligence (2001) and Crimson Peak (2015). Sad news for Star Wars fans today arrives as Erik Bauersfeld, the voice of Admiral Ackbar, has passed away at 93. However, before the May 1983 debut of that film, the character made his first chronological appearance in the Star Wars newspaper comic strip by Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson. Actor. On April 13, 2012, Kane took over for Joe Hursh as the voice of the Walt Disney World Monorail System. Kane is known for his animation work. Shows: Lego Star Wars: All-Stars, The Star Wars Holiday Special, Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles. Kane made his debut in the Star Wars film saga as the voice of Admiral Ackbar in 2017's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, taking over the role from the late Erik Bauersfeld. He was 93. Admiral Ackbar was best known for his appearance in the film Return of the Jedi, the final entry in the original Star Wars trilogy. He has voiced Oxnard Montalvo in The Angry Beavers and the chimpanzee sidekick Darwin in The Wild Thornberrys.[2]. 1. Bauersfeld returned in 2015 to voice Ackbar for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but … Erik Bauersfeld, Star Wars fans know the voice of Admiral Ackbar, has died." In addition, he has been the announcer for the AFI Life Achievement Award show twice, as well as the 78th, 80th, 83rd, and 84th Academy Awards. Notable roles include Jedi Master Yoda and Admiral Yularen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars feature film and TV series, The Chancellor in 9, Magneto in Wolverine and the X-Men and Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, Ultron in Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Mr. Herriman in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Lord Monkey Fist on Kim Possible, Professor Utonium and HIM in The Powerpuff Girls. Share Share Tweet Email. Tom Kane (voice of Professor Utonium in The Powerpuff Girls, Yoda, Admiral Ackbar, and the narrator for The Clone Wars, and Lord Monkey Fist in Kim Possible) has suffered a stroke. [3][4] In 2013, he took over as the announcer of The Eric Andre Show, replacing Gary Anthony Williams. SEE ALL Shows » Movies: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Force … Admiral Ackbar wasn’t the only Star Wars character that Bauersfeld provided a voice for. 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