Kenny Baker (I) (1934–2016)


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Kenny Baker was born on August 24, 1934 in Birmingham, England. He is known for Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), Time Bandits (1981) and The Elephant Man (1980). He was married to Eileen Baker. He died on August 13, 2016 in Preston, Lancashire, England. See full bio »

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 2013 One Night at the Aristo (Short)
The Bartender (voice)
 1992-2007 Casualty (TV Series)
Charles Isaac / Archie
- The Miracle on Harry's Last Shift (2007) ... Charles Isaac
- Act of Faith (1992) ... Archie
 2003 Swiss Toni (TV Series)
Guyler
- Cars Don't Make You Fat (2003) ... Guyler
 2002 The Cage (Short)
Merlin
 2002 24 Hour Party People
Zookeeper (uncredited)
 1999 Boobs in the Wood (Video)
Bruce the Convict
 1999 The King and I
Captain Orton (voice, as Ken Baker)
 1994/II Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie)
Baron Och's Retinue
 1993 U.F.O.
Casanova
 1991 The Little and Large Show (TV Series)
- Episode #11.2 (1991)
- Episode #11.1 (1991)
 1990 The Man from Auntie (TV Series)
Invisible Demon
- Episode #1.5 (1990) ... Invisible Demon
 1989 Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader (TV Series)
Dufflepud
- Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Part 3 (1989) ... Dufflepud
- Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Part 2 (1989) ... Dufflepud
- Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Part 1 (1989) ... Dufflepud
 1988 Willow
Nelwyn Band Member (uncredited)
 1987 Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (TV Movie)
Burlesque Artist (part 3) (uncredited)
 1987 Sleeping Beauty
Elf
 1987 Star Tours (Short)
R2-D2 (uncredited)
 1986 Labyrinth
Goblin Corps
 1986 Mona Lisa
Brighton Busker
 1984 Amadeus
Parody Commendatore
 1984 The Adventure Game (TV Series)
A Highly Trained Aspidistra
- Episode #3.6 (1984) ... A Highly Trained Aspidistra
- Episode #3.5 (1984) ... A Highly Trained Aspidistra
- Episode #3.4 (1984) ... A Highly Trained Aspidistra
- Episode #3.3 (1984) ... A Highly Trained Aspidistra
- Episode #3.2 (1984) ... A Highly Trained Aspidistra
 1982 Ivanhoe (TV Movie)
Jester (uncredited)
 1982 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Movie)
Pick Pocket
 1980-1981 The Goodies (TV Series)
Dwarf / EB-GB
- Special: Snow White 2 (1981) ... Dwarf
- U-Friend or UFO (1980) ... EB-GB (uncredited)
 1981 Time Bandits
Fidgit
 1980 The Elephant Man
Plumed Dwarf
 1980 Cooper's Half Hour (TV Series)
Man at Buffet
- 5 (1980) ... Man at Buffet
 1980 Flash Gordon
Dwarf
 1980 Not the Nine O'Clock News (TV Series)
Boxer on the Television
- The Outrageously Expensive Not The Nine O'Clock News (1980) ... Boxer on the Television (uncredited)
 1978 Wombling Free
Bungo
 1977 Star Wars
R2-D2
 1966 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (TV Movie)
Dopey
 1962 Man of the World (TV Series)
The Croat
- Specialist for the Kill (1962) ... The Croat (as Ken Baker)
 1961 The Avengers (TV Series)
Circus Clown
- Girl on the Trapeze (1961) ... Circus Clown (uncredited)
 1960 Circus of Horrors
Dwarf (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Ken Baker | R2D2

Height:

3' 8" (1.12 m)

Spouse:

Eileen Baker  (her death)  (2 children)

Children:

Baker, Kenny | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I started out Ice skating with 'Holiday On Ice' and just got offered the part of R2 by chance. See more »

Trivia:

He has appeared in four films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, & Amadeus. See more »

Trademark:

Best known as R2D2 from the Star Wars films

Star Sign:

Virgo

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