The Voice of Ackbar

I’m often as interested in the people behind big, iconic productions such as Star Wars as I am the movies themselves. Star Wars may have been George Lucas’ baby, but so many people had a hand in raising the child to maturity. So to find this little bit of trivia fascinates me. Here’s a portion of an interview with Erik Bauersfeld, who voiced Admiral Ackbar and Bib Fortuna in Return of the Jedi.

There are a few iconic lines in Star Wars, but probably the most famous to come from a secondary character is Admiral Ackbar’s “It’s a trap!” I probably hear someone quoting or referencing it at least once a day (maybe I need new friends?). It’s kinda cool to finally “meet” the man behind it.

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