Monday, December 19, 2005

It's All Relative!

A Family Affair, All in the Family, Family Ties...you get the picture.

We've the Skywalker and other character family lines from the saga and EU over the years. So, I thought it would be interesting, for a moment, to take a brief look at the family ties that pepper the saga's other side, reality.
There may be more but these are the ones I know of at this point.

Behold! A fractured but alphabetical genealogical Star Wars list!

Baker, Kenny - R2-D2 (ALL)
*Baker, Eileen - Ewok (ROTJ)
Husband and wife until her passing.

Bell, Bobby -Ewok (Logray the Ewok Mystic - Ewok Adventures)
Bell, Patty - Ewok (ROTJ)

Bennett, Alan - Ewok (ROTJ)
Bennett, Sarah - Ewok (ROTJ)Both in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Watts, Robert - Lt. Watts (AT-ST Driver) (ROTJ)
Bulloch, Jeremy - Boba Fett (ESB, ROTJ)Half brothers.
They were both in, or worked on, ESB and ROTJ.

Burroughs, Peter (Ewok - ROTJ)
Davis, Warwick (Ewok - ROTJ)
Father-in-law and Son-in-law - Mr. Davis married Mr. Burrough's daughter, they also co-founded Willow Management for little people

Coppen, Leanne - Ewok (Baby Nipett) EA, Windla (E)
Coppen, Willie - Ewok (ROTJ)

Coppola, Roman - Senate Guard Naboo (TPM)
Coppola, Sophia - Saché (TPM)
Brother and sister and children of Francis Ford Coppola

Cottrell, Michaela - Even Piell (TPM)
Cottrell, Mike - Ewok Warrior (ROTJ)

Davis, Warwick (Ewok - ROTJ)
Davis, Kim (Ewok - ROTJ)Brother and Sister

Edgerton, Joel - Owen Lars (young) (PT)
Edgerton, Nash - stunts (Obi-Wan stand-in) (AOTC, ROTS)Brothers. They've collaborated on several projects together outside of Star Wars, they have their own production company and quite a few indie films under their belts. They are also producing their first feature length film in the upcoming year.

Fondacaro, Phil - Ewok (ROTJ)
Fondacaro, Sal - Ewok (ROTJ)Brothers. Both started in the entertainment field in Under The Rainbow with Carrie Fisher

Francks, Don - Boba Fett (voice) SWHS cartoon, Umwak, Dulok Shaman (1985-1986 Ewoks), and voices on Droids.
Summer, Cree - Princess Kneesaa (Ewoks - TV), Luminara Unduli (Clone Wars)
Father and Daughter.

Glover, Julian (General Veers - ESB)
Glover, Jamie (General Veers/Imperial Officer 1/Sadistic Moff - Battlefront II)
Father and son.
*Yes, you are reading that right. Son plays his father's role in the video game version, coinkeedink? I think not.
*Though they've never been in the same film production they have had some interesting similarities...more so than others on this list.
*Julian played a role in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Jamie played a role in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones.
*Julian played in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Jamie played a voice role in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
*They've both played roles in Cadfael and in Holby City though in different episodes.
*They've starred in an audio play, Henry IV, together

Green, Lars - Ewok (ROTJ)
Green, Lydia - Ewok (ROTJ)

Mark Hamill - Luke Skywalker (OT)
Nathan Hamill - Podrace Spectator/Naboo Palace Guard (Rehtul Minnau) (TPM)
Father and son

Nifa Hindes - Ann Gella (Twi'lek twins - TPM)
Nishan Hindes - Tann Gella (Twi'lek twins - TPM)
Sisters. ...they laugh alike, they walk alike, at times they even talk alike. These gorgeous gals have been working as models together for several years.

Jesse Jensen - Saesee Tiin (AOTC)
Zac Jensen - Kit Fisto (AOTC)
Brothers and Jedi masters

Richard Jones - Ewok (ROTJ)
Trevor Jones - Ewok (ROTJ)

John Knoll - Opera Guest/Fireship Pilot (ROTS)
Alex Knoll - J. K. Burtola (AOTC)Father and son.
One proud father of a Jedi padawan

Kunga Jr., Lama - Ewok voices (ROTJ)
*Kunga the Elder, Lama - Ewok voices (ROTJ)Father and son. I wonder if they ever really knew how big the saga was.

Lawson, Denis - Wedge Antilles (OT)
McGregor, Ewan - Young Obi-Wan Kenobi (PT)Uncle and Nephew. Have worked in several stage productions together, the most noted is Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs in which Lawson directed McGregor. Wedge had no idea that his nephew was actually older than he was.

Lloyd, Jake - Young Anakin Skywalker (TPM)
Lloyd, Madison - Princess Ellie (TPM)
Brother and sister.

George Lucas - The one and only Flanneled One and Baron Papanoida (ROTS)
Amanda Lucas - Terr Tenneel (ROTS)
Katie Lucas - Lunae Minx - Purple Twi'lek at Night Club (AOTC), (voice) Tey How (as 'Tyger') (TPM), Senator Chi Eekway (ROTS)
Jett Lucas - Young Padawan at Jedi Archives (AOTC), Zett Jucassa (ROTS)
Father and children

Rick McCallum - Stormtrooper (ANHse), Naboo Courier (TPM)
Mousy McCallum - Bené (ROTS)
Father and daughter. Daughter hopes to follow in father's footsteps.

*Jack Purvis - Chief Jawa (ANH), Chief Ugnaught (ESB), Teebo/EG-6/EG-4 (ROTJ)
Katie Purvis - Ewok Mother (ROTJ)
Father and daughter.

Read, Carol - Ewok (ROTJ)
Read, Nicholas 'Nicky' - Ewok (ROTJ)

Staddon, Gerald - Ewok (ROTJ)
Staddon, Josephine - Ewok (ROTJ)
Husband and wife.

Sylla, John - Stormtrooper (voice), background Cantina voices (ANH)
Sylla, Tom - Stormtrooper (voice), Massassi Temple announcer (ANH), Battle Droid (TPM)Brothers. Hm, was there a spy at the temple?

Taylor, Benedict Sean - Fighter Pilot Bravo 2 (TPM)
Taylor, Femi - Oola (ROTJ)
Brother and sister. When Lucasfilm was adding the extra scenes to the OT for the DVD release they were also in the middle of filming TPM. One of the fighter pilot actors, Benedict Taylor, mentioned that his sister had been in ROTJ years earlier. When they asked who it was and found out it was Femi Taylor they were quick to get in touch with her. What was more amazing was what wonderful shape Femi was in. It is near impossible to tell the old scenes from the new based on Femi alone.

*have passed on.

Know any more family ties?
Any other family stories?
Let me know!
Enjoy!
LM

3 comments:

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

Son of a Bith
The Cantina Corner

date Posted: Dec 19, 2005 9:50 PM
Whoa. I knew about Denis and Ewan, but not the others. Thanks!

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

Darth Rex0
So be it....

date Posted: Dec 20, 2005 5:37 AM
I just want to take this opportunity and thank you for your work at Nerherders, it is truly amazing and a great resource for us fans. Thanks again.

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

cestus183

date Posted: Dec 20, 2005 8:16 PM
Mark Hamill - Luke Skywalker (OT)
Nathan Hamill - Podrace Spectator/Naboo Palace Guard (Rehtul Minnau) (TPM)
Wow. thanks for clearing THAT up, I've seen the Podrace spectator and my bros & I have always thought Mark had come for a cameo...They do look A LOT alike...
And except for Ewan and Denis, I didn't know any of the others... Thanks!