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Friday, October 28, 2005

Actor Updates!

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker - OT) is voicing a character in Toonami's upcoming IGPX - the series will premiere on November 5, on the Cartoon Network.

~~Don Francks (voice of Boba Fett in the SW Holiday Special) has a new film coming out called Lie With Me, he plays David's ailing father.

~~Bai Ling (Senator Banu Breemu in ROTS) will be making her singing appearance on VH1's But Can They Sing? this Sunday, October 30, 2005. She will be singing Madonna's "Like a Virgin."

~~Gerald Home (Tessek-Squid Head and Mon Calamari Officer/Controller/Aide - ROTJ) has been busy with a pop video, The Word (program that encourages children to read) and you can see him in a commercial for Dutch Railways!
He's got a few photos of the shoot at his official site.

~~Rena Owen (Taun We - AOTC; Senator Nee Alavar - ROTS) has two new films on the horizon, The Horrible Flowers (Linda) and Pledge of Allegiance (Maria).

~~James Earl Jones (voice of Darth Vader) is the narrator for a CD called, The American Christmas Carol It will be available on QVC in November.The recording is based on a special program for PBS also called, The American Christmas. It will air to a select audience in Dallas, TX in December of this year, but will not be nationally broadcast until 2007.

~~You'll be able to check out John Lithgow (voice of Yoda in the Radio Dramas) in a new commercial for Campbell's Select (soup) airing nationally this fall and winter.

~~David Warner (voice Grand General Brashin in Star Wars: Force Commander) is featured on a new CD called The Essential Shakespeare Live. It is a rare opportunity to hear many great performances from the Royal Shakespeare Company (Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK) from the last 40 years, previously it was only possible to hear these recordings by visiting the British Library. Mr. Warner's performance as the title role in Hamlet~1966 is included.

~~Adrian Dunbar (the unused Bail Antilles in AOTC) is starring in BBC TV's Kidnapped as Uncle Ebenezer.

~~Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi - PT) won the theatre Best Actor award for Guys and Dolls. He will leave the production in November.

~~Diahann Carroll (Mermeia the Holographic wow - SW Holiday Special) was interviewed for the Academy of Television. This interview, which comes in 8 parts, is part of a long list of interviews recorded by the Academy to chronicle TV history in front of and behind the camera. Google and the Academy teamed up and have set a precedent by allowing users free access to all of these incredible interviews.

*NOTE Michael J. Fox (Spin City, Back to the Future), Alan Alda (M*A*S*H, West Wing), Joseph Barbera (of Hanna/Barbera fame), Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie), Dick Van Dyke (Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Poppins), William Shatner (Star Trek), Fess Parker (Daniel Boone/Davy Crockett..for those of you who remember), Jonathan Winters (Mork & Mindy), Julia Childs (TV chef)...just to name a few. Each interview part is about 20 - 30 minutes long and there are generally 4-8 parts to each interview and about 75 interviewees. That's about 225 hours of viewing. Astonishing.

~~The passing away of several actors connected with Star Wars this month:
William Hootkins (Red 6, Jek Porkins - ANH)
Charles Rocket (voice of Nym in Star Wars Starfighter and Jedi Starfighter)
Long John Baldry (voiced background characters from the Ewoks series)
Hamilton Camp (voiced Rune Haako in Galactic Battlegrounds)

~~Newly added to the Star Wars Actors Database:
Emily Berry
Richard Donat
Kelly Hu
Nicky Katt
Dylan Lewis
Mardji the Elephant
Joe Matheson
Diane Polley
Tarik the Bear


See you next time.



Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

Rive Caedo
Rive's Uncharted Settlements

date Posted: Oct 28, 2005 11:13 PM
The bear that did many of the Wookiee sounds had a name? Who knew!

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

Life, the Star Wars Universe and Everything

date Posted: Oct 29, 2005 3:19 PM
Yes, he did. I accidentally ran across that information yesterday or the day before.

There was a raccoon involved as well somewhere along the way which happened to belong to Mark Dodson (voice of Salacious Crumb), I think that was for Salacious though. I can't remember if Mark mentioned his raccoon's name...I think he did. I'll have to go through my stuff again to see.

LOL Guess I'd have to add him too.


Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

Life, the Star Wars Universe and Everything

date Posted: Oct 29, 2005 3:23 PM
Ok, her name was Mabel. But...her voice was used for part of the sounds for E.T. not Salacious Crumb...that was all Mark.