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Kenny Baker with R2-D2

Kenny Baker (1934-2016) was an actor best known for playing R2-D2 in the first six Star Wars films. Although R2 made several Muppet related appearances, Baker did not perform the character: "On the few times that there was a Star Wars special they would use the three legged R2, like on The Muppet Show."[1]

However, Baker did work with Jim Henson, as a member of the goblin corps in Labyrinth. His other films include Time Bandits, The Elephant Man, and Amadeus.


  1. "Interview with Kenny Baker" by T-bone, July 25, 2000

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