Erik Bauersfeld, the voice of iconic “Star Wars” character Admiral Ackbar, has passed away at the age of 93. The actor and accomplished radio dramatist died Sunday morning at his home in Berkeley.
Tim Rose physically played the character in both “Return of the Jedi” and the recent “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” but Bauersfeld provided the voice in both movies along with the voice of the character Bib Fortuna in “Return of the Jedi”.
His career also included other films such as the voice of Gardener in Steven Spielberg’s “A.I.: Artificial Intelligence” and several unspecified voices for Guillermo del Toro’s “Crimson Peak”.