Entertainment IT'S A WRAP! RIP Admiral Ackbar dead at 93

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  1. chapped

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    Erik Bauersfeld, Admiral Ackbar Voice Actor in 'Star Wars' Films, Dies at 93


    Erik Bauersfeld, who memorably voiced the Rebellion's Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jediand Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has died. He was 93.

    The voice actor and radio drama producer passed away on Sunday morning at his home in Berkeley, Calif., his manager, Derek Maki, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

    In the 1983 space opera, Bauersfeld voiced Ackbar— delivering the iconic line, "It's a trap!" — when the fate of the alliance looks grim during the Death Star fleet attack.

    He also voiced Jabba the Hutt's staffer Bib Fortuna in the same film. He returned to voice Ackbar in last year's J.J. Abrams-directed blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

    Bauersfeld's other roles include voice work in last year's Guillermo Del Toro film Crimson Peak and Steven Spielberg's 2001 film A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

    "The voice work I did in movies was accidental,"wrote Bauersfeld on the website for his non-profit, Bay Area Radio Drama. "I was working with Randy Thom on radio dramas at his technical quarters at Lucasfilm. One day Ben Burtt, sound designer forStar Wars, came by and asked if I would audition for a voice in the movie."

    He is also credited with voiceover work for the Ackbar character in Star Wars: X-Wing, a 1993 flight simulator video game.
     
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    Good night, funnyman!
     
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    He died doing what he loved

    Repelling fire power of that magnitude!
     
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    And made it out unscathed - without Howard asking him his cock size and how much his net worth is.
     
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    In case you were wondering.

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    Wasn't
     
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    Who?
     
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    You rebel scum
     
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    So Admiral....... Didn't you get an erection during that hot smashing scene ?
    It reminds me of when I was doing my movie ........ $$$$$$$$$
     
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    That really makes you think.....

    Is there a better gig in the world than being a voice actor. I mean you can literally "call it in".

    Too bad I already found my calling. If not I'd be straight off to voice school.

    As far as Mr. Bauersfeld, my wishes go out to his family and friends. It sounds like he had a really solid and successful life. And a very long one at that. Good for him. He sounds like a hard working, good guy. I wish him well.
     
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    Will the academy remember him...unlike abe vigoda
     
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    That was bullshit
     
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    R.I.P. Fishy man. :rip:
     
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    that blast came from the death star

     
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    RIP Admiral
     
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    Howard was just about to write him a note when Beth came down to tell him the bad news.
     
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