By Cecilia Sarantopoulos
In the expansive world of voice acting, Emmy and Annie nominated actor Dee Bradley Baker stands as a titan, his talent reverberating through iconic characters. He provides the voices for members of titular clone troopers in Star Wars: The Bad Batch—the third and final season of which began streaming on Disney+ on Wednesday—but beyond that galaxy far, far way, he’s done it all, from whimsical creatures to stoic warriors.
Join us as we delve deeper into some beloved personas Baker has brought to life, sometimes including multiple roles in the same show, as in Star Wars: The Bad Batch. All of the following (except for the video game) are now streaming on Disney+
Perry the Platypus in Phineas and Ferb (2007–2012)
Baker’s vocal prowess shines brightly in Phineas and Ferb, as he lends his voice to the iconic Perry the Platypus. With his playful platypus noises in place of traditional dialogue, Baker brings Perry to life, endearing him to audiences with his unmistakable style and wit.
Hunter and others in Star Wars: The Bad Batch (2021–2024)
In the action-packed Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Baker voices Hunter, leader of the Bad Batch and a stoic soldier with a special set of skills. Baker also voices four more characters in the show, who often are talking to each other. As a testament to Baker’s talent, you’d never know it was one actor performing all the parts in real-time!
Waddles in Gravity Falls (2012–2014)
Baker’s talent knows no bounds in Gravity Falls, where he voices the adorable Waddles, the pet pig of Mabel Pines. Waddles quickly became a fan-favorite character in the show, stealing scenes with his oinks and antics.
Captain Rex and the entire clone army in Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008–2020)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars marked the beginning of Baker’s impressive work voicing not just a few of the titular characters, but lending voice to every single clone featured in the show. Thanks to Baker, clones such as Captain Rex, Commander Cody, Fives, and more became fan-favorite characters in the Star Wars galaxy.
M.E.R.C. in Miles from Tomorrowland (2015–2016)
In this animated series, Baker voices M.E.R.C. (short for Mechanical Emotionally Responsive Creature), a pet robotic ostrich who serves as the sidekick to Miles Callisto, the protagonist of the series. Baker’s lines primarily consist of ostrich sounds, which means lots of chirping.
Nubs in Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures (2023)
In Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures, Baker voices the adorable Nubs, a member of a brand-new species called Pooba. Nubs possesses innate physical strength, which he demonstrates in protecting both friends and strangers from potential threats. Throughout the series, we can often hear Baker cooing, squealing, and speaking Poobian.
Captain Rex in Star Wars Rebels (2014–2017)
Baker reprises his Clone Wars role of Captain Rex in Star Wars Rebels, where he joins the crew of the Ghost to fight against the Empire, showcasing his experience and wisdom as a veteran clone trooper. Throughout the series, Rex struggles with his past as a soldier but remains a steadfast ally to the Rebels, using his skills to aid their cause.
Eda and Lilith in owl beast form in The Owl House (2020–2022)
In The Owl House, Baker voices Edna and Lilith in their owl beast forms, contributing to the magical and whimsical atmosphere of the animated series. Against the backdrop of the perilous Boiling Isles, Eda and Lilith’s cursed forms serve as compelling reminders of the complexities of power, redemption, and sisterhood.
Diogee in Milo Murphy’s Law (2016–2019)
Diogee Ex Machina Murphy is Milo Murphy’s faithful pet dog, whose stamina and intellect seem to surpass the average canine. Diogee’s intelligence often comes to the rescue when Milo and his friends find themselves in sticky situations. In this role, Baker embodies Diogee through playful barks and endearing whines, particularly when urged to “Go home!” by Milo.
Cheese and Fiona in Secret of the Wings (2012)
In the enchanting world of the Pixie Hollow feature film Secrets of the Wings, Baker embodies Cheese, one of the many mice in Pixie Hollow, and Fiona, pet lynx to the Hollow’s Keeper, Dewey. You’ll catch Baker communicating mainly through chirps and squeaks in this fourth installment in the Disney Fairies franchise!
Animal and 10 more characters in Muppet Babies (2018–2021)
In Muppet Babies, Baker brings to life the toddler version of Animal, an excitable, frenzied monster who plays the drums. In this animated series, Animal is joined by Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Bear, Gonzo, and Summer Penguin as they embark on imaginative adventures while under the care of their loving nanny, Miss Nanny. Baker’s portrayal of Animal perfectly captures the character’s wild nature, infusing each line with the energy that fans have come to expect from the beloved Muppet.
Nix in Star Wars Outlaws (2024)
In the upcoming action-adventure video game Star Wars Outlaws, Baker takes on the role of Nix, Kay Vess’s loyal companion, adding another compelling character to the ever-expanding Star Wars universe. The game takes place during the period between Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983).