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Baker loves being part of ‘Star Wars’ universe

Dee Bradley Baker is the voice of Captain Rex (center) in “Star Wars Rebels.”
Dee Bradley Baker is the voice of Captain Rex (center) in “Star Wars Rebels.”

No one has played more characters in the “Star Wars” universe than Dee Bradley Baker.

“It’s thousands if you count all the clones. And, I count all the clones,” Baker says during an interview at the Disney Channel offices to talk about his being in the second season of the animated series “Star Wars Rebels.” The second season begins at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13 on Disney XD.

Baker, who is one of the more prolific voice actors in Hollywood, Is reprising his role as Captain Rex that he first handled in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” His other work in the franchise includes “Star Wars: Detours” and the “Kinect Star Wars” video game.

He often does multiple characters. But, if Baker had been limited to only one voice, he would have been happy because lending his voice skills to the “Star Wars’ universe means more to him than any other project. And, Baker has almost 400 acting credits.

“This is something that I have loved since I was a kid. I always show around the picture of the Jawa costume my parents made for me the Halloween after a ‘New Hope’ was released in 1977. This is something that has definitely been on my radar all my life,” Baker says. “To be involved in something that you really loved deeply as a kid but to be in it is living a dream like no other project that I have been involved with.

“And, it is such an enduring and beloved and interesting and rich universe that continues to expand makes it even better. It’s not a quick thing but part of this living and growing mythology that covers are planet. It’s a remarkable thing. I don’t know what to compare it to. It’s fantastic.”

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