Welcome to the official Kenny Baker website!

The actor who brought you R2D2, Time Bandits, Mona Lisa and much (much) more! Hello again everyone and thank you to all those new visitors to my website. I would also like to say a huge thank you to all those of you who have sent me e-mail messages of good wishes, and they really are appreciated, and mean a lot to me.

I have had a fairly quiet year, and when the sunshine has allowed I have enjoyed the peace and tranquility of my garden.

A Quick Bio

I was born in Birmingham in the UK on the 24th August, 1934. The Shaftesbury Society in London helped me overcome my height difficulties; they are a Christian group which cares for young people with disabilities.

I started performing in 1950 at the age of 16 when I joined the Burton Lester’s Midgets as a performer. Shortly after I became a DJ with Mecca Organization before joining Billy Smart’s Circus as a clown and shadow Ringmaster. Later in my career I toured the country for 9 years doing panto and ice shows, where I met the queen. After leaving the ice, I formed a musical comedy act: The Mini Tones.

My friend Jack Purvis and I later became nightclub performers. Jack would also go on to star in Star Wars. The role of robot R2D2, for which I seem most recognisable, came in the 1977 film Star Wars. I would go on to perform in all 6 Star Wars films as well as documentaries relating to them.

In 1978, as R2-D2, I put my footprints into concrete outside Graumann’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, Hollywood.

I have worked with many comedians including Dickie Henderson, Leslie Crowther, Ken Dodd (as a Diddyman), Little and Large, Russ Abbot, Ben Elton, Dick Emery and Dave Allen. I have also been on 3,2,1 and Opportunity Knocks and even met Laurel and Hardy.


My signatures are often auctioned on eBay and other similar websites, and I’m sure many of you are aware of the value of such items and can respect that I can no longer give such things out for free as I have done in the past. Drop me a line for any questions, queries or comments… Please dont send lots of stuff – I can only sign one item!

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Film, TV and Show appearances as Characters

  1. Casualty …. Archie / … (2 episodes, 1992-2007)
    – The Miracle on Harry’s Last Shift (2007) TV episode …. Charles Isaac
    – Act of Faith (1992) TV episode …. Archie
  2. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)…. R2-D2
    … aka Revenge of the Sith (USA: short title)
    … aka Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith (USA: DVD box title)
    … aka Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (USA: promotional title)
  3. Swiss Toni …. Guyler (1 episode, 2003)
    – Cars Don’t Make You Fat (2003) TV episode …. Guyler
  4. The Cage (2002/I)…. Merlin
  5. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)…. R2-D2
    … aka Attack of the Clones (USA: short title)
    … aka Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience (USA: IMAX version (promotional title))
    … aka Star Wars II (USA: promotional abbreviation)
    … aka Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones (USA: video box title)
  6. 24 Hour Party People (2002)…. Zookeeper
    … aka Twenty Four Hour Party People (UK: DVD title)
  7. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)…. R2-D2
    … aka Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace (USA: video box title)
    … aka The Phantom Menace (USA: short title)
  8. Boobs in the Wood (1999) (V)…. Bruce Foreskin
  9. U.F.O. (1993)…. Casanova
  10. Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader(1989) (TV)…. Dufflepud
    … aka Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
    … aka Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  11. Willow (1988) (uncredited) …. Nelwyn band member
  12. Muppet Babies …. R2-D2 (1 episode, 1987)
    … aka Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies (USA: complete title)
    … aka Muppets, Babies and Monsters (USA: second season title)
    – Adventures in Muppet-Sitting (1987) TV episode …. R2-D2
  13. Sleeping Beauty (1987)…. Elf
    … aka Cannon Movie Tales: Sleeping Beauty (USA: series title)
    … aka Sleeping Beauty: A Cannon Film (USA: closing credits title)
  14. Star Tours (1987) (uncredited) …. R2-D2
  15. Labyrinth (1986)…. Goblin Corps
  16. Mona Lisa (1986)…. Brighton Busker
  17. Amadeus (1984)…. Parody Commendatore
    … aka Amadeus: The Director’s Cut (USA: director’s cut)
    … aka Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus (USA: complete title)
    … aka Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus: Director’s Cut (USA: director’s cut)
  18. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)…. R2-D2 / Paploo
    … aka Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi (USA: video box title)
  19. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982) (TV)…. Pick Pocket
    … aka Hunchback
  20. The Goodies …. Dwarf (1 episode, 1981)
    – Special: Snow White 2 (1981) TV episode …. Dwarf
  21. Time Bandits (1981)…. Fidgit
  22. Flash Gordon (1980)…. Dwarf
  23. The Elephant Man (1980)…. Plumed Dwarf
  24. The Adventure Game (1980) TV series…. The Rangdo
  25. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back(1980)…. R2-D2
    … aka Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (USA: video box title)
    … aka The Empire Strikes Back (USA: short title)
  26. The Muppet Show …. R2-D2 (1 episode, 1980)
    – Mark Hamill/Star Wars (1980) TV episode …. R2-D2
  27. Play for Today (1 episode, 1978)
    – A Touch of the Tiny Hacketts (1978) TV episode
  28. Star Wars (1977)…. R2-D2
    … aka Guerra de las estrellas, La (USA: Spanish title)
    … aka Star Wars IV: A New Hope (USA: video box title)
    … aka Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
  29. Wombling Free (1977)…. Bungo
    … aka Wombling Free: The Movie (UK: video title)
  30. Circus of Horrors (1960) (uncredited) …. Dwarf
    … aka Phantom of the Circus

Film, TV and Show appearances as myself

  1. Tattoos: A Scarred History (2008)
  2. Greatest Ever Blockbuster Movies (2006) (TV)
  3. The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005) (TV)
  4. Jeopardy! (1 episode, 2005)
    – Episode dated 27 June 2005 (2005) TV episode(uncredited) / R2-D2
  5. The Paul O’Grady Show (1 episode, 2005)
    … aka The New Paul O’Grady Show (UK: new title)
    – Episode #2.53 (2005) TV episode
  6. ‘Star Wars’: Feel the Force (2005) (TV)
  7. GMTV (1 episode, 2005)
    – Episode dated 10 May 2005 (2005) TV episode
  8. The Ultimate Film (2004) (TV)
  9. When Star Wars Ruled the World (2004) (TV)
  10. Ultimate Sci-Fi Top 10 (2004) TV mini-series
  11. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy(2004) (TV) – ‘R2-D2′
  12. Dwarves in Showbiz (2002) (TV)
  13. This Morning (1 episode, 1999)
    … aka This Morning with Richard and Judy (UK: informal title)
    – Episode dated 1 October 1999 (1999) TV episode
  14. The Unauthorized ‘Star Wars’ Story (1999) (V)
  15. Light Lunch (1 episode, 1998)
    – The Light Side of the Force (1998) TV episode
  16. Inside the Labyrinth (1986) (TV)
  17. Donald Duck’s 50th Birthday (1984) (TV)…. R2-D2
  18. Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi (1983) (TV) / R2D2 / Paploo
  19. The Making of ‘Star Wars’ (1977) (TV) (uncredited) …. R2-D2

Sources: www.imdb.com