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Actors Who've Played More Than One Star Wars Character

Getting one role in a Star Wars film is exciting enough, but just imagine being able to play more than one character. It's happened before, and it'll likely happen again. Here are a few people who've played more than one character in a galaxy far, far away.

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill probably didn't know what he was getting himself into when he signed on to play Luke Skywalker in George Lucas' original Star Wars film back in the '70s. So when Lucas came knocking again, this time for a sequel trilogy, Hamill made sure to politely decline. "[Lucas] at one time asked, 'Would you consider playing an Obi-Wan-type character handing Excalibur down to the next generation?'" Hamill said a 1983 interview. When Lucas then told him that the series would probably continue until at least 2011, Hamill decided that he couldn't commit to playing the character for so long. But although he was hesitant to commit to another Star Wars trilogy, Hamill had no problem returning to the galaxy in a different way.

After the original Star Wars trilogy concluded, Hamill turned to voice acting work. He has since become one of the greatest voice actors in the industry, having voiced the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series as well as countless other comic book characters. But before he put the on the Jedi robe for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hamill made a brief appearance in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He appeared in the series finale as the Sith Lord Darth Bane, who fans will recognize as the person who created the Rule of Two. Hamill's remarkable performance even earned him a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program. Think about that: Mark Hamill was nominated for an award for a Star Wars character that wasn't Luke Skywalker.

Silas Carson

The biggest role English actor Silas Carson had in the Star Wars saga was playing Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi, the one with the large white head on the Jedi Council. He appeared briefly in each movie in the prequel trilogy and even got a handful of stories in the Expanded Universe. And just like virtually all the other Jedis in the galaxy, Ki-Adi-Mundi's clone troopers turned on him during the Republic invasion of Mygeeto in Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith after the Chancellor enacted Order 66. Ki-Adi-Mundi wasn't his only Star Wars character, though.

In addition to playing a hero, Carson also played one of the main antagonists in Episode I—The Phantom Menace: Nute Gunray, Viceroy of the Trade Federation and one of the leaders of the Separatist Army. He was arrested at the end of the film but appeared again in both Episode II and Episode III, where a recently-turned Anakin Skywalker kills him on Mustafar. He also played Gunray's second-hand Lott Dod, a Neimoidian senator. Since all three characters required heavy prosthetics, audiences had no idea what the actor looked like under the intense get-up. However, Carson's face can be seen very briefly in yet another role: as Antidar Williams, the co-pilot of the vessel that brings Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi to negotiate with the Trade Federation in the opening scene of The Phantom Menace.

Sam Witwer

Being a voice actor in the Star Wars galaxy comes with the option of playing multiple characters, and Sam Witwer took that to heart. Though he's voiced numerous characters over the years, his most famous role is playing Galen Marek, aka Starkiller, in The Force Unleashed video games. Unfortunately, when Disney acquired Lucasfilm back in 2012, the Mouse House removed the Expanded Universe from canon and renamed it Star Wars Legends—which means everything created outside of the original saga, from the novels to the video games, was no longer canonical. The move angered longtime fans, especially those who've devoted time to playing games like The Force Unleashed, because that meant that the story Lucas came up with to explain the gap between Episodes III and IV was meaningless.

Although his original Star Wars character was no longer considered canon, Witwer returned to a galaxy far, far away by voicing one of the most beloved characters from the prequel trilogy: Darth Maul. He voices the character in the Star Wars Rebels animated series. However, due to him no longer being a Sith, Darth Maul is now known simply as Maul. In addition to voicing Maul, Witwer can be heard voicing Darth Sidious in the games as well as both an alien and a Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Though people usually don't see his face onscreen, Witwer is an invaluable member of the Star Wars community, and his breadth of work proves that.

Kenny Baker

Star Wars fans are undoubtedly excited for Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but the movie will be without one of the saga's greatest heroes: Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in all seven saga films as well as the Holiday Special. Baker passed away in August 2016 at 81 years old, but shortly before his death, Lucasfilm cast Jimmy Vee as R2-D2 for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. While Baker consulted on the role in The Force Awakens, Vee performed some of the scenes in the R2-D2 suit.

Though fans will always remember him as the guy who gave the galaxy's most beloved astromech droid a unique personality, Baker also played one of the Ewoks in Episode VI—Return of the Jedi: Paploo. He's the Ewok who steals one of the scout troopers' speeders in front of the bunker's back entrance. Baker was originally supposed to play the lead Ewok, Wicket, but after eating a bad chili dog, he fell sick, and the part ended up going to Warwick Davis.

Interestingly, despite being such a prominent character in the Star Wars pantheon, Baker admitted around the time Revenge of the Sith released that he still hadn't become a millionaire. He was going to three conventions a month to earn some type of income, because only Sir Alec Guinness, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill received royalties from the original trilogy.

Jeremy Bulloch

There's something about the unsung heroes (and villains) of the Star Wars universe that strikes a chord with audiences. For some reason, the characters who show up for a scene or two and then die off are typically among the most cherished characters in the saga. In the prequel trilogy, that character was Darth Maul. Then in The Force Awakens, it was the Stormtrooper Nines, aka TR-8R. But it all began with Boba Fett, who seemed to have earned the respect of the Dark Lord himself.

Jeremy Bulloch played the Mandalorian bounty hunter in the original trilogy, but he was always hiding behind a mask. So Jason Wingreen provided the voice for the character, just as several other Star Wars characters who wore masks received voiceovers from other actors (e.g. Darth Vader, Darth Maul). However, Boba Fett wasn't the only role Bulloch played. He can actually be seen, maskless, as Imperial Lieutenant Sheckil at Cloud City in The Empire Strikes Back, as well as Captain Jeremoch Colton aboard the Sundered Heart in Revenge of the Sith, shortly after Bail Organa rescues Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi following Order 66.

Warwick Davis

As previously mentioned, Kenny Baker was supposed to play Wicket, the main Ewok, in Return of the Jedi, but because he ate a bad chili dog, the role ended up going to Warwick Davis. It was the actor's big break in Hollywood, and it happened when he was only 11 years old. He reprised his role as Wicket in two television films in the '80s: Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure and Ewok: The Battle for Endor. Although he never donned the Ewok suit on the silver screen again, Davis did get a chance to join the Star Wars galaxy again as a different character.

Davis appeared in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Wollivan, one of the alien smugglers in Maz Kanata's castle. Then, he appeared as Weeteef Cyubee in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a member of Saw Gerrera's band of rebels. Cyubee is a sniper who also specializes in explosives, and he can be seen using both those skills in the militia's attack on Imperial forces in the Holy City on Jedha, when Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor accidentally get caught in the crossfire. We'll just have to wait and see where he shows up in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Anthony Daniels

When people think of Star Wars actors, Anthony Daniels likely isn't the first person that comes to mind (if he does at all). That's not to say he's a bad actor, or that his role in the movies are unimportant, because they're not. In fact, as C-3PO, he might have one of the most important roles in the entire saga. But because he's forced to hide inside a suit, he has become a relatively unknown actor in the saga to casual moviegoers. Devout fans, of course, would be able to recognize him instantly, but casual fans could walk right by him at Comic-Con without blinking.

When the prequel trilogy came along, Daniels finally got to ditch the gold suit for an actual onscreen role, one where people would get to see his face. The catch? It was nothing more than a brief cameo. He appears as Imperial Lieutenant Dannl Faytonni in the Outlander nightclub in Episode II—Attack of the Clones and at the Galaxies Opera House in Episode III—Revenge of the Sith. Interestingly, Daniels is currently the only person to appear in all eight Star Wars movies thus far, including Rogue One. He is scheduled to appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi as well as possibly Star Wars: Episode IX, but there's no telling what kind of role he's going to have in either film.