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Kenny Baker Net Worth

Kenny Baker Net Worth 2018: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

Kenny Baker net worth is
$2 Million

Kenny Baker Wiki/Biography

Kenneth George Baker was born on the 24th August 1934, in Birmingham, England, and was an actor, probably best recognized for starring in the role of R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” franchise. His career was active from the early 1960s to 2015, when he passed away.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Kenny Baker was? According to authoritative sources, it was estimated that the total size of Kenny’s net worth was over $2 million, accumulated through his successful career in the entertainment industry as a professional actor. Another source came from selling his autobiographical book “From Tiny Acorns: The Kenny Baker Story” (2009).

Kenny Baker Net Worth $2 Million

Kenny Baker was the only child of Ethel, who was a well-known pianist and dress maker, and Harold G. Baker, who was a musician and artist. He spent his childhood in his hometown, where he attended elementary school, after which he moved to Kent, and was enrolled at boarding school. When his parents divorced, he went to live with his father in Hastings, Sussex. Although his parents were of average height, he stood just 3 ft 8 in (1.12 m) tall.

Prior to beginning of his professional acting career, Kenny was a member of a theatrical troupe of dwarves and midgets, and parallel with that, he was also a member of a circus. Bright and talented, he co-formed the comedy act Minitones together with Jack Purvis, and soon after, he was spotted by George Lucas, who selected him for the role of R2-D2 in the first film of the “Star Wars” franchise in 1977, named “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope”. In the following years, he repeated his role in “The Star Wars Holiday Special” (1978), “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back”, “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” (1983), in which he starred as Paploo as well. All of these helped him to make a name for himself, and increased his net worth by a large margin, as he appeared in six “Star Wars” films.

Beside “Star Wars”, Kenny appeared in other TV and film titles, such as “The Elephant Man” (1980) playing Plumed Dwarf, “Time Bandits” (1981) as Fidgit, and “Mona Lisa” (1986) in the role of Brighton Busker. In 1989, he was chosen to portray Dufflepud in the TV series “Prince Caspian And The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader”, and in 1993 he starred as Casanova in the film “U.F.O.”, adding a lot to his net worth. To speak further of his accomplishments, Kenny also made appearances in such titles as “The King And I” (1999), “The Cage” (2002), and “The Battersea Ripper” (2006).

When it comes to speak about his personal life, Kenny Baker was married to actress Eileen Baker (1970-1993), with whom he had two children. Neither of their children inherits their dwarfism. Kenny died after a brief illness at the age of 81 on the 13th August 2016 in Preston, Lancashire, England.


Full NameKenny Baker
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 24, 1934
DiedAugust 13, 2016, Preston, United Kingdom
Place Of BirthBirmingham, United Kingdom
Height1.12 m
ProfessionActor
EducationMagdalen College, Oxford
NationalityBritish
SpouseEileen Baker m. 1970–1993
ChildrenChristopher Baker, Kevin Baker
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0048652/
Allmusichttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/kenny-baker-mn0000081615
MoviesStar Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars, Time Bandits, The Empire Strikes Back, The Elephant Man, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Amadeus, Star War...
#Trademark
1Best known as R2D2 from the Star Wars films
2Thick English accent
3Short stature
#Quote
1[on Anthony Daniels] Anthony doesn't mix at all-he keeps himself to himself. He never wants to have a drink with any of us. Once when I said hello to him he just turned his back on me and said, 'Can't you see I'm having a conversation?' I was blazing with rage. It was the rudest thing anyone had ever done to me. I was furious. It was unbelievable.
2I started out Ice skating with 'Holiday On Ice' and just got offered the part of R2 by chance.
3I've been in show business for 50, no, 60 years. I was approached in school to join a variety act.
4I skated in ice shows all over Europe and South Africa for 20 years. I love to ice skate.
#Fact
1He was the son of Ethel (Heath) and Harold G. Baker.
2As of 2016, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), The Elephant Man (1980) and Amadeus (1984), with the latter winning in the category.
3(1997-) Tours as a one man stand-up comedy show called "Kenny Baker".
4He now lives in Ashton, Preston in the north west of England. [January 2005]
5Children with Eileen Baker did not inherit their parents' dwarfism.
6He and Anthony Daniels are the only actors to have a role in all seven Star Wars movies. However, Baker worked only as an uncredited consultant in the seventh film while Daniels actually appeared in all seven films.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When the Devil Rides Outpost-production
One Night at the Aristo2013ShortThe Bartender (voice)
Casualty1992-2007TV SeriesCharles Isaac / Archie
The Battersea Ripper2006
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005R2-D2
Swiss Toni2003TV SeriesGuyler
The Cage2002ShortMerlin
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones2002R2-D2
24 Hour Party People2002Zookeeper (uncredited)
Boobs in the Wood1999VideoBruce the convict
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace1999R2-D2
The King and I1999Captain Orton (voice, as Ken Baker)
U.F.O.1993Casanova
Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie1990TV SeriesInvisible Demon
Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader1989TV SeriesDufflepud
Willow1988Nelwyn Band Member (uncredited)
Sleeping Beauty1987Elf
Star Tours1987ShortR2-D2 (uncredited)
Labyrinth1986Goblin Corps
Mona Lisa1986Brighton Busker
Der Rosenkavalier1985TV MovieBaron Och's Retinue
Amadeus1984Parody Commendatore
The Adventure Game1984TV SeriesHRH The Rangdo of Arg
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi1983R2-D2 Paploo
Ivanhoe1982TV MovieJester (uncredited)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame1982TV MoviePick Pocket
The Goodies1980-1981TV SeriesDwarf / EB-GB
Time Bandits1981Fidgit
Star Wars Underoos1980ShortR2-D2
The Elephant Man1980Plumed Dwarf
Flash Gordon1980Dwarf
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back1980R2-D2
The Muppet Show1980TV SeriesR2-D2
Wombling Free1978Bungo
The Star Wars Holiday Special1978TV MovieR2-D2 (as R2-D2)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope1977R2-D2
Dave Allen at Large1975TV SeriesSalesman
Man of the World1962TV SeriesThe Croat
Circus of Horrors1960Dwarf (uncredited)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
3-2-11987TV Series performer - 1 episode
Time Bandits1981performer: "Me And My Shadow"

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Adventure Game1980TV Series animatronics operator: The Rangdo of Arg - 1980

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Star Wars Show2016TV Series short in loving memory of - 1 episode
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy2004Video documentary special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am Your Father2015DocumentaryHimself
The Real History of Science Fiction2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Sky Midnight News2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The Podge and Rodge Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Bring Back... Star Wars2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Greatest Ever Blockbuster Movies2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jeopardy!2005TV SeriesHimself / R2-D2
The Paul O'Grady Show2005TV SeriesHimself
'Star Wars': Feel the Force2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
GMTV2005TV SeriesHimself
The Ultimate Film2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
When Star Wars Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ultimate Sci-Fi Top 102004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy2004Video documentaryHimself - 'R2-D2'
Dwarves in Showbiz2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace - Webisodes2001Video documentaryHimself
The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story1999Video documentaryHimself
This Morning1999TV SeriesHimself
Light Lunch1998TV SeriesHimself
Going Live!1989TV SeriesHimself
3-2-11987TV SeriesHimself - Guest Star
Inside the Labyrinth1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
Donald Duck's 50th Birthday1984TV Special shortR2-D2
Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi1983TV Movie documentaryHimself R2D2 Paploo
The 1980 Sci-Fi Awards1980TV SpecialHimself (as R2D2)
The Making of 'Star Wars'1977TV Movie documentaryHost - R2-D2 (uncredited)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Star Wars Show2016TV Series shortHimself
America's Book of Secrets2013TV SeriesR2D2
Tracks2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Prophets of Science Fiction2012TV Series documentaryR2-D2
20 to 12010TV Series documentaryR2-D2
A New Chapter: The Story of 'The Force Unleashed'2008Video documentary shortR2-D2
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesR2-D2
El imperio de los fans2006TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Directors2000TV Series documentaryFidgit
Muppet Babies1987TV SeriesR2-D2

Known for movies


Source
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