Erik Bauersfeld English Actor
  • DOB : 28-06-1922
  • Date of death: 03-04-2016
  • Star Sign : Cancer
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Erik Bauersfeld born on June 28, 1922, in Brooklyn, New York Click to look into! >> Read More... New York , US, had a very keen interest in audio theatre. Erik belonged to the nationality of America and was a voice actor and radio dramatist. He got attracted towards radio theatre at a very young age. Being a member of the United States Navy, Erik served his country, during World War II World War II is a Malayalam information TV show on >> Read More... World War II . He attained his education from Cooper Union, New York, and then got enrolled in the University of California, Berkeley, there he opted for aesthetics and painting as his subjects.

Erik had been a teacher at the San Francisco Art Institute, in the Russian Hill district of San Francisco, California. Then at the beginning of 1961, Erik started working in the Pacifica Radio station KPFA-FM in Berkeley, where he learnt some of the basic production and performing skills. He had kept reserved the seat of the Director of the KPFA’s department of drama and literature, for 31 years. During this period, he formed his mom-profit foundation, BARD (Bay Area Radio Drama). Besides managing the directorship of the radio company, Erik lent his voice in several films and video games.

Once when Erik was working under sound designer, Randy Thom, for a radio project, Lucasfilm, he was commended by , who designs sound for . Erik was asked to dub Ackbar’s voice, a character in Star Wars. A picture of Ackbar was shown to Erik, and designed his voice and started reading out the lines, dubbing the character. Even though it seems easy, it takes a lot of perfection, and Erik being true to his integrity exerted all his efforts and supplied his voice. It has been said that it took Erik about an hour to record just the exclamation “IT’S A TRAP!!” He then spent another half an hour on voicing Bib Fortuna, the Chamberlain of Jabba the Hutt. Both his voices were screened in the final footage of Return of the Jedi. He did not receive any on-screen appreciation for his vocal works then.

In 1979, Erik voiced several characters from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, a Highbridge Audio production.

In several games too, Erik continued voicing his character Ackbar. He voiced Ackbar in Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron, popular Star War video games. Besides, he also dubbed in The Force Awakens, also, a Star war-themed video game.

Erik died at the age of 93, on April 3, 2016, at his home, in Berkeley, California.