Dee Bradley Baker
Voice actor Dee Bradley Baker began developing his chops at 9 years old, performing everything from opera to stand-up comedy before working in movies and TV. In 1992, his booming delivery echoed in the young ears of an entire generation via Nickelodeon's celebrated game show "Legends of the Hidden Temple," on which he brought an exotic set to life by speaking the authoritative words of the Mesoamerican statue-puppet announcer, Olmec. Since his memorable 1993 debut on "Legends," Baker has dealt primarily in animated entertainment, providing voices for such other Nickelodeon series as the mythology-steeped "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and the famously goofy "SpongeBob SquarePants." The actor has lent his talents to numerous other kid-friendly programs, including the everlasting "Scooby-Doo," the toddler-centered "Rugrats," and the sci-fi action series "Ben 10," for which he has provided upwards of 50 voices. In the mid-2000s, the well-rounded Baker began to diverge more frequently into adult fare, appearing in Rob Zombie's ribald animated film "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto" and voicing a German-accented, sexually frustrated goldfish on Seth MacFarlane's "American Dad! ." As one of the premier creators of otherworldly (and sometimes earthly) creature effects, he has contributed to such films as the fantasy-driven "The Time Machine" (2002), the zombie-ridden "Dawn of the Dead" (2004), and the animalistic "The Island of Dr. Moreau." Baker also counts the Looney-Tunes adventure "Space Jam," the dancing-penguin jamboree "Happy Feet," and the computer-generated "Star Wars: The Clones Wars" among his theatrically released film credits.