Star Wars: Dominic Jones pays tribute to Admiral Ackbar voice actor Erik Bauersfeld

Star Wars: Dominic Jones pays tribute to Admiral Ackbar voice actor Erik Bauersfeld

'May the force be with you'

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Erik Bauersfeld, the voice actor who played Admiral Ackbar in the Star Wars trilogy, has passed away aged 93.

Dominic Jones, head writer of Star Wars Underworld told us what Erik meant to fans of the sci-fi epics.

Jones claims that, for many fans, Ackbar represents “the universe of Star Wars and the background characters.”

His iconic line in Return of the Jedi, “It’s a trap!” has become a household quote and is regularly used across social media forums.

“For some reason [the line] resonated with a lot of fans," added Jones. “The voice Mr Bauersfeld gave Ackbar really conveyed a sense of importance. You believe this character had a history in this universe”