Kenny Baker Net Worth
Kenny Baker net worth: Kenny Baker is an English actor and musician who has a net worth of $2 million. He is best known for his portrayal of R2-D2 in the Star Wars franchise of movies. He and Anthony Daniels, the actor who played C-3PO, are the only actors to have a role in all six Star Wars films. Baker stands 3 ft 8 inches tall and was born and educated in Birmingham; his parents were of average height. He is the only child in his family, and wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become an engraver, but he did not receive sufficient education to do so, so he pursued a career in the entertainment industry. He worked for a time in a theatrical troupe of dwarves and midgets, and later joined a circus for a brief time. He formed a successful comedy act called Minitones with Jack Purvis and shortly after, George Lucas hired him to be the man inside R2-D2 in the first Star Wars film in 1977. Baker appeared in all of the Star Wars films and had an extra role in Return of the Jedi as "Paploo," the Ewok who steals an Imperial speeder bike. During the British television series, Bring Back Star Wars, Baker revealed a feud between him and the actor who plays C-3PO, Anthony Daniels. Baker claims Daniels has been rude to him on a number of occasions and stated that Daniels is rude to everyone, including fans. In addition to his work in Star Wars, Baker has also appeared in films like The Elephant Man, Time Bandits, Willow, Flash Gordon, Amadeus, and Labyrinth. He was married to Eileen Baker from 1970 until the time of her death in 1993 and the couple have two children; their children did not inherit their parents dwarfism. It was announced that Baker will reprise his role as R2-D2 in Star Wars Episode VII, which is slated to be released on December 18, 2015.