Dee Bradley Baker (born August 31, 1962) is an American voice actor. Much of Baker's work features vocalizations of animals and monsters. His most notable roles include animated series such as Avatar: The Last Airbender, SpongeBob SquarePants, Codename: Kids Next Door, Gravity Falls, Steven Universe, Phineas and Ferb, Ben 10, The Legend of Korra, The 7D, and American Dad! His voice work in live-action series includes Legends of the Hidden Temple and Shop 'til You Drop, as well as films such as Space Jam and The Boxtrolls.Baker has also voiced characters in video games such as Halo, Gears of War, Viewtiful Joe, Spore, Destiny, and Overwatch. He is especially known for his work on various Star Wars television series, mainly as the voice of Captain Rex and other clone troopers in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and Star Wars: Rebels.
Baker met his wife, Michelle, when they were doing children's theatre at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. They married in 1990, and have two daughters named Josie and Cora. They live in Los Angeles.Outside of voice acting, Baker enjoys photography, mostly taking pictures of small flowers and insects. He is fluent in German.
Baker was born in Bloomington, Indiana, on August 31, 1962, the son of Nancy and Buddy Baker. He grew up in Greeley, Colorado. He started performing at the age of nine and steadily worked in musicals, operas, plays, and stand-up comedy. He was a childhood fan of Star Trek, Star Wars, Planet of the Apes, and the music of Frank Zappa; he also had an interest in insects, arthropods, and dinosaurs. He graduated from University High School in 1981 and received a Boettcher Scholarship.Baker attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he studied philosophy, biology, fine arts, and German, the last of which he studied overseas for a year at the University of Göttingen. He was involved in local theater productions and singing groups. After graduating with a BA in philosophy in 1986, he was involved in many community theater projects, including a sketch comedy movie that aired on local public television.