British actor who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars films. He also played Paploo, an Ewok who steals a speeder bike, in Return of the Jedi.
He went to a boarding school as a child and wanted to have a career as an engraver like his father.
In 2009, he published a biography titled From Tiny Acorns: The Kenny Baker Story.
He was married to Eileen Baker from 1970 until her death in 1993. Neither of their two children have dwarfism.
He starred in George Lucas' popular film series Star Wars.