American voice artist, standup comedian, and singer Dee Bradley Baker started gaining experience at age nine in all forms of theatrical production, including musical comedies, operas, and nonmusical plays. After college, Baker moved to Los Angeles and quickly established himself as a highly regarded voice actor on animated series, specials, and features. Baker demonstrated a particularly strong aptitude for various ethnic dialects, as well as animal, extraterrestrial, and monster characters. He voiced Louie in the 2000 feature The Trumpet of the Swan, contributed zombie moans to the 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake, and voiced creatures in small-screen programs such as Avatar: The Last Airbender, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Codename: Kids Next Door. Baker was also particularly memorable as Klaus, a talking fish with a massive libidinal drive, on the Seth MacFarlane animated series American Dad. In addition to his extensive film and television credits, Baker's vocal contributions to such popular video games as Left 4 Dead 2, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, and Diablo III helped to make him one of the busiest voice actors in Hollywood.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- His father is Buddy Baker, a trombonist who played with Stan Kenton, Woody Herman and Henry Mancini.
- Acted in plays and musicals and performed as a stand-up comedian before moving to Los Angeles, where he has concentrated on voice acting since 1993.
- His TV debut was providing the voice for a talking rock on the Nickelodeon game show Legends of the Hidden Temple.
- Does voice acting for video games and amusements parks as well as animated movies and TV shows.