Dee Bradley Baker is an American actor and voice actor best known for his roles in popular animated films and TV series like Ben 10, Adventure Time with Finn and Jake, Star Wars Rebels, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Avatar: The Last Air Bender.
Though Dee Bradley Baker is also labeled an actor, only a handful of live-action performances in film and TV have been billed under his name, the most popular of which is Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush.
Dee Bradley Baker’s Early Life
Dee Bradley Baker grew up in Greeley, Colorado, though he was born in Bloomington, Indiana.
He received a Boettcher Scholarship after graduating in the University High School, and later on decided to study biology, fine arts, and philosophy at the Colorado College in Colorado Springs.
He also studied German at the same college, but later on decided to pursue studying the same at the University of Goettingen, in Göttingen, Germany.
Dee Bradley Baker’s Early Career
Dee Bradley Baker started his career in plays, musicals, operas, and stand-up comedy when he was only nine years old.
After graduating in college, he became involved with numerous community theater projects — which included a sketch movie on local public TV.
In 1989, Dee Bradley Baker decided to move to Orlando, Florida. He landed a role in an ‘improv sketch comedy show’ called “The Anacomical Players” at the Wonders of Life Pavilion at the EPCOT Center. It was also during this time that he started joining projects for Universal Studios and Disney.
Dee Bradley Baker’s Career
Dee Bradley Baker’s first major television role happened through Nickelodeon’s Legends of the Hidden Temple, a game show wherein he was both the announcer and Olmec, a giant talking rock-god. Legends of the Hidden Temple lasted for a total of three seasons of 120 episodes.
When Legends of the Hidden Temple host Kirk Fogg decided to move to Los Angeles, Dee Bradley Baker was also encouraged to move there as well. He moved to Southern California in 1994.
In 1996, he bagged his first animated feature film roles as Daffy Duck and Taz in Space Jam. The year after that, he was tapped to play Cow & Chicken’s dad in Cartoon Network’s Cow & Chicken. It was also around this time when he lent his voice to popular animated TV shows like Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Laboratory, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Powerpuff Girls, and The Fairly OddParents, among others.
Dee Bradley Baker’s Animated Films and TV Shows
Dee Bradley Baker has a long list of popular animated films and TV shows, including Bill and Mandy, Codename: Kids Next Door, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Ben 10, American Dragon: Jake Long, Happy Feet, Scooby-Doo!, Gravity Falls, American Dad!, Cow & Chicken, Dexter’s Laboratory, The Fairly OddParents, Johnny Bravo, The Powerpuff Girls, SpongeBob SquarePants, Star Wars Rebels, and Space Jam.
He also played the lead role of Perry the Platypus in Phineas and Ferb.
Dee Bradley Baker’s Video Games
In addition to the long list of roles he played in both film and TV animations, Dee Bradley Baker also has a really long list of roles in popular video games credited under his name. The most popular ones include World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Dota 2, Batman: Arkham City, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, X-Men Legends, and Final Fantasy X-2.
Dee Bradley Baker’s Awards
In the 2014 Kids’ Choice Awards USA, Dee Bradley Baker’s Perry the Platypus from Phineas and Ferb and Waddles from Gravity Falls were both nominated for Favorite Animated Animal Sidekick.
In 2015, he was nominated for Behind the Voice Actors Awards’ Television Voice Acting Award for Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series – Action/Drama for his role in Star Wars: The Clone Wars as the voice of “Fives”. He was also nominated for BTVA’s Voice Actor of the Year award in the same year.
In 2014, he was nominated for BTVA Television Voice Acting Award’s Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role – Action/Drama for his role in Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters as the voice of “Master Jaha”. Once again, he was also nominated for BTVA’s Voice Actor of the Year award in the same year.
In 2013, Dee Bradley Baker was nominated for BTVA Television Voice Acting Awards’ Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role – Action/Drama for his role in The Legend of Korra as the voice of “Tarrlok”. It was also in this year that he won BTVA’s Voice Actor of the Year Award.
Dee Bradley Baker’s Net Worth
Dee Bradley Baker’s net worth is currently estimated at $4,000,000, although no further details about his estates and other assets can be obtained at the moment.
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