Voice Actor, Mark Dodson Best Known for ‘Gremlins’ and ‘Star Wars’ Has Died


Voice actor, Mark Dodson who starred in the “Star Wars” franchise, has reportedly died after suffering a massive heart attack Saturday just before appearing at HorrorCon in Indiana. He was 64.

Mark’s career spanned more than four decades as a radio man, voice actor, producer and fan favourite of convention attendees across the world.

Mark was best known for being the voice of some of the movie’s most iconic characters in some of Hollywood’s most popular movies.

Dodson began his movie career in 1983 when he was cast in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” as Salacious Crumb, a cackling henchman to the vile Jabba the Hutt.

Shortly after that, Dobson lent his voice to the 1984 film “Gremlins” where he voiced both the cute and cuddly Mogwais and their evil, scaley counterparts, the Gremlins.

Dobson also voiced several zombies in 1985’s “Day of the Dead” and even returned to the “Star Wars” galaxy in 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” where he played a scavenger on the desert planet of Jakku.

The prolific actor also gave his voice acting skills to various video games, such as “Ghostrunner II,” “Bendy and the Dark Revival,” “Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” and “Ghostrunner.”

Dobson is survived by his daughter and several grandchildren.