Date of Birth : Feb 21st 1944
English actor, best known for his role as the droid C-3PO in the Star Wars series of films made between 1977 and 2005. Daniels and Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2, are the only actors credited as playing the same role in all six of the Star Wars films.
Aside from playing the fussy droid in all six movies, Daniels has reprised the role frequently over the past three decades. He’s donned the shiny suit for various promotional work, including hosting The Making of Star Wars; for appearances on The Muppet Show and Sesame Street; for The Star Wars Holiday Special; for commercials including Kenner toys, a no-smoking PSA, and even a breakfast cereal based on the character; and for prequel tie-ins such as Star Wars Connections and The Science of Star Wars. He also played C-3PO vocally in a radio serial based on the original trilogy; for the Christmas-themed Christmas in the Stars album; for the Disneyland theme park attraction Star Tours; and also for three animated series: Droids , Star Wars: Clone Wars and Star Wars: The Clone Wars . He also provided the narration and all character voices for the Dark Force Rising and The Last Command audio books. Daniels also has a cameo in the Outlander nightclub scene early in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones as a different character, Lieutenant Dannl Faytonni, the man in blue uniform who can be seen in a cutaway reaction shot after Obi-Wan disarms the bounty hunter Zam Wesell. Faytonni can also be seen at the Galaxies Opera House in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
Daniels was the voice of Legolas in Ralph Bakshi’s 1978 animated adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. He crops up intermittently on British TV in various dramas, notably in a recurring role in Prime Suspect starring Helen Mirren. He also played the priest in the 1990 British spoof horror film I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle. Aside from his more commercial works Daniels has been appearing and producing many art house and experimental films. His first self produced short film was in 1984 titled My Eye followed by Rupert is a Robot. His last film I’m Marrying C3P0 was shown at the Bognor Regis Film Festival in 2006.