Baker’s name is not one that springs to mind immediately, but you’ve probably heard his work many, many times over the years, watching cartoons with your kids (or, being a good geek, on your own). He is a prolific voice artist, with credits spanning animated series from Star Wars: The Clone Wars to The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. He’s also done his fair share of voice work on videogames, including Gears of War, the Halo series, Tony Hawk, Spider-Man and more. He should be especially lauded for voicing GeekDad favorite Perry the Platypus on Phineas and Ferb, and Captain Rex (and every other clone) on Clone Wars. Happy Birthday, sir!
[A version of this article was published on GeekDad on August 31, 2009.]