Voice of Baby Yoda/Grogu from The Mandalorian to appear at the the Grand Rapids Comic-Con Summer Bash on August 13th – 15th, 2021
David Acord is an American sound editor and voice actor best known for his contribution as a supervising sound editor of the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Acord received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing and British Academy Film Award for Best Sound for his work on The Force Awakens, with fellow sound editor Matthew Wood. He also provided the voice of several characters in the film, including the stormtrooper FN-2199 (often known as TR-8R). Though the voice role is minimal, the character gained considerable attention on the Internet following the film’s release. Acord also had minor voice roles as an Imperial Male PA and two stormtroopers on episodes of “Star Wars Rebels” as well as Grogu (baby Yoda) in “The Mandalorian”. In 2020, he received his second Academy Award nomination for Best Sound Editing for 2019 film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, shared with Matthew Wood.
“We are thrilled to have the voice of Baby Yoda at the Grand Rapids Comic Con,” said Event Director Mark Hodges, “Baby Yoda is easily one of the most popular characters on TV today, and we are thrilled to have the voice actor attend our event.”
Other Star Wars actors at the August 13th-15th Grand Rapids Comic-Con:
- Michael Biehn (Lang in “The Mandalorian”)
- John Morton (Boba Fett in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)
- Dickey Beers (Boba Fett in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
- Stephen Costantino (Gamorrean Guard in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
The Grand Rapids Comic Con: Summer Bash will be held August 13th-15th at the DeltaPlex Arena in Walker, MI.
Other guests that will be in attendance at the August 13th-15th Grand Rapids Comic Con are:
- “My Hero Academia” Villains Reunion
- Caitlin Glass
- Walter Jones
- Peter J. Tomasi
- Kyle Higgins
- Seanan McGuire
- Bebe Alkaid Cosplay
- and more!
Tickets are on sale now here.
For more information on the Grand Rapids Comic Con, please visit our website: www.grcomiccon.com