Dee Bradley Baker is an American voice actor. His major roles include animated series such as American Dad, Codename Kids Next Door, Gravity Falls, Phineas and Ferb, Star Wars The Clone Wars, and The 7D, liveaction series such as Legends of the Hidden Temple and Shop til You Drop, films such as The Boxtrolls and video games such as Halo, Gears of War, Viewtiful Joe, and Spore.
Baker was born in Bloomington, Indiana, and grew up in Greeley, Colorado. He started performing at age nine and steadily worked in musicals, operas, plays, and standup. Regarding his early life, Baker said in an interview with VO Studio that he was a fan of Star Trek, Star Wars, Frank Zappa, the Planet of the Apes, and also liked insects, arthropods, and dinosaurs. He graduated from University High School, and received a Boettcher Scholarship. He attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he studied philosophy, biology, fine arts, and German, the last of which he studied overseas for a year at the University of Goettingen. He was involved in local theater productions and singing groups. After graduating with a BA in philosophy, he was involved in many community theatre projects, including a sketch movie that aired on local public television.