Since the successful theatrical run of the original Star Wars movie in 1977, the beloved space opera property has expanded into various films and other media, including TV series, video games, novels, comic books, and even theme park attractions. And as the George Lucas-created universe continues to get bigger, more and more actors are being added to the franchise’s roster of stars. While a lot of those stars played principal characters in live-action movies and TV series, some of them only did small roles and fun cameos. A few of them even made their appearances without showing their real faces. Below are 29 celebrities you did not know starred in Star Wars.
Andy Serkis doesn’t usually show his actual face in his films, so it’s completely understandable if he’s one of the celebrities you did not know starred in Star Wars. Best known for his performance capture roles, Serkis played the CGI villain Snoke in 2015’s Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens and 2017’s Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi.
Snoke was an artificial genetic construct created on the planet Exegol by the resurrected Darth Sidious. Though possibly unaware of his true nature, Snoke ruled the First Order as Supreme Leader during the New Republic Era. Though he was only designed to be a proxy that the Sith Lord could manipulate, Snoke possessed an independent mind and a deep connection to the dark side of the Force even if he was not a Sith himself.