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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.