Dee Bradley Baker (born on August 31, 1962) is an American voice actor. He is well known for his portrayals of various animals in his voice acting. He is noted for his long-running-role as Klaus Heissler and Kisses in American Dad! and other various characters including Squilliam Fancyson and Bubble Bass in the hit TV series SpongeBob SquarePants, and Nightcrawler in X-Men: Legends and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. He is also well known for his voice-work in Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Codename: Kids Next Door, Cow and Chicken, Phineas and Ferb as Perry/Agent P, Adventure Time with Finn and Jake, Batman: Arkham City, the Ben 10 franchise, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Halo, Gears of War, Portal 2, Left 4 Dead 2, and more. He voiced Waddles on Gravity Falls, in addition to various minor roles.
Roles in Gravity Falls
- Pioneer Horseback Rider
- The announcer of Why You Ackin' So Cray-Cray?
Baker was born in Indiana Bloomington, Indiana, and grew up in Greeley, Colorado. He started performing at age nine and steadily worked in musicals, operas, plays, and stand-up. 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.