Dave Filoni at the Star Wars Weekends
June 7, 1974 |
Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States
|Occupation||Animation director, animator, screenwriter, voice actor|
Dave Filoni (born June 7, 1974) is an American animation director, voice actor, writer, and animator. He is most known for his work on Avatar: The Last Airbender and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He is also an executive producer on the series Star Wars Rebels.
Dave Filoni grew up in Mt. Lebanon, a suburb near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and attended the Mt. Lebanon High School and the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Dave was in the marching band at Mt. Lebanon, and he was the starting goaltender for half of his senior year on the hockey team. Additionally, he designed and painted several murals at Mt. Lebanon High School, which have since been removed due to renovations.
Whilst on The Star Wars Show Filoni revealed that he originally believed he was being pranked when given the Star Wars Job. Filoni made an appearance at Celebration IV on Sunday, May 28, 2007 with producer Catherine Winder in the Celebration Theater (Room 408AB), to discuss the beginnings of the new television series and reveal how The Clone Wars is being created. At the time, he announced he would be writing for the Clone Wars monthly comic. Filoni voices the bounty hunter Embo during various episodes in different seasons.
An avid Plo Koon fan, Filoni dressed up as the Jedi Master for the opening of Revenge of the Sith. In February 2009, Filoni was inducted as an Honorary Member of the 501st Legion international costuming organization in recognition of his contributions to the continuing Star Wars saga.
Dave Filoni's office, as seen in the extra features on the Star Wars: The Clone Wars DVD, is filled with Plo Koon paraphernalia. He has a bust of Plo Koon's head, a model of Plo Koon's ship, an autographed portrait by the actor who played Plo Koon, a replica of Plo Koon's lightsaber on his desk, and his personal Plo Koon costume on display. Filoni also has a note book sized planner on his desk with Plo Koon's picture taped to the outside, and he has written the words "Plo Kool" on concept art designs for the Clone Wars, indicating that he liked those designs. Filoni also has a small model of the character Appa on his desk, from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Dave has attended all the Clone Wars premiers and attended the fifth season premiere in Orlando, Florida during the special event Celebration VI on August 24, 2012.
Dave Filoni also provided the voice of the bounty hunter Embo in the Clone Wars, and he has become a popular character among fans.
Filoni's hobbies include playing ice hockey; he plays the position of goaltender. He has also participated in Snoopy's Senior World Hockey Tournament. He is a level 80 Night Elf Hunter in World of Warcraft, a longtime Godzilla fan, and an unofficial Dúnedain. He is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates.
|Director||Writer||Executive producer||Voice Actor|
|1997-2004||King of the Hill||No||No||No||No||Animation Staff|
|2005||Avatar: The Last Airbender||Yes||No||No||No||9 Episodes|
|2008||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Yes||No||No||No|
|2008-2014||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||"Rising Malevolence", "Lethal Trackdown", "Padawan Lost", "Wookiee Hunt", "A Friend in Need", "The Wrong Jedi", and voice of Embo (Season 2-5), Jakoli (Season 4), Spots Podal (Season 5)|
|2014-Present||Star Wars Rebels||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||"Path of the Jedi", "Fire Across the Galaxy", "The Lost Commanders", "Twilight of the Apprentice"|
|2015||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||No||No||No||Yes||Screaming Jakku villager||Voice Cameo|