Timothy D. Rose

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Timothy D. Rose
Tim Rose by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Timothy D. Rose at Phoenix Fan Fest in 2016
Born (1956-07-17) July 17, 1956 (age 63)
OccupationActor, puppeteer
Years active1977–present

Timothy D. Rose (born July 17, 1956) is an American actor and puppeteer.

Life and career[edit]

Timothy D. Rose at Star Wars Celebration Europe II in Essen, Germany

Rose is best known for playing the role of Admiral Ackbar in the third Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi, a role which he played again in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In addition, Rose also puppeteered the characters of Sy Snootles and Salacious Crumb in Jedi, and has been involved with other Lucasfilm and The Jim Henson Company projects, including The Dark Crystal and Howard the Duck.

He also helped in puppeteering the character of Tik-Tok in Walt Disney Pictures' Return to Oz.

Rose also made the puppets Cosmo and Dibs for the BBC children's series You and Me. They debuted on that show in 1983.

He also went to do Assistant Puppeteer on Barnaby Bear.



Year Title Role Notes
1982 The Dark Crystal Treasurer Performer
Return of the Ewok Salacious Crumb Video short, voice
1983 Return of the Jedi Admiral Gial Ackbar
Salacious Crumb
Sy Snootles
1985 Return to Oz Tik-Tok Head operator
1986 Howard the Duck Howard T. Duck
1992 The Muppet Christmas Carol Additional Muppet performer Voice
2008 8th Wonderland Richards
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Admiral Gial Ackbar
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi


Year Title Role Notes
1977–78 Just Williams Douglas 17 episodes
2012–13 Wizards vs Aliens Nekross King 26 episodes


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