Meet Billy Dee Williams “Lando Calrissian,” Brian Herring “BB-8,” Garrick Hagon “Biggs Darklighter,” and Paul Blake “Greedo” at Paradise City Comic Con! Star Wars is known as one of the most popular sci-fi franchises of all time. Most recently, Disney rebooted the franchise with a new sequel trilogy beginning with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.
Billy Dee Williams is best known for his iconic role as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, and in numerous Star Wars video games, including Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Star Wars Battlefront, and Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron. He is also known for acting in the movies Brian’s Song, Lady Sings the Blues, and for playing Harvey Dent in Tim Burton’s Batman. Williams recently reprised his role as Lando Calrissian for the Star Wars Rebels animated series.
Brian Herring is best known for his performance as BB-8 in ‘Star Wars The Force Awakens’ (2015). Brian also puppeteered various droids and creatures throughout the movie including First Order Mouse Droids, Steel Pecker, various animatronic creature heads and actually appearing as a Ball-Fight Gamer in Maz’s castle. As well as performing these memorable roles, Brian was initially hired as Puppeteer Consultant, working with the CFX Dept to develop many of the creatures from page to screen. He was also responsible for finding most of the performers that brought the creatures to life.
Paul Blake is Greedo in Star Wars: A New Hope! Paul’s credits also include roles in Some of My Best Friends Are, Hennessy, The Devil’s Crown, Down to Earth and Crossroads.
Garrick Hagon is best known for his role as Biggs Darklighter in Star Wars: A New Hope. His many films include Batman, Spy Game, Me and Orson Welles and The Message. He was the rebel leader Ky in Doctor Who: The Mutants and played Simon Gerrard, Debbie Aldridge’s husband in BBC’s The Archers. In 2012, Hagon had a role in Doctor Who series 7 episode 3, “A Town Called Mercy”.
In the original version of Star Wars: A New Hope, Hagon’s role as Biggs Darklighter, Red 3, came to an early but heroic end in the attack on the Death Star in the Battle of Yavin. In the Blu-ray release of the Star Wars films, Biggs’s establishing scene at Anchorhead on Tatooine can be seen in full along with the characters of Fixer and Camie.
Richard Oldfield is best known for his role as Rebel Force Hobbie in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.