- "Don't say 'smuggler'. I prefer 'freelance pilot for hire'. Speaking of, are you hiring?"
BoShek was a Force-sensitive human male from Corellia who worked as a smuggler and pilot-for-hire during the Imperial Era. He was often hired to transport spice on the dangerous Kessel Run. Like many pilots, BoShek spent much of his downtime in the cantina of Mos Eisley, Tatooine. Shortly before the Battle of Yavin, he was present in the cantina the day Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker were looking to hire a charter for Alderaan. Although BoShek did not take the job, he introduced Kenobi to Chewbacca, the Wookiee associate of the smuggler Han Solo.
Behind the scenes
BoShek was portrayed in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope by Basil Tomlin, an uncredited actor who remained unidentified for his role until 2016. He is depicted talking to Saponza in artwork for the 2014 mobile video game Star Wars: Commander.
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- Star Wars: A New Hope junior novelization
- "You Owe Me a Ride"—From a Certain Point of View
- Star Wars: Commander (Appears in artwork)
- Poe Dameron: Free Fall
- Poe Dameron: Free Fall audiobook
- Star Wars: The Card Game – Power of the Force (Card: BoShek) (backup link)
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: BoShek)
- Star Wars: Geektionary: The Galaxy from A - Z
- Star Wars: Smuggler's Guide
- Star Wars: Outer Rim
- (First identified as BoShek)