Forest Steven Whitaker III (born July 15, 1961[1]) is an American actor, producer and director of film and television. Some of his notable film roles have included Taken 3, The Last Land and Panic Room, while his television credits include a starring role as Sam Cooper in Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on The Shield and Curtis Ames on ER. He won an Academy Award for his performance in The Last King of Scotland.

Whitaker played Saw Gerrera in the stand-alone Star Wars film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.[2] He later returned to voice the character in the Star Wars Rebels episodes "Ghosts of Geonosis" and "In the Name of the Rebellion".[3] He reprised the role once more in the 2019 video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.[4]

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