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Mike Quinn (born 1964) is an English actor, animator, and puppeteer best known for performing Nien Nunb in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi. For Return of the Jedi, he also performed Ree-Yees and Sy Snootles, and assisted with Yoda, Ackbar, a Wokling, Jabba's electronic eyes, Ghoel, and Loje Nella. He also worked as an animator on Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.

While working on the 1982 film Dark Crystal at Elstree Studios, Quinn got word that puppeteers were being sought after for Return of the Jedi. He joined the movie after talking to producer Robert Watts. Nien Nunb's mask wasn't going to be articulated until Quinn suggested that Nunb would be used as a puppet. In the shots with Nunb in the Millenium Falcon, Quinn was wedged underneath the puppet. He layed flat on his back with only a small TV monitor to see what the camera was shooting. Quinn also puppeteered a B-wing pilot in a deleted scene. There was no dialogue in the script, so Quinn used his improvisational skills by making up some lines about not getting his favorite radio station in space.[1]

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