Simon Pegg (born Simon John Beckingham, February 14, 1970) is an English writer, actor, comedian, film producer and director. He is best known for having co-written and starred in various Edgar Wright features, mainly Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and the comedy series Spaced.
He also portrayed Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the 2009 Star Trek film, Star Trek: Into Darkness, and Star Trek: Beyond, Benji Dunn in Mission: Impossible III, its sequel Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation, and also Thompson in The Adventures of Tintin. On February 29, 2012, it was announced that Pegg would be voicing the Original trilogy bounty hunter Dengar in Bounty, an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 4 and Unkar Plutt in Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, as revealed at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con panel.
On February 29, 2012, Dave Filoni, supervising director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars announced via his official Facebook page that Pegg would be voicing the original trilogy character of Dengar in Bounty, an episode of the series' fourth season.
In Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, he played Unkar Plutt and also advised Abrams to rely more on practical effects, explaining when his three-year old daughter had watched The Empire Strikes Back with him, she had exclaimed "Daddy, [Yoda] he's real!" While visiting during filming, a technician approached him and said, "Hey, you're the guy whose daughter saved Star Wars!"
Star Wars work
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars (C-3PO)
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (Unkar Plutt)
- Star Wars Battlefront: Bespin (Dengar)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Unkar Plutt, O-MR1)