Gial Ackbar facts for kids
Gial Ackbar was a Mon Calamari male admiral from Star Wars. Ackbar was an admiral for the Rebel Alliance and led the rebel attack on the Death Star in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Hailing from the water world of Mon Cala, Ackbar led his people during a battle against the Confederacy of Independent Systems and led the Mon Calamari cruisers escape the planet many years later from the Galactic Empire. The cruisers went on to become the Rebel Alliance fleet. After the Battle of Endor, Ackbar continued his military service when the Rebel Alliance transformed into the New Republic. He led the Republic fleet to victory over the remaining Imperial forces at the Battle of Jakku before peacefully retiring to his home planet. During his retirement he fathered a son named Aftab. About 25 years later Ackbar answered Princess Leia Organa's call for action against the rising threat of the First Order, joining her Resistance. Ackbar returned to the big screen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens helping the Resistance destroy the First Order's Starkiller Base and he was present during the evacuation of the Resistance base. But when the Resistance fleet was halted by the fleet of the First Order, Ackbar was killed in the ensuing attack.
Behind the scenes
Gial Ackbar is played by Tim Rose in Star Wars episodes, VI, VII and VIII. Erik Bauersfeld also voiced the character in episodes, VI and VII before passing away in 2016 and Tom Kane voicing the character for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
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