Ahmed Best (born August 19, 1973) is an African-American voice actor. He is best known for providing the voice of Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars franchise.

Early life

Ahmed Best was born in New York City and August 19, 1973. He moved to Maplewood, New Jersey in 1984. He attended Columbia High School. He then studied percussion at the Manhattan School of Music.[1]


In 1994 he joined the acid jazz group Jazzhole. During his two years with that group, he co-produced three albums, The Jazzhole, And the Feeling Goes Round and The Beat is the Bomb. In 1995, he joined the cast of Stomp, with which he toured United States and Europe.[1] After casting director Robin Gurland observed his flexible, athletic movements in that show, Best was cast as Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005).[citation needed]

Best reprised the role on the Star Wars themed episode of Robot Chicken (as well as its sequel), Star Wars The Clone Wars and on an episode of Stephen Colbert's The Colbert Report.Script error

Best has also appeared with fellow Star Wars alumni Dee Bradley Baker, James Arnold Taylor and Darran Norris on the TV show Big Time Rush, in which the Star Wars franchise is the most referenced franchise.[citation needed]

Voice roles

Jar Jar Binks
Star Wars Episode I
Star Wars Episode II
Star Wars Episode III
Robot Chicken Star Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Robot Chicken Star Wars Episode II
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
Armitage: Dual-Matrix - Mouse


External links

da:Ahmed Bestit:Ahmed Bestno:Ahmed Best

fi:Ahmed Best

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.