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Anakin Skywalker. I expected someone with your reputation to be a little… older.

– General Grievous, Revenge of the Sith

Today we celebrate Matthew Wood at his 43rd birthday (born 1972)

Matthew Wood was born in Walnut Creek, California, USA and was the supervising sound editor for The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, The Clone Wars TV serie and The Force Awakens. But he also played (voiced) General Grievous, Seboca, Magaloof, Bib Fortuna, Ody Mandrell and Battle Droids.

Matthew Woods has worked as sound designer for Skywalker Sound since late 1990’s. Here is an interview with him about his career with Lucasfilm.

General Grievous is a Separatist military strategist and a Jedi hunter.

Seboca is the dug riding an airspeeder on Coruscant and nearly get hit by Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Magaloofwas driving an airspeeder on Coruscant when he almost was hit by Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Bib Fortuna is Jabba the Hutts loyal servant.

Ody Mandrell is a Tatooine nativ pod racing driver. He entered the Boonta Eve Classic at the same time as Anakin Skywalker.

Battle Droids are the loyal soulless soldiers of the Separatists.