All the cameos you might have missed in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

by Brittani Tuttle

The final installment in the Skywalker saga, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” features a few familiar faces (and voices) from all across the galaxy you may recognize.

rise of skywalker

Before we get into the list of cameos and special appearances, consider this your warning – spoilers are ahead!

Here are a few appearances you might have missed in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker“:


J.J. Abrams as the voice of adorable droid D-0

rise of skywalker

Composer John Williams as bartender Oma Tres


Warwick Davis and son Harrison Davis as Wicket W. Warrick and Pommet Warrick

rise of skywalker

Colonel Aftab Ackbar, portrayed by Tom Wilton and voiced by screenwriter Chris Terrio, who is the son of Admiral Ackbar

wedge antilles

Denis Lawson as Wedge Antilles, veteran of Rogue Squadron (if you’ve read “Star Wars: Resistance Reborn,” or the “Star Wars: Aftermath” series you’ll also know he’s Snap Wexley’s stepfather)

rise of skywalker

Lin-Manuel Miranda as a member of the Resistance


At the film’s climax, we get a slew of appearances from “Star Wars” past through the voices of the Jedi who came before Rey. These voices include:

  • Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker
  • Olivia d’Abo as Luminara Unduli
  • Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano
    (It’s interesting to note that we didn’t know Ahsoka Tano had died)
  • Jennifer Hale as Aayla Secura
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu
  • Ewan McGregor and Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Frank Oz as Yoda
  • Angelique Perrin as Adi Gallia
  • Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan Jarrus
  • Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jin

Did you see any other familiar faces in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!


Related Articles


Jason December 21, 2019 - 6:31 am

Anthony Daniels as the random pilot or gunner that appears after destroying the supreme destroyer?

fubar December 26, 2019 - 9:37 pm

glad to see im not the only one who caught him, your the only person ive seen actually bring this one up;

William Eaken December 27, 2019 - 7:29 pm

I saw that as well. Was the only one in the theater that cheered him on.

HW December 30, 2019 - 9:01 pm

Same here!

Craig December 27, 2019 - 10:20 pm

Yes! I immediately caught that and whispered it to my girlfriend. Actually, I think I said, “That was C3-PO” as she’s not a big enough fan to have known the name Anthony Daniels. I thought that little cameo was brilliant.

PieOPah January 4, 2020 - 2:09 pm

This comment could have been made by me 🤣🤣

Exactly what I said to my Wife for the same reason.

Isaiah April 4, 2020 - 12:51 am

Sorry, that wasn’t Anthony Daniels. It was Denis Lawson, the actor for Wedge Antilles. They do look alike though

James Kern January 12, 2020 - 11:06 pm

Yes it was Tony Daniels indeed as the Falcon’s gunner

meGrimlock March 19, 2020 - 1:32 am

*Denis Lawson

Arthur December 21, 2019 - 11:24 pm

Pretty sure that was Dennis Lawson. They look pretty similar.

Arthur December 21, 2019 - 11:27 pm

I saw the Ghost somewhere in the final battle. It was on the screen with two or three other ships and pulled up to the left. I think it was shortly after Palatine’s lightning blast.

Cywarrilow December 22, 2019 - 8:53 am

Glad you said that dude,I thought it was him,I’ve just looking to see if it was,when I read your post,still need confirmation???


Leave a Comment

Email Newsletter Signup

Get the latest news direct to your inbox.
Simply submit your email address below.