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Scott Allen Capurro was the voice actor for Beed, the green head of the podrace announcer, in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace and the video game Star Wars: Episode I Racer.

Scott Capurro was born in San Francisco, California, on December 10, 1962, but later on he moved to the United Kingdom to live in London.

A stand-up comedian and an author, he has became one of the most popular comedians in the United Kingdom.

His comedy acts have been particularly successful in California (Dead Puppies; Boys in the Band; Sexual Revolt), Birmingham (Bent), Melbourne (Risk Gay) and Edinburgh (again Risk Gay; Fringe Award). He was awarded with the Perrier Award for Risk Gay and nominated for Scott's Love and Affection Tour. He also received the 1994 Fringe Award in Edinburgh for "his stand-up routine".

As an author, he has written for several magzines in Edinburgh (The Scotsman), San Francisco (Bay Times), and mainly London (Attitude Magazine, The Guardian, Hot Tickets Magazine, The Pink Paper and Tiem Out). He has also published a book, Fowl Play (1999), and played theatre in San Francisco and Edinburgh (Brain Souffle and The Doctor Is In, both of them in both cities).

As a movie a TV actor, his appearances have been not so prolific. He was suddenly recognized by his fans with his role in Chris Columbus' Mrs. Doubtfire (1993); his character was the homosexual brother-in-law of Robin Williams's, eager to transform him into an old lady.

After that, Capurro was called for the first episode ever of the series Where's Elvis This Week (1996), and for two roles in different episodes Nash Bridges (not acting as himself).

Talking about episodes, he was then selected for the voice role of the red announcer in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. The other head of the character would be played by Greg Proops. Proops and Capurro would play again his double character in the video-game Star Wars: Episode I Racer.

Since then, Capurro has appeared in different TV shows, mainly acting as himself as a comedian. He talked about his role in Star Wars in the documentary Star Wars: Feel the Force.


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