Before Bauersfeld led the Rebellion against the Empire, he worked as a radio drama producer. In addition to his roles in Star Wars, he was also in movies such as Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak and Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Bauersfeld would return to the Star Wars universe to reprise his role as Ackbar in The Force Awakens.
Interestingly enough, Bauersfeld’s career in voice acting all seems accidental according to him. “The voice work I did in movies was accidental. I was working with Randy Thom on radio dramas at his technical quarters at Lucasfilm. One day Ben Burtt, sound designer for Star Wars, came by and asked if I would audition for a voice in the movie.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter