Mark Dodson, who voiced Jabba the Hutt’s minion Salacious Crumb and several gremlins in Gremlins (1984) and Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) has passed away at the age of 64. He voiced Niima Scavenger in The Force Awakens (2015).

Mark Dodson was born February 1, 1960 in St. Louis, Missouri. He died March 2, 2024 in Evansville, Illinois, of a heart attack.

Mark truly loved his fans and enjoyed meeting them at conventions around the world,” the statement from his talent agency, Stellar Appearances announced, adding that he was “honored to be inducted into dozens of the local chapters of the Star Wars 501st Legions over the past several decades.”

“Mark leaves behind a wonderful family, close friends, and adoring fans around the world,” the statement concluded. We here at SciFi.Radio offer our comfort and condolences to his family and friends. He was a popular guest at horror and science fiction conventions. In fact, he was about to attend Indiana’s HorrorCon just before he died.

Dodson voiced zombies several times in Day of the Dead (1985), Toking With the Dead, and in the video game Duke Grabowski, Mighty Swashbuckler. In Wandering With the Dead he played Donato Almonte. He was the narrator of This Halloween Night (2016). and Legend of the Superstition Mountains, the 2015 TV series. In Kaptara (2023), Dodson voiced Aegeus. Katara also featured SciFi.Radio friend and fan Marc Biagi as Iarios, the fisherman.

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Mark Dodson, known for voicing Salacious Crumb in the Star Wars franchise, had an extensive career in video game voice acting. His final video game role was as Adam Hamada in Ghostrunner II. Dodson reprised his iconic role as Salacious Crumb in Lego Star Wars: the Skywalker Saga and lent his voice to various other games, including Nathan Arch in Bendy and the Dark Revival, Jack in Ghostrunner, Doc Carver in Showdown Bandit, and Lucifer in Lucius III.

Throughout his career, Dodson contributed to numerous titles, such as Magic Legends, Phantom Doctrine, and Hidden Expedition: Curse of Mithridates, where he voiced William Hunt. He portrayed Barnabas in Grim Dawn: Ashes of Malmouth and took on the roles of narrator, Entropy, and Ja’Ru in Dragon Front. In Danse Macabre: Curse of the Banshee, he voiced Lord Cavanaugh, and he even played a zombie in Duke Grabowski: Mighty Swashbuckler.

Dodson’s versatility was evident in his roles as Roughshot in Rive, Tabaccus in Enderal: The Shards of Order, Captain Alonzo in Legends 3: The Dark City, the overseer in Neon Chrome, and Barnabas in Grim Dawn. He also voiced a pirate and a prospector in Rebel Galaxy and the Slasher Zombie in Killing Floor 2. In Lucius II, he took on several roles, and in Neverwinter, he voiced the Shadow Demon and other characters. Dodson also portrayed soldiers in Anomaly 2 and the Grim Reaper in Painkiller: Hell & Damnation.

Beyond horror games, Dodson showcased his range by voicing Gray Cortwright in Nancy Drew and the Deadly Device and Chief McGinnis in Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes. He also portrayed Draconis in Heroes of Newerth, further demonstrating his versatility as a voice actor.

Dodson has contributed so much to the popular culture and our slice of it in particular that it is difficult to imagine moving on without his delightful creations. He has certainly set the standard for what new characters may come.

We’re sad to see you go, Mark. Our condolences to your family.


Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.