The actor behind Star Wars' most controversial character returns in The Mandalorian 8 months ago

The actor behind Star Wars' most controversial character returns in The Mandalorian

Meesa back.

One of the biggest surprises of The Mandalorian season 3 so far is the return of the actor behind hugely controversial character, Jar Jar Binks, from the Star Wars prequel movies.


Ahmed Best, who played the infamous Gungan made his return as a Jedi named Kelleran Beq. Best featured as Binks first in The Phantom Menace and also appeared in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

Jar Jar Binks Nick Ahmed voiced Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

Best appeared as Kelleran Beq in The Mandalorian season 3, episode 4 "The Foundling." The Jedi saves Grogu during Order 66, with the two flying off on a ship together. The episode ends without showing where Kelleran and Grogu fly to, so there's a good chance Best will be back as the season progresses.


Jar Jar Binks received a huge backlash following his appearance in George Lucas' prequel trilogy, with the character receiving less and less screen-time as each movie went on. Binks is widely known as one of the most hated characters in the franchise and in wider pop culture.

However, there are some people who stick by the character and the years may have eased the hate directed towards Binks.

Best's first role following Revenge of the Sith was in Open Window, and his next movie appearance was in Mother and Child, which also featured Star Wars actors Samuel L. Jackson and Jimmy Smits.

Best has also made numerous TV appearances, including roles on Law & Order: LA, Easy to Assemble, Sidetracked, and Cougar Town.


It's also not the first time Best has appeared as his Mandalorian character. He hosted a 2020 web-based children's game show called Jedi Temple Challenge as the Jedi Master.

Related articles