StarWars.com spent some time chatting with Josh Brener, the voice actor behind “Team Fireball” crew member Neeku Vozo from Star Wars Resistance. Lucasfilm’s new animated TV series will be arriving on Sunday October 7 at 10:00pm ET on the Disney Channel with a one-hour special titled “The Recruit” (click here for a short preview).
Previous Resistance spotlight articles released ahead of the series’ premiere at the end of this week centered on Christopher Sean (Kaz) and Suzie McGrath (Tam Ryvora). Check out the intro to Brener’s piece copied below and then take the supplied source link for the rest of the interview.
Neeku, the adorably literal and naïve Nikto on Team Fireball, is a beacon of light and hope in Star Wars Resistance. His powers are so great, even the actor giving him life in the sound recording booth can’t help but be swayed by his optimistic charm.
“I find that even if I’m having a bad day and I get to come in and be Neeku for a little while it immediately puts me in a better mood,” says Josh Brener. “He’s just a force of positivity and lovable dorkiness.”
Brener, who counts the voice of Sabine Wren, Tiya Sircar, among his real-life closest friends, has been a Star Wars fan as long as he can remember. And thanks to a nudge from Sircar, Brener previously appeared in Star Wars Rebels as the voice of Erskin Semaj, a senatorial attaché to Mon Mothma.
In his latest role, Brener voices Neeku Vozo, the charmingly loyal and unfailingly hopeful mechanic on the Colossus platform whose excitement over first meeting Kazuda Xiono causes quite a stir in the show’s pilot episode. “He definitely lacks the sarcasm bone, so he cannot detect irony, which makes for some good comedy,” Brener says.
In just a few short clips and trailers, fans have already responded to Neeku’s overt optimism and goofy charm. Brener recently spoke to StarWars.com about his love of the Force, the importance of mentors, and why he can never stop thanking Sircar for setting him on the path to Neeku.