Union alumni are players in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

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Several Union College alumni are players in one of this season’s biggest movie releases, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Ben Schwartz ‘03 served as vocal consultant for one of the Star Wars franchise’s newest robotic characters, BB-8. Schwartz is best known as the kooky Jean-Ralphio on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” and Clyde on Showtime’s “House of Lies.”

He shares vocal duties with “Saturday Night Live” alum Bill Hader. Read more about Schwartz’s role here.

As the chair of Walt Disney Studios, Alan Horn ’64 has brought some of the most recent box office hits to theaters, including the animated musical “Frozen” and the “Avengers” series. Read more about Horn’s thoughts on “Star Wars” in The Hollywood Reporter.