Versatile Comedian Scott Adsit Voices Compassionate Machine in ‘Big Hero 6’
When he finds himself in the middle of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada transforms Baymax—into a high-tech hero in "Big Hero 6." ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

When he finds himself in the middle of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada transforms Baymax—into a high-tech hero in “Big Hero 6.” ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

By ANGELA DAWSON
Front Row Features

HOLLYWOOD—For seven seasons, Scott Adsit played comedy writer/producer Pete Hornberger on the hit NBC series “30 Rock.” Balding, with sad dog eyes, he was “the sane one” among the lunatic cast and crew involved in the fictional sketch comedy show-within-a-show, alongside put upon head writer Liz Lemon (Tina Fey).

A veteran comedian, who trained at the famed Second City in Chicago and did stand up for years, Adsit has paid his dues in the film and TV world as a supporting player. He previously lent his voice talents to the stop-motion animated series, “Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole,” which ran for two seasons on Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim,” starting in 2010.

In his most important film role to date, Adsit provides the voice of Baymax, a lovable oversized inflatable robot programmed to help humans, in the Disney animated feature “Big Hero 6.”

The Northbrook, Ill., native explains that he’s thrilled to be part of a big animated Disney movie in such a prominent role. Having recorded his dialogue alone in the recording booth, with only directors Don Hall and Chris Williams there to react to, he just recently met the voice cast during a special screening and while doing interviews to promote the family-friendly film.

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