And J.D. Dillard’s historical past with a few of the franchise’s largest gamers goes even deeper than that. He started his profession in Hollywood working as a receptionist for J.J. Abrams’ manufacturing firm, Unhealthy Robotic. Given their long-standing connection, it’s not a shock J.J. Abrams gave him a second within the highlight (albeit anonymously) in The Rise of Skywalker. Nonetheless, J.D. Dillard’s seemingly random cameo does beg the query as to precisely how lengthy his extra vital position with Star Wars has been within the works.