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Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill

Age
64
Birthday
Sep. 25th, 1951
Born in
Concord, California, USA
Height
5' 9

Mark Hamill's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Batman: The Animated Series TV Show
Batman: The Animated Series
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake TV Show
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Regular Show TV Show
Regular Show
The New Batman Adventures TV Show
The New Batman Adventures
Codename: Kids Next Door TV Show
Codename: Kids Next Door
The Flash (1990) TV Show
The Flash (1990)
The Incredible Hulk TV Show
The Incredible Hulk
Stripperella TV Show
Stripperella
Adventure Time (CA) TV Show
Adventure Time (CA)
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! TV Show
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!
Time Squad TV Show
Time Squad
Jeannie TV Show
Jeannie
Zevo-3 TV Show
Zevo-3
Spawn: The Animation TV Show
Spawn: The Animation
Teamo Supremo TV Show
Teamo Supremo
Adventures from the Book of Virtues TV Show
Adventures from the Book of Virtues
Today Tonight (AU) TV Show
Today Tonight (AU)
Bruno the Kid TV Show
Bruno the Kid
The Wrong Coast (CA) TV Show
The Wrong Coast (CA)
Wing Commander Academy TV Show
Wing Commander Academy
 

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Kingsman: The Secret Service
2013 - I Know That Voice
2012 - Sushi Girl
2006 - Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles
2006 - Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles
2005 - Thru the Moebius Strip
2001 - Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
1999 - Wing Commander
1999 - Walking Across Egypt
1998 - Hamilton
1993 - Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
1993 - Time Runner
1992 - Sleepwalkers
1991 - Guyver
1990 - Midnight Ride
1989 - La chute des aigles
1989 - Slipstream
1983 - Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
1982 - Britannia Hospital
1980 - Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
1980 - The Big Red One
1980 - The Big Red One
1977 - Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
1977 - Wizards

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Senator Stampingston
51
Dr. Jak (Voiced)
21
Additional Voices
13
Fire Lord Ozai (Voiced)
11
The Joker (Voiced)
10
Arnim Zola (Voiced)
9
Doobie Wheeler
8
Harrison Ford (Voiced)
8
Hobgoblin (Voiced)
8
Doc (Voiced)
8
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Mark Richard Hamill (born September 25, 1951) is an American actor, voice actor, writer, producer, and director. He is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars series – Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Return of the Jedi (1983) – a role he reprised in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Hamill also starred and co-starred in the films Corvette Summer (1978), The Big Red One (1980), and Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015). Hamill's extensive voice acting work includes a long-standing role as the Joker, commencing with Batman: The Animated Series in 1992.

Born in Oakland, California, and was raised in Virginia. He is a son of Virginia Suzanne (née Johnson; 1927–1998) and U. S. Navy Captain William Thomas Hamill (b. 1927). He is one of seven children, including two brothers, Will and Patrick, and four sisters, Terry, Jan, Jeanie, and Kim. His mother was of half Swedish descent. His father's changes of station, and attendant family moves, led to the Hamill children changing schools more often than others. In his elementary years, he went to Walsingham Academy and Poe Middle School. At age 11, he moved to the 5900 block of Castleton Drive in San Diego, California, where he attended Hale Junior High School. During his first year at James Madison High School, his family moved to Virginia where he attended Annandale High School. By his junior year, his father was stationed in Japan, where Hamill attended and graduated in 1968 from Nile C. Kinnick High School (located in Yokohama, Japan at the time) and was a member of the Drama Club. He later enrolled at Los Angeles City College and majored in drama.

Hamill was raised as a Roman Catholic, and described his father as a "Nixon Republican".

Hamill made his acting debut on The Bill Cosby Show (1969) in 1970. He played a continuing role (Kent Murray) in TV's General Hospital (1963) and co-starred in the respected TV comedy series The Texas Wheelers (1974). Real fame came with his film debut (he was voice only in Wizards (1977) with the hero role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). He experienced a disfiguring car crash, but later played in Broadway, returning to film in 1989.

On December 17, 1978, Hamill married dental hygienist Marilou York in a private civil ceremony. They have three children together: Nathan (born June 25, 1979), Griffin (born March 4, 1983), and Chelsea Elizabeth (born July 27, 1988). Nathan was born during the production of The Empire Strikes Back and had a cameo role in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, playing one of the Royal Guards of Naboo.

On January 11, 1977, one day before he was set to shoot one of the scenes in Star Wars, Hamill was in a car accident in which he fractured his nose and left cheekbone, requiring seven hours of surgery. As a result, a double was used for the landspeeder pickup shots. According to Hamill in a recorded interview, he was driving his BMW on a freeway and became distracted, and seeing that he was missing his offramp, tried to negotiate four lanes of traffic. Hamill stated in that interview that some of the real scars from the crash made an appearance in The Empire Strikes Back.


TRIVIA:
  • He did all his own stunts in _Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)_ (qv), except in the scene in Cloud city where he is sucked out of a window.
  • Is one quarter Swedish.
  • He was originally cast as David on _"Eight Is Enough" (1977)_ (qv), and asked to be released from his contract before _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv) came out because he sensed the movie would be successful, and Hamill wanted to focus on his movie career. ABC refused to release him from his contract, thinking that having a successful movie star connected with the show would help "Eight is Enough" (1976). Hamill was then in a car crash in December 1976 and injured his face. This made him unavailable for shooting the TV series, and ABC was forced to recast the role of David, which then went to 'Grant Goodeve' (qv).
  • Auditioned for _American Graffiti (1973)_ (qv).
  • In an ironic counterpoint to his problem of being typecast as a upright hero like "Luke Skywalker" in live-action roles, he has found that his successful career as an animation voice actor has typecast him as a player of flamboyant villains like "The Joker" in the animated _"Batman" (1992)_ (qv) series.
  • Worked for free on _Britannia Hospital (1982)_ (qv)
  • Hamill met his wife, Mary Lou York, when she was his dental hygienist.
  • Trained with sword master 'Bob Anderson (III)' (qv) for his role as 'Luke Skywalker' (qv); Anderson also trained 'David Prowse (I)' (qv) (Darth Vader).


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