Mark Hamill
Actor
Mark Hamill
Mark Richard Hamill is an American actor, voice artist, producer, director and writer, best known for his performance as Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, as well as his voice role as the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series, its various spin-offs, and the video games Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Hamill has also lent his voice to various other villains and anti-heroes in various other animated productions.
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Mark Hamill Finally Explains Those Joker-Trump Impersonations
Huffington Post - 26 days
Mark Hamill has voiced animated versions of the Joker for the DC Universe since 1992. By now, his take on the villain is fairly inseparable from the popular imagination of the Joker, rivaled only by Heath Ledger’s too-brief take on the role for the 2008 movie “The Dark Knight.” So when Hamill decided to start reading tweets made by Donald Trump as the famous Batman nemesis, the audio recordings obviously garnered many “Ha! Ha! Ha’s!” and overly-wide smiles perhaps too similar to the devilish source material. The idea originated from Matt Oswalt (Patton Oswalt’s brother), who suggested on Twitter that a particular tweet by Donald Trump sounded like “something the Joker would say right before releasing a swarm of killer bees into Gotham.” That specific Trump tweet read, “Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!” Hamill responded to Oswalt that he was up for doing the Joker voice. A ...
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Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber in 'Jedi' Belonged to Obi-Wan
Huffington Post - about 1 month
This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Ryan Britt How Luke Skywalker was able to build a brand new lightsaber before Return of the Jedi may now have a real-world explanation. The original prop wielded by Mark Hamill in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi in 1983 was in fact a repurposing of one of the lightsaber props used by Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original 1977 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Collector Brandon Alinger presented Luke Skywalker's lightsaber to Mark Hamill on the actor's streaming show Mark Hamill's Pop Culture Quest. Though Hamill initially thought the prop was a "replica," Alinger confirmed it was in fact one of the actual props used by Hamill during the filming of Return of the Jedi. But, there was a wrinkle. Alinger also revealed it was "the same prop that was used by Alec Guinness in the first movie." This means Luke Skywalker was holding what was in essence, his master's lightsaber, albeit with some modifications and a ...
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Mark Hamil as ‘The Joker’ thrashes Donald Trump yet again
Yahoo News - about 1 month
Outside of his memorable roles in Star Wars , Mark Hamill over the past few decades has enjoyed an incredibly successful run as a Hollywood voice over actor. Taking a look at Hamill's impressively long resume, his voice work as the Joker from  Batman: The Animated Series  truly stands out as something iconic. Last week, Hamill thought he'd have a little fun and decided to record one of Donald Trump's widely circulated tweets using his patented and quintessentially evil Joker voice. The result was nothing short of stunning. This week, Hamill was at it again, this time reading Trump's recent Twitter tirade about Meryl Streep. As for some quick background, Streep during last week's Golden Globe Awards show trashed President-elect Donald Trump without mentioning him by name. "There was one performance this year that stunned me," Streep said in part. "It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good, there was nothing good about it, but it was effective and it did its job. It was that ...
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Mark Hamill Records Donald Trump's Meryl Streep Twitter Rant as The Joker
Yahoo News - about 1 month
Mark Hamill is continuing to troll President-elect Donald Trump. Last week, Hamill debuted The Trumpster, a supervillain alter ego who reads Trump tweets in the voice of The Joker, who Hamill voices in the DC animated universe. On Saturday, Hamill shared audio of himself reading the tweets Trump aimed at Meryl Streep after she was critical of him in her Golden Globes speech, which became the most buzz-about moment from the Jan. 8 awards show.
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Mark Hamill Is Back As Trump The Joker, Reading Streep Tweets
Huffington Post - about 1 month
The “Trumpster” is back! “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill has again nailed his Twitterverse-pleasing new vocation: reading Donald Trump’s creepy tweets in the sinister voice of the Joker from the animated Batman series. Hamill has been the voice of the Caped Crusader’s archenemy on the series for decades. After a viral reading earlier this month of Trump’s losers-taunting New Year’s Day message, Hamill has tackled the president-elect’s tweets lashing “over-rated” three-time Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep — who powerfully blasted Trump at the Golden Globes. “Am I the only one man enough to confront this #OverratedFunkyLoser without resorting to an ad hominem assault?” Hamill tweeted Saturday as he unveiled his latest dark descent into the character of the Trumpster. Am I the ONLY one man enough to confront this #OverratedFlunkyLoser without resorting to an ad hominem assault? https://t.co/ac2j2KGryn pic.twitter.com/iH1XnPgOzm — Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 14 ...
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Mark Hamill Records Donald Trump's Meryl Streep Twitter Rant as The Joker - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - about 1 month
Hollywood Reporter Mark Hamill Records Donald Trump's Meryl Streep Twitter Rant as The Joker Hollywood Reporter On Saturday, Hamill shared audio of himself reading the tweets Trump aimed at Meryl Streep after she was critical of him in her Golden Globes speech, which became the most buzz-about moment from Sunday's awards show. Trump referred to Streep as "one ... Hear Mark Hamill read Donald Trump's Meryl Streep rant as the JokerEW.com Mark Hamill shows us what Trump would look like as the JokerUSA TODAY Meryl Streep needs to sharpen her sports actOrlando Sentinel Daily Mail -Yahoo News -Washington Examiner (blog) -News & Observer all 54 news articles »
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New species of gibbon named after Star Wars character, and Twitter can't cope
Yahoo News - about 1 month
The Force is strong with this adorable newly-discovered gibbon species. Thanks to some Star Wars-loving scientists, the new species in southwest China has been named in honor of our favorite hero from a galaxy far far away, Luke Skywalker. SEE ALSO: Monkeys mourning the 'death' of a robot monkey will hit you right in the feels Following the announcement, the Skywalker hoolock gibbon — aka "Simian Skywalker," "Jungle Jedi" and of course, the scientific name, Hoolock tianxing — was warmly and appropriately welcomed by proud actor Mark Hamill, who portrayed Skywalker in the classic films. So proud of this! First the Pez dispenser, then the Underoos & U.S. postage stamp... now this! #GorillaMyDreams #SimianSkywalker #JungleJedi https://t.co/JKCe5kZFmJ — Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 11, 2017 And then Twitter couldn't contain itself. Users are doing their best to call attention to the newly-discovered species, tweeting silly side-by-side photographs of apes and Hamill's character ...
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Mark Hamill Performs Donald Trump Tweet as The Joker
Yahoo News - about 2 months
Ask, and Mark Hamill shall deliver. Hamill has recorded himself in character as The Joker reading a New Year’s Eve tweet from president-elect Donald Trump that turned heads at the time. Love!” Trump tweeted.
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The Joker Reading A Trump Tweet Is Terrifying. Thanks, Mark Hamill!
Huffington Post - about 2 months
If you thought Donald Trump’s tweets couldn’t sound any scarier, think again. “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill just put a twisted spin on the president-elect’s messages by reading one of them in the cackling voice of the Joker from the animated Batman series. The Trumpster quote #1#ANewJeersToast https://t.co/qZQEGU18r6 — Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 8, 2017 Hamill, who has voiced the diabolical villain since the early 1990s, uploaded the 30-second reading of Trump’s New Year’s Eve message to Twitter on Saturday. He labeled it “The Trumpster quote #1,” suggesting there may be more to come. Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don't know what to do. Love! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2016 The chilling clip was apparently inspired by comedy writer Matt Oswalt, who had suggested that Trump’s New Year’s Eve tweet sounded like something the Joker ...
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'Star Wars' Team Grappling With How Leia Will Live On After Carrie Fisher's Death
Huffington Post - about 2 months
In the wake of Carrie Fisher’s death, the team responsible for future “Star Wars” projects is reportedly reconsidering the place of her character, Leia Organa, in the franchise’s ever-expanding universe, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Fisher, who first played the iconic princess in 1977, brought Leia back to the big screen as a general in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015. The actress has apparently already filmed her scenes for the second installment in the latest trilogy, but was rumored to have an even larger role in the following film. Now, a “Star Wars” “braintrust,” including “Episode VIII” director Rian Johnson, “Episode IX” director Colin Trevorrow and Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy, has convened to decide how Leia will live on after Fisher’s death. Trevorrow is set to arrive in Los Angeles for a meeting about the issue next week.  The team is reportedly concerned with two key scenes featuring Fisher that would bring her character and the film’s plot full c ...
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Mark Hamill remembers Carrie Fisher as treasured friend in moving tribute
CNN - about 2 months
Carrie Fisher was a complicated handful, high maintenance and off the wall, but a treasured friend for decades, "Star Wars" co-star Mark Hamill writes in a tribute to the late actress-writer.
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Carrie Fisher Once Made Mark Hamill Try On Her White 'Star Wars' Jumpsuit
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill spent so much time hanging out on “Star Wars” sets over the years, things got a little weird. In a new essay at The Hollywood Reporter, Hamill remembers the late actress and the goofy things he’d do to make her happy. “Making her laugh was always a badge of honor,” Hamill wrote in the essay, published Monday. The actor remembered one particular stunt Fisher requested he pull off, involving the white jumpsuit from 1980’s “The Empire Strikes Back.” I remember during Empire we were split up storywise; it was a difficult film to shoot and there was a lot of tension on the set. I was off in the swampland with the puppets and robots, but at least Carrie and Harrison got to work with human beings. Once at lunchtime she said, “You should try on my jumpsuit.” I said, “The one-piece white jumpsuit? You’re what, 5’2”? I’ll never get in!” She said, “Just try.” I put on that Princess Leia zipper jump suit and it was so tight I looked like a Vegas lounge s ...
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Carrie Fisher Dead At 60 Following Hospitalization
Huffington Post - 2 months
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Carrie Fisher Reportedly 'Stabilized' After Medical Emergency On Airplane
Huffington Post - 2 months
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Mark Hamill Says Donald Trump's Appointees Are 'Really Despicable People'
Huffington Post - 3 months
Luke Skywalker believes President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet and staff choices belong to the dark side. “If you look at what’s being assembled for our government, it’s like, yikes,” Mark Hamill of “Star Wars” told the Daily Beast in a post published Sunday. “It’s a who’s-who of really despicable people.” In an interview to promote his series “Pop Culture Quest,” Hamill summoned Skywalker’s fighting spirit by adding: “It’s tempting to say, ‘Well, I’m moving to Canada. I can’t stand it.’ But in other ways, it’s a challenge to stay and defend your country and do what you think is right and not retreat and hide under the covers.” While Trump’s appointments and nominations have raised general concerns over their lack of experience, certain ones ― some of whom have been accused of spreading racist and homophobic sentiments ― have generated alarm among critics. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used ...
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Mark Hamill (And His Beard) Just Gave Us The Best 'Star Wars' Spoiler
Huffington Post - 6 months
Everyone’s favorite Jedi may have just revealed a major spoiler. Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker, always seems to be up to mischievous things when he’s not filming a “Star Wars” movie. In a recent tweet, Hamill seemingly confirmed that Luke Skywalker will be in “Star Wars: Episode IX.” Hamill sent out a video of himself getting his infamous Skywalker beard shaved off (and then patted by a furry hand??) with some cryptic messaging:  Haven't seen my chin since May '15, so #FarewellFacialFur & #ByeByeBeard (at least til #EpisodeIX) @popculturequest pic.twitter.com/gaScz1okk6 — Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 30, 2016 This quells some worries people have over another major character from the original trilogy being killed off in an upcoming film, but only time will tell. In the meantime, never stop tweeting, Mark. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It m ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mark Hamill
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 64
    Hamill is a lifelong fan of Laurel and Hardy and in June 2016 he called in to The Ross Owen Show on Black Sky Radio to talk for over an hour about his passion for Stan and Ollie.
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    In 2016, he endorsed P.G. Sittenfeld's candidacy in the 2016 election for the United States Senate.
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    He will star in the upcoming 2016 film Minkow, an independent film about the life of Barry Minkow, the famous con man.
    More Details Hide Details Hamill plays Minkow's father, Robert Minkow. Hamill has gained a reputation as a prolific voice actor. He first did voice acting work in the early 1970s voicing the character Corey Anders on the Saturday morning cartoon Jeannie by Hanna-Barbera Productions. He later played Sean in the Ralph Bakshi film Wizards, which was released just three months before Star Wars in 1977. Though the voice role he is most known for is Batman's archenemy the Joker, his success as The Joker has led him to portray a wide variety of characters in television, film, anime, and video games (mostly similar super-villains). Hamill was the voice of The Hobgoblin in the 1990s Spider-Man animated series, and his other Marvel superhero genre roles include the Gargoyle in the animated series of The Incredible Hulk, Maximus in Fantastic Four, Klaw in Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and multiple characters in Ultimate Spider-Man. Hamill voiced Solomon Grundy and Trickster in the DC animated universe series Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, the murderous gangster Tony Zucco in The Batman, an animated series unrelated to the various DC animated universe series. He voiced Spectre in an episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
  • 2015
    Age 63
    Hamill has commented that if there would ever be an animated version of Batman: The Killing Joke, he would gladly voice the Joker again, encouraging fans to campaign for said adaptation. On July 17, 2015 Hamill tweeted that he had his fingers crossed in hopes that he would be contacted to reprise his role as the Joker in the animated adaptation.
    More Details Hide Details On July 27, Collider reported that Hamill will voice the Joker in the film. The film was released in theaters for a two-day limited time. It was released on Digital HD on July 27, 2016. It was released on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 2. Positive reception was met for Mark Hamill's performance as the Joker, with some citing it as his best performance of the character. Hamill has been nominated for two Annie Awards for his portrayal of the character, for an Interactive Achievement Award, for a Spike Video Game Award, and has won a British Academy Video Game Award for Best Performer. Hamill is the co-writer of The Black Pearl, a comic book miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics. He wrote an introduction to the Trade Paperback Batman: Riddler Two-Face which reprints various stories involving The Riddler and Two-Face to tie in with Batman Forever. He has also written several stories for Simpsons Comics, including "Catastrophe in Substitute Springfields!", which parodies DC's Crisis on Infinite Earths and also references several other classic comics.
    In 2015, Hamill yet again returned as the Joker in Batman: Arkham Knight with the character recurring through the game as a hallucination.
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  • 2012
    Age 60
    Hamill is an outspoken member of the Democratic Party. Prior to the 2012 election for President of the United States, Hamill referred to Mitt Romney as a "snake oil salesman".
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    On June 2012, WB Games released the expansion pack titled "The Last Laugh" for the video game DC Universe Online, featuring Hamill as the Joker.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 59
    During a 2011 Comic-Con, when asked about Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning portrayal of the character in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, Hamill claims it was the most original performance he has ever seen since Anthony Hopkins' Oscar-winning portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs.
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    On October 19, 2011, shortly after the release of the game, Hamill again announced his retirement on his Twitter account, saying "Hello/Goodbye Joker!
    More Details Hide Details I've enjoyed every minute behind the wheel of the Clown Prince's crazy car — I'm going to miss him more than I can say!!".
  • 2010
    Age 58
    In May 2010, Hamill declared to IGN UK that his role in Arkham City would be his last as the Joker.
    More Details Hide Details Some months later, with the announcement of Arkham City, he clarified the rumors about him retiring the role by saying, via his Twitter account, "Only said Arkham Asylum would be hard to top, not that I was quitting."
  • 2005
    Age 53
    Hamill voiced the Joker alongside his Batman: The Animated Series co-star Kevin Conroy as Batman and Jason Hillhouse as Dick Grayson in a feature of a storyboard scene included in the 2005 Special Edition DVD of Tim Burton's 1989 film Batman.
    More Details Hide Details This scene depicted the origin of Robin, which was not filmed because the producers felt it was out-of-place with the rest of the film. Hamill has said that he has voiced the Joker for toys and amusement park rides. Although these jobs did not pay particularly well, he enjoyed even these small roles and admitted being protective of the character, expressing concern with others "sleeping in his sleeping bag;" he also self-identifies as a "real comic book nerd". Hamill has portrayed the Joker in a few Batman-themed video games, notably Batman Vengeance, the Sega CD version of The Adventures of Batman & Robin, and in Batman: Arkham Asylum. Hamill again reprised the role in the Arkham sequel, Batman: Arkham City.
  • 2004
    Age 52
    Hamill also directed and starred in the 2004 direct-to-DVD Comic Book: The Movie.
    More Details Hide Details A comic book fan who attended science fiction and comic conventions before he became famous, Hamill stated that his character was based on an exaggerated version of himself. He and his crew shot most of the "mockumentary" film during the 2002 San Diego Comic-Con, and enlisted Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, Bruce Campbell and Hugh Hefner in small roles. The movie won an award for Best Live-Action DVD Premiere Movie at the 2005 DVD Exclusive Awards. In 2011, Hamill appeared as a villain in the fifth season of NBC's show Chuck. Hamill also appeared in the television series, Criminal Minds in the last two episodes of season eight as John Curtis, aka "The Replicator", a serial killer who has been stalking the BAU team throughout the show's eighth season. He also made a guest appearance alongside George Takei on the season one finale of the ABC sitcom The Neighbors as Commandant Bill.
  • 2003
    Age 51
    In 2003, Hamill starred in the two-hander play Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks as the acerbic gay dance instructor Michael Minetti.
    More Details Hide Details He played opposite Rue McClanahan for the season at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, and opposite Polly Bergen as the production moved on to Broadway.
  • FORTIES
  • 1999
    Age 47
    In the 1999 Wing Commander film, set earlier in the series, the character was played by Freddie Prinze, Jr., although Hamill had a voice cameo.
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  • 1995
    Age 43
    He also appeared in the episode Mind over Matter of the 1995 television series The Outer Limits.
    More Details Hide Details When the Wing Commander series of computer games started using full motion video cut scenes, Hamill was cast as the series protagonist, Colonel Christopher Blair, a role he played in Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom and Wing Commander: Prophecy.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 38
    He guest appeared in two episodes as the Trickster in the live-action 1990 television series of The Flash.
    More Details Hide Details He has made cameo appearances on MADtv, where he played the estranged father of Ms. Swan, and appeared on Saturday Night Live playing himself being sold on a Star Wars themed home shopping sale. Hamill appeared in single episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun in 1997, Just Shoot Me! in 1998 and in two episodes of seaQuest DSV in 1995 (as Tobias LeConte).
  • 1989
    Age 37
    Hamill returned to film after a six-year hiatus with the 1989 science fiction film Slipstream.
    More Details Hide Details He continued to star in films throughout the 1990s, including in such films as the thriller Midnight Ride, The Guyver in 1991, the 1995 remake of Village of the Damned, and the 1998 Swedish action film Hamilton. Hamill appeared in the 2001 film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as the supervillain Cocknocker, a role which parodies both himself and roles he has played in the past.
  • 1986
    Age 34
    He made television appearances in a 1986 episode of Amazing Stories and a 1987 episode of The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
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  • 1984
    Age 32
    When Amadeus was adapted to film in 1984, Hamill auditioned to reprise the role for the big screen, but lost the part to Tom Hulce.
    More Details Hide Details A studio executive told the people making the film, "I don't want Luke Skywalker in this film".
  • TWENTIES
  • 1979
    Age 27
    To further distance himself from his early blockbuster role, Hamill started acting on Broadway, starring in plays such as The Elephant Man in 1979, Amadeus in 1983, Harrigan 'N Hart in 1985 (for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination), Room Service in 1986 and The Nerd in 1987-88.
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  • 1978
    Age 26
    On December 17, 1978, Hamill married dental hygienist Marilou York in a private civil ceremony.
    More Details Hide Details They have three children together: Nathan (born 1979), Griffin (born 1983), and Chelsea Elizabeth (born 1988). Nathan was born during the production of The Empire Strikes Back and had a cameo appearance in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, playing one of the Royal Guards of Naboo. On January 11, 1977, before shooting one of his 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, became distracted, and seeing that he was missing his offramp, attempted to negotiate four lanes of traffic. Some real scars from the crash appear on Luke's face in The Empire Strikes Back. In an episode of children's program Ask Aspel, Hamill said that the stories surrounding his injuries had become exaggerated. Confirming that he had only broken his nose, Hamill observed that "over the years it's been built up into having my face reconstructed with plastic surgery."
    He attempted to avoid typecasting by appearing in the 1978 film Corvette Summer and the better known 1980 World War II film The Big Red One.
    More Details Hide Details In 1980 he also made a guest appearance on The Muppet Show, both as himself and as Luke Skywalker in The Stars of Star Wars; this episode also starred C-3PO and R2-D2 who were along with him on a search for Chewbacca. Other film appearances around this time include The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia in 1981 and Britannia Hospital in 1982.
  • 1977
    Age 25
    Editions of Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces (which influenced Lucas as he was developing the films) issued after the release of Star Wars in 1977 used the image of Hamill as Luke Skywalker on the cover.
    More Details Hide Details Hamill returned to the Star Wars universe in 2014, when he voiced the legendary ancient Sith Lord Darth Bane, in the final episode of the animated series The Clone Wars. He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for his performance. With the acquisition of Lucasfilm by The Walt Disney Company, it was announced that there will be more Star Wars films starting with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was released on December 18, 2015. Hamill appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will continue to star in the new trilogy, alongside fellow Star Wars actors Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, reprising their roles as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia, respectively. For over a year prior to the announcement, both Disney and Hamill were coy about whether he would be a cast member. In September 2013, Robert Englund, actor and long-time friend of Hamill, said that Hamill was currently working out in the gym. Englund stated "Mark now – they've got Mark in the gym, because Mark's coming back as Luke Skywalker. They've got him doing his sit-ups." It was previously reported that both Hamill and Fisher had been assigned nutritionists and personal trainers to work with ahead of production.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1969
    Age 17
    By his junior year, his father was stationed in Japan, where Hamill attended and was a member of the Drama Club at Nile C. Kinnick High School, from which he graduated in 1969.
    More Details Hide Details He later enrolled at Los Angeles City College, majoring in drama. Hamill was raised as a Roman Catholic, and described his father as a "Nixon Republican". Hamill's early career included a recurring role on the soap opera General Hospital, and a starring role on the short lived sitcom The Texas Wheelers. He portrayed the oldest son, David, in the pilot episode of Eight Is Enough, though the role was later performed by Grant Goodeve. He also had guest appearances on The Bill Cosby Show, The Partridge Family,, Room 222 (A series in the mid 70's about High School), and One Day at a Time. He appeared in multiple television films such as The City, and Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic. Robert Englund was auditioning for a role in Apocalypse Now when he walked across the hall where auditions were taking place for George Lucas's Star Wars. After watching the auditions for a while, he realized that Hamill, his friend, would be perfect for the role of Luke Skywalker. He suggested to Hamill that he audition for the role; Hamill did, and won the role.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Born
    Born on September 25, 1951.
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