Mark Hamill ( Born on September 25, 1951) is an American famous actor, fabulous voice actor, producer, and also a writer, best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movie series. His full name is Mark Richard Hamill.
Mark Hamill Biography
Famous As: Mark Hamill
Profession: Actor, Voice Actor, Writer
Mark Hamill Age: 69 years
Birthday: September 25, 1951
Birth Place: Oakland, California, U.S
Birth Sign: Libra
Mark Hamill Height: 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm)
Weight: 80 kg
Body Measurements: Not Available
Mark Hamill Net Worth: $6 Million
Salary: Under Review
Born Name: Mark Richard Hamill
Mark Hamill Ethnicity: white
Religion: Roman Catholic
Sexual Orientation: straight
Body Shape: Straight
Eye Color: Blue
School: James Madison High School, and Annadale High School
College: Los Angeles City College
Mother: Virginia Suzanne
Father: William Thomas Hamill
Brother(s): Will and Patrick
Sister(s): Terry, Jan, Jeanie, and Kim
Marital Status: Married
Mark Hamill Spouse/wife: Marilou York
Children: Nathan, Griffin and Chelsea Elizabeth
Mark Hamill was born in Oakland, California, on September 25, 1951. He was the fourth son of seven children. His father was in the US Navy, so the family moved a lot, and Hamill grew up all over the world, from California to New York to Japan. After Hamill graduated from a high school abroad, his family returned to the United States and enrolled in Los Angeles City College, where he studied drama and theater arts.
It wasn’t long before the young actor made his professional debut, making his debut on The Bill Cosby Show (1970) and then appearing in shows like The Partridge Family (1971), Cannon (1971), and Night Gallery (1972). Also in 1972, Hamill got a recurring role as Kent Murray in General Hospital, which took him to 1973.
After earning a living through a decent series of small roles in films and TV series, in 1976, Hamill landed one of the main roles in a new family drama called Eight Enough. The show was a big break for the actor, but another role that will end up breaking a lifetime.
Mark Hamill Family
He is one of seven children, has two brothers, Will and Patrick, and four sisters, Terry, Jan, Jenny, and Kim. His father is of English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh ancestry, and his mother is of half Swedish and half English descent.
At the age of eleven, Hamill moved to Building 5900 from Castleton Drive in San Diego, California, where he attended Hill Junior High School. When he was in the first year of his at James Madison High School, his whole family moved towards Virginia, and he attended Annandale High School.
By his junior year, his father was stationed in Japan, where he attended and was a member of the drama club at Nile C Kennick High School, from which he graduated in 1969. He later attended Los Angeles City College, majoring in drama.
Mark Hamill Career
Mark Hamill gets the process of auditioning for the role of Luke Skywalker in the space opera film Star Wars (1977). He won the role and the movie directed by George Lucas was a huge success. The film grossed over $ 775 million with a budget of only $ 11 million. It won critical acclaim, was nominated for ten Oscars and won seven. It is still recognized together as the foremost important works within the history of cinema. The movie brought Hamill to international stardom.
He then played the lead role in the commercially successful 1978 adventure comedy film “Corvette Summer”. In the same year, he also appeared in the TV movie “Star Wars: Holiday Special” as he played the role of Skywalker. It was met with negative reviews.
In 1980, he got people’s love for his role as Skywalker in “The Empire Strikes Back”. The film, which was the first “Star Wars” sequel, was a commercial success. Although it received mixed reviews, today it is considered one of the best films in history. It has also won several Oscars. He played his role again in “Return of the Jedi”, the third film in the Star Wars series. The film was met with positive reviews.
He appeared in several other films over the next few years, such as “Slipstream” (1989), “The Guyver” (1991), and “Timerunner” (1993). From 1992 to 1994, he voiced several characters including the sly villain “Joker” in the animated TV series “Batman: The Animated Series”. The show garnered mostly positive reviews from critics.
He reprised the role of The Joker in Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, which was a continuation of the series. Although the movie wasn’t very good commercially, it has garnered a cult status over the years.
Other films he worked in over the subsequent few years include Watchers Reborn (1998), commanding officer (1999), Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists (2000), Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker. (2000), Comic Book: The Movie (2004), Ultimate Avengers II (2006), Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2008), Scooby-Doo: Camp Scare (2010).
In 2012, he appeared in the British horror movie “Airborne” which was his second British film since “Britannia Hospital”. Most recently, he played one of the supporting roles in the comedy film Kingsman: The Secret Service, which did very well commercially.
In 2015, he got honored for his role as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The movie grossed over $ 2 billion, becoming the highest-grossing movie of the year. The film was met with positive reviews.
After working in movies like Batman: The Killing Joke (2016), Brigsby Bear (2017), and Bunyan and Babe (2017), he once again played the role of Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The film was favorably received by critics and grossed over $ 1 billion, becoming the highest-grossing film of 2017.
On December 17, 1978, Hamill got married to a dental hygienist Marilou York in a private civil ceremony. They have three children named Nathan, Griffin,, and Chelsea Elizabeth.
Mark Hamill Age, height, and measurements
Mark Hamill Age is 69 years. Mark Hamill’s height is 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) and his weight update soon.
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He is active on social media. He has 5.4m followers on his Instagram account and 4.1m followers on his Twitter account.