Mark Hamill is an American screen, stage and voice actor. He is best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series. Mark played Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy – Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983). He reprised this role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. In addition, Hamill is famous for his voice-over work in video games and animations.
Mark Hamill Age
Hamill is 66 years old. He was born Mark Richard Hamill in Oakland, California, the United States as the fourth of seven children. His mother’s name was Virginia Suzanne (Johnston) and his father’s name was William Thomas Hamill. Mark’s father was a captain in the United States Navy.
Mark Hamill Net Worth
The actor has a net worth of $6 million. The actor reportedly earned $650,000 for his role as Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars film. This was a pretty decent income for an actor back in 1970’s.
He is also making a significant income staring in other movies and lending his voice to animated characters and video games heroes, such as the voice of the Joker on Batman: Animated Series.
Height and Weight
Mark Hamill height is 1.75 m or 5 feet 9 inches. He has stunning blond eyes and a charming smile.
Mark Hamill Wife and Family
Mark Hamill has been happily married to his wife Marilou York since 1978. The couple has three children together: Nathan Hamill, Chelsea Hamill, and Griffin Hamill. Nathan was born on June 25, 1979, while his dad Mark was on location there shooting Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. Griffin was born on, March 4, 1983, while the youngest Chelsea was born on July 27, 1988.
Hamill’s wife Marilou York has supported him through his long acting career. She is a dental hygienist by profession and she is not interested in Hollywood’s glamour and publicity. The couple lives happy life and tries to keep their privacy to themselves as much as they can.
Mark Hamill graduated from Los Angeles City College with the major in drama in 1969. Soon after he made his acting debut on The Bill Cosby Show. In addition, Mark played a recurring role of Kent Murray on the soap opera General Hospital in 1963 and co-starred on the comedy series The Texas Wheelers in 1974.
He attended Hale Junior High School in the Clairemont Community of San Diego, California.
An anecdote related to his role in Star Wars goes that Hamill’s best friend Robert Englund auditioned for the role in Apocalypse Now in 1979. He walked across the hall were auditions for George Lucas’s Star Wars saga were taking place. Englund realized that his friend Mark Hamill would be perfect for the role of Luke Skywalker. He suggested that Mark audition for the role and he did. The rest is history.
Robert Englund, Mark’s best friend till the date, is best known for playing Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street horror films.
Hamill has a wonderful ability to change his voice to be unrecognizable. He also did almost all of his own stunts while shooting Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983).
In 2001 Mark appeared in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, which also starred Carrie Fisher. This was the first time the two actors had starred together since Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi in 1983. However, neither of them knew that the other was involved in the project until shortly after filming had been finished.
He played the DC Comics supervillain, The Joker, in more adaptations than any other actor. In 2017 Hamill played Luke Skywalker one more time, in The Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Mark Hamill Walk of Fame
More than 40 years since his debut as Luke Skywalker in the groundbreaking Star Wars, Mark Hamill is earning his star, being honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood. He will be the 2,630th star to receive his star on the Walk of Fame. The ceremony is expected to take place on March 8th, 2018.
Ethnicity and Nationality
Mark Hamill is American, regarding his nationality. As for his ethnical background, he belongs to white ethnicity with mixed Swedish, English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh descent.
|Born:||September 25 1951|
|Net Worth:||$6 million|
|Salary:||$650000 for his role as Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars film|
|Height:||1.75 m (5 feet 9 inches)|
|Married to:||Marilou York|
|Children:||3 (Nathan Hamill – Chelsea Hamill – Griffin Hamill)|
|Education:||Hale Junior High School in the Clairemont Community of San Diego (California) / Los Angeles City College|