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Mark Hamill is best known for his portrayal of 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) – a role he reprised in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017). He also starred and co-starred in the films Corvette Summer (1978), The Big Red One (1980), and Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014). Hamill’s extensive voice acting work includes a long-standing role as the Joker, commencing with Batman: The Animated Series (1992).
Interesting Facts about Mark Hamill
- As of 2018, has appeared in one Best Picture Academy Award nominee: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977).
- 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.
- Has played the infamous Flash villain, The Trickster aka James Jesse (a word play for old west bandit Jesse James, a popular stunt for “Flash” creator Gardner Fox and other series writers), in both the short lived live-action CBS series The Flash (1990), in 1991 (two episodes), and in the animated Justice League (2001) series in 2005, in the episode “Flash and Substance”.
- Is one of three actors, along with Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams, to reprise their same roles from the original Star Wars trilogy in the NPR radio dramatizations of the trilogy.
- 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 on Batman: The Animated Series (1992).
- Attended Annandale High School in Annandale, Virginia before his father was transfered.
- Mark and his “Star Wars” co-star Harrison Ford were both considered for the role of the bumbling wizard Schmendrick in the animated adaptation of The Last Unicorn (1982).
- Director Stephen Weeks originally wanted him for the role of Sir Gawain in Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1984) but the producers refused and insisted on Miles O’Keeffe.
- Attended Hale Junior High School in the Clairemont Community of San Diego, California.
- He did most of his own stunts in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980), except in the scene in Cloud City where he is sucked out of a window.
- In The Flash: Tricksters (2015), he delivers (in a raspy creepy voice) the famous line Darth Vader spoke to Luke Skywalker, “I am your father”.
- His fellow Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) co-star Peter Cushing is an acting idol of Hamill’s.
Personal Quotes by Mark Hamill
I’m surprised at people who have a passion for Mitt Romney, because he’s taken every position there is. I would cast this guy as the president in a heartbeat… but I just cannot believe a word he says.- Mark Hamill
Acting in ‘Star Wars’ I felt like a raisin in a giant fruit salad, and I didn’t even know who the cantaloupes were.- Mark Hamill
When I was involved with ‘Star Wars,’ I was very interested in all the backstories, and I used to pepper George with all kinds of questions about anything that crossed my mind, because I was very, very into it. But when the job came to an end, I had to move on.- Mark Hamill
I debated in high school! If you told things that weren’t true or just made things out of whole cloth, you were penalized. It’s too bad they don’t apply the same standards to presidential candidates as they do to high school students.- Mark Hamill
I can’t tell you how much we laughed on the set to have Alec Guinness in a scene with a big, furry dog that’s flying a space ship.- Mark Hamill