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Peter Mayhew (II)


Peter Mayhew was born on May 19, 1944 in Barnes, London, England. Now residing in Texas, this former resident of Yorkshire, England, was working as a hospital attendant at the King's College Hospital in London when film producer Charles H. Schneer saw his photo, literally standing above the crowd around him. Charles H. Schneer cast him in Sinbad ... See full bio »

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 2016 Killer Ink
Uncle Clyde
 2015 Star Wars: Battlefront (Video Game)
Chewbacca
 2012 Breaking In (TV Series)
Peter Mayhew
- Episode XIII (2012) ... Peter Mayhew
 2011 Glee (TV Series)
Chewbacca
- Extraordinary Merry Christmas (2011) ... Chewbacca (uncredited)
 2011 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV Series)
Chewbacca
- Wookiee Hunt (2011) ... Chewbacca (credit only)
 2008 Yesterday Was a Lie
Dead Man
 2005 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
Chewbacca / Top Ten List Presenter
- Ray Romano/Dave Matthews Band (2005) ... Chewbacca / Top Ten List Presenter (uncredited)
 1997 Doragon bôru GT: Gokû gaiden! Yûki no akashi wa sû-shin-chû (TV Movie)
Susha (English version, voice)
 1987 Star Tours (Short)
Chewbacca (uncredited)
 1985 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #3.3 (1985) ... Various
 1982 Return of the Ewok (Video short)
Chewbacca
 1981 Dark Towers (TV Series)
The Tall Knight
- The Last Laugh (1981) ... The Tall Knight
- Beware of the Bird! (1981) ... The Tall Knight
- The Dark Tree (1981) ... The Tall Knight
- The Tall Knight's Folly (1981) ... The Tall Knight
- The Old Coach House (1981) ... The Tall Knight
 1980 The Muppet Show (TV Series)
Chewbacca
 1979 Hazell (TV Series)
Giant
- Hazell and the Big Sleep (1979) ... Giant
 1978 Terror
The Mechanic
 1977 Donny and Marie (TV Series)
Chewbacca
- Episode #3.1 (1977) ... Chewbacca (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Chewbacca

Height:

7' 3" (2.21 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on doing Star Wars] this has been the best thing that ever happened to me, in the past 25 years I've been able to travel all over the world and get paid for it I never had to pay for a thing I can go out in public without being recognized if I want to be recognized in public it will happen,Star Wars was great to me, I'm set for life. See more »

Trivia:

Fell sick during the filming of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), which prompted director Irvin Kershner to bring in another extremely tall actor to fill in for him as Chewbacca. All the footage with the double was scrapped and reshot after Mayhew recovered because Irvin Kershner found that the double's body movements did not match Mayhew's. See more »

Trademark:

Chewbacca from the Star Wars films See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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