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Mark Hamill

Actor Mark Hamill
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Profession: Actor

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Biography: Hamill is best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy and in the sequel trilogy of films.

In addition to these films he is known for his voice-over work as the Joker, beginning with the Batman: The Animated Series.

Born: September 25, 1951
Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA
Age: 70 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra

Married Life

  • 1978-12-17 Star Wars actor Mark Hamill (26) weds dental hygienist Marilou York (23) on a civil ceremony

Historical Events

  • 1977-05-25 Original "Star Wars" movie (Episode IV – A New Hope), directed by George Lucas and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, first released
  • 1985-01-31 Max Showalter and Peter Walker's musical "Harrigan 'n Hart", starring Harry Groening and Mark Hamill, opens at Longacre Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • 1985-02-03 Max Showalter and Peter Walker's musical "Harrigan 'n Hart", starring Harry Groening and Mark Hamill, closes at Longacre Theater, NYC, after 4 performances
  • 2017-12-09 "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" directed by Rian Johnson, starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Adam Driver premieres in Los Angeles

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