Biography

Peter Mayhew (born 19 May 1944) is a British-American actor. He is best known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars films.

Mayhew was born on 19 May 1944 in Barnes, Surrey, where he was also raised. His height is a product not of gigantism — "I don't have the big head" — but of an overactive pituitary gland secondary to a genetic disease called Marfan Syndrome. The overactive pituitary gland was treated successfully in his mid-teens. His peak height was 7 feet 3 inches (2.21 m)

Peter Mayhew (born 19 May 1944) is a British-American actor. He is best known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars films.

Mayhew was born on 19 May 1944 in Barnes, Surrey, where he was also raised. His height is a product not of gigantism — "I don't have the big head" — but of an overactive pituitary gland secondary to a genetic disease called Marfan Syndrome. The overactive pituitary gland was treated successfully in his mid-teens. His peak height was 7 feet 3 inches (2.21 m)

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 24

Birthday 1944-05-19

Place of Birth Barnes - London - England - UK

Official Site http://www.petermayhew.com/

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Chewbacca
2016 Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey as Himself
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Chewbacca
2010 Jedi Junkies as Himself
2008 Yesterday Was a Lie as Dead Man
2005 Deal or No Deal(1 episode)
2005 The Story of Star Wars as Chewbacca
2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith as Chewbacca
2004 When Star Wars Ruled the World as Himself
2004 Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy as Himself
2004 Comic Book: The Movie as Himself
1987 Star Tours as Chewbacca
1983 Return of the Jedi as Chewbacca
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1982 Return of the Ewok as Chewbacca
1981 The Kenny Everett Television Show(1 episode)
1981 Dark Towers(10 episodes)
1980 SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back as Chewbacca
1980 The Empire Strikes Back as Chewbacca
1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special as Chewbacca
1978 Hazell(1 episode)
1978 Terror as The Mechanic
1977 Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger as Minoton
1977 Star Wars as Chewbacca

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