How Old Is Mark Hamill?
Most people don’t need an introduction to Mark Hamill. The actor is universally well known for his role in the Star Wars franchise, coupled with his cameos on shows like The Big Bang Theory, Just Shoot Me, and The Simpsons.
In his career, he has not only become a successful actor, but a cultural icon as well, creating a role that he will forever define. As Disney continues to release new Star Wars movies, it makes you realize that it has been over 40 years since the first movie was released. Which makes you wonder: “How old is Mark Hamill?”
What was Mark Hamill’s first major role?
Star Wars may be the role that Hamill gets the most recognition for, but it is certainly not the first major production the star appeared on. In fact, Hamill got his first shot in front of the camera on the daytime soap General Hospital. After General Hospital, he went on to appear in The Bill Cosby Show, The Partridge Family, and Room 222.
It wasn’t until 1977, 14 years after his appearance on General Hospital, that he first appeared in the Star Wars franchise in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. In the following years, Hamill went on to appear in episodes V and VI, solidifying himself as a household name. Hamill wouldn’t appear in the series again until 2014 when he did a small voiceover in Star Wars: Clone Wars. He reprised his role as Luke Skywalker in 2015’s Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens and 2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He is slated to appear in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
What has Mark Hamill worked on?
For many adults, Hamill is — and always will be — Luke Skywalker. But for younger individuals, they may know him as ShiverJack (Jake and the Neverland Pirates), Joker (Robot Chicken), or one of many characters on Cartoon Network’s Johnny Bravo.
Hamill has voiced several characters in children’s cartoons and video games and is one of the most accomplished voice actors in Hollywood. Besides the shows mentioned above, he has also been on My Friends Tigger and Pooh, Justice League, and Teamo Supremo. Name any animated show on any network, and there’s a good chance Hamill has voiced a character. He even voiced himself (and Obi-Wan Kenobi) in an episode of Family Guy.
Mark Hamill can do a spot-on impression of Harrison Ford
Hamill recently appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers and discussed his time filming the Star Wars movies. Hamill called co-star Harrison Ford, “too cool for school.” He told Meyers that the cast immediately hit it off. He went on to say that Ford had a really firm grasp of the overview and would make a really good director “if he wasn’t so lazy.”
He followed up his remarks with a story about his time on the set. He talked about how he was concerned about the continuity of the filming and how his hair should have been wet and dirty, that it didn’t fit in. To which he says Ford remarked, “Hey kid, it ain’t that kind of movie. If people are looking at your hair, we’re all in big trouble.” His impression is so spot on it really is a must see!
How old is Mark Hamill?
Mark Hamill was born on September 25, 1951. The actor who many of us have seen grow up turns 68 this year. Hamill shows no signs of slowing down. He currently has several projects due to come out in 2019, including Child’s Play, where he will voice the role of everyone’s most-feared red-headed doll, Chucky.