90 Facts About Mark Hamill


Mark Richard Hamill is an American actor and writer.


Mark Hamill is known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, beginning with the original 1977 film and subsequently winning three Saturn Awards for his performances in The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Last Jedi.


Mark Hamill has appeared on stage in several theater productions, primarily during the 1980s.


Mark Hamill is known for his long-standing role as the Joker in various DC Comics projects, commencing with Batman: The Animated Series in 1992.


Mark Hamill has voiced the Hobgoblin in Spider-Man, Fire Lord Ozai in Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Skips in Regular Show.


Mark Richard Hamill was born on September 25,1951, in Oakland, California, to Virginia Suzanne and William Thomas Hamill, a US Navy Captain.


Mark Hamill is one of seven children, having two brothers, Will and Patrick, and four sisters, Terry, Jan, Jeanie, and Kim.


Mark Hamill's father has Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry and his mother was of half Swedish and half English descent.


Mark Hamill has described his father as a staunch Roman Catholic, and "Nixon Republican".


Mark Hamill later enrolled at Los Angeles City College, majoring in drama.


Mark Hamill portrayed the oldest son, David, in the pilot episode of Eight Is Enough, though the role was later performed by Grant Goodeve.


Mark Hamill had guest appearances on The Bill Cosby Show, The Partridge Family, Room 222 and One Day at a Time.


Mark Hamill suggested to Hamill that he audition for the role; as it turned out, Hamill's agent had already set up the audition that gave him the role.


Mark Hamill appeared in the less-than-successful Star Wars Holiday Special in 1978 and later starred in the successful sequels The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.


For both of the sequels, Mark Hamill was honored with the Saturn Award for Best Actor given by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.


Mark Hamill reprised the role of Luke Skywalker for the radio dramatizations of both Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back.


Mark Hamill has appeared in several documentaries including The Making of Star Wars and Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy.


Mark Hamill narrated the 1983 documentary, From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga.


Mark Hamill returned to the Star Wars universe in 2014, when he voiced the ancient Sith Lord Darth Bane, in the last episode of season 6 of the animated series The Clone Wars.


Mark Hamill was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for his performance.


Mark Hamill played Skywalker again in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, released on December 15,2017.


Mark Hamill was initially critical of his own role in the film, stating that he and director Rian Johnson had "a fundamental difference" on Skywalker's characterization.


Mark Hamill later expressed regret for having made those statements, calling the film an "all-time great", and reprised his role as Skywalker again in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.


Mark Hamill was digitally de-aged to reprise his role as Luke Skywalker in the Season 2 finale of The Mandalorian and the sixth chapter of the spin-off series The Book of Boba Fett.


Mark Hamill appeared in Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.


Mark Hamill attempted to avoid typecasting by appearing in the 1978 film Corvette Summer and the better-known 1980 World War II film The Big Red One.


Mark Hamill made television appearances in a 1986 episode of Amazing Stories and a 1987 episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.


Mark Hamill returned to film after a six-year hiatus with the 1989 science fiction film Slipstream.


Mark Hamill continued to star in films throughout the 1990s, including in such films as the thriller Midnight Ride, The Guyver in 1991, the 1995 remake of Village of the Damned, and the 1998 Swedish action film Hamilton.


Mark Hamill appeared in the 2001 film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as the supervillain Cocknocker, a role which parodies both himself and roles he has played in the past.


Mark Hamill made guest appearances in two episodes as the Trickster in the live-action 1990 television series of The Flash.


Mark Hamill has made cameo appearances on MADtv, where he played the estranged father of Ms.


Mark Hamill appeared in the episode "Mind over Matter" of the 1995 television series The Outer Limits.


Mark Hamill appears in Squadron 42, the single player campaign from the Star Citizen computer game universe as Lieutenant Commander Steve "Old Man" Colton.


In 2003, Mark Hamill starred in the two-hander play Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks as the acerbic dance instructor Michael Minetti.


Mark Hamill played opposite Rue McClanahan for the season at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, and opposite Polly Bergen as the production moved on to Broadway.


Mark Hamill directed and starred in the 2004 direct-to-DVD Comic Book: The Movie.


In 2011, Mark Hamill appeared as a villain in the fifth season of the NBC series Chuck.


Mark Hamill appeared in the television series Criminal Minds in the last two episodes of season eight as John Curtis, known as "The Replicator", a serial killer who has been stalking the BAU team throughout the show's eighth season.


Mark Hamill made a guest appearance alongside George Takei on the season one finale of the ABC sitcom The Neighbors as Commandant Bill.


Mark Hamill did not star in any live-action films for a number of years until 2011 when he starred in the Hungarian film Thelomeris, on which he served as a creative consultant.


The next year, Mark Hamill starred in two more live-action films, British horror film Airborne and the small independent film Sushi Girl.


Mark Hamill said in an interview that Sushi Girl was a great challenge for him as it took him out of his comfort zone since it was such a dark film.


Mark Hamill did not accept the role until he got encouragement from his daughter, who said he would be crazy not to accept it.


In 2014, Mark Hamill played James Arnold, an academic professor from Imperial College London and an expert in climate change, in the film Kingsman: The Secret Service.


Mark Hamill starred in the 2018 film Con Man, an independent film about the life of Barry Minkow, the famous con man.


Mark Hamill appeared in second season of historical fiction drama series Knightfall, premiered in 2019.


Mark Hamill's role is Master Talus, a veteran Templar who trains the initiates at the Chartres Temple.


Mark Hamill is set to make an appearance on the revival of The Kids in the Hall, releasing on Amazon Prime Video on May 13,2022.


Mark Hamill first did voice acting work in the early 1970s voicing the character Corey Anders on the Saturday morning cartoon Jeannie by Hanna-Barbera Productions.


Mark Hamill later played Sean in the Ralph Bakshi film Wizards, which was released just three months before Star Wars in 1977.


Mark Hamill was the voice of The Hobgoblin in the 1990s Spider-Man animated series, and his other Marvel superhero genre roles include the Gargoyle in the animated series of The Incredible Hulk, Maximus in Fantastic Four, Klaw in Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and multiple characters in Ultimate Spider-Man.


Mark Hamill voiced Solomon Grundy and Trickster in the DC animated universe series Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, the murderous gangster Tony Zucco in The Batman, an animated series unrelated to the various DC animated universe series.


Mark Hamill voiced Spectre in an episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold.


Mark Hamill voiced himself in two episodes of the Disney animated series Pepper Ann.


Mark Hamill has guest-starred in Family Guy and was a recurring voice actor on Seth Green's Robot Chicken.


Mark Hamill has done voice acting in English dubs of two Studio Ghibli films.


Mark Hamill narrated Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, the title being a reference to the 1980 war film he starred in.


Mark Hamill narrated the Medal of Honor and Silver Star citations of Tibor Rubin, Ralph E Pomeroy, John Finnigan and Mitchell Red Cloud Jr.


Mark Hamill voiced the character of Todd Wainio in World War Z, a critically acclaimed audiobook based on Max Brooks' novel of the same name.


Mark Hamill provided the entire cast of voices for a 1983 audiobook version of Pinocchio with unique characteristics for each.


In 2009, Mark Hamill voiced Elder Orin in Battle for Terra.


Mark Hamill narrated the 2017 science fiction TV series Dimension 404.


In 2019, Mark Hamill voiced the character Chucky in the Child's Play remake and the Skeksis scientist skekTek in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a web television prequel series to the 1982 Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal.


In 2021, Mark Hamill voiced the character tailor Art Rosenbaum in the animated adaptation of Robert Kirkman's Invincible series and Skeletor in Masters of the Universe: Revelation.


Mark Hamill is set to reprise the role for the follow to Revelation titled Masters of the Universe: Revolution.


Mark Hamill received critical acclaim for his performance, which put him in high demand as a voice-over actor of cartoon villains.


Mark Hamill voiced the Joker in fourteen episodes of Batman: The Animated Series, three episodes of Superman: The Animated Series, five episodes of The New Batman Adventures, five episodes of Justice League, an episode of Static Shock, and a few segments in Robot Chicken.


Mark Hamill voiced the Joker in the 1993 theatrical film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and the 2000 direct-to-video film Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.


Mark Hamill has said that he has voiced the Joker for toys and amusement park rides.


Mark Hamill again reprised the role in the Arkham sequel, Batman: Arkham City.


In May 2010, Mark Hamill declared to IGN that his role in Arkham City would be his last as the Joker.


Mark Hamill has commented that if there would ever be an animated version of Batman: The Killing Joke, he would gladly voice the Joker again, encouraging fans to campaign for said adaptation.


On July 17,2015, Mark Hamill tweeted that he had his fingers crossed in hopes that he would be contacted to reprise his role as the Joker in the animated adaptation.


Mark Hamill reprised the Joker for the animated series Justice League Action.


Mark Hamill reprised the Trickster for the series, as well as voicing Swamp Thing.


Mark Hamill voiced Joker in Lego DC Super-Villains, replacing voice actor Christopher Corey Smith.


Mark Hamill has been nominated for two Annie Awards for his portrayal of the character, for an Interactive Achievement Award, for a Spike Video Game Award, and has won a British Academy Video Game Award for Best Performer.


Mark Hamill is the co-writer of The Black Pearl, a comic book miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics.


Mark Hamill 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.


On December 17,1978, Mark Hamill married dental hygienist Marilou York in a private civil ceremony.


On January 11,1977, before shooting one of his scenes in Star Wars, Mark Hamill was in a car accident in which he fractured his nose and left cheekbone.


Mark Hamill later said that the stories surrounding his injuries had become exaggerated.


Mark Hamill is an outspoken advocate of the Democratic Party and has supported its candidates.


Mark Hamill has criticized the tweets of Donald Trump by reading them out in his Joker voice.


Mark Hamill was an early fan of David Letterman, having occasionally appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, as well as taping every episode and keeping a journal documenting the show.


Mark Hamill's practice continued to Letterman's new show on CBS, but eventually stopped.


Mark Hamill became a supporter of English football club Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in 2017.


In December 2017, Mark Hamill became an affiliate member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, having had an interest in the science since childhood.


On September 29,2022, Mark Hamill became an ambassador of the United24 fundraising platform, which raises funds to support Ukraine in the war against Russia.