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Peter Mayhew Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 3, 2019

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Short Biography

Peter Mayhew was born on 19-05-1944 in Barnes, London, United Kingdom. He was an English-American Film Actor, Television Actor & Voice Artist.

Other Name: Peter William Mayhew, Chewbacca
Other Professions: Television Actor Voice Artist Writer Author
Appearance: Hollywood

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Subside Mayhew's nuanced and happy depiction of the Chewbacca the Wookiee in visionary movie producer George Lucas' persuasive sci-fi dream "Star Wars" (1977) charmed him to eras of film fans over the globe. While he had almost no acting knowledge and had been functioning as a clinic efficient at the season of his revelation, it was Mayhew's amazing stature that landed him the part of Han Solo's steadfast sidekick in "Star Wars." 
Talking just in a progression of snorts and snarls, "Chewie" was a moment hit with fans - particularly kids - who clamoured to see him at whatever point Mayhew showed up at any of the fan traditions that soon started flying up far and wide. The growing on-screen character was allowed to further tissue out his character in the second portion "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) and in addition "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" (1983). 
Decades later he came back to the world Lucas made a short appearance in "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" (2005). In the years that took after, Mayhew still made the incidental non-Chewbacca film appearance in tasks like the outside the box awfulness include "Executioner Ink" (2011). Besides appearing in films, he has also penned down two books, "My Favorite Giant" and "Growing Up Giant" and has also founded a non-profit charitable organization named "The Peter Mayhew Foundation".

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He died on 30-04-2019 in Boyd in the state of Texas, United States. He died at the age of 74 due to heart attack.

DEATHDAY 30 April,2019 (Saturday)

Peter Mayhew Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was married to Angie Luker from 1999 till his death in 2019. The couple together had 3 children.

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Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Brown

Personal Info

Home Town Barnes, London
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address Boyd, Texas, U.S.
School N/A
College N/A
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Hobbies Playing and Watching Sports
Marital Status Married
Debut Film - Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
Television - Donny & Marie (1977)
Best Movies Star Wars (1977), Return of the Ewok (1982), Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), and Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
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Favorite Color Black
Favorite Player Pele
Favorite Sport Football
Favorite Actress Julia Roberts
Favorite Actor Harrison Ford
Favorite Place London
Favorite Dress Suits

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Peter Mayhew

  • He worked as an attendant at King's College Hospital of London.
  • He went to the zoo and began studying the movements and mannerisms of various large animals to incorporate into the character Chewbacca.
  • As a result of gigantism, he had to undergo double knee replacement surgery.

Peter Mayhew Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Peter Mayhew was 74 years 11 months & 11 days old age.