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Peter Mayhew

Peter Mayhew (19 May 1944-30 April 2019) was a British-American actor, 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 was 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)


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Born:
May 19, 1944 In Barnes, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
31
First Appeared:
In the movie Star Wars 1977-05-25
Latest Project:
Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017-12-13
Known For
Poster of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Poster of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Poster of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Poster of The Mythology of Star Wars
Filmography
Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi Chewbacca (consultant) 2017-12-13
Movie Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey Himself 2016-04-16
Movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens Chewbacca 2015-12-15
Series Comic Book Men Self 2012-02-12
Series Half in the Bag Himself 2011-03-11
Movie Jedi Junkies Himself 2010-05-25
Movie Yesterday Was A Lie Dead Man 2008-01-01
Movie Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Chewbacca 2005-05-17
Series Deal or No Deal Unknown 2005-12-19
Movie Comic Book: The Movie Himself 2004-01-27
Movie The Story of Star Wars Chewbacca (archive footage) 2004-08-18
Movie Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy Himself 2004-09-12
Movie The Characters of Star Wars Himself 2004-09-21
Movie When Star Wars Ruled the World Himself 2004-09-18
Movie Comic Book Villains Peter Mayhew 2002-09-03
Movie The Mythology of Star Wars Himself 2000-09-01
Movie Star Tours Chewbacca 1987-01-09
Movie Return of the Jedi Chewbacca 1983-05-25
Movie Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi Himself 1983-11-21
Movie Return of the Ewok Chewbacca 1982-01-01
Series The Kenny Everett Television Show Unknown 1981-12-24
Series Dark Towers Unknown 1981-09-22
Movie The Empire Strikes Back Chewbacca 1980-05-20
Movie SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back Chewbacca 1980-09-22
Movie The Making of The Empire Strikes Back Unknown 1980-09-22
Series Hazell Unknown 1978-01-16
Movie Terror The Mechanic 1978-01-01
Movie The Star Wars Holiday Special Chewbacca 1978-12-01
Movie Star Wars Chewbacca 1977-05-25
Movie The Making of Star Wars Himself (uncredited) 1977-09-16
Movie Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger Minoton 1977-07-15