Mark Hamill

American actor (born 1951)

Mark Richard Hamill (born September 25, 1951) is an American stage, screen and voice actor. He is known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series and for his voice-over work in animations and video games, particularly as the Joker, beginning with Batman: The Animated Series in 1992.

Mark Hamill (2017)


  • What they need is a wall.
    • 2 September 2016, 20m15s into episode 4 of Kulipari
  • You can’t believe something like that is happening to you; meeting the President of Ireland and the spectacle of the parade. And everyone is so nice. They all feel like they know you. That’s the nice thing about being in something that’s as universally recognised as Star Wars. Parents normally tell kids ‘Don’t talk to strangers’, but everyone thinks they know me, wherever I go.
    I embrace being the more Obi-Wan like character, because that’s the natural progression of life.
    There was a period after Return of the Jedi when Star Wars had not come back. These movies are timeless, not dated by their cars or fashions. So, you have these fans who are parents with young children who have just seen Star Wars for the first time and think we made it two weeks ago. The parents say, ‘Look who it is, it’s Luke Skywalker!’ And there I am at 50, and the child is aghast. ‘What happened to this guy, he really let himself go!’ It’s natural and good to see the ageing process. So at least now, when they see me, it’s OK because they’ve seen me in the current film rather than thinking about me in my 20s.
  • My puppeteer was Olly Taylor. The first couple of sessions, I said, "Who's the guy going the Scientist?" It was Olly Taylor, and I loved his vocal performance. [expressing his inner monologue at the time] "Why are you voicing this guy? He's great!"
  • [in his Larry 3000 voice] One reviewer said, "Larry 3000 makes C-3PO look like a teamster"! [in his normal voice] Which I thought was so interesting, 'cause I never thought about... I mean, because he was a robot. So what sexuality is involved there?
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