Peter Mayhew

Birthday:

05/19/1944

Place of birth:

Barnes, London, England, UK:

Biography:

Peter Mayhew (born 19 May 1944) is a British-American actor. He is 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 is 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)


Film Credits

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
as Chewbacca
Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey (2016)
as Himself
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
as Chewbacca
Jedi Junkies (2010)
as Himself
Yesterday Was a Lie (2008)
as Dead Man
The Story of Star Wars (2005)
as Chewbacca
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
as Chewbacca
When Star Wars Ruled the World (2004)
as Himself
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy (2004)
as Himself
Comic Book: The Movie (2004)
as Himself
Star Tours (1987)
as Chewbacca
Return of the Jedi (1983)
as Chewbacca
Return of the Ewok (1982)
as Chewbacca
SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
as Chewbacca
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
as Chewbacca
The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
as Chewbacca
Terror (1978)
as The Mechanic
The Making of 'Star Wars' (1977)
as Himself (uncredited)
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
as Minoton
Star Wars (1977)
as Chewbacca