star wars

by bogdan_alin30 | created - 11 Mar 2012 | updated - 11 Mar 2012 | Public

1. Mark Hamill

Actor | Star Wars

Mark Hamill is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) - a role he would reprise in Star Wars: The Force...

2. Carrie Fisher

Actress | Star Wars

Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, to singers/actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. She was an actress and writer known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: ...

3. Harrison Ford

Actor | Raiders of the Lost Ark

Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Minsk,...

4. Peter Mayhew

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Peter Mayhew was born on May 19, 1944 in Barnes, London, England. Now residing in Texas, this former resident of Yorkshire, England, was working as a hospital attendant at the King's College Hospital in London when film producer Charles H. Schneer saw his photo, literally standing above the crowd ...

5. Anthony Daniels

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Initially not a science fiction fan, theatre actor Anthony Daniels was persuaded by his agent to meet George Lucas for the casting of C-3PO in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). He went on to perform the character, both his voice and body in the suit, for all the episodic Star Wars films ...

6. Kenny Baker

Actor | Time Bandits

Kenny Baker was born on August 24, 1934 in Birmingham, England as Kenneth George Baker. He was an actor, known for Time Bandits (1981), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) and The Elephant Man (1980). He was married to Eileen Baker. He died on August 13, 2016 in Preston, Lancashire,...

7. Jack Purvis

Actor | Time Bandits

Jack Purvis was born on July 13, 1937 in London, England. He is known for his work on Time Bandits (1981), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). He was married to Marjie Purvis. He died on November 21, 1997 in Bushey, Hertfordshire, ...

8. Phil Brown

Actor | Star Wars

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Phil Brown was the son of a doctor whose work took the family all around the country. After majoring in dramatics at Stanford University, Brown played some of his earliest stage roles as part of New York's Group Theatre. When it folded, he and other Group Theatre ...

9. David Prowse

Actor | Star Wars

David "Dave" Prowse was born into a working class family on July 1, 1935 in Bristol, England, UK. He was raised by his mother and never knew his father. As a child, David was disadvantaged and a poor student, he found a passion for bodybuilding and weight training in his early teens, as a young ...

10. James Earl Jones

Actor | Rogue One

James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred in many films over a 40-year period, beginning with the Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove or: ...

12. Billy Dee Williams

Actor | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Billy Dee Williams was born William December Williams on April 6, 1937 in New York City. Billy Dee has notched up an impressive array of film and television appearances over the past 50+ years. He is easily best known to international film audiences as the roguish Lando Calrissian in the last two ...

13. Jeremy Bulloch

Actor | Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Jeremy Bulloch was born on February 16, 1945 in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England. He is one of six children and even at the young age of five was on stage in his school show enjoying acting and singing. After failing a school exam at the age of eleven, Jeremy seemed destined for the ...

14. John Hollis

Actor | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

John Hollis was born on November 12, 1927 in Fulham, London, England as Bertie Wyn Hollis. He was an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Flash Gordon (1980) and Superman (1978). He was married to Sheila Forrester and Gabrielle Hamilton. He died on October 18, ...

15. Denis Lawson

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Denis Lawson was born on September 27, 1947 in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland as Denis Stamper Lawson. He is an actor and director, known for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

16. William Hootkins

Actor | Star Wars

William Michael Hootkins was born on July 5, 1948, in Dallas, Texas. He moved to London, England in the early '70s and lived there up until 2002. Hootkins was an actor at Theatre Intime while attending Princeton University where he learned how to speak fluent Mandarin Chinese. He also trained as an...

17. Michael Carter

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Michael Carter was born on June 29, 1947 in Dumfries, Scotland. He is an actor and writer, known for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), An American Werewolf in London (1981) and The Illusionist (2006).

18. Femi Taylor

Actress | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Femi Taylor is an actress, known for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Flirting (1991) and The Apple (1980).

19. Sebastian Shaw

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Though primarily a stage actor, Sebastian Shaw appeared in some forty film and television productions from 1930 to 1991. Born on May 29, 1905 in Holt, Norfolk, England, he first appeared on stage as a child in 1913, graduating to lead roles by the late 1920s. It was in 1930 that he made his first ...

20. Hayden Christensen

Actor | Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Hayden Christensen was born April 19, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His parents, Alie and David Christensen, are in the communications business. He is of Danish (father) and Swedish and Italian (mother) descent. Hayden grew up in Markham, Ontario, with siblings Kaylen, Hejsa, and ...

21. Warwick Davis

Actor | Willow

English actor Warwick Davis was born in Epsom, Surrey, England, the son of Susan J. (Pain) and Ashley Davis, an insurance broker. Davis was born with the condition spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital (SED), which caused his dwarfism. He was educated at City of London Freemen's School. When he ...

22. Frank Oz

Actor | The Muppet Show

Frank Richard Oznowicz was born in Hereford, England to puppeteers Frances and Isidore Oznowicz. His family moved to Montana in 1951, eventually settling in Oakland, California. As a teenager, he worked as an apprentice puppeteer at Children's Fairyland amusement park. He is one of the primary ...

23. Mike Edmonds

Actor | Time Bandits

Mike Edmonds was born on January 13, 1944 in Chelmsford, Essex, England. He is an actor, known for Time Bandits (1981), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).

24. Pat Welsh

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Pat Welsh was born on February 11, 1915 in San Francisco, California, USA as Patricia Anderson Carroll. She was an actress, known for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Waterloo Bridge (1940). She was married to Tom Welsh. She died on January 26...

25. Larry Ward

Writer | Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Larry Ward was born on October 3, 1924 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Larry McCormick Ward. He was an actor and writer, known for Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), Crackdown (1988) and The DuPont Show of the Week (1961). He was married to Roberta Haynes. He died on February 16, 1985 in Los Angeles, ...

26. Tim Rose

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Tim Rose was born on July 17, 1956 in Pittsfield, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Howard the Duck (1986) and Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017).

27. Claire Davenport

Actress | The Elephant Man

Claire Davenport was born on April 24, 1933 in Sale, Cheshire, England as Claire Bernice Davenport. She was an actress, known for The Elephant Man (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Doctor Who (1963). She died on March 4, 2002 in London, England.

28. Maurice Bush

Actor | Doctor Who

Maurice Bush was born on June 3, 1930 in England as Maurice Edward Bush. He was an actor, known for Doctor Who (1963), Inspector Morse (1987) and A Dirty Knight's Work (1976). He died in August 1999 in Thanet, Kent, England.

29. Alan Harris

Producer | Dean Spanley

Alan Harris was born on October 15, 1966 in England. He is a writer and producer, known for Dean Spanley (2008), Love Birds (2011) and The Ferryman (2007).

30. Jake Lloyd

Actor | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Jake Lloyd was born on March 5, 1989 in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA as Jake Matthew Lloyd. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Jingle All the Way (1996) and Star Wars: Episode I - Racer (2000).