Reprised the role of Luke Skywalker for a series of National Public Radio adaptations of Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back in the early 80s.
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5' 9" (1.75 m)
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You know where [the pride] comes from? It's not so much from the industry ... but the 9-year-old kid who looks at you like a cross between Superman and Santa Claus. And you'd have to be a really, really hardened cynic not to be moved by that. Not only that, but just doing the interviews for this animation series, I can't tell you how many people have said, 'I got into the business because of that...
He was originally cast as David Bradford on Eight Is Enough
(1977), and asked to be released from his contract before Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
(1977) came out because he sensed the movie would be successful, and Hamill wanted to focus on his movie career. ABC refused to release him from his contract, thinking that having a successful movie star connected with the show would help "Eight ...
Ability to change his voice, and be unrecognizable in a variety of animated roles