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Peter Mayhew (II)


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 around him. Charles H. Schneer cast him in Sinbad ... See full bio »
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Filmography

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 2014 Killer Ink
Uncle Clyde
 2012 Breaking In (TV Series)
Peter Mayhew
- Episode XIII (2012) ... Peter Mayhew
 2011 Glee (TV Series)
Chewbacca
- Extraordinary Merry Christmas (2011) ... Chewbacca (as Chewbacca)
 2008 Yesterday Was a Lie
Dead Man
 2005 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
Chewbacca / Top Ten List Presenter
- Ray Romano/Dave Matthews Band (2005) ... Chewbacca / Top Ten List Presenter (uncredited)
 1997 Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy (TV Movie)
Susha (English version, voice)
 1987 Star Tours (Short)
Chewbacca (uncredited)
 1985 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #3.3 (1985) ... Various
 1982 Return of the Ewok (Video short)
Chewbacca
 1981 Dark Towers (TV Series)
The Tall Knight
 1980 The Muppet Show (TV Series)
Chewbacca
 1979 Hazell (TV Series)
Giant
- Hazell and the Big Sleep (1979) ... Giant
 1978 Terror
The Mechanic
 1977 Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
Minoton (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Chewbacca

Height:

7' 3" (2.21 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I go to restaurants I can never get my legs under a table. I bump my head in planes. People who sit behind me in the theater hate me. But I have given up apologizing to the world. See more »

Trivia:

Fell sick during the filming of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), which prompted director Irvin Kershner to bring in another extremely tall actor to fill in for him as Chewbacca. All the footage with the double was scrapped and reshot after Mayhew recovered because Irvin Kershner found that the double's body movements did not match Mayhew's. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height and slender frame See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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