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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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 2012 Breaking In (TV Series)
Peter Mayhew
- Episode XIII (2012) ... Peter Mayhew
 2011 Glee (TV Series)
- Extraordinary Merry Christmas (2011) ... Chewbacca (as Chewbacca)
 2011 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV Series)
- Wookiee Hunt (2011) ... Chewbacca (voice)
 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)
 1985 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.3 (1985) ... Various
 1981 Dark Towers (TV Series)
The Tall Knight
- The Last Laugh (1981) ... The Tall Knight
- Beware of the Bird! (1981) ... The Tall Knight
- The Dark Tree (1981) ... The Tall Knight
- The Tall Knight's Folly (1981) ... The Tall Knight
- The Old Coach House (1981) ... The Tall Knight
 1980 The Muppet Show (TV Series)
 1979 Hazell (TV Series)
- Hazell and the Big Sleep (1979) ... Giant
 1977 Donny and Marie (TV Series)
- Episode #3.1 (1977) ... Chewbacca (voice, uncredited)
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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 »


Chewbacca won a Lifetime Achievement award at the MTV Movie Awards. See more »


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