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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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 2016 Killer Ink
Uncle Clyde
 2015 Star Wars: Battlefront (Video Game)
Chewbacca
 2012 Breaking In (TV Series)
Peter Mayhew
- Episode XIII (2012) ... Peter Mayhew
 2011 Glee (TV Series)
Chewbacca
- Extraordinary Merry Christmas (2011) ... Chewbacca (uncredited)
 2011 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV Series)
Chewbacca
- Wookiee Hunt (2011) ... Chewbacca (credit only)
 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 Doragon bôru GT: Gokû gaiden! Yûki no akashi wa sû-shin-chû (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
- 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)
Chewbacca
 1979 Hazell (TV Series)
Giant
- Hazell and the Big Sleep (1979) ... Giant
 1978 Terror
The Mechanic
 1977 Donny and Marie (TV Series)
Chewbacca
- Episode #3.1 (1977) ... Chewbacca (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:

After getting the role of Chewbacca, Mayhew went to the zoo and began studying the movements and mannerisms of various large animals to incorporate into the character Chewbacca. See more »

Trademark:

Chewbacca from the Star Wars films See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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