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Peter Mayhew (II) (1944–2019)


Peter Mayhew was born on May 19, 1944 in Barnes, London, England, to Constance Elizabeth (Yeates) and Walter Henry Mayhew. Later resident 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 ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 74) in Boyd, Texas, USA

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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)
 2009 Yesterday Was a Lie
Dead Man
 2006 Shadows in the Woods (Video)
Special feature interview
 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)
 2002 Comic Book Villains (Video)
Peter Mayhew
 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
- 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
- The Stars of Star Wars (1980) ... Chewbacca
 1979 Hazell (TV Series)
Giant
- Hazell and the Big Sleep (1979) ... Giant
 1978 Terror
The Mechanic
 1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special (TV Movie)
Chewbacca
 1977 Donny and Marie (TV Series)
Chewbacca
- Episode #3.1 (1977) ... Chewbacca (uncredited)
 1977 Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
Minoton (uncredited)
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Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Chewbacca

Height:

7' 3" (2.21 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's curious that when you look down at people you see their defects, their irregularities more clearly. I like my bird's-eye view. I think it's what gives Chewie his pride, his bigness. Bigness of heart. 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:

Towering height and slender frame See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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