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Peter Mayhew

Peter Mayhew [9]


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Born:May 19, 1944 (74)
Filmography Rating:7.93 / 10
IMDB Rating:8.44 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.00 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:89.21%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
The Muppet Show: Various Episodes [1976](32) => Chewbacca
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope [1977](33) => Chewbacca
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back [1980](36) => Chewbacca
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi [1983](39) => Chewbacca
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi: Special Edition [2004](60) => Chewbacca
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition [2004](60) => Chewbacca
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope: Special Edition [2004](60) => Chewbacca
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith [2005](61) => Chewbacca
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens [2015](71) => Chewbacca

Trivia that mentions this person:
Alien: Collector's Edition [1979]
  • Bolaji Badejo, a seven foot tall Masai tribesman, beat Peter Mayhew to the part of the alien.
    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope [1977]
  • During filming, Peter Mayhew actually spoke English dialogue for Chewbacca so that his character's conversations with the actors would seem more natural. In post production; his dialogue was dubbed into what we see now Chewie's growls and barks. A clip of Chewbacca's voice before dubbing in the Death Star control room scene is shown on the documentary included in the new 2004 DVD release.
  • 7 foot 2 Peter Mayhew got the role of Chewbacca 10 seconds after he met George Lucas. All he did was stand up.
    Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens [2015]
  • According to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, when Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew set foot in the Millennium Falcon set, every person on set was stunned. Kennedy claims that there must have been 200 people who were completely quiet, due to the iconic presence of Ford and Mayhew back on Han Solo's ship.
    Solo: A Star Wars Story [2018]
  • Joonas Suotamo wrote a heartfelt letter to Peter Mayhew saying that he was doing his role not just for Star Wars fans, but for Mayhew himself.