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Peter Mayhew

Peter Mayhew (born 19 May 1944) is a British-American actor. He is best known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars films. Mayhew was born on 19 May 1944 in Barnes, Surrey, where he was also raised. His height is a product not of gigantism — "I don't have the big head" — but of an overactive pituitary gland secondary to a genetic disease called Marfan Syndrome. The overactive pituitary gland was treated successfully in his mid-teens. His peak height was 7 feet 3 inches (2.21 m)

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May 19, 1944 In Barnes, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Star Wars (Despecialized Edition) 1977-05-24
Latest Project:
movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017-12-13
Known For
Poster of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi Chewbacca (consultant) 2017-12-13
Movie Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey Himself 2016-04-16
Movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens Chewbacca 2015-12-15
Movie Jedi Junkies Himself 2010-05-25
Movie Yesterday Was a Lie Dead Man 2008-01-01
Series Rome Chewbacca 2005-08-28
Series Deal or No Deal Unknown 2005-12-19
Movie Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy Himself 2004-09-12
Movie The Story of Star Wars Chewbacca 2004-08-18
Movie When Star Wars Ruled the World Himself 2004-09-18
Movie The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story Himself 1999-01-01
Series Jonathan Creek Chewbacca 1997-05-09
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Chewbacca 1990-09-10
Movie Star Tours Chewbacca 1987-01-09
Series Dark Towers 1981-09-22
Movie The Star Wars Holiday Special Chewbacca 1978-12-01
Movie Terror The Mechanic 1978-01-01
Movie Star Wars (Despecialized Edition) Chewbacca 1977-05-24
Movie Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger Minoton 1977-07-15
Movie Star Wars Chewbacca 1977-05-25