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Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill at the premiere of F.I.S.T., (1978)
Birth name Mark Richard Hamill
Born September 25, 1951 (1951-09-25) (age 56)
Oakland, California, U.S.A.
Spouse(s) Marilou York

Mark Richard Hamill (born September 25, 1951) is an American actor. Hamill is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (366x1019, 212 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Mark Hamill ... F.I.S.T. is a 1978 movie directed by Norman Jewison and starring Sylvester Stallone. ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oakland redirects here. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the revamped original Star Wars Trilogy. ...

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Early life

Hamill was born in Oakland, California, the son of Sue (née Johnson) and Bill Hamill, who was a captain in the U.S. Navy.[1] He was one of seven children; two brothers, Will and Patrick, and four sisters, Terry, Jan, Jeanie, and Kim. As a child, his father's career meant numerous relocations, and he graduated from Nile C. Kinnick High School in Japan. He majored in drama at Los Angeles City College. Oakland redirects here. ... Née redirects here. ... The LACC location in 1922, when it was the campus of UCLA. Los Angeles City College, known as LACC, is a public community college in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California. ...


Early career

Hamill's early career included voicing the character Corey Anders on the Saturday morning cartoon Jeannie by Hanna-Barbera Productions. He also portrayed the oldest son David on the pilot episode of Eight Is Enough, though the role was later performed by Grant Goodeve. He acted in TV series such as The Texas Wheelers, the first comedy TV series without a laughtrack, General Hospital, One Day At A Time, and Matlock. One of his earliest movies was the made-for-TV film The City. Jeannie was a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions from September 8, 1973 to August 30, 1975 on CBS. Based upon the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie, the animated series features the eponymous genie character with a new master, high school student Corry Anders. ... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... A television pilot is the first episode of an intended television series. ... Eight Is Enough was an American television comedy-drama series which ran on ABC from March 15, 1977 until August 29, 1981. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Texas Wheelers was an ABC situation comedy television series that aired in 1974 and 1975. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ... One Day at a Time is a long-running American situation comedy that portrayed a divorced mother, played by Bonnie Franklin, her two teenage daughters (Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli and their building superintendent (Pat Harrington, Jr. ... Matlock was a long-running American television legal drama. ... For other uses, see The City (disambiguation). ...


The original Star Wars trilogy

For his portrayal of Luke Skywalker, Hamill was twice honoured with the Saturn Award for Best Actor (Film) (given by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films), in 1980 for Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and in 1983 for Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... The following are a list of Saturn Award winners for Best Actor (in a film): ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ...


George Lucas once asked Hamill to reprise the role of Luke Skywalker in a Star Wars sequel trilogy as an Obi-Wan Kenobi type character who passes the torch to the next generation of Jedi Knights and that it would be made around 2011. Lucas has recently dismissed it as nothing more than an off-hand comment.[2] George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... The opening logo to the Star Wars films The sequel trilogy was a rumored film trilogy sequel to the original Star Wars trilogy, to be made by Lucasfilm. ... Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Jedi Knights and Jedi Knight redirect here. ...


Reprints of Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces (which influenced Lucas as he was developing the Star Wars films) issued after the release of Star Wars in 1977, used the image of Hamill as Luke Skywalker on the cover. [3] For other uses, see Joseph Campbell (disambiguation). ... The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949) is a non-fiction book, and seminal work of comparative mythology by Joseph Campbell. ... This article is about the series. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ...


Car accident

On January 11, 1977, a day before he was set to shoot one of the final scenes needed for Star Wars, Hamill was in a car accident[4] that severely injured his face. An A&E Network Biography special from 2002, entitled Mark Hamill: A Force to Be Reckoned With, claimed the damage was extensive and that Hamill had to have multiple plastic surgeries to reconstruct his face.[5] This was discounted by Hamill and his family stating he only suffered a broken nose; however Hamill appeared briefly in a David Letterman sketch "Parking Cars with Mark Hamill" in the 1990s which clearly showed the ravages of his deteriorating plastic surgery.[citation needed] The nature of the accident was recounted in the A&E special by members of Hamill's family, including his older brother, William, and his cousin, Eric Johnson. Fan's of Hamill's films point out the clear differences between his features in A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, and the addition of the Wampa storyline to account for the damage to Luke Skywalker's face. [citation needed] Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Biography is one of A&Es longest-running and most popular programs. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.) is an award-winning American comedian, late night talk show host, television producer, philanthropist, and IRL IndyCar Series car owner. ... A wampa in its lair on Hoth Wampas are fictional predators in the Star Wars universe, resembling Yetis or the extinct giant ground sloth. ...


Animation

DC Animated Universe

Hamill was the voice of the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series (which debuted in 1992), as well as most of the other spin-off series, video games and films. It is perhaps his most popular role outside of his work in the Star Wars series. Hamill had initially voiced a guest role as evil businessman Ferris Boyle in the episode "Heart of Ice", and was delighted when offered the role of the Joker, one of his favorite characters. The Joker redirects here. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Media spin-off is the process of deriving new radio or television programs from existing ones (see list of television spin-offs). ... Heart Of Ice is the second episode of the American animated television series Batman: The Animated Series. ...


He received praise from fans and critics for his portrayal of the comic book icon, which combined the Joker's manic, darker qualities with a theatrical, bombastic flair. As a huge comic book fan (and creator) himself, Hamill has said it was an honor and a thrill to play the character. When asked by fans to perform the role in person, he would often insist that they turn around so as not to ruin the illusion.


He had many appearances as the Joker to date, like the two-part Justice League episode "Wild Cards". His last appearance, in terms of DCU chronological order, was in the direct-to-DVD film Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker. "Wild Cards" was the last aired episode in which he appears as the Joker. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... JL title logo for seasons 1-2. ...


While many fans suggested that Hamill be chosen to reprise the role in live-action form for the upcoming The Dark Knight (2008) - the sequel to Batman Begins (2005) - the younger Heath Ledger was ultimately cast. The Dark Knight is a 2008 American superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Begins (video game). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Heath Andrew Ledger (born April 4, 1979) is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actor. ...


Hamill also provided voices for villains Solomon Grundy and the Trickster in the DC Animated Universe series Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. On a sidenote Hamill also played the Trickster in the Flash TV Series. Hamill has since voiced the criminal Tony Zucco in The Batman, a more recent animated series which is unrelated to the various DC animated universe series. Solomon Grundy is a DC Comics character, a large, strong zombie supervillain. ... The Trickster is the name of two DC Comics supervillains and an enemy of the Flash. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... The Flash was a live action CBS television series from 1990-1991 that starred John Wesley Shipp as the superhero, The Flash, and co-starred Amanda Pays. ... Tony Zucco is the name of a DC Comics mobster. ... The Batman is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... An image of many of the DCAU heroes. ...


Other villainous roles

His success as Joker has led to other villain roles in other animated series, including the Gargoyle in the animated series of The Incredible Hulk, the Hobgoblin in Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Maximus in Fantastic Four, Captain Stickybeard in Codename: Kids Next Door, and the deranged shock jock Dr. Jak in Phantom 2040. He even parodied his Joker role in the Tom and Jerry Kids episode "Droopy Man Returns," and in the Animaniacs episode "The Cranial Crusader", as Johnny Bad-Note. He voiced Py-Ro in Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, Dr. Julius Pendecker in The Tick, and recorded voice tracks for Zim on Nickelodeon's Invader Zim[citation needed]. He ultimately was turned down for the role; the part was later given to Richard Steven Horvitz. Hamill does the voice of the villain Undergrowth in the Danny Phantom episode "Urban Jungle." More recently, he provides the voice of Fire Lord Ozai in Avatar: The Last Airbender and Skeleton King on Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go. He also guest starred as The Moth in The Spongebob Squarepants episode: Night Light. In 1996, UPN brought Marvel Comics Hulk back to animated form (his last animated series was in 1982 for NBC). ... For the member of the Shiar Imperial Guard, see Hobgoblin (Imperial Guard). ... Maximus is a fictional schizophrenic and genius published by Marvel Comics. ... Fantastic Four is the third animated series based on Marvels comic book series Fantastic Four. ... The Codename: Kids Next Door logo. ... A shock jock is a slang term used to describe a type of radio broadcaster (sometimes a disk jockey) who attracts attention using humor that a significant portion of the listening audience may find offensive. ... Phantom 2040 is an animated science fiction television series loosely based on the comic strip hero The Phantom, created by Lee Falk. ... Tom & Jerry title card from the 1940s Tom and Jerry were an animated cat (Tom) and mouse (Jerry) team who formed the basis of a massively successful series of theatrical short cartoons created, written, and directed by animators William Hanna and Joseph Barbera (later of Hanna-Barbera fame), and produced... This article is about the television series. ... The Tick is the name of a series of comic books and an animated TV series created in 1986 by Ben Edlund, following the exploits of a blue-skinned muscular man named The Tick who fights crime in a place simply called The City. He is an absurdist spoof of... Zim is the title character and anti-hero of the Nickelodeon animated series, Invader ZIM. He is a member of the alien Irken race which is composed of little green men, who believe that status is determined by height. ... Invader Zim is an award-winning American animated television series created by alternative cartoonist Jhonen Vasquez that was aired on and produced by Nickelodeon. ... Richard Steven Horvitz, sometimes credited as Richard S. Horvitz, Richard Horvitz or Richard Wood (born on July 29, 1966 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor and voice actor. ... Undergrowth is a fictional villain from Danny Phantom. ... Danny Phantom is an animated childrens program created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon, produced by Billionfold Studios. ... Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! (commonly known by its initialism, SRMTHFG) is an American animated television series that currently airs on and Toon Disney. ... This article is about the series. ... Production Order Night Light is an upcoming SpongeBob episode from season 5. ...


In the Futurama movie Futurama: Bender's Big Score,Hamil provides the voice of Chanukah Zombie, a previously mentioned but never before seen character in the show. He is an disheveled-looking, undead Jew who joins forces with Robot Santa and Kwanzabot (among others) in an epic space battle. Undead is a collective name for mythological beings that are deceased yet behave as if alive. ...


Anime

Two recent notable voice performances are Colonel Muska in the English language version of Castle in the Sky and the Mayor of Pejite in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, both directed by Hayao Miyazaki and distributed by Disney. (His role as Muska, in particular, drew praise.) Hamill provided the voice of Commander Taylor in Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, the sequel to the 1980s adapted anime series Robotech. He also voiced Christopher "Maverick" Blair in the animated series Wing Commander Academy. Laputa: Castle in the Sky ) (re-titled Castle in the Sky for release in the United States) (in English, literally translated as The Skys Castle: Laputa) is a film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, released in 1986. ... Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind ) is a 1984 film by Japanese writer, illustrator, and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, based on his manga of the same name. ... Hayao Miyazaki ) (born January 5, 1941 in Tokyo, Japan) is the prominent director of many popular animated feature films. ... Disney redirects here. ... At AnimeExpo 2004, Harmony Gold revealed that the latest Robotech sequel was scheduled for release in 2005, the 20th anniversary of Robotech. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... Robotech science fiction and anime universe. ...


Hamill provides the voice of Jameson Burkright in the mini-series comedy The Wrong Coast, and Yamma in the joint Cartoon Network/Production I.G. anime series IGPX Immortal Grand Prix. The Wrong Coast is a Canadian stop-motion animated show which currently airs on Teletoon. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... Production I.G, Inc. ... IGPX Immortal Grand Prix refers to two anime series produced by Cartoon Network and Production I.G.. The first is a Micro-series consisting of five five-minute episodes. ...


Other work

After the success of the Star Wars trilogy, Hamill found that audiences identified him very closely with the role of Luke Skywalker. Not wanting to be typecast, he left Hollywood and for a few years acted on Broadway. He starred in Amadeus, The Elephant Man, Harrigan and Hart (which was a musical) and other plays, for which he received positive reviews. Playbill, 1981 For other uses, see Amadeus (disambiguation). ... The Elephant Man is a Tony Award-winning play by Bernard Pomerance and produced by Richmond Crinkley and Nelle Nugent among others. ...


Despite his stints on Broadway, Hamill has had an expansive film career. He played the bad guy (known as Hawkins) in the Swedish action movie Hamilton in 1998. Some of his other film credits include Corvette Summer, The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, The Big Red One, Slipstream, The Guyver, and the 1995 remake of Village of the Damned. He also narrated the four-part documentary on the influence of science fiction upon present society, The Sci-Fi Files. In 2001, Hamill starred in the feature film Thank You, Good Night as a pragmatic father along side Christian Campbell, J.P. Pitoc, and Sally Kirkland. Peter Stormare as Carl Hamilton Hamilton is a Swedish action film from 1998 starring Peter Stormare, Mark Hamill and Lena Olin, directed by Harald Zwart. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia is a 1981 film, starring Kristy McNichol, Dennis Quaid, Mark Hamill, and Don Stroud, directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, inspired by the Vicki Lawrence song of the same name. ... The Big Red One is a 1980 war film written and directed by Samuel Fuller. ... Slipstream is a 1989 adventure/science fiction film starring Bob Peck, Mark Hamill, Bill Paxton, and Kitty Aldridge. ... A college student named Sean Barker who discovers that his girlfriend Mizky Segawas father Dr. Tetsu Segawa, a researcher for the mysterious Chronos Corporation, has stolen from Chronos an alien device known as The Guyver, which fuses with him and causes him to be covered in a suit of... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Village of the Damned was a science fiction film made in 1995, directed by John Carpenter. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Christian Campbell, in a still from All My Children. ... For Sally Kirkland the Vogue & Life editor, see, see Sally Kirkland (editor). ...


In live-action television, Hamill had recurring roles in General Hospital and The Texas Wheelers (both pre-Star Wars), and, foreshadowing his later famous role of the Joker, he appeared as The Trickster in the live-action television series of The Flash, a role he would later reprise in the animated series Justice League Unlimited. He has made cameo appearances on MADtv (where he played the estranged father of Ms. Swan), and appeared on Saturday Night Live (playing himself being sold on a Star Wars themed home shopping sale).[6] Hamill appeared on an episode of 3rd Rock from the Sun, and playing Luke Skywalker during one of the scenes. He appeared on an episode of Just Shoot Me! He also had a guest spot on The Muppet Show as both himself and his "cousin" Luke Skywalker, along with C-3PO, Chewbacca and R2-D2. In 1986, he appeared in an episode of the TV series Amazing Stories (TV series) ("Gather Ye Acorns") in the role of Jonathan, who is advised by "Mother Nature's only son" to not discard his childhood belongings, which causes him trouble during his adult life. As he grows older, he is able to auction off his belongings as memorabilia, becoming wealthy in the process. He also had a recurring role as Tobias LeConte on seaQuest DSV. General Hospital is the longest-running daytime soap opera on the American ABC television network, and is also the longest-running soap opera produced in Hollywood (having been taped at the Prospect Avenue ABC Television Center West since its inception). ... The Texas Wheelers was an ABC situation comedy television series that aired in 1974 and 1975. ... The Trickster is the name of two DC Comics supervillains and an enemy of the Flash. ... The Flash was a live action CBS television series from 1990-1991 that starred John Wesley Shipp as the superhero, The Flash, and co-starred Amanda Pays. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... For other uses, see Mad TV (disambiguation). ... There are many MADtv recurring characters. ... This article is about the American television series. ... Home Shopping commonly refers to the electronic retailing / home shopping channels industry, which includes such billion dollar companies as HSN, QVC, eBay, ShopNBC, Buy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... C-3PO (pronounced IPA: []., often shortened to Threepio) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, who appears in both the original Star Wars films and the prequel trilogy. ... Chewbacca (or Chewie) is a character in the Star Wars universe. ... R2-D2 (called R2, or Artoo for short), is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Amazing Stories was the name of an American television show put together by director Steven Spielberg from 1985 to 1987. ... This section has been identified as trivia. ...


He also has done numerous voices for TV series and episodes: the Joker in the 2002 TV series Birds of Prey, Larry 3000 in Time Squad, Turtle on My Friends Tigger and Pooh, Guinness on Samurai Jack, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron, Principal John Smith on Totally Spies, Bruno the Kid on The Outer Limits, Dr. Cesarian on Stripperella, Himself on The Simpsons Mayored to the Mob, Family Guy, Grim & Evil, The Blues Brothers Animated Series, Cow and Chicken, The Legend of Calamity Jane, Two Stupid Dogs, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, Pinky and the Brain, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Loonatics Unleashed, and Night Light (Spongebob episode). He is also a recurring voice actor on Seth Green's Robot Chicken, and as of August 2006, on Adult Swim's Metalocalypse. For other meanings of the term, see Bird of prey. ... The tone or style of this article may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... My Friends Tigger & Pooh is a computer-animated television series, based on the books by A. A. Milne. ... Samurai Jack is an American animated television series created by animator Genndy Tartakovsky that aired on Cartoon Network from 2001 until 2004. ... Buzz Lightyear of Star Command is a name of a Disney animated science fiction adventure series. ... Categories: Television stubs | Animated television series | Hanna-Barbera and Cartoon Network Studios cartoons and characters | Fictional cats ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Bruno the Kid (1996) was a cartoon starring Bruce Willis as the voice of an 11-year old boy who becomes a top spy for a secret espionage organisation. ... The Outer Limits is an American television series. ... Stripperella Stripperella was an adult-oriented American animated television series created by Stan Lee. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Mayored to the Mob is the ninth episode of The Simpsons tenth season. ... Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, created by Maxwell Atoms, is an American animated television series that currently airs on Cartoon Network. ... Cow and Chicken is an Emmy Award-nominated American animated television series, created by David Feiss. ... The Legend of Calamity Jane was an animated television series produced by Canal+ and France 3. ... 2 Stupid Dogs was a short-lived US animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions that ran from September 1993 to January 1995. ... The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Cartoons and broadcast on Cartoon Network from August 26, 1996 to April 16, 1997. ... This article describes both the animated television series, and the characters from that series. ... Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law is a comedic American animated television series created by Williams Street that airs on Cartoon Network during its Adult Swim late night programming block. ... Loonatics Unleashed is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... This article is about the series. ... Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green (born on February 8, 1974, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actor and television producer known for his acting roles as Doctor Evils son Scott in the Austin Powers series of comedy films and Daniel Oz Osbourne in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Robot Chicken is an Emmy award-winning American stop motion animated television series produced by Stoopid Monkey, ShadowMachine Films, Williams Street, and Sony Pictures Digital, currently airing in the US as a part of Cartoon Networks Adult Swim line-up, in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of... Adult Swim is the name for an adult-oriented television programming network. ... Metalocalypse is an animated television series on Adult Swim created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha. ...


Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

He appeared as Cock-Knocker in the film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (his entrance heralded by a still shot of him with the caption, "HEY, KIDS! IT'S MARK HAMILL! (applause)", during which he used his "Joker Voice." He parodies The Trickster. He also parodies Luke Skywalker in a "blunt saber" duel with Jay and Silent Bob in which he says, "Don't fuck with the Jedi Master, son." When his large, fake right hand prop is cut off in the film's duel, he sighs, looks at the camera and says, "Not again." Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) is a film written by, directed by and starring Kevin Smith, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of characters and settings that developed out of his cult favorite Clerks. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... A Dutch Master blunt A blunt is a cigar or (L) which is wider than a cigarillo and not quite as wide as a traditional cigar. ... This article is about the weapon in Star Wars. ... This article or section should include material from Jedi Sentinel —The Jedi Code — Obi-Wan Kenobi The Jedi Knights are a fictional brotherhood and organization from the Star Wars series of films by George Lucas. ...


This was actually the first time that Hamill and his Star Wars co-star Carrie Fisher appeared in a film together since Return of the Jedi. However, neither of the stars were aware of this until the film's premiere. Carrie Frances Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, screenwriter and novelist. ...


Comic Book: The Movie

Hamill also directed and starred in the 2004 direct-to-DVD Comic Book: The Movie. A comic book fan who attended sci-fi and comic conventions before he became famous, Hamill claimed that his character was based on an exaggerated version of himself. He and his crew shot most of the "mockumentary" film during the 2002 San Diego Comic-Con, and enlisted even Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, and Hugh Hefner in small roles. The movie won an award for Best Live-Action DVD Premiere Movie at the 2005 DVD Exclusive Awards. The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... A film that is released direct-to-video (also straight-to-video) is one which has been released to the public on home video formats first rather than first being released in movie theaters. ... Comic-Con International is an annual comic book convention held in San Diego, California. ... For the fictional character of this name, see Stan Lee (Judge Dredd character). ... For other persons named Kevin Smith, see Kevin Smith (disambiguation). ... Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois), also referred to colloquially as Hef, is the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine. ... The DVD Exclusive Awards are an award show the that honors direct to video productions. ...


Wing Commander

When the Wing Commander series of computer games started using full motion video cut scenes, Hamill was cast as the series protagonist, Colonel Christopher Blair, a role he played in Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (1994), Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (1995), and Wing Commander: Prophecy (1997). (In the 1999 Wing Commander film, set earlier in the series, the character was played by Freddie Prinze, Jr.) He did however, have a cameo, as did many of the other actors who did voiceovers for the game. Hamill was also cast as the voice of Christopher Blair in the animated television series Wing Commander Academy. Wing Commander I title screen Wing Commander is a media franchise consisting of space combat simulation computer games from Origin Systems, Inc. ... Screenshot of an FMV from Final Fantasy VIII using Bink Video. ... A cut scene or cutscene (sometimes also referred to as a cinematic) is a sequence in a video game over which the player has no control. ... Christopher Maverick Blair is the players character throughout much of the Wing Commander computer game series. ... 1994 1994 in games 1993 in video gaming 1995 in video gaming Notable events of 1994 in computer and video games. ... 1995 1995 in games 1994 in video gaming 1996 in video gaming Notable events of 1995 in video gaming. ... 1997 1997 in games 1996 in video gaming 1998 in video gaming Notable events of 1997 in video gaming. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Wing Commander is a science fiction film loosely based on the Wing Commander computer game series. ... Freddie James Prinze (born March 8, 1976) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his leading roles in teen-oriented films. ... Wing Commander Academy is an American animated television series created and produced by Universal Cartoon Studios, along with a team led by Larry Latham. ...


Other computer and video game roles

Other notable computer-game roles (voice only) include Lieutenant Mosely in Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, Assistant Director Wilson in Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix, several characters in the LucasArts game Full Throttle (including the game's main villain, Adrian Ripburger), and Wolverine in X2: Wolverine's Revenge, the tie-in game to the movie X2: X-Men United. Hamill also provided the voice for two of the primary characters of Starsiege, one of them a young warrior leading a rebellion against an empire. ... LucasArts is an American video game developer and publisher. ... Full Throttle is a graphical adventure game, originally developed in-house and released on 30 April 1995 by LucasArts. ... For other uses, see Wolverine (disambiguation). ... This page is about the 2003 movie X2; see X2 (disambiguation) for other meanings. ... Starsiege is a mecha-style simulation game developed by Dynamix and released in 1999. ...


He voiced the Joker in a few Batman games, notably Batman Vengeance and the Sega CD version of The Adventures of Batman & Robin. While some have mistakenly suspected that he reprised his role as Luke Skywalker for LucasArts' Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and its sequel, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, the character is in fact voiced by Bob Bergen (also the voice of Porky Pig and a host of others). Hamill provided voices for The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian. He also voiced the role of Emperor Griffon in the PS2 RPG Dark Cloud 2 as well as Colonel Kroitz in the PS2 RPG Grandia Xtreme. Batman Vengeance is a video game in the Batman universe developed and published by Ubisoft. ... The Sega Mega-CD (Japanese: メガCD) is an add-on device for the Sega Mega Drive released in Europe, Australia, and Japan. ... There are several releases of the video game The Adventures of Batman and Robin for some of the different consoles in the market. ... Porky Pig is an Academy Award-nominated animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. ... Dark Cloud 2 (or Dark Chronicle in countries other than the U.S. and Canada) is a critically acclaimed Computer role-playing game developed by Level-5 and released by Sony Computer Entertainment on November 28, 2002 in Japan, February 17, 2003 in North America, September 10, 2003 in Europe... Grandia Xtreme is a computer role-playing game developed by Game Arts and published by Enix (now known as Square Enix) for the PlayStation 2 video game console. ...


He narrated a documentary on the United States' 1st Infantry Division. Footage from the documentary was used in the video game Call of Duty 2: Big Red One. Big Red One redirects here. ...


Mark Hamill's latest voiceover role is for the PlayStation 2 game, Yakuza, where he plays Goro Majima, a crazed and ruthless lieutenant of a Yakuza family. Yakuza, released in Japan as Ryū ga Gotoku lit. ... For other uses, see Yakuza (disambiguation). ...


As a writer

Mark Hamill is also the co-writer of The Black Pearl, a comic book miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics. He also wrote an introduction to the Trade Paperback Batman: Riddler Two-Face which reprints various stories of the title villains to tie in with Batman Forever. Before you read The Black Pearl, take a moment and reflect upon all the preconceptions you have about comics. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. ...


Personal life

In 1978, he married dental hygienist Marilou York. They have three children together: Nathan, Griffin and Chelsea.[7] Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...


Filmography

Features

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Short Subjects

  • Earth Day (2001) (voice)
  • Baxter and Bananas (2002) (voice)
  • Burl's (2003) (narrator)
  • Wolf Tracer's Dinosaur Island (2004) (voice)
  • Batman: New Times (2005) (voice)

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NAME Hamill, Mark
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Hamill, Mark Richard
SHORT DESCRIPTION actor
DATE OF BIRTH September 25, 1951
PLACE OF BIRTH Oakland, California, U.S.
DATE OF DEATH
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Star Wars: Biography | Mark Hamill (255 words)
Mark Hamill was born in Oakland, California on September 25, 1951, the fourth child of seven.
His father's military career meant that the Hamill family moved frequently during Mark's childhood; after his graduation from Japan's Yokohama High School, Mark headed to Los Angeles City College, where he majored in theater arts.
He made his television debut in 1970 with a minor role on "The Bill Cosby Show." It was to be the first of many TV appearances for the young actor, but his big break came several years later when he landed the unforgettable role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars (1977).
Mark Hamill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1283 words)
Mark Richard Hamill (born September 25, 1951) is an American actor and voice actor.
An AandE Network Biography special, "Mark Hamill: A Force to Be Reckoned With", claims that the damage was extensive and Mark Hamill had to have multiple plastic surgeries to reconstruct his face.
Hamill appeared on an episode of 3rd Rock from the Sun, and acted as Luke Skywalker during one of the scenes.
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