Mostly Credited As: Mark Hamill Sometimes Credited As: Mark Hamil
Birth Name: Mark Richard Hamill Date Of Birth: September 25, 1951 (Age 63) Country Of Birth: USA Birth Place: Concord, California Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Mark Hamill is an American actor, and was born on September 25, 1951 in Concord, California. Hamill is best known for the immortal role of Luke Skywalker in George Lucas' original Star Wars trilogy. While he has since appeared in dozens of films and TV shows, including Sleepwalkers, Village Of The Damned, The Outer Limits and Chuck, his real niche has become voice work. Hamill has done voice acting for over a hundred different cartoons and videogames, including shows based on nearly every superhero in existence. Mark's most famous animated role is as The Joker on the popular Batman: The Animated Series.
Claims his inspiration for his own interpretation of the Joker's voice came from a mixture of Hannibal Lecter and Jerry Lewis. He recieved two Saturn Awards for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the "Star Wars" films as well as an Annie Award for his voice-over performance as The Joker in "Batman Beyond: The Return Of The Joker." Won the Interactive Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance in his final role as the voice of The Joker in the video game "Batman: Arkham Asylum." He portrayed the infamous Flash villain, The Trickster aka James Jesse (a word play for old west bandit Jesse James, a popular stunt for "Flash" creator Gardner Fox and other series writers), in both the short lived live action CBS series "The Flash" (1990), in 1991 (two episodes), and in the "Justice League" (2001) animated series in 2005, in the episode "Flash and Substance". He later went on to do a similar role as an animation voice-over actor... as The Joker. Had to learn martial arts for his role as Luke Skywalker. He received the BAFTA (the British Academy Award), their official Game Award for Performance for "Batman: Arkham City." Is one quarter Swedish.
Mark Hamill Quotes (When asked by Kevin Smith on "Dinner for Five" if he's tired of talking about "Star Wars"): "To be honest with you, sure. I'm human. I mean, I like ice cream, but I don't eat it three times a day. And I've forgotten a lot of it. If I was still working on it, it might be different, but I've put it in perspective. I want to be supportive without being critical, but it's not mine anymore." "I think theater has given me the opportunity to show what a character actor I can be."