Source of Wealth:Film and Television
Birth Place:Barnes, London, England
Marital Status:Married to Angie Mayhew
Date of Birth:May 19, 1944
English actor Peter Mayhew has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand. He was born on May 19, 1944 in Barnes, London, England. He is best known for playing the role of Chewbacca in the Star Wars films.
Mayhew made his film debut in 1976 with Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger and played the role of the minotaur. When producer George Lucas needed a tall actor for Chewbacca, the incredibly tall Wookie companion to Hans Solo, he got the role for his first Star Wars film in the trilogy. He also appeared in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, The Star Wars Holiday Special and on The Muppet Show. He was also the voice behind his character for the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars series.
Peter also played the role in commercials and for hospital appearances for sick children. He had several appearances for his character aside from the films. He was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the MTV Film Awards in 1997. He was also honored at the release of the new PlayStation Portable where he was dressed as Chewbacca and held up the new PSP slim version.
Apart from being Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew appeared on Identity on NBC where his character was based on the fact that he played the character. He also appeared in the horror film Terror which was directed by Norman J. Warren. He provided the voice for Susha in the English version of Dragon Ball GT: A Hero’s Legacy.
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