Peter Mayhew

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Peter was born on May 19th, 1944. He has been a credited actor since the 1977 film Star Wars.

Peter is a dependable supporting cast member. He has appeared in four films including: the 2008 drama film Yesterday Was a Lie as the character Dead Man, the 1983 action movie Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi playing Chewbacca and the 1980 action release Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back cast as Chewbacca.

His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1977 action film Star Wars, which brought in $461,000,000 at the box office.

Peter has stayed out of the media limelight, having been featured on the cover of at least two magazines and interviewed in over two publications.


Chewbacca won a Lifetime Achievement award at the MTV Movie Awards.
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