Peter Mayhew

Active - 1977 - 2016  |   Born - May 19, 1944 in Barnes, England  |   Genres - Science Fiction

Share on

Movie Highlights

See Full Filmography

Factsheet

  • Stands over seven-feet tall.
  • Maintained his job as a hospital worker while playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars films.
  • Established the Peter Mayhew Foundation, a nonprofit organization which helps children and adults in need.
  • Along with his wife Angie, wrote the book My Favorite Giant (2011), which teaches acceptance to young audiences.