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Peter Mayhew

Peter Mayhew (born 19 May 1944) is a British-American actor. He is best known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars films. Mayhew was born on 19 May 1944 in Barnes, Surrey, where he was also raised. His height is a product not of gigantism — "I don't have the big head" — but of an overactive pituitary gland secondary to a genetic disease called Marfan Syndrome. The overactive pituitary gland was treated successfully in his mid-teens. His peak height was 7 feet 3 inches (2.21 m)


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Born:
May 19, 1944 In Barnes, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
7
First Appeared:
In the movie Star Wars 1977-05-25
Latest Project:
Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017-12-13
Known For
Filmography
Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi Chewbacca (consultant) 2017-12-13
Movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens Chewbacca 2015-12-15
Movie Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Chewbacca 2005-05-17
Movie Return of the Jedi Chewbacca 1983-05-23
Movie The Empire Strikes Back Chewbacca 1980-05-20
Movie Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger Minoton 1977-07-15
Movie Star Wars Chewbacca 1977-05-25