Peter Mayhew

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)

YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
2017

Star Wars: Episode VIII

Chewbacca2017-12-14
2016

Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey

Himself2016-04-16
2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Chewbacca2015-12-15
2010
Jedi Junkies
Himself2010-05-25
2008
Yesterday Was a Lie
Dead Man2008-01-01
2005

The Story of Star Wars

Chewbacca2005-08-18
2005

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Chewbacca2005-05-17
2004

When Star Wars Ruled the World

Himself2004-09-18
2004
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy
Himself2004-09-12
2004
Comic Book: The Movie
Himself2004-01-27
1997
Star Wars: The Making of the Special Editions
Chewbacca/Himself1997-05-16
1987
Star Tours
Chewbacca1987-01-09
1983
Return of the Jedi
Chewbacca1983-05-23
1982
Return of the Ewok
Chewbacca1982-01-01
1980
SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back
Chewbacca1980-09-22
1980
The Empire Strikes Back
Chewbacca1980-01-01
1978
The Star Wars Holiday Special
Chewbacca1978-12-01
1978
Terror
The Mechanic1978-01-01
1977
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
Minoton1977-07-15
1977
Star Wars
Chewbacca1977-03-20