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
2017Star Wars: The Last JediChewbacca (consultant)2017-12-15
2016Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic JourneyHimself2016-03-14
2015Star Wars: The Force AwakensChewbacca2015-12-18
2010Jedi JunkiesHimself2010-05-25
2008Yesterday Was a LieDead Man2008-01-01
2005The Story of Star WarsChewbacca2005-08-18
2005Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the SithChewbacca2005-05-19
2004When Star Wars Ruled the WorldHimself2004-09-18
2004Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars TrilogyHimself2004-09-12
2004Comic Book: The MovieHimself2004-01-27
1987Star ToursChewbacca1987-01-09
1983Return of the JediChewbacca1983-05-25
1982Return of the EwokChewbacca1982-01-01
1980SPFX: The Empire Strikes BackChewbacca1980-09-22
1980The Empire Strikes BackChewbacca1980-05-21
1979TerrorThe Mechanic1979-10-26
1978The Star Wars Holiday SpecialChewbacca1978-11-17
1977The Making of 'Star Wars'Himself (uncredited)1977-09-16
1977Sinbad and the Eye of the TigerMinoton1977-08-12
1977Star WarsChewbacca1977-05-25