Mark Hamill Biography

Published On Jan 08, 2018
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Mark Hamill was born as Mark Richard Hamill on 25 September 1951, to an American parent, William Thomas Hamill and Virginia Suzanne Hamill in Oakland, California, the United States. He enrolled at Walsingham Academy and Poe Middle School during his elementary years. He later enrolled at Los Angeles City College, majoring in drama.

Hamill began his acting career portraying a minor role on the soap opera General Hospital, and a starring role on the short-lived sitcom The Texas Wheelers. He further appeared in multiple television films such as The City, and Sarah T. 

Mark auditioned and was selected to play a role of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars which had an enormous, unexpected success and had a huge effect on the film industry. He further appeared in the 1978 film Corvette Summer and the 1980 World War II film The Big Red One. He appeared in several hits movies as Slipstream, Midnight Ride, The Guyver, Village of the Damned, and others.

Talking about his affairs and personal life, Mark Hamil is a married man. Hamill got married to his longterm loving girlfriend, Marilou York, a dental hygienist in a private civil ceremony. The couple together has three children, Nathan born in 1979, Griffin born in 1983, and Chelsea Elizabeth born in 1988. 

Apart from his love life, Mark is an outspoken member of the Democratic Party, he is a lifelong fan of Laurel and Hardy. He loves football and is a supporter of English football club Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.
Mark Hamill has an estimated net worth of $6 million in 2018, including all of his earnings and properties. The actor reportedly made over $650,000 for his role as Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars film. 

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Mark Hamill was born on 25 September 1951

September 25 , 1951

Mark Hamill was born as Mark Richard Hamill on 25 September 1951, to an American parent, William Thomas Hamill and Virginia Suzanne Hamill in Oakland, California, United States. 

Mark Hamill graduated from Nile C. Kinnick High School

1969

Due to his father's job placement, Hamill has to move to Japan. He attended Nile.C. Kinnick High school where he graduated in 1969, majoring in drama.

success through the Star Wars in 1977

1977

Released in May 1977, Star Wars was an enormous, unexpected success and had a huge effect on the film industry It was a breakthrough in his acting career. He further appeared in several movies and series.

Saturn Award for best actor

1981

Mark Hamill won the Saturn Awards for Best Actor for his leading role in the movie The Strike Back in 1981. He further won the same award in 1984, for the movie Return of Jedi.

Mark Hamill was caught in an Accident in 1977

January 11 , 1977

In 1977, Hamill was in a car accident in which he fractured his nose and left cheekbone, requiring seven hours of surgery, before shooting one of his scenes in Star Wars.

Mark Hamill got married to

December 17 , 1978

 Mark Hamil is a married man. Hamill got married to his longterm loving girlfriend, Marilou York, a dental hygienist in a private civil ceremony on 17 December 1978.