Mark Richard Hamill Net WorthReal Name: Mark Richard Hamill
Date of Birth: 09/25/1951
Place of Birth: Oakland, California
2017 Net Worth: $6 Million
Profession: Actor, voice actor, writer, producer, director
Mark, Mark Hamill Biography
Mark Richard Hamill was born in Oakland, California, in September of 1951. His father was a U.S. Navy Captain, so the family moved frequently. Hamill has lived in Virginia, San Diego, California, and graduated high school while living in Japan. He returned to the States soon after graduation to attend Los Angeles City College, where he majored in Drama.
Hamill’s early film and television roles include a short stint on the soap opera General Hospital, in the pilot episode of the television Eight is Enough as well as The Bill Cosby Show and The Partridge Family. Hamill’s friend, Robert Englund, was auditioning for another movie when he saw the auditions for Star Wars going on across the hallway. He thought Hamill would be perfect for the part and called Hamill, who immediately came down and auditioned for the part of Luke Skywalker, which he won. Hamill is best known for this role. The huge success of Star Wars came as a surprise to almost everyone, including Hamill. He agreed to continue his role in the sequels The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Hamill won several awards for his roles in these films.
Hamill found that the role of Luke Skywalker was difficult to shed. He attempted to avoid typecasting and took on lesser roles in other movies such as Corvette Summer and The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia. He then moved on to plays such as The Elephant Man and Amadeus. He has done extensive voice acting including the voice of The Joker in several Batman series, The Justice League and The Incredible Hulk.
With the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, everyone wondered if Hamill would reprise his role after an almost 30 year absence. He isn’t shown on the poster and he wasn’t seen in the trailer, leaving everyone to wonder if he opted out. Perhaps this was George Lucas’ way of getting people to the theater to find out! (As if he needed help with that!) Not to spoil things for everyone, but Hamill does appear in the movie, as does his co-stars.
Hamill has a current net worth of $6 million, but with the all but guaranteed success of his new movie, this is sure to increase substantially.