Mark Richard Hamill (born September 25, 1951) is an American actor, voice actor, and writer. He is probably most famous for playing Luke Skywalker in the original and sequel Star Wars trilogy. He also appeared with the some of the Star Wars cast members in episode 417 of The Muppet Show (where he sung "When You Wish Upon a Star") and he also provided the voice for the Skeleton King in Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!.
Hamill also lent his voice to as Master Eraqus in the English version of the video game, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep. Hamill also provided some voices for My Friends Tigger and Pooh. He also voiced Colonel Muska in Castle in the Sky, Mayor of Pejite in Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Flint in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Zeus and Hans Christian Andersen in The Little Mermaid, Bats Biker and the Shape Shifter in Gravity Falls, ShiverJack in Jake and the Never Land Pirates, and Gadfly Garnett in Miles from Tomorrowland. He was also a technical supervisor for Tangled.
Of his characters, Hamill plays the Joker with a high, squeaky tone, and Luke with a lower, more mature tone.
- Tetsuya Nomura, the director of Birth by Sleep, stated in an interview that he chose Hamill for the part specifically because of his role as Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars films. Eraqus is rivals with Xehanort, who is voiced by Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy, essentially making their rivalry Star Wars VS Star Trek to Nomura.
- Hamill stated at Comic-Con 2010 that playing as Luke Skywalker was his overall favorite role.
- Hamill is also famous for voicing the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series, since The Birthday Bandit is similar to Joker.
- Hamill originally wanted to play The Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming, only in the case if Michael Keaton didn't accept the offer. Keaton initially turned down the offer to play The Vulture, but at the end, he entered in re-negotiations and ended up portraying the character in the film. However, Hamill had stated that he could play another role in a further Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future.