Peter MAYHEW

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EnglishBorn Peter William MAYHEW

English-American actor, best known for portraying Chewbacca in the Star Wars film series

Born on May 19, 1944 in Barnes, Surrey, England , United Kingdom

Died on April 30, 2019 in Boyd, Texas , United States

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Peter Mayhew was born on 19 May 1944 in Barnes, Surrey. His height was a product of Marfan syndrome, not gigantism; "I don't have the big head", Mayhew said when asked about the cause of his height. His peak height was 7 feet 3 inches (2.21 m).



Mayhew gained his first acting job when the producers of Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977) discovered him from a photograph in a newspaper article about men with large feet, and cast him in the role of the minotaur.

...   Peter Mayhew was born on 19 May 1944 in Barnes, Surrey. His height was a product of Marfan syndrome, not gigantism; "I don't have the big head", Mayhew said when asked about the cause of his height. His peak height was 7 feet 3 inches (2.21 m).



Mayhew gained his first acting job when the producers of Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977) discovered him from a photograph in a newspaper article about men with large feet, and cast him in the role of the minotaur.



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