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.

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