Who can forget the astounding role of Luke Skywalker in the “Star Wars”? If you are the 80s or 90s kid, undoubtedly you have never missed any movie of Mark Hamill. Well, he is not less than a superhero for us. Mark Hamill has always stupefied the audience by his way of entertaining the world. Whether we talk about his off-screen voice or onscreen roles, he never fails to amaze us.
Mark Hamill is an American voice as well as a screen actor, producer, director, and writer. He is one of the oldest superstars of Hollywood. It will be interesting to know, how he managed to hold such a position without having any controversy till now. Let’s have a brief look over his journey and dig into the net worth of Mark Hamill in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Mark Hamill was born on 25th September 1951 in Oakland, California. He is one of the seven children of Virginia Suzanne and U.S. Navy Captain William Thomas Hamill. Due to his father’s frequent transfers, he spent his childhood across the world, from California to New York to Japan. He completed his graduation from high school overseas. After that, he studied Drama and Theater Arts at Los Angeles City College.
Mark Hamill had been in a relationship with his co-actress, Anne Wyndham. It is said that she was his “first and serious love.” The danger of being competitive, because of the same profession lead to their break up. He had a road accident, before shooting a scene in “Star Wars” in 1977.
In 1978, Mark married a dental hygienist Marilou York. Together they are blessed parents of three children. Mark is a forthright member of the Democratic Party.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Initially, from 1971 to 1973 Mark Hamill appeared in many television shows and serials. He was successful in making a place as a respectable supporting actor on TV. In 1977, he got immense popularity after the release of “Star Wars,” and his role was loved by the people. He hit the big screen with such a linchpin role and got the world’s attention.
After Star Wars and its two sequels “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi,” Mark Hamill’s career took a break from huge success. Rather, his strong comeback as a voice actor in many animation movies showed the world a new side of his talent. Some of his dubbed animation movies are “Superman” (1997), “The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest” (1996-1997) and “The Animated Series” (1992-1994). Recently, he has been appreciated for his work in the new sequels of “Star Wars”- “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015 and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in 2017.
He has been nominated in Drama Desk Awards, CableACE Awards, Annie Awards, The Game Awards, and British Academy Games Awards. While he has won NAVGTR Awards, Saturn Awards, DVD Exclusive Awards, and Interactive Achievement Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Mark Hamill’s net worth is $20 million. His primary source of income is the entertainment industry for almost 50 years. He earned $650,000 from Star Wars in 1977.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” earned a considerable amount of $2 billion worldwide and garnered a slew of accolades. It is reported that Mark Hamill took a salary in seven digits for the same movie.
It is not very easy to spend over 50 years in the film industry without any single controversy and legal actions. But, congratulations! Mark Hamill, you did it. His passion and dedication towards his work can be seen from the initial years of his career. Who would have thought that a trivial junior artist could break all records of stardom? It’s just his consistent and flawless work which brought him up.