Peter Mayhew is a well-known English actor who has an estimated net worth of over $500 thousand. He is best known for playing the role of Chewbacca in ‘Star Wars’ series. Throughout his life, Peter Mayhew has been particularly popular for his gigantic height of 7 feet 3 inches which helped him in landing several roles in Hollywood.
Biography & Wiki
Peter Mayhew was born in South West London in 1944 on 19th May with Marfan syndrome, which is a tissue disorder that prevented his head from growing properly. But this syndrome didn’t stop him from becoming a Hollywood star or a Star Wars legend.
He was brought up in South West London only.
He completed his schooling from a local school near his place where he was often bullied and made fun of by his fellow students.
He married Angie Luker in 1999 and since the couple is madly in love together. He has dated a couple of women throughout his career but has only married once to Angie. The couple has a daughter named Katy Mayhew.
Currently, he lives in Boyd, Texas in the United States of America. He became an official American citizen in 2005.
He has been a part of over 20 projects in the entertainment business. He made his movie debut with ‘Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger’ in 1977. However, he was able to achieve screen recognition from ‘Star Wars’. Some of his other movies include ‘Terror’, ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, ‘Comic Book: The Movie’, ‘Star Tours’, ‘Yesterday Was a Lie’, and much more.
Peter Mayhew made his television debut also in 1977 with ‘Donny and Marie’. His later works include television shows like ‘Glee’, ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’, ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’, ‘The Kenny Everett Television Show’, and ‘Dark Towers’.
He has also written two books named ‘My Favorite Giant’ and ‘Growing Up Giant’, both of which embrace strength rather than showcasing his life challenges dealing with bullying.
Peter also owns a business in the US and became a naturalized citizen in 2005.
He supports charity and can often be seen helping and visiting sick children in hospitals.
Awards & Achievements
He has received most of his awards and recognition for his work in Star Wars. The star is literally considered a Star Wars legend by the movie fans. He has millions of fans around the world who are much bigger than any award than he is ever going to receive.
Net Worth of Peter Mayhew
Peter Mayhew has an estimated net worth of over $500 thousand as of 2017. He has made most of his fortune working as an actor in multiple TV series and Hollywood movies. He also makes fortune from royalty pay of his Star Wars character and his endorsement deals.
He has been a true inspiration throughout his career and has motivated thousands of his fans with his work. The star has a legacy behind him which will be remembered and cherished forever. He was bullied because of his height during his childhood days but today he is seen as a star and respected all around the world. He is too old now, for us to expect him to come back to the big screen but we will surely remember him till eternity for playing Chewbacca.