- Name: Peter Mayhew
- Born: 05/19/1944
- Died: 04/30/2019 (74 years old)
- Occupation: Actor, author
- Known for: Playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars franchise
Peter William Mayhew (May 19, 1944 – April 30, 2019) was an English-American actor, best known for portraying Chewbacca in the Star Wars film series. He played the character in all of his live-action appearances from the 1977 original to 2015’s The Force Awakens before his retirement from the role.
Birth Name: Peter William Mayhew
Alias: Peter William Mayhew
Birth Place: Barnes, Surrey, England
Death Place: Boyd, Texas, U.S.
Peter Mayhew quotes :
It was amazing that during rehearsals, without any of the costume on, the character was there complete. It just happened. Half the time, I didn't know I was doing it.Peter Mayhew