Mark Richard Hamill is an American actor, voice actor and writer. Hamill was born in Oakland, California, to Virginia Suzanne (née Johnson; 1927–98) and U.S. Navy Captain William Thomas Hamill (b. 1927).
Hamill’s early career included a recurring role on the soap opera General Hospital, and a starring role on the short lived sitcom The Texas Wheelers. He portrayed the oldest son, David, in the pilot episode of Eight Is Enough, though the role was later performed by Grant Goodeve. He also had guest appearances on The Bill Cosby Show, The Partridge Family, Room 222 (A series in the mid 70’s about High School), and One Day at a Time. He appeared in multiple television films such as The City, and Sarah T. – Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic.
He is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series. Hamill also starred in the films Corvette Summer (1978) and The Big Red One (1980). His extensive voice acting work includes a long-standing role as DC Comics’ the Joker, commencing with Batman: The Animated Seriesin 1992.