Peter Mayhew Net Worth

Peter Mayhew was a British actor and comedian who had a net worth of $5 million at the time of his death in 2019. He was best known for portraying Chewbacca in the Star Wars films.

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Peter Mayhew Info
Net Worth$5 Million
Date of BirthMay 19, 1944 - April 30, 2019 (age 74 years)
Height7 ft 4 in (2.26 m)
ProfessionActor, Businessperson, Comedian


Mayhew began his professional acting career in the mid-70s. Standing at 7 feet 3 inches tall, his first role was playing a minotaur in the 1977 British film, “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger”. He was discovered and cast when the producers of the movie saw Mayhew’s photo in a newspaper article about men with large feet.

Personal Life

Peter married Mary Angelique “Angie” Luker, a Texas native, in August 1999. Mayhew became a stepdad to Mary’s three kids: Katy, Kathleen, and Sheril. He spent the remainder of his life living in Boyd, Texas where he owned a business. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2005 at a ceremony in Arlington, Texas.

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Never having played Chess before, it was most interesting to be playing the game with no pieces in front of me. But I still knew how to stroke my hair when I won.

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After my own for instance, my favourite is Princess Leia.

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They asked if I was interested in a role as a large alien in a movie.

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I think that Star Wars revolutionized not only sci-fi movies, but also the entire industry in the way that things are done.

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I can go out in public without being recognized. If I want to be recognized in public, it will happen.

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