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Peter Mayhew
Peter Mayhew¬†(19 May 1944-30 April 2019) was a British-American actor, best known for playing¬†Chewbacca¬†in the¬†Star Wars¬†films. Mayhew was born on 19 May 1944 in¬†Barnes,¬†Surrey, where he was also raised.¬†His height was a product not of¬†gigantism¬†‚ÄĒ "I don't have the big head" ‚ÄĒ but of an overactive pituitary gland secondary to a genetic disease called¬†Marfan Syndrome. The overactive pituitary gland was treated successfully in his mid-teens.¬†His peak height was 7¬†feet 3¬†inches (2.21¬†m)
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Title Year Director Character name
The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Irvin Kershner Chewbacca Show details
Star Wars 1977 George Lucas Chewbacca Show details