Born in 1956
Of half Swedish descent, Mark Hamill was born in Oakland, California, and raised in Virginia in a family of seven children. By junior year, his father, a captain in the U.S. Navy, was stationed in Japan where Mark attended Nile Kinnick High School in Yokohama. He subsequently enrolled at Los Angeles City College and majored in drama. He acted in TV series such as The Texas Wheelers and The Partridge Family.
Released in the summer of 1977, Star Wars was an enormous, unexpected success and made a huge impact on the film industry. For each of the sequels, Hamill was honored with the Saturn Award for Best Actor given by the Academy of Science Fiction & Fantasy Films. Unfortunately, on Jan. 11, 1977, he was in a car accident in which he fractured his nose and left cheekbone, which explains the scars and change of profile from taht day onwards. After the success of Star Wars, Hamill found that audiences identified him closely with Luke Skywalker. Therefore he attempted to avoid typecasting by appearing in Corvette Summer (1978) and The Big Red One (1980). Mark Hamill also gained a reputation as a prolific voice actor during the 1990s.
On Dec. 17, 1978, Hamill married Marilou York. They have three children together : Nathan (1979), Griffin (1983) and Elizabeth (1988).
The Partridge Family (1971) - Part 2
A gorgious 20-years-old Mark Hamill six years before Star Wars (1977) !