Mostly known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars, Mark Hamill is one of the most popular actors in Hollywood. The Star Wars is undoubtedly a masterpiece; however, the Star Wars franchise somehow overshadowed the characters that Mark Hamill played besides Star Wars, and we believe it’s unfair to do so.
Mark Richard Hamill started his career as a soap opera actor and appeared in a recurring role of General Hospital. He also starred in the sitcom The Texas Wheelers. Later, he portrayed the role of David in the pilot episode of Eight is Enough. However, the role was later given to Grant Goodeve. Besides this, Hamill made several guest appearances in shows like The Bill Cosby Show, Room 222, The Partridge Family, and One Day at a Time.
To appreciate the films that Mark Hamill has been in besides Star Wars, we have made a list of some famous Mark Hamill films.
1. The Big Red One (1980)
While Mark Hamill was still shooting for The Empire Strikes Back, he also played the role of Private Griff in the 1980 American War film The Big Red One. Although the role was brief and grounded, Hamill still pulled a perfect performance. Viewers were delighted to watch Hamill as a young soldier amidst a battle, and he received much appraisal for his role.
2. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
If you are a diehard fan of animated movies and Batman, you must remember Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and the famous supervillain The Joker. Joker’s character has been played by different actors, including Joaquin Phoenix and Heath Ledger. However, the animated version voiced by Mark Hamill has its own fan base.
Batman’s animated version is still considered the best representation of Batman’s story, and the Joker that Hamill played fits the best with his funny yet terrifying behavior.
3. Child’s Play (2019)
After Brad Dourif left the role of Chucky, it was Mark Hamill who offered some comfort to the Chucky fans. Hamill has the perfect voice to suit a deadly doll who is on his killing spree. The movie itself was quite popular, and Hamill played his role in this success perfectly.
4. Brigsby Bear (2017)
Brigsby Bear is one of the most underrated comedies that more and more people should watch. Hamill appeared as a kind and lonely captor, Ted Mitchum, in this movie. The movie tells the story of a boy kept in an underground bunker with his captor Mitchum.
The young boy, when set free, gets obsessed with completing his favorite show that he used to watch in the bunker. However, he realizes that Mitchum only made that show for him, and it never existed in the real world. Even though the kidnapping isn’t a nice thing, the movie is quite funny and has a touching feel to it, showcasing Hamill’s unique role.
5. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Kingsman: The Secret Service is one of the very few blockbuster films in which Hamill appeared apart from playing the role of Luke Skywalker. He played the role of a scientist Professor Arnold, who is kidnapped by the villain played by Samuel L. Jackson. The role was a brief one, but Hamill made it memorable. The viewers never get to see Hamill in any action scenes of the movie; however, they watch his head explode all over Colin Firth.
6. The Village of the Damned (1995)
Mark Hamill appeared as Reverend George, the town minister. The film follows the event that takes place in the quiet coastal town of Midwich in the Marin County of California. The town’s people and animals sleep at 10 am one day and come back to senses at 4 pm. Mysteriously enough, ten women get pregnant after this incident, including a virgin girl. The women give birth to five girls and five boys at the same time in a barn. Mark Hamill’s unique character in the film is quite daring and unforgettable.
7. Corvette Summer (1978)
Corvette Summer was the first screen appearance that Mark Hamill made after the success of Star Wars. The film is an American adventure comedy that revolves around the life of Kenneth W. Dantley Jr. (Hamill), a high-school senior who loves cars. Kenneth’s Corvette gets stolen, and he goes on an adventure to find his stolen car.
8. The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia is an American Musical in which Mark Hamill played the role of Conrad. The film is about the life events of two siblings who move to a bigger city in search of stardom, a rising talent who vanishes after one hit song, and the love story of Conrad and Amanda. The film, however, ends with a happy note.
9. Hamilton (1998)
Hamilton is a Swedish action film starring Mark Hamill, Lena Olin, and Peter Stormare. Hamill appeared as Mike Hawkins, an American former CIA officer serving in Murmansk. He somehow joins Hamilton’s team that is looking for the nuclear Missile that was shipped to Libya by the terrorists.
Some Popular TV Series That Mark Hamill Took Part in
Besides being a part of popular movies, Mark Hamill has also appeared in several TV shows and voiced many animated characters. Some of these TV series include:
- seaQuest DSV (1993 – 1996)
- Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest (2016 – present)
- Man Down (2013 – 2017)
- Dan Vs. (2011 – 2013)
- Danny Phantom (2004 – 2007)
- Mina and the Count (1995 – 1999)
- The Powerpuff Girls (1998 – 2005)
- Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008 – 2011)
- Trollhunters Tales of Arcadia (2016 – 2018)
- Man Down (2013 – 2017)
- Family Guy (1999 – present)
- Metalocalypse (2006 – 2013)
- The Big Bang Theory (2007 – 2019)
- Knightfall (2017 – 2019)
- The Flash (1990 – 1991)
- Avatar the Last Airbender (2005 – 2008)
For all the Star Wars fans, Mark Hamill will always be their Luke Skywalker, as his performance in the original trilogy is unforgettable. However, it is also true that the role ate up almost all of his other roles, and many fans don’t even know about most of Hamill’s other roles. Hamill has never disappointed the viewers from voicing the Joker to his popular roles such as Private Griff and Professor Arnold; every character he played is memorable. Hamill is still active in the acting industry, and we hope to see him concurring the screens for many coming years.