Mark Hamill net worth in 2019: How did the Star Wars movie star attain success and fame? Read on to find out the impressive secrets behind Mark Hamill salary, earnings, Investments, and success story.
Who is Mark Hamill?
Mark Hamill is a Hollywood actor and writer who rose to prominence for his role in the epic space movie ‘Star Wars‘ where he played the role of Luke Skywalker and has gone on to receive numerous awards.
He has diversified his skill into voice acting in video games and animation series as he was the voice of the Joker in the 1992 series Batman: The Animated Series. Mark Hamill currently has a net worth of $18 million.
|Net Worth||$18 million|
|Date of Birth||September 25, 1951|
One out of seven children, Mark Richard Hamill was born on the 25th of September 1951 in Oakland California to the family of William Thomas Hamill and Suzanne who are of English, Swedish and Irish ancestry.
He was raised up to be a devoted Catholic as he frequently attended masses.
His father as a captain in the American navy was transferred occasionally to different units which led to the family changing environment frequently.
Hamill started out at Walsingham Academy and Poe Middle School. Upon completion of Elementary school, he moved to Hale Junior High School.
He had to also attend James Madison High School due to the nature of his father’s job. He finally graduated at Nile C. Kinnick High School before obtaining a degree from Angeles City College.
Mark Hamill began his career by taking roles and making appearances in sitcoms, soap operas, films and television shows which includes Room 222, The City, General Hospital, The Bill Cosby show and Enough is Enough.
Based on the advice of his friend Robert Englund, he auditioned for the role of Luke Skywalker in the epic-space movie Star Wars which he finally got.
The movie Star Wars which was released in 1977 gained lots of positive views and it made a name for itself in the movie industry.
Hamill was also on the cast of its sequel Star Wars Holiday Special(1978), The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi(1983).
During the filming of the movie, Hamill had an accident and broke his nose and cheekbone but that didn’t deter him from continuing in the filming. He received three notable awards and also attained fame for his role in the movie.
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The movie Star Wars had a come back in 2013 with sequel Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which Hamill was part of.
He also got to play in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) and the yet to be released Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker(2019).
Apart from Star Wars, Hamill played as James Arnold in the movie Kingsman: The Secret Service(2014) and as Robert Minkow in the movie ‘Con Man‘ (2018) and a whole lot of others.
He also is into voice acting as he was the voice of Maximus in the animated series Fantastic Four and also the voice of Solomon Grundy in the DC series Justice League but his most notable work is him, been behind the voice of the Joker in the 1992 animated series Batman.
Mark Hamill Net Worth: How did he amass such wealth?
Hamill is worth $18 million and most of his wealth comes from payment he received for his role in Star Wars as he reportedly received over $600,000 in Star Wars: A New Hope but pay increased overtime in subsequent sequels. He has also received payments from other movies he has taken part in with having starred in over 20 movies.
Mark also make thousands of dollars from sponsored posts on Instagram as he currently has millions of followers. He also makes money from his book ‘The black pearl‘ currently been sold on amazon.
He dated his first love Anne Wyndham but they broke up after some time only for him to get married to Marilou York in 1978. Hamill is still married to York and they have three children and a grandchild.
He is a member of the democrats and is known to have accused and endorsed his party candidates. Hamill is a lover of football as he is currently a fan of the English team Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Awards and recognition
-1978: Saturn Awards for Best actor
-2006: DVD Exclusive Awards for Best Animated Character Performance.
-2010: Interactive Achievement Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance
-2012: British Academy Games Awards for Best Performer