Mark Hamill


  1. Richard Romanus, Wizards, 1976.    George Lucas was a Ralph Bakshi fan  and heartily recommended Hamill to the toon-maker for the (two minute!) voice of Sean. He was also auditioned fr voicing the hideous elf, Weehawk. Bakshi’s wife and daughter) voiced the Fairy Mother and the Fairy Girl.
  2. Grant Goodeve, Eight Is Enough, TV, 1977-1981.  The Force was with Hamill…  He’d signed up for the sitcom, hated it becoming more com than sit. And he’d won something called Star Wars. How tp get out of his ABContract? I have two versions of that.  1.  ABC kindly agreed tp released him. 2. On the very nigt of the pilot being aired, he was smashed his nose in a car crash  – and couldn’t work for a bit. OK, kid bye-bye! Goodeve (sounds like a Star Wars character) took over as the oldest of the kids, although he was younger than the three older actors playing his siblings.
  3. Lorne Greene, Battlestar Galactica, TV, 1978-1979.    Before the producers went older and put Bonanza into space (Greene was 62), ole Sykwalker (27) was (obviously) offered the command of theblatant Star Wars clone that only found a real identity in  the 2004-2008 version.
  4. Edward Albert, Galaxy of Terror, 1981.  Producer Roger Corman couldn’t landb Luke as his GoT (!) hero. So it became one son-of-the-famous for another as Eddie Albert’s lad beat John  Carradine’s for Cabren, senior officer of the spacecraft Quest on a rescue mission to the mystery planet Morganthus. Bill Paxton was the set dresser and the art and second unit director was James Cameron –  in fact, this gig won him a contentious helming debut, Piranha II: The Spawning, 1980. “I was replaced after two-and-a-half weeks by the Italian producer.”
  5. Alan Arkin, The Last Unicorn,1982.  Both Star Wars heroes – Hamill and Harrison  Ford  (plus Dustin Hoffman) – were considered to voice the wizard Schmendrick – The word  derives from the Yiddish slang, schlemiel, or unlucky bungler. Mark’s post-Lucas career was nearly 100% TVillain voices: Batman’s Joker, The Hulk’sGargoyle, Spider-Man’sHobgoblin plus The Trickster, Wolverine and the Wing Commander, Swat Kats video games.
  6. Miles O’Keeffe, Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, 1984.   Stephen Weeks always wanted Star-Mark as Gawain. The studio did not. If you could call Cannon a studio…after rejecting Mark for a cheap, muscular, pretty boy who could not act. That was the Golan & Globus way.
  7. Tom Hulce, Amadeus, 1984.       Considered after playing the role on Broadway. And Hulce did rather play Mozart at warp speed! 
  8. Jim Carrey, Batman Forever, 1994.
  9. Chris Burns, Zombieland, 2009.      As the police office zombie,when the idea was to have several celebrity zombs – Matthew McConaughey, Joe Pesci, Patrick Swayze, Jean-Claude Van Damme, etc.
  10. Will Arett, Ice Age: The Meltdown, 2004.   Total opposites, Hamill and Mickey Rooney, were earlly Blue Sky thoughts for voicing the Lone Gunslinger Vulture. That became Arnett’s first animation gig. He would voice another vulture, Vlad the Bird, in Horton Hears a Who, 2007, and win many more toons including: Horst in Ratatouille, Despicable Me’s Mr Perkins, Surly Squirrel in the The Nut Job movies and… the Lego Batman.
  11. Michael Massee, Rizzoli & Isles, TV, 2010-2013.     Main villain of this latest take on Cagney & Lacey was jailed serial killer, Charles Hoyt, planning  to kill his nemesis, Boston PD  Detective Jane  Rizzoli before he dies of cancer… Hoyt was aimed at the usual oddballs: Brad Dourif, Robert Englund (aka Freddie Krueger), Michael Ironside,  John Lithgow. Plus a few surprises like Mark Hamill (helluva  switch from Luke Skywalker!), old RoboCopper Peter Weller and, somewhat stupidly,  Paul Ruebens  – Pee-Wee Herman as a vengeful killer.  That would have his dumbest move since  going to the XXX South Trail Cinema. In his Sarasota  home town inFlorida, on July 26, 1991.


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