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Mark Hamill        

Actor Best Known for His Role as Luke Skywalker in the "Star Wars" Franchise

“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away…” And so begins a crowning moment in the history of cinematic storytelling. Since its release, the "Star Wars" trilogy has seized the imaginations of millions of fans around the globe and introduced some of the most memorable characters ever to appear on the big screen. His return performances in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi helped to forever define the ultimate Hollywood action hero. Hamill appeared again as Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" and "Star Wards: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi."

Other films include: Corvette Summer, Samuel Fuller's The Big Red One, Slipstream, Walking Across Egypt, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Sushi Girl, and Kingsman: The Secret Service. Hamill directed and starred in the cult mockumentary Comic Book: The Movie.

Broadway credits include "The Elephant Man," "Amadeus" (also First National Tour), Michael Stewart's "Harrigan n' Hart," "The Nerd," "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" and the Roundabout Theatre production of "Room Service."

Hamill is also known for his voice-over work in animations and video games as the Joker, beginning with Batman: The Animated Series in 1992. His role as the Joker earned critical acclaim, and led to him voicing various characters wide variety of characters in television, film, anime, and video games.

On the lecture stage, Hamill takes audiences on a fantasy journey behind the scenes of the landmark movies, rekindling the magic that has made Star Wars a modern classic.

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