October 30, 2012
Movies: "Stars Wars: Episode IV A New Hope"; "Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back" and "Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi"
Character: Luke Skywalker
Report: Hamill began working on TV as a teenager in the early 1970s -- he played Kent Murray on "General Hospital" -- before being cast as Luke Skywalker -- the naive farm boy who becomes a brave Jedi Knight only to discover that the evil Darth Vader is actually his pops. Shortly after making "Star Wars," Hamill was in a major car crash -- the injuries altered his facial features.
Hamill appeared in the underrated romantic comedy "Corvette Summer" and in the 1980s appeared on Broadway and on the national tour of "Amadeus." But mainly he is known for his colorful and prolific body of voice-over work -- such as the Joker on the animated "Batman" series -- and as co-writer of "The Black Pearl," a comic book miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics. He later directed "Comic Book: The Movie" in 2004, and currently has a recurring role as Skips in Cartoon Network's "Regular Show."