Peter Mayhew

Quick Facts

Real Name/Full Name: Peter William Mayhew
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 74 years old
Birth Date: 19 May 1944
Date of Death: 30 April 2019
Birth Place: Barnes, London, United Kingdom
Nationality: English-American
Height: 2.18 m
Weight: 95 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Angelique Mayhew (m. 1999–2019)
Children: Yes (Katy, Sheril, and Kathleen)
Profession: Actor
Net Worth in 2022: $5 million
Social Media: Wikipedia

Peter Mayhew was a well-known English actor best remembered for portraying Chewbacca in the Star Wars franchise. Peter Mayhew has been known throughout his life for his enormous height of 7 feet 3 inches, which helped him get countless parts in Hollywood.

What was the Net Worth of Peter Mayhew?

The net worth of Peter Mayhew was reported to be $5 million at the time of his death, which he had accumulated via his regular appearance in one of the highest-grossing series in the world to date.

Income from Movie

One thing is certain: Peter Mayhew’s net worth grew significantly between 1977 and 2015 as a result of his role as Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, which also helped him gain international recognition. His noteworthy performance also helped him win the MTV Film Awards’ prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997, which was awarded to him by none other than Carrie Fisher.

When you consider that the Star Wars franchise holds the Guinness World Record for the most successful film merchandising franchise ever, we may be confident in our supposition that Peter Mayhew’s earnings were bolstered by the series. Furthermore, it grossed a whopping $10 billion in worldwide box office receipts. Apart from that, he’s appeared in films such as Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, Terror, Fanboys, Yesterday Was A Lie, and a few others, all of which must have helped Mayhew’s wealth.

Income from Series

Peter had also done well in the television department, with 28 credits on his record, in addition to excelling in cinema. In 1977, he made his television debut as a guest on Donny & Marie, an American variety show.

Peter Mayhew's income from Star wars
 Peter gathered a handsome fortune from his involvement in television. (Source: Getty Images)

Mayhew’s fortune began to rise as he reprised his signature role of Chewbacca in a Star Wars Holiday Special and an episode of Glee. In addition, he provided the voice of Chewbacca in the computer-animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars series. And, while we’re on the subject of animation, he was also a voice actor in Dragon Ball GT: A Hero’s Legacy.

Income from Books

Peter Mayhew wrote two books throughout his career, in addition to being a skilled movie and television actor who demonstrated it on enormous screens.

Peter Mayhew books price, income
 Peter is an author of two books. (Source: Getty Images)

Growing up Giant costs $41.00 in paperback, while My Favorite Giant costs $299.00 in the same format.

Early Years

Peter Mayhew was born on May 19, 1944, in South West London, with Marfan syndrome, a tissue condition that prevented his head from growing normally. Despite this, he went on to become a Hollywood celebrity and a Star Wars legend. He was only raised in South West London.

He finished his education at a small school near his home, where he was frequently tormented and ridiculed by his classmates.

Personal Life of Peter Mayhew

He married Angie Luker in 1999, and the two have been madly in love ever since. Throughout his career, he has dated a few ladies but has only married once, to Angie. Katy Mayhew is the name of the couple’s daughter. He is currently based in Boyd, Texas, in the United States. In 2005, he became an official American citizen.

Age, height, and weight of Peter Mayhew

Peter Mayhew was 74 years old when he died, having been born on May 19, 1944. He stood 2.18 meters tall and weighed 95 kilograms.


He had worked on more than 20 projects in the entertainment industry. In 1977, he made his film debut in ‘Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger.’ He was, nevertheless, able to recognize himself from ‘Star Wars.’ ‘Terror,’ ‘The Empire Strikes Back,’ ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ ‘Comic Book: The Movie,’ ‘Star Tours,’ ‘Yesterday Was a Lie,’ and many more are among his other films.

In 1977, Peter Mayhew made his television debut on ‘Donny and Marie.’ ‘Glee,’ ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars,’ ‘Star Wars Holiday Special,’ ‘The Kenny Everett Television Show,’ and ‘Dark Towers’ are among his later works. He has also authored two books named ‘My Favorite Giant’ and ‘Growing Up Giant’, both of which promote strength rather than exposing his life struggles coping with bullying. Peter also operates a firm in the US and became a naturalized citizen in 2005. He promotes charity and can often be seen assisting and visiting sick children in hospitals.


Chewbacca’s talented actor, who amused us for decades as Chewbacca, was also a down-to-earth, heartwarmingly generous man. He is the creator of The Peter Mayhew Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the pain, suffering, disease, and financial costs incurred by children as a result of life’s traumatic events. He had also donated to and supported a slew of other organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people all over the world.

Peter Mayhew Charity
 Peter is the founder of The Peter Mayhew Foundation. (Source: Getty Images)

Peter Mayhew’s net worth of $5 million appears to be well-deserved, yet it pales in contrast to what he has accomplished and how much he has contributed to the performing profession as an actor. Mayhew died of a heart attack at his home before his 75th birthday, but his name will live on in the hearts of Star Wars fans forever, and his work will live on forever.

Awards & Achievements

He had garnered most of his honors and praise for his work in Star Wars. The star is truly regarded a Star Wars legend by the movie aficionados. He has millions of admirers throughout the world who are much bigger than any award than he is ever likely to receive.

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