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->''"One of the things that I love about voiceover is that it's a situation where - because you're not encumbered by being seen - it's liberating. You're able to make broad choices that you would never make if you were on camera."''

Better known as [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]], ComicBook/TheJoker or [[VideoGame/WingCommander Christopher Blair]], Mark Richard Hamill, born on September 25, 1951, was considered one of the best young talents in the 1970s. Though praised for a strong performance as Luke Skywalker in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy, he could never match the success of his most famous role. Despite being {{typecast|ing}}, he was frequently in demand and performed in several lesser known films before turning more to theater ([[DoingItForTheArt not just to pay the bills, but because he preferred it]]), eventually getting juicy lead roles in big plays on Broadway like ''Theatre/{{Amadeus}}'' and ''Film/TheElephantMan''.

More recently, he's built on some early experience to become one of the most acclaimed voice actors in the industry. While obviously best known for his role on the old ''Star Wars'' trilogy, in the animation world he's also best known for playing dynamic, outright ''evil'' villains (ironic, considering his previous typecasting as a hero), most notably ComicBook/TheJoker as stated earlier -- many consider his performance to be the definitive interpretation of the character. [[MeanCharacterNiceActor He's a nice guy in real life, despite the typecasting]].

He was unfortunately injured in a car accident before the release of ''Star Wars'', requiring reconstructive facial surgery[[note]]Although Hamill himself claims that all he did was break his nose and that people blew the extent of his injuries way out of proportion[[/note]]. Many believe it's [[RealLifeWritesThePlot why]] his character is all banged up early in the sequel.

His career came full circle in 2014, where he lent his villain-voicing expertise in the final episode of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' as Darth Bane, and ''then'' it was announced he'd reprise his role of Luke Skywalker in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' and he then reprised his role as the Trickster in the [[Series/TheFlash2014 2014 Flash]] series. All of which has earned no small amount of critical acclaim and the Darth Bane role even got him an Emmy nomination. Life is good for everyone's favorite Jedi, it seems.

Be sure to check out his [[https://twitter.com/HamillHimself Twitter account]] and [[https://www.facebook.com/HamillHimself Facebook account]], which is often filled with FunnyMoments.
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!!As for his filmography:
* Luke Skywalker in the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy (''Film/ANewHope'', ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'') ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', and ''Film/TheLastJedi''.
** ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' is the only ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' work he has reprised the role in full, though he did voice Luke in a TV-commercial for the novel ''[[Literature/NewJediOrder Vector Prime]]''.
** He also voiced Luke in a ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch.
** And in the first two [[Radio/StarWarsRadioDramas Star Wars radio adaptations]].
** And in a cameo in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
** Darth Bane in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''.
** In the Music/BadLipReading take on ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', he voices Han Solo.
* Private Griff, an expert marksman with an aversion to killing, in ''Film/TheBigRedOne''. Made three years after the first ''A New Hope'' in an effort to avoid typecasting.
* ComicBook/TheJoker in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and its subsequent followups in the ''Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse''. There's a reason he's called M'''ark Ham'''ill. He has reprised his role as the Joker in other media such as various ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketches and in ''VideoGame/BatmanVengeance'', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction''.
* Various other characters in other Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse productions, including Solomon Grundy in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and Ferris Boyle in the ''B:TAS'' "Heart of Ice".
* The Hobgoblin in ''WesternAnimation/SpidermanTheAnimatedSeries''
* The Trickster in ''Series/TheFlash1990'' (and again in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' and ''Series/TheFlash2014'')
* Sinestro and the Trickster (again) in ''Lego DC Super Heroes: Attack of the Legion of Doom''.
* Maximus in ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour''
* Gargoyle in ''[[TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]]''
* Stickybeard in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''
* The Skeleton King in ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperForceGo''
* The Red Lynx, Jonny and Burke in ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats''
* Steve in ''ScoobyDooAndTheAlienInvaders'', Snakebite Scruggs in ''ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'', Zip Elvin in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMoonMonsterMadness'', and Deacon[[note]]aka Babyface Boretti[[/note]] in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooCampScare''.
* Goro Majima in the English dub of ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'' 1
* Fire Lord Ozai in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
* Adrian Ripburger in ''VideoGame/FullThrottle''
* Most of the OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness from ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', among many others.
* Christopher Blair in live action {{cutscene}}s of ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' games 3, 4, and Prophecy, and also lent his voice to the animated, younger incarnation of his character in the Creator/USANetwork cartoon ''WesternAnimation/WingCommanderAcademy''.
** Also provides the voice of "Merlin" in the movie (though the final credits don't list him by name, simply showing "Merlin: ???")
* Colonel Muska in the dub of ''Anime/CastleInTheSky''
* Hanukkah Zombie in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie, ''Bender's Big Score''.
* Comicbook/TheSpectre in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.
* The Watcher in ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}''.
* Brent Matthews in ''Film/BodyBags''.
* Malefor from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro''
* Cock Knocker, a villain from the Bluntman and Chronic universe in ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack''.
* Did a guest shot as himself (leaning heavily on his legacy as Luke Skywalker) on the season 10 episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E9MayoredToTheMob Mayored to the Mob]]", where Homer becomes Mayor Quimby's bodyguard after saving Hamill from a sci-fi convention of rioting nerds. He also did a "secret" guest role in the same episode as the DrillSergeantNasty Leavelle who teachers Homer how to become a bodyguard. Reportedly, he requested that he be allowed to play a character.
** Played himself again in ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'', including the finale where it was revealed that he was elected [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent president]].
** And [[RuleOfThree once more]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''.
* [[CampGay The Larry 3000]] on ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad''
* Master Eraqus in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''
* Buzz Buzzard in ''The New WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker Show.''
* [[ShellShockedVeteran Tod Wainio]] in the audio adaptation of ''Literature/WorldWarZ''.
* Undergrowth in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.
* Skips the Yeti in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''.
* Klaw in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.
* ComicBook/RedSkull in ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''
* Sean in Creator/RalphBakshi's ''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}''
* Wolverine in the licensed game ''Film/XMen2: Wolverine's Revenge''
* Detective Mosely in ''VideoGame/GabrielKnight: Sins of the Fathers''
* [[MadScientist Stankfoot]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Zevo 3}}''
* [[BigBad Emperor Griffon's]] [[OneWingedAngel humanoid form]] in ''[[VideoGame/DarkCloud Dark Cloud 2]]''.
* Corey Anders in ''WesternAnimation/{{Jeannie}}'' (Hamill's debut as a voice actor). Reprised the role in ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies''.
* Guest starred in an episode of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' as both himself [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} and Luke Skywalker]].
* Will Tasker in ''Film/{{Slipstream}}''.
* Lundgren, an evil serial killer dolphin, in ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}''
* Dr. Pullem and the mall Santa in ''WesternAnimation/DanVs''.
* Crybaby Clown (yes, ''another'' evil clown) in the season 2 premiere of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.
* Abraham Kane in ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}''
* Alvin the Treacherous in ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk''
* Himself in ''Film/IKnowThatVoice''
* A much younger Hamill appeared as a side character in ThePartridgeFamily.
* Hamill cameos in the ColdOpen of ''Series/{{Chuck}}'s'' fifth season premiere, continuing the series's tradition of {{Casting Gag}}s featuring Geek Culture icons.
* Also had a cameo on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', as a genuine Mark Hamill --''NOT'' a Bruce Boxleitner-- for sale on QVC. He's eventually bought by Creator/HarrisonFord, who claims he had to put his last Mark Hamill to sleep after it turned out to be a Bruce Boxleitner.
* ''Film/TheNightTheLightsWentOutInGeorgia'': A policeman named Conrad.
* "[[SerialKiller The Replicator]]" in ''Series/CriminalMinds''.
* Himself in ''Series/JustShootMe'', where he's constantly pestered by Finch until he turns the tables by being just as annoying back.
* The Shapeshifter in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''.
* Dr. Sam Stein in ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Mind Over Matter".
* Professor Arnold in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''.
* Maltruant in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse''.
* Gadfly Garnett in ''WesternAnimation/MilesFromTomorrowland''.
* Reverend George in Creator/JohnCarpenter's ''Film/VillageOfTheDamned1995''.
* Time traveller Capt. Michael Raynor in ''Film/TimeRunner''.
* Kavaxas in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012''.
* Phineas Tiberius Mindslap in ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' (one-episode [[TheCameo Cameo]] in ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S11E12CarnivalMagic Carnival Magic]]'')
* [[ElementalPowers Py]]-[[PlayingWithFire Ro]] in ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootTheWrathOfCortex''

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!!Tropes associated with this actor:

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: He invents unique hashtags for his tweets, usually being alliterative.
* CoolOldGuy: [[http://www.dorkly.com/post/77522/sometimes-you-leave-us-speechless No, really]].
* DyeingForYourArt: Got back into shape to reprise his role as Luke Skywalker, and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1450932397476.jpg general consensus is that he looks good]].
** He also dyed his hair dark purple for the third season of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' -- which led to his hair [[https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/806604961110900736 accidentally turning red for a bit]] when he was done.
* EvilLaugh: Due to voicing ComicBook/TheJoker for well over 20 years, he has this down to ''[[http://youtu.be/lb8fWUUXeKM an art form]]''.
* EvilIsHammy: Many of his villainous roles tend to be grandiose, particularly ComicBook/TheJoker.
* [[FanNickname Fan Community Nickname]]: Has two, ''Ultra Passionate Fans ([=UPFs=])'' and ''[[JustForPun Hamsters]]''.
* FlipFlopOfGod: Whether he's done voicing the Joker or not. At first, he said that ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' would be his last time. But then came back for ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'' and ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', and said that the latter would be his last time, with Creator/RichardEpcar from ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'' stepping in for ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' and ''VideoGame/InfiniteCrisis'', and Creator/TroyBaker in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOriginsBlackgate'', and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham'', despite the presence of Creator/KevinConroy in most of those projects.[[note]]Creator/RogerCraigSmith filled in for him in ''Origins'' and ''Blackgate''[[/note]] [[spoiler: Despite ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' opening with the Joker's cremation, he reprised the role in flashbacks and hallucinations.]] He has, however, made it clear that he will come back for an AnimatedAdaptation for ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''--[[http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/conroy-hamill-return-justice-league-action-cartoon-network then came back for]] ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction''. And yes, Hamill did voice the Joker in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheKillingJoke''.
* IAmNotSpock: Averted, as he recently stated that he is fine with people identifying him with his famous roles, as he doesn't expect to be remembered for everything.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee:
** He was excited when he first met Creator/AlecGuinness while making the first ''Franchise/StarWars'' film, ''Film/ANewHope''. He also got to meet Creator/PeterCushing during production, even though they didn't share any screentime together. Cushing was amazed at how much Mark admired him, including knowing his film debut had been the Creator/LaurelAndHardy short ''A Chump at Oxford''.
** He had the same reaction after meeting Music/GeorgeHarrison in the late 70s.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet, despite having a large amount of villains on his voice acting resume.
* OneOfUs: He is a HUGE comic book nerd. And Music/TheKinks.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: '''The poster voice actor of this trope'''. Thanks to his role as ComicBook/TheJoker, he is often typecast into villains.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** In ''VideoGame/GabrielKnight: Sins of the Fathers'', he was cast as neither hero nor villain, but as the BumblingSidekick.
** In the ''VideoGame/BestFiends'' shorts, he plays Temper the Mite, who is a parody of ''Batman'' as a character.
* SelfDeprecation: On his Facebook page, he made a post on the first ''Film/RogueOne'' trailer, in which it says, "Pretty sure I don't have any lines in this one either." [[note]]In the ending of the previous ''Franchise/StarWars'' film, ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', which is the only part of the movie he is in, he does not have any lines.[[/note]]
* TakeThat: An ''epic'' one; after Trump was elected, he started [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLS2D_UREQE recording his tweets in the Joker's voice.]]
* TeasingCreator: He seemingly ''loves'' messing with fans' theory whether Luke Skywalker is Rey's father or not.
-->'''Mark Hamill:''' [''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMaq23CA818 talking about Daisy Ridley]]'' (around 4:16)] I just adore her and she's roughly my daughter's age and that's how I relate to her. Even.... [[DidIJustSayThatOutLoud oh, wait a minute]]! [''audience cheering and clapping, Mark clenches his fists''] Oh, I knew all you ''smarties'' would drag it out of me. [''audience laughing''] Now, I don't mean anything by that. I mean as ''actors'', that's how I relate to her. And... [''Mark stops talking, audience laughing again, Mark winks'']
** And he did it ''AGAIN'' at [[https://youtu.be/Mh4X4N-8fEM the panel for The Last Jedi]] at Star Wars Celebration Orlando (around 50:37):
-->'''Mark:''' By the way, I look down [next to him onstage] and I see [[Creator/JoshGad Olaf]], I see [[Creator/KathleenKennedy Wonder Woman]], I see [[Creator/RianJohnson God]], I see my daugh-- I mean, my ''[[Creator/DaisyRidley colleague]]''...
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was almost tricked into appearing in the documentary ''The People Vs. George Lucas'', but he quickly realized, even before the title was finalized, that it had an anti-Lucas vibe to it, and refused to take any part in it.
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