[[caption-width-right:350:[[Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack HEY KIDS, IT'S MARK HAMILL!]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_7HVcYjM3Y (applause)]]]]

Better known as [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]], SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker or [[VideoGame/WingCommander Christopher Blair]], Mark Hamill (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 ''Star Wars'' 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. He's often found playing dynamic, outright ''evil'' villains (ironic, considering his previous typecasting as a hero), most notably SelfDemonstrating/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]], which is often filled with FunnyMoments.
!!As for his filmography:
* Luke Skywalker in the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy (''Film/ANewHope'', ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'') ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', and ''[[Film/StarWars8 Episode VIII]]''.
** ''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''.
* 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.
* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. 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'', [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'']], and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction''.
* Various other characters in other WesternAnimation/{{DCAU}} 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 the '90s live action ''[[Series/TheFlash1990 Flash]]'' series (and again in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' and ''Series/TheFlash2014'')
* Maximus in ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour''
* Gargoyle in ''[[TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]]''
* Stickybeard in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''
* The Skeleton King in ''SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperForceGo''
* The Red Lynx, Jonny and Burke in ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats''
* Steve in ''ScoobyDooAndTheAlienInvaders'', Snakebite Scruggs in ''ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'', Zip Elvin in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMoonMonsterMadness'', and Deacon [[spoiler: aka Babyface Boretti]] in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooCampScare''.
* Goro Majima in the English dub of ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'' 1
* Fire Lord Ozai in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** Yes. Mark Hamill voiced an evil overlord who shoots lightning from his hands.
*** Who also happens to be an [[ArchnemesisDad evil father.]]
*** And permanently disfigured his son in a fight.
*** A son who [[spoiler: rejects his father's evil dogma and embraces the good side]].
*** And now we know that [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Padmé Amidala]] is actually Luke Skywalker's [[Creator/GreyDeLisle daughter]]!
*** A man who [[Film/TheDarkKnight wants to watch the world burn]].
* 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 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 ''[[WoodyWoodpecker The New Woody Woodpecker 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 ''NTSF:SD:SUV::''
* Dr. Pullem and the mall Santa in 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 for actually being 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''.

!!Tropes associated with this actor:

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: He invents unique hashtags for his tweets, usually being alliterative.
* CoolOldGuy
* 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.