Nathan Hamill

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"Nathan, who is sixteen now, the first word I think he learned was 'Kenner'."
―Mark Hamill, on the preponderance of Star Wars toys in their home, during an episode of the television show Personal FX[src]

Nathan Elias Hamill (born June 25, 1979) is the son of Mark Hamill, who portrayed Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy. Twenty years later, Nathan Hamill appeared in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace in the roles of two different background characters.


During the filming of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, Mark Hamill was accompanied in Finse, Norway, by his wife Marilou, who was several months pregnant. In anticipation of a premature birth, the Hamills had brought medical supplies and a giant teddy bear with them. Nathan was born early on the Monday morning on which his father was meant to play a scene in which Luke manages to grab onto an electronic weather vane after emerging from the underside Cloud City. Despite having stayed up all night, Mark Hamill arrived on time at the set to film his fall from Cloud City onto the exterior of the Millennium Falcon.[1]

He made two cameo appearances in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. In an interview with the Star Wars Insider magazine, Hamill referred to one of these characters as "Rehtul Minnau," a name which was later canonized in Teckla Minnau's entry in the Databank. He also played a podracing spectator sitting next to Watto

Not too long after his appearances in The Phantom Menace, Nathan starred in an animated feature called Earth Day alongside his father.

In 2009, Hamill illustrated sketch cards for the Topps Star Wars Galaxy Series 4 trading card set.

Nathan currently works for Bongo Comics, the publisher of the Simpsons comic series.


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