Peter lives in Granbury, Texas where he runs his own small business.
On October the 17th 2005, Peter became a naturalized US citizen.
Peter is the only english actor to ever act in the Dragon Ball universe.
Peter Mayhew/Chewbacca received a Life Time Achievement Award at the 1997 MTV Movie Awards.
When cast as Chewbacca, Peter went to London Zoo to better learn the movements and actions of animals in order to bring the character of Chewbacca to life.
Peter appears in hospitals as Chewbacca to cheer up and entertain sick and terminally ill children.
Peter's role as Chewbacca was first offered to David Prowse who later became the body of Darth Vader. Peter was suggested to fill Prowse's vacancy and ended up helping to create a cinematic icon.
Peter got his first acting role in 1997 in Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger in which he played the minotaur.
Peter tried to be an engineer and a nurse before he found his way into acting.
Peter is 7'3".
Peter Mayhew: When you consider that you're a character that doesn't speak, but you've still got to react to the other actors, you've got to make a noise of some kind.
Peter Mayhew: Never having played Chess before, it was most interesting to be playing the game with no pieces in front of me. But I still knew how to stroke my hair when I won.
Peter Mayhew: It was a knitted mohair suit, with yak hair for the fluffy effect, and underneath I had a leotard, and body padding, so it was fairly comfortable when we were out on location, but in studios, with the lights, it did get rather hot and sweaty.
Peter Mayhew: I've been privileged to meet two of my heroes; Alec Guinness and Christopher Lee.
Peter Mayhew: I was in the costume department having the costume made the next day, and we were shooting two weeks later when the main unit returned from Tunisia.
Peter Mayhew: I think the things I wanted answered have been answered by people in the know that we can't talk about, so I'm perfectly happy with how Chewie came to be where he is and what is going on in Episode III.
Peter Mayhew: Peter Mayhew: I think by that time I knew where Chewie was going, and he left me to do what was called for, because the character had been well established. You know, it was like putting on a second skin by that time.
Peter Mayhew: I think by that time I knew where Chewie was going, and he left me to do what was called for, because the character had been well established. You know, it was like putting on a second skin by that time.
Peter Mayhew: George has only got to ring me. His imagination is so wonderful, I'd do any character he might create.
Peter Mayhew: Basically, Threepio was in a cargo net, and the net was attached to my back, and underneath the costume there was a body belt, and Threepio was literally hung from a bucket- the top half of his body.
Peter Mayhew: After my own for instance, my favourite is Princess Leia.
Peter Mayhew: After a while, the character sort of took over.
Peter Mayhew: A whole new generation is looking at the videos, and going to the video shop and buying the re-release of the complete trilogy, which you can buy at a reasonable price.
Peter Mayhew: A lot of people grew up with the Star Wars characters as part of their early childhood and saw them as role models.