Hamill was born in Oakland, California, and raised in Virginia. He is the son of Virginia Suzanne (née Johnson) and William Thomas Hamill, who was a captain in the U.S. Navy. He is one of seven children, including two brothers, Will and Patrick, and four sisters, Terry, Jan, Jeanie, and Kim. His mother was of half Swedish descent. When Mark was a child, his father's career meant moving on numerous occasions and subsequently, he attended different schools throughout his early life. In his elementary years, he went to Poe Middle School. At age eleven, he moved to the 5900 block of Castleton Drive in San Diego where he attended Hale Junior High School and then, during his freshman year at James Madison Senior High School, his family moved to Virginia. By junior year, his father was stationed in Japan where Mark attended Nile C. Kinnick High School in Yokosuka, and was a member of the drama club. After that he attended Annandale High School in Annandale, Virginia. He subsequently enrolled at Los Angeles City College and majored in drama.
Hamill's early career included voicing the character Corey Anders on the Saturday morning cartoon Jeannie by Hanna-Barbera Productions. He also portrayed the oldest son, David, on the pilot episode of Eight Is Enough, though the role was later performed by Grant Goodeve. He acted in TV series such as The Texas Wheelers, General Hospital, The Partridge Family, and One Day at a Time. One of his earliest films was the made-for-TV film The City.
- Airborne (2012)
- Sushi Girl (2012)
- In an ironic counterpoint to his problem of being typecast as a upright hero like Luke Skywalker in live-action roles, he has found that his successful career as an animation voice actor has typecast him as a player of flamboyant villains like The Joker on Batman: The Animated Series
- Has played the DC Comics supervillain, The Joker, longer and in more adaptations than any other actor.
|Cast and Crew|
|Crew||Kern Saxton - Destin Pfaff - Fritz Myers - Electra Avellan - Suren M. Seron|
|Cast||Andy Mackenzie - Cortney Palm - Cyrus Alexander - Danny Trejo - David Dastmalchian - David Reynolds - Destin Pfaff - James Duval - Jeff Fahey - Mark Hamill - Michael Biehn - Neal Fischer - Noah Hathaway - Rachel Federoff - Sonny Chiba - Stryker - Suren M. Seron - Tony Todd|