Brian Sims, our convention photographer, got in touch earlier to let us know that Mark Hamill will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 8th.
Hamill will receive the 2,630th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with the ceremony taking place at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the El Capitan Theatre at 11:30 p.m. Star Wars creator George Lucas and Hamill’s co-star Harrison Ford will help emcee with Leron Gubler, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
“Star Wars fans will be over the moon that hearing their idol Mark Hamill is going to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We are proud to add this extraordinary actor on our historic Walk of Fame,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, in a statement.
Born in Oakland, Calif., Hamill was discovered in a workshop musical comedy Anthems in E-Flat Calliope at the Horseshoe (now Zephyr) Theatre on Melrose Avenue the summer before he studied as a Theatre Arts major at Los Angeles City College. He appeared on TV series and in television movies like General Hospital and MTM’s The Texas Wheelers before landing his first feature film role in Lucas’ Star Wars. Recently, Hamill has appeared in Kingsman: The Secret Service, reprised his roles as the Trickster in The Flash and Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and will next appear in Con Man with James Caan and Ving Rhames.
Hamill is also known for his voice work, especially as the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series in the ’90s, reprising the role in the Arkham Asylum video games and animated film Batman: The Killing Joke. He’s also lent his voice to series like Avatar: The Last Airbender, Regular Show, multiple Studio Ghibli films, and Dragons: Riders of Berk.
We wish Mark a huge congratulations on this upcoming momentous occasion.