Mark Hamill

by J.J. on June 27, 2013

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Birth Name: Mark Richard Hamill

Place of Birth: Oakland, Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 25, 1951

Ethnicity: Swedish (maternal grandfather), English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

Mark Hamill is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He plays Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films.

Mark is the son of Virginia Suzanne (Johnson) and William Thomas Hamill. He is married to dental hygienist Marilou York, with whom he has three children.

Mark’s paternal grandfather was William Thomas Hamill (the son of Hockley Thomas Hamill and Katherine Bernadette Haggert). Hockley was the son of William Arthur Hamill and Priscilla Leedom McKee. Katherine was the daughter of James H. Haggert and Catherine G. McNulty.

Mark’s paternal grandmother was Helyn Harriette Mumford (the daughter of Frederick Albert Mumford and Elizabeth Keating). Frederick was the son of Frederick Augustus Mumford and Mary Harvey. Elizabeth was born in Castlecomer, County Kilkenney, Ireland.

Mark’s maternal grandfather was Luther Nathaniel Johnson (the son of Swan Johnson and Hannah/Hanna Josephine Peterson). Swan was born in Sweden, the son of John Månsson and Pernilla Sonesdotter. Hannah was born in Iowa, to Swedish parents, John P. Peterson and Hanna Bengtsdotter.

Mark’s maternal grandmother was Alice Catherine Rhodes (the daughter of Edward Alonzo Rhodes and Effie Alexander Hull). Edward was born in Michigan, to parents from New York. Effie was born in Michigan, to parents from Canada. Effie’s parents were likely Oscar Hull and Ester A.

Sources: Genealogies of Mark Hamill (focusing on his father’s side) –

Mark’s mother, Virginia Suzanne Johnson (“Virginia S. Johnson”), on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Mark’s maternal grandfather, Luther Nathaniel Johnson, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Mark’s maternal grandmother, Alice Catherine Rhodes, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant June 28, 2016 at 4:19 am

Looks like the singer of THREE DOORS DOWN

vilgotaan February 2, 2017 at 8:13 am

Haha yes

Ajaxfan December 19, 2015 at 12:20 am

I feel bad for him, he looked so much better before the accident.

theropod June 28, 2013 at 7:37 am

Definitely looks Scottish and Swedish to me.

crunty February 27, 2016 at 7:03 am

Yeah, if you look closely, you can see what he ate for lunch: haggis and meatballs.

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