Marilou York and Mark Hamill have been together for more than 40 years now, and everything about their relationship is beautiful. Both met each other in 1981 when Hamill went to a dentist’s clinic and saw Marilou York for the first time. After that, they started dating, and the rest is history. In this article, we will learn about their personal and professional lives and how they have maintained a successful relationship for more than four decades.
Early Life of Marilou York
As of 2021, the Marilou York age is 66. She was born on February 11, 1955. She was bought up in the United States of America to Doyley Frederick York, her father, and Jean Apple, her mother.
Marilou York attended both her college and high school in Illinois. She graduated from Camri Township Hall High School in 1973. This school is situated in Camri. After graduating from high school, she joined Parkland College, located in Champaign. She studied dental hygiene and graduated in 1975.
Marilou York Career
York worked as a dental hygienist for more than 20 years. Moreover, she would suggest patients with various oral care tools under the guidance of a dentist.
Furthermore, she is currently working at Amazing Invisible Inc., which is her husband’s company. She is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Along with being a CFO, York is a completely invested mother for her kids. But she even co-produced a film called “Comic Book: The Movie.” It is a movie about the connection between comic books and Hollywood culture. Mark was the director of this film as well.
It is stated that Marilou York’s net worth is about 5 million dollars, and her husband Mark Hamill net worth is almost 20 million dollars.
The family life of Marilou York
Marilou is a devoted and dedicated mom to her three kids and is also devoted to Mark Hamill, her husband. The couple got married in December 1978. They had their first kid, Nathan Hamill, in the next year on June 25. Nathan was born not only when their marriage was young, but both of them were young.
Furthermore, in 1983 they gave birth to their second son named Griffin Hamill. Finally, Hamill and York welcomed their third child Chelsea in 1988.
Moreover, Nathan Hamill also has a daughter, Autumn, and made Hamill and York grandparents. He also made a small cameo in the “Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.”
All of their kids have summer or spring birthdays. Griffin Hamill’s birthday is on March 4, and Chelsea is born on July 27. Also, Chelsea Hamill works as a crew member in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Besides, all the children are extremely close with their parents, as seen on their social media platforms. They will constantly be posting various pictures with their parents.
York and Hamill truly made young people believe in love. Not only does she have an amazing family and a dedicated husband who has a good sense of humor, but she can also say that she is the original true love of the fabulous Luke Skywalker.
They have been together for more than 40 years now and are very much in love, which can be seen in their photos and when they are out in public.
Who is Mark Hamill?
Mark Richard Hamill is an American writer, actor, and voice actor born on September 25, 1951. He is mostly known for playing the role of Luke Skywalker in the film series Star Wars. Also, for this role, he got three Saturn Awards.
Furthermore, some of his other famous works are “The Big Red One” in 1980 and “Corvette Summer” in 1978. Also, in the 1980s, he did a lot of stage play in many theatre productions.
As a voice actor, he has played several characters in various animated TV series, video games, and movies. Moreover, he has done the long-standing role of Joker in DC Comics which was the beginning of the “Batman: The Animated Series” from 1992 to 1994, which is one of the most famous voice acting roles.
Other popular roles were in “Avatar: The Last Airbender” as Fire Lord Ozai from 2005 till 2008 and in “Regular Show” as Skips from 2010 till 2017.
Early Life of Mark Hamill
Mark was born in Oakland, CA, to William Thomas Hamill, Navy Captain in the US, and Virginia Suzanne. He has six siblings; four sisters named Kim, Jan, Terry, and Jeanie, and two brothers named Patrick and Will.
Furthermore, his mother is half English and half Swedish descent, whereas Mark’s father has Welsh, Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry. Also, he has described his father as “Nixon Republican” and a loyal Roman Catholic.
Due to his father changing station a lot of times, his family moved a lot, and that’s why Mark and his siblings had to switch schools often. Thus, it was difficult for him to make friends in his early childhood.
Also, when he was in elementary school, he went to Edgar Allen Poe Middle School located in Virginia (Annandale) and Walsingham Academy located as well in Virginia in the Williamsburg region.
Furthermore, when he was 11, he moved to Castleton Drive (5900 blocks), located in San Diego, CA. Here he went to Hale Junior High School. Then he went to James Madison High School, also in San Diego.
However, he only stayed in this school for a year before his family moved to Virginia again. At this time, Mark attended Annandale High School.
Moreover, when he was in his junior year, the family moved to Japan due to Mark’s father’s work. Here he went to the Nile C. Kinnick High School. In this school, he also joined the drama club. He graduated from school in 1969.
After graduating, he attended Los Angeles City College, where he majored in drama.
Mark Hamill Career
Beginning of his career
When he was starting his acting career, he was in “The Texas Wheelers.” At the same time, he also played a recurring role in “General Hospital,” which was a soap opera.
Later he played the role of David, the oldest son, in “The Texas Wheelers” in the episode called “Eight Is Enough.” However, he was replaced by another actor Grant Goodeve.
Besides, he made a lot of guest appearances on “One Day at a Time,” “The Partridge Family,” “Room 222,” and “The Bill Cosby Show.”
Also, he played few small roles in many TV films such as “Sarah T. – Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic” and “The City.”
Journey with Star Wars
The movie was released in May 1977, and it was an unexpected success and made a huge impact on the movie industry. Mark appeared in “Star Wars Holiday Special,” which was released in 1978. Later he appeared in the sequels “Return of the Jedi” and “The Empire Strikes Back.” Both of these movies were a huge success at the box office.
However, during these two films, Mark got in a serious accident and fractured his left cheekbone and nose. Many rumors started around this time about him, one of them being that he had done plastic surgery.
Furthermore, for both films, Mark was awarded the “Saturn Award for Best Actor,” which was given by “Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.”
He voices Luke Skywalker in “The Empire Strike Back” and “Star Wars for radio drama.”
Moreover, he returned to this franchise in 2014. This time he voiced Darth Bane, who is an ancient Sith Lord. For this role, he was nominated for the “Daytime Emmy Award.”
Furthermore, he played Luke again in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” released in December 2017, and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”
Besides, he did voice acting as a droid in “The Last Jedi” and in “Rogue One and Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
For the finale of season 2, “The Mandalorian,” he was digitally de-aged when he played Luke Skywalker.
Other Roles Played by Hamill
After the huge success of the Star Wars series, the public used to identify him as Luke Skywalker. At that time, he became a teen idol and later appeared in many teen magazines like “Tiger Beat.”
He tried to avoid typecasting and appeared in “Corvette Summer” in 1978 and then in a war movie called “The Big Red One” in 1980.
Also, in 1980, he had a guest role on “The Muppet Show.” He appeared as Luke Skywalker and himself. Also, R2-D2 and C-3PO starred in the episode when he played Luke in the show. In this episode, the three of them went on a search for Chewbacca.
After this, he took six years break to focus on his personal life and returned to the film industry in 1989. He starred in “Slipstream” which is a science fiction movie. Throughout the 90s, he appeared in many movies such as “Hamilton,” “Village of the Damned,” “Midnight Ride,” and “The Guyver.”
In 1992, Mark voiced Joker in the “Batman: The Animated Series.” Later he continued to do many spin-offs, such as in films and video games.
The audience liked his voice acting, and he was praised by the critics for that too. After this, he was in high demand to voice many cartoon villains.
Furthermore, other than voicing Joker in “Batman: The Animated Series,” he also voiced him in “Superman: The Animated Series,” “The New Batman Adventures,” “Static Shock,” “Robot Chicken,” and “Justice League.”
Also, he voiced Joker in 2 movies, “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm” (1993) and “Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker” (2003).
In 2001 he starred in the movie “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.” He played the role of Cocknocer, who was a supervillain. In 2003, Mark appeared in the play “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks” as Michael Minetti, an acerbic instructor.
Next, in 2004 he also directed and appeared in “Comic Book: The Movie.” He said that his character was quite similar to himself. Most of the shooting was done in 2002 and had Hugh Hefner, Bruce Campbell, Stan Lee, and Kevin Smith in minor roles. This movie also won an award at the “DVD Exclusive Awards” in 2005.
In 2011, Mark appeared on the 5th season of “Chuck,” an NBC series.
Also, he appeared in season 8 (last 2 episodes) of the TV series “Criminal Minds.” He played the role of John Curtis, who was the “The Replicator.” He played the role of a serial killer stalking everyone in the BAU team in the whole show.
Mark also played a small role in the last season of “The Neighbors” and George Takei as Commandant Bill.
Furthermore, he did not play in live-action movies for a couple of years. However, in 2011 he starred in “Thelomeris,” a Hungarian film. It was the first science fiction mainstream movie that was released in the country.
Next year, he appeared in 2 live-action movies, “Sushi Girl,” an independent film, and “Airborne,” a British horror movie. However, “Airborne” got a lot of bad reviews from the critics and the audience.
In 2014, he played James Arnold’s role, a professor from the “Imperial College London” in the movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
Also, he appeared as Trickster in “The Flash” series. He was in the 17th episode of season 1, 9th episode of season 2, and 9th episode of season 3.
In 2018 he appeared again in an independent movie, “Con Man.” It was about Barry Minkow, who was an infamous con man.
In 2019, Mark starred in season 2 of the historical drama series called “Knightfall.” He played the role of Master Talus, who was an expert Templar.
Mark co-wrote a comic book called “The Black Pearl,” and Dark Horse Comics published this book.
He then wrote the introduction of “Batman: Riddler Two-Faced.” It involves various stories of Two-Face and the Riddler.
Moreover, he wrote many stories for “Simpsons Comics,” including “Catastrophe in Substitute Springfields.”
We can see Mark Hamill and Marilou York has a successful personal life and professional life. York has been a dental hygienist for more than 20 years. Now she is also the CFO at Amazing Invisible Inc.
Hamill has been working as an actor for 30 years. He also is a voice actor and an author. Hamill is mainly famous for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars series.