Joonas Suotamo (born October 3, 1986 in Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland) is a Finnish actor and basketball player who was the body double for Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He replaced Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and played the role again in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Peter Mayhew, however, was credited as Chewbacca consultant in The Last Jedi.
He will reprise the role of Chewbacca for Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker.
Work in Star WarsEdit
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (Chewbacca Double)
- Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi (Chewbacca)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (Chewbacca)
- Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker (Chewbacca)
Notes and referencesEdit
- Joonas Suotamo on Wikipedia