Every Star Wars fan knows Mark Hamill as the one who started it all. The kid from Tatooine who became a Jedi and took down the Empire. However, fans recently learned that Hamill hasn’t just been Luke Skywalker. He’s lent his impressive voice acting talents to a number of characters throughout the world of Star Wars, showing up in every film (not including the prequels) and the first live action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian.
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian docuseries revealed that Mark Hamill voiced the bartender droid EV-9D9 in the fifth episode of the series “The Gunslinger”. Din Djarin is stranded on Tatooine while his ship is being repaired as he continues to protect The Child. Din goes to a familiar cantina that when we first encountered it, in A New Hope, did not allow droids. Now however, the bartender is a droid and as we now know he was voiced by Mark Hamill.
Mark Hamill himself not only confirmed this on twitter, but revealed that this isn’t the only cameo he has had. Fans immediately began searching for his other appearances throughout the films. And while some were fairly easy to find others are still shrouded in mystery. And if you are curious about the pseudonym he uses, “Patrick” and “William” are the first names of his brothers.
Mark Hamill Across The Galaxy
Some were easier than others, with Hamill having been properly credited for his cameo in The Last Jedi. He played the drunk alien gambler named Dobuu Scay who got into a bit of a scuffle with BB-8 when he believed the droid to be a slot machine of some sort and got angry when that doesn’t result in him winning. Hamill not only voiced this character as usual, but he actually filmed the scene in a motion capture suit.
Hamill’s hint about the pseudonym he uses paid off when looking for his cameo in The Rise Of Skywalker, although to be fair this one was revealed at around the same time that the final film in the Skywalker Saga was released. Hamill, credited as Patrick Williams, voices horned Ovissian Boolio. Boolio was a mine overseer who shared important information with The Resistance, before he was unceremoniously decapitated by Kylo Ren later in the film.
Fans immediately began scouring the credits of the other Star Wars films to try and discover who Hamill, as Patrick Williams, may have played. One fan discovered his pseudonym in the credits of Solo: A Star Wars Story, listed as William M. Patrick, as additional voices. While his exact cameo has not been revealed it is cool to know that Hamill was able to make an appearance in Han Solo’s origin story. Especially considering we didn’t get to have a moment where the old friends reunited in the sequels.
Another fan found the same pseudonym in the credits of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Like Solo, the exact cameo is still a bit of a mystery, but some speculate that he was heard over the intercom system at the Yavin base. Others believe he voiced the alien mind melder Bor Gullet. This fan also points out that the “M” in William M. Patrick likely stands for Mark.
Hamill stated on twitter that “I DO have lines in Ep VII,” referencing the fact that Skywalker makes an appearance at the end of The Force Awakens, but doesn’t speak. This cameo is a complete mystery with no indication that his name “Patrick William” or “William M. Patrick” or any such variation has been found in the credits by fans. Until a devoted fan can find the cameo or Hamill reveals who he voiced it looks like this will remain a mystery.
Hamill’s revelation about his secret history in the other Star Wars films has led to a lot of excitement among fans many of who are impressed that even now the Jedi Master can keep surprising us. It should be interesting to see if he continues this trend with the other live action Star Wars series coming to Disney + and the future Star Wars films.
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