Peter Mayhew net worth: Peter Mayhew is a British actor and comedian who has a net worth of $500 thousand. Peter Mayhew was born in Barnes, London, England, and began his professional acting career in the mid-70s. Standing at 7 feet 3 inches tall, his first role was in the British film, "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger", playing a minotaur. He went on to appear in various projects, including the film, "Terror". He is most widely recognized for his work as Chewbacca, the incredibly tall Wookie companion to Hans Solo from the Star Wars trilogy. In addition to appearing in the three original "Star Wars" films, he also appeared as Chewbacca in "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith", "The Star Wars Holiday Special", and on "The Muppet Show". He also voiced the character of Chewbacca for the animated "Clone Wars" series. He currently lives in Boyd, Texas.