ByCatrina Dennis, writer at Creators.co
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Luke Skywalker's birth may not have had a gigantic, glaring prophecy attached, but actor Mark Hamill's day of birth certainly calls for celebration! The actor, who is currently filming [Star Wars: Episode VIII](tag:711868) and will return to the iconic role this December in [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](tag:711158).

Yet, beyond the bright-eyed boy who gazed hopefully into the binary sunset (sunglasses, Skywalker), the actor has demonstrated his versatility and eloquent delivery in so many ways, it's actually hard to narrow everything down. Most memorably, Hamill has brought The Joker to life countless times since his first go at the Clown Prince of Crime in Batman: The Animated Series. Throughout video games and animated films, Hamill has defined the role with his wild inflections and perfect comedic timing. He's set to reprise the role again in the animated adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke.

Hamill most recently resurrected another fan favorite villain, The Trickster, on CW's The Flash; he first brought the character to life in 1990's The Flash, and his performance led to his casting as The Joker almost five years later.

Whether you've heard it or not, Mark Hamill has likely provided the voice over for some of your favorite animated characters. From bringing Skips and a handful of others to life in Regular Show (did anyone else cry at his backstory? No? Just me?), to gargoyle in 1995's The Incredible Hulk, to terrorizing "The Gaang" as Fire Lord Ozai in Avatar: The Last Airbender, the actor's voice features in many cartoons and video games.

Ever active on social media, Hamill has dubbed faithful fans of his "UPC"s - or "Ultra Passionate Fans" - and, despite being on set, makes as much time as possible to chat with them.

So here's to you, Mark Hamill - have a great birthday from all of us at Moviepilot!

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