Chewbacca

Chewbacca, or Chewie as nicknamed by his partner Han Solo, is a tall and hairy Wookie who often co-pilots the Millennium Falcon starship throughout George Lucas’ Star Wars fantasy universe. Adventuring throughout space alongside Han Solo, Chewbacca is a loyal and gentle-giant sidekick and renowned smuggler that becomes instrumental in the Rebel’s fight against the Empire. Chewbacca carries a bowcaster (energy crossbow) for protection and often has to turn to his physical strength and size in their travels. Portrayed by Peter Mayhew throughout the Star Wars film saga, Chewbacca is depicted as being 7’6” | 2.29 m tall.

Chewbacca has a height of 7’6” | 2.29 m.
The Chewbacca has an overall height of 7’6” | 2.29 m, width of , and depth of .
The Chewbacca has an overall height of 7’6” | 2.29 m, width of , and depth of . The seat height of the Chewbacca is set at with arms at .
The Chewbacca has an overall height of 7’6” | 2.29 m, length of , and depth of .
The Chewbacca has an overall height of 7’6” | 2.29 m, length of , and depth of . The seat height of the Chewbacca is set at .
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The Chewbacca has an overall height of 7’6” | 2.29 m, length of , and depth of . The Chewbacca has a seat height set at and an arm height of .
The Chewbacca has an overall height of 7’6” | 2.29 m, length of , and width of .
The average Chewbacca has an overall height of 7’6” | 2.29 m, withers (shoulder) height of , and body length of . A typical Chewbacca weighs between and has a lifespan of roughly 1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope).
The typical Chewbacca has an overall height of 7’6” | 2.29 m and body length of . An average Chewbacca weighs between and has a typical lifespan of 1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope).
Collection of drawings of Chewbacca from Star Wars in multiple casual poses and with the bowcaster

Chewbacca, or Chewie as nicknamed by his partner Han Solo, is a tall and hairy Wookie who often co-pilots the Millennium Falcon starship throughout George Lucas’ Star Wars fantasy universe. Adventuring throughout space alongside Han Solo, Chewbacca is a loyal and gentle-giant sidekick and renowned smuggler that becomes instrumental in the Rebel’s fight against the Empire. Chewbacca carries a bowcaster (energy crossbow) for protection and often has to turn to his physical strength and size in their travels. Portrayed by Peter Mayhew throughout the Star Wars film saga, Chewbacca is depicted as being 7’6” | 2.29 m tall.

Height comparison diagram of Chewbacca to C-3PO and Han Solo
Common Questions
Common Questions
Common Questions
How tall is Chewbacca?
Chewbacca, originally portrayed by Peter Mayhew, is 7’6” (2.29 m) tall in Star Wars.
When was Star Wars created?
Star Wars: A New Hope was released on May 25, 1977. George Lucas began writing the space opera story that would become Star Wars starting in 1971.
How old is Chewbacca?
Chewbacca is roughly 235-240 years old in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Wookies have an average lifespan of nearly 400 years in the Star Wars universe.
What inspired the creation of Star Wars?

George Lucas often states that the original ideas for Star Wars came about by referencing the plot and characters from Akira Kurosawa’s film ‘The Hidden Fortress’ and through his own desire to remake Flash Gordon serial films which he didn’t have the license to.
What was the character design of Chewbacca based on?
Chewbacca was created by George Lucas based on his own relationship to his large Alaskan Malamute dog, Indiana. Chewbacca’s name is translated from the Russian word for dog, собака (sobaka), and his demeanor is inspired by the gentle companionship of a loyal dog.
What is the conflict within the Star Wars saga?
The primary conflict of Star Wars is the struggle between the powers of light (the force; the Jedi) and those of evil (the dark side; the Sith) that occurs at a galactic scale. The Star Wars universe explores these relationships across many characters in range of situations involving politics, war, religion, technology, and the common man.

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Height: 
7’6” | 2.29 m
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Species: Wookie
Homeworld:
Kashyyyk
Weapon: Bowcaster

Actor
Peter Mayhew
First Apperance
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)

Drawings include:
Chewbacca front elevation (standing), front (battle), side, standing (roar), front (bowcaster)

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