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Mark Hamill had another role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (and a hidden cameo in The Mandalorian)

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Mark Hamill’s presence in the Star Wars franchise is obvious. He’s played Luke Skywalker from 1977’s A New Hope through to his farewell in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (opens in new tab) 42 years later. But this Skywalker’s got secrets – including two cameos hidden across The Mandalorian and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (opens in new tab).

Disney Plus’ Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian behind-the-scenes documentary revealed that Hamill played the bartender droid EV-9D9 in the series’ fifth episode (via CNet (opens in new tab)).

Hamill took to Twitter to confirm the cameo – and that he’s also “vocally represented in ALL [Star Wars] films except the Prequels.” That includes Solo (opens in new tab), Rogue One (opens in new tab), and even Force Awakens, in which it was previously thought he only appeared at the silent, stoic figure of Luke Skywalker during Episode 7’s ending.

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So, who did Hamill play in The Force Awakens? It’s surprisingly hard to tell – and could be one of the few Star Wars secrets still left from the movies.

One user on Twitter, however, seemingly narrowed it down to a voice actor called Patrick Correll.

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Hamill himself said to look for parts played by Patrick Williams, though no such name appears in the credits of The Force Awakens. Is this Patrick our man?

Correll’s role in the movie is an uncredited Resistance medic who you can hear say “We got a heartbeat!” after an injured Finn is brought back to the Resistance base. Unfortunately for any theorists who think they’ve cracked it, the moment – at the two-hour mark – doesn’t sound like Hamill, even if he is a voice acting legend. Howerver, Patrick Correll's IMDb credits (opens in new tab) are remarkably sparse with, bizarrely, his only other major work being as a crew member on The Greatest Showman (opens in new tab).

Unless Hamill’s been pulling double duty behind the camera, the search goes on to find out who he played in The Force Awakens. Still, we now know what his Mando cameo is. A pint of blue milk to whoever finds the other hidden cameo.

Bradley Russell
Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.