See Mark Hamill Shock Drive-Thru Customers

By Michileen Martin Released

You drive into the drive-through on your way home from work; maybe a little guilty that you’re getting fast food again instead of making something at home. Then when you pull up at the window, expecting nothing but a stranger waiting to give you your food while you take orders from who knows how many other customers, you’re face to face with Luke Skywalker. Well, that’s exactly what happened to some shocked Jack-in-the-Box customers while Mark Hamill was filming a commercial for the fast-food chain.

According to a prompt before the commercial and the anecdote Hamill shares with some of his clients, the Star Wars icon was once fired from a Jack in the Box for using a clown’s voice with clients instead of his own. This is reportedly the basis for the new commercial, in which Mark Hamill uses goofy cartoon voices to take orders and then surprise customers; most recognize him immediately. You can see the new commercial below.

Assuming it’s true that Mark Hamill was fired from a Jack in the Box for posing as a clown, it’s more than a little ironic considering the possibilities that would arise later when he was perhaps his most infamous clown of all pop culture – the Joker. After Luke Skywalker, he is best known for turning the Joker on and off for three decades. He began by lending his voice to the villain Batman: The Animated Seriesand his work with the character proved so impressive that he was repeatedly called back to play him in other animated series, animated films, video games, and other media.

It’s a fair bet that Mark Hamill doesn’t regret having fun with his voice over keeping his old drive-thru gig. His voice work has made him a staple of more franchises than we can name here including Masters of the Universe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Scooby-Doo, numerous Marvel animated projects, Justice League, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Garfield , DreamWorks Dragons, Transformers , and more. And the good news for Hamill just keeps coming.

Netflix subscribers can hear Mark Hamill in the role of Mervyn Pumpkinhead in Netflix live action through the end of this week sandman Series. With, as the name suggests, a pumpkin for a head, Hamill’s character is a supporting actor who works as a caretaker for Morpheus, the king of dreams. The series is scheduled to stream on Netflix this Friday, August 5th.

Interestingly, Netflix has confirmed Hamill’s appearance in sandman, the IMDb page for the series doesn’t list them. Of course, if he doesn’t get credit, it’s not the first time Mark Hamill has appeared in something without credit. Just this summer, Hamill had a blink and you’ll miss cameo in one of the biggest blockbusters of the year – Thor: Love and Thunder. The actor confirmed on Twitter that he made a brief cameo as part of a crowd of Asgardians or tourists visiting New Asgard. You can see the tweets related to the cameo below.

sandman isn’t the only popular comic-based streaming series Mark Hamill has joined. He voices the superhero costume Art Rosebaum on Amazon Invincible. There’s still no word on when we can finally expect the second season of the hit animated series to be released.

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