Hometown: Espo, Finland
Joonas Viljami Suotamo is a 6'10" Finnish born pro basketball player, known for playing Chewbacca alongside Peter Mayhew in Star Wars The Force Awakens. As well as starring in The Last Jedi, Joonas will be playing all of Chewbaccas' scenes in the upcoming untitled Han Solo Anthology film. We're delighted to be hosting Joonas' first ever convention appearance in the UK - an exclusive for 2017 so you won't see him anywhere else. Don't miss your chance to get an autograph or photo with the man who's been blessed with the challenge of taking on the role of everyone's favourite walking carpet.
Joonas will be attending For The Love of Sci-Fi 2017 on both days of the event.
"Peter's guidance and kindness have been invaluable gifts which warmed my spirit and prepared me for this journey. I aspire to make Peter proud and bring Star Wars fans the Chewie they know and love."