NAME: JOONAS SUOTAMO
APPEARING: Both Days
KNOWN FOR: Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Solo: A Star Wars Story
PANEL: TBA | Check Joonas Schedule
PHOTO OPS: TBA*
-FRIDAY: Round I – AVAILABLE SOON
-SATURDAY: Round I – AVAILABLE SOON
SIGN-UP: Photo Op Lottery
AUTOGRAPHS: Available to purchase at event**
*Guests appearances and Panels are subject to change or cancellation.
**For more information about Autographs, Memorabilia Signings, Voice recordings, and other signing table opportunities visit the Celebrities Booth during the convention. Prices and options subject to change
Standing at nearly 7ft tall, Finnish basketball player Joonas Suotamo is perhaps best known to fans around the world for his work as Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Suotamo attended Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and played the power forward and center positions for the Penn State Nittany Lions. With childhood interests in music, arts, and movies he studied film and video at PSU.
As a youth, Suotamo performed roles as a stage actor. He was a strong academic performer at Penn State, where he was twice named to the Academic All-Big Ten team, and graduated in 3.5 years with a Bachelor of Arts degree in December 2008 in order to fulfill his Finnish conscription service and to pursue a career in film. He played professionally in Europe for the Espoo team from 2011-2015.
In 2015, he was cast as a body double for Chewbacca, originally played by Peter Mayhew, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will do the same again for Star Wars: Episode IV.
FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ Spring 2019 is April 19-20, 2019 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.