Trek Survivor wrote:
Not Trek-related (but others have posted experiences with BSG actors etc) but Peter Mayhew - Chewbacca from Star Wars - is one of the nicest gents I've met. He is also the only actor I've got an autograph from. He was just a cool, funny guy.
and very, very tall.
With very big hands. When we shook, one of his fingers touched my index knuckle. And I'm a big guy myself, but that freaked me out a bit.
Still very cool guy.
And his wife is fun, too. When I met them both in Corpus Christi a few years back, she had a t-shirt in the Star Wars style that said "Chewbacca is My Co-Pilot".