Mark Hamill Says He Was Fired From Jack in the Box For Doing a Clown Voice
One of the things that has defined Mark Hamill’s legacy is his role as The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. The voice he gave to that character to bring him to life is iconic and fans can’t help but compare his Joker to all other actors who try to take him on.
Well, when he was a young man working at Jack in the Box, it was because of a clown voice that he used that ended up getting him fired. During a recent appearance on The Late Show with James Corden, Corden and Hamill were discussing the road to fame and that’s when Hamill shared the story of how he was fired from Jack in the Box:
"I tried. I always was trying to find the theatrical aspect of it. You know, I worked right down the street at Jack in the Box. And I was in the back all the time, making shakes and minding the grill, and I always aspired to work the window... The one chance I had at it, it never occurred to me not to be in character as the clown, as the Jack in the Box clown! Who would want to hear [Robot voice] 'What is your order?' I wanted to hear [Clown voice] 'Whats your orderrrrrrrrrr?" My manager didn't think it was very funny: He told me to go home and never come back. I got fired! Fired for being in character! Why you... [shaking fist] I'll show you: One day I will be The Joker and then you'll be sorry!"
That’s pretty funny. Obviously at the time getting fired probably wasn’t very fun, but hey! He took that clown voice and did some incredibly great things with it!
Enjoy the video below: