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Earl Hindman

Lowest Rated:   42% Final (2001)
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Birthplace:   Bisbee, Arizona, USA
Supporting actor Earl Hindman was best known among fans of the long-running ABC sitcom Home Improvement for playing the over-educated, enigmatic but wise neighbor Wilson. Ask those fans if they would recognize Hindman's face and they would be at a loss, for he never showed his full countenance upon the show. Hindman was a pipeliner's son and had a peripatetic upbringing that took him to various Southwestern locales. He attended high school in Tucson, AZ, where he was a natural athlete. At the same time, he became interested in drama and then still photography. Following time at Phoenix Junior College, he enrolled in the University of Arizona where he renewed his interest in drama. Hindman's first professional acting job was to perform in a Shakespearean play at San Diego's Globe Theatre. The experience was such that Hindman dropped out of school to become a full-time actor. He learned his craft as he went, performing in countless repertory theaters. Eventually, he made it to New York, where he appeared on and off-Broadway. He made his feature film debut in the obscure Two Into Three Won't Go (1969). Hindman's subsequent film appearances were sporadic. Hindman was a cast member on the daytime soap opera Ryan's Hope for several years before gaining prominence on Home Improvement. Four years after the hit sitcom left the airwaves, Hindman succumbed to lung cancer at the age of 61.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
42% Final
  • Official
2001
71% Hamlet
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Fires Within
  • Sergeant
1991
67% The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
  • Henry Macy
1991
No Score Yet Rising Son
  • Victor
1990
82% Talk Radio
  • Jerry
1988
74% Three Men and a Baby (3 Men and a Baby)
  • Satch
1987
76% Silverado
  • J.T.
1985
No Score Yet Murder in Coweta County
  • J.H. Potts
1983
75% Taps
  • Lt. Hanson
1981
No Score Yet The Brink's Job
  • FBI Agent
1978
No Score Yet Greased Lightning
  • Beau Welles
1977
100% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Brown
1974
92% The Parallax View
  • Deputy Red
1974
No Score Yet Shoot It Black, Shoot It Blue
  • Garrity
1974
No Score Yet Who Killed Mary Whats'ername?
  • Whitey
1971

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Riley
Home Improvement
1991-1999
  • Wilson Wilson Wilson

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