Richard Kiel

Richard Kiel

Highest Rated: 93% Pale Rider (1985)

Lowest Rated: 0% Eegah! (1962)

Birthday: Sep 13, 1939

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Actor Richard Kiel's towering 7'1.5" height granted him a five-decade career in Hollywood playing henchmen, strongmen and costumed creatures, as well as a brief flirtation with stardom as the steel-toothed Jaws in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1976) and "Moonraker" (1979). Though rarely afforded top billing or even dialogue, Kiel was a memorable presence on countless television shows like "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964) and "The Wild, Wild West" (CBS, 1965-1969) and features like "The Longest Yard" (1974) and "Silver Streak" (1976). His turn as Jaws opposite Roger Moore's James Bond in "Spy" struck a chord with audiences, which earned him a second franchise appearance in "Moonraker" and a newfound career as a heroic, even comic character actor in "Cannonball Run II" (1984) and other films. Health issues curtailed Kiel's acting career in the new millennium, though his popularity in the Bond films continued unchecked, thanks to voiceover reprisals as Jaws in various video game spin-offs. Though Kiel made his name playing larger-than-life or supernatural characters, his lasting fame came from the degree of humanity that he brought to each of those roles. His death on September 10, 2014 brought fond remembrances from co-stars and fans alike.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
89% 87% Tangled Vladimir (Character) $200.8M 2010
No Score Yet 38% Dream of a Warrior Unknown (Character) - 2001
61% 85% Happy Gilmore Mr. Larson (Character) $38.8M 1996
No Score Yet 50% The Giant of Thunder Mountain Eli Weaver (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 58% Think Big Irving (Character) - 1990
93% 83% Pale Rider Club (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 40% Mad Mission 3: Our Man From Bond Street Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 65% Hysterical Captain Howdy (Character) - 1983
67% 30% So Fine Eddie (Character) - 1981
60% 43% Moonraker Jaws (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 31% The Humanoid Golob (Character) - 1979
59% 56% Force 10 From Navarone Drazak (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet War of the Wizards Steel Hand (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 0% They Went That-A-Way and That-A-Way Duke (Character) - 1978
80% 76% The Spy Who Loved Me Jaws (Character) - 1977
81% 71% Silver Streak Reace (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Barbary Coast Moose Moran (Character) - 1975
79% 75% The Longest Yard Samson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 50% Las Vegas Hillbillys Moose (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 60% Lassie's Great Adventure Chinook Pete (Character) - 1964
0% 22% Eegah! Eegah (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 10% The Phantom Planet The Solarite (Character) - 1961

TV

Credit
87% No Score Yet Mystery Science Theater 3000 Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Norm Crosby's Comedy Shop Guest 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barbary Coast Moose Moran (Character) 1975-1976
100% No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland Luke Brown (Character) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1968 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Chinook Pete (Guest Star) 1966 1963
90% 73% Gilligan's Island The Ghost/Russian Agent (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Mother the Car Cracks (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Ali (Guest Star) 1965
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Kanamit (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1961

QUOTES FROM Richard Kiel CHARACTERS

Jaws says: Well, here's to us.

Mr. Larson says: And you can count on me, waiting for you in the parking lot!

Mr. Larson says: Thats twice thus far shooter.

Josh LaHood says: [Preacher has just hit Club in the groin with a sledgehammer - Josh LaHood looks at Club when he gets back up on his horse and they start to ride away] You think you can make it?

Josh LaHood says: [preacher has just hit Club in the groin with a sledgehammer - Josh LaHood looks at Club when he gets back up on his horse and they start to ride away] You think you can make it?

Club says: Ice!... Ice!

Club says: Ice! Ice!