Richard Kiel

Richard Kiel

  • Highest Rated: 92% Pale Rider (1985)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% Cannonball Run II (1984)
  • Birthday: Sep 13, 1939
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • We shouldn't say it, but...at nearly seven foot two, American actor Richard Kiel was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Making the cast-call rounds while working as a nightclub bouncer, Kiel began picking up bit roles in the early '60s. He was the misleadingly altruistic alien in the classic 1962 Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man" (you'll remember that climactic line "It's a cookbook!") and was less prestigiously starred in that masterpiece of bad cinema, Eegah! (1962). Ambling through a series a tough-lug and town-bully roles, Kiel attained full stardom as the menacing, steel-dentured Jaws in the the 1977 James Bond flick The Spy Who Loved Me. So well-received was this appearance that the scriptwriters contrived to bring Jaws back from the dead in the next Bondfest, Moonraker (1979), wherein Kiel becomes a good guy before the end and even gets a girlfriend. In 1992, Richard Kiel turned producer/director (in addition to starring) with the appropriately titled The Giant of Thunder Mountain, a "four waller" which was released on a city-by-city basis. He played a memorable role in Happy Gilmore (1996), playing a fan of the title golfer and voiced a thug in Disney's animated film Tangled (2010). Kiel died in 2014, just days before his 74th birthday.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

89% Tangled Vlad $200.9M 2010
No Score Yet Cheonsamong (Dream of a Warrior) Actor 2001
No Score Yet Inside 'Moonraker' Actor 2000
No Score Yet Giant of Thunder Mountain Eli Producer 1997
61% Happy Gilmore Mr. Larson 1996
No Score Yet Giant of Thunder Mountain Actor 1991
No Score Yet Think Big Irving 1990
92% Pale Rider Club 1985
13% Cannonball Run II Arnold 1984
No Score Yet Zuijia paidang zhi nuhuang miling (Aces Go Places III: Our Man from Bond Street) (Mad Mission 3: Our Man from Bond Street) Actor 1984
No Score Yet Hysterical Captain Howdy 1983
67% So Fine Eddie 1981
63% Moonraker Jaws 1979
No Score Yet L'Umanoide Golob 1979
54% Force 10 From Navarone Drazac 1978
No Score Yet They Went That-a-Way & That-a-Way Duke 1978
No Score Yet War of the Wizards Actor 1978
80% The Spy Who Loved Me Jaws 1977
83% Silver Streak Reace/Goldtooth 1976
No Score Yet Gus Tall Man 1976
No Score Yet Flash and the Firecat Milo Pewett 1975
81% The Longest Yard Samson 1974
No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker Actor Director 1974
42% Skidoo Beany 1968
No Score Yet Las Vegas Hillbillies Actor 1966
No Score Yet The Human Duplicators Kolos 1965
No Score Yet The Nasty Rabbit Actor 1964
56% Roustabout Strong Man 1964
No Score Yet Lassie's Great Adventure Chinook Pete 1963
No Score Yet House of the Damned The Giant 1963
No Score Yet Eegah Eegah 1962
33% The Magic Sword Pinhead 1962
No Score Yet The Phantom Planet Solarite 1961

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

85% Mystery Science Theater 3000
1989-1999
  • 1993
No Score Yet Barbary Coast
1975-1976
Moose Moran
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Dimas Voltaire
  • 1968
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Monkees
1966-1968
Monster
  • 1967
90% Gilligan's Island
1964-1967
Ghost
  • 1966
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
Ali
  • 1965
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Kanamit
  • 1962

QUOTES FROM Richard Kiel CHARACTERS

Jaws
Well, here's to us.
Mr. Larson
And you can count on me, waiting for you in the parking lot!
Mr. Larson
Thats twice thus far shooter.
Josh LaHood
[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
[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
Ice!... Ice!
Club
Ice! Ice!