Richard Kiel

Richard Kiel

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 10 Sep 2014 (aged 74)
Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Burial Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Plot Garden of Pines- 1003/1103-4
Memorial ID 135713273 · View Source
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Actor. Born Richard Dawson Kiel in Detroit, Michigan, he worked as a nightclub bouncer and cemetery plot salesman before he began his acting career in 1960 with a bit part in “Klondike.” At nearly 7-foot 2-inches, he was often cast in menacing roles throughout his 50 year career. These roles included television programs as “Barbary Coast” in 1975, “The Rifleman,” “Lassie,” “The Monkees,” “I Spy,” “It Takes a Thief,” “Simon & Simon,” and the classic “Twilight Zone” episode, “To Serve Man.” His iconic role as Jaws in the James Bond movies “The Spy Who Loved Me” in 1977 and “Moonraker” in 1979 made him a minor cult figure. He would later lend his voice to a James Bond series of video games. He appeared in numerous additional feature films such as “The Nutty Professor” in 1963, “The Longest Yard in 1974, “Silver Streak” in 1976, “Force 10 From Navarone” in 1978, “Pale Rider” in 1985, “Happy Gilmore” in 1996, and as the voice of Vlad in the animated feature, “Tangled” in 2010. In 2002, he published his autobiography entitled “Making it BIG in the Movies.”

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  • Added: 10 Sep 2014
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