Richard Kiel

Born Sep 13, 1939

Richard Dawson Kiel is an American actor best known for his role as the steel-toothed Jaws in the James Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979) as well as the video game Everything or Nothing (he also has cameos in many other James Bond videogames). He's also well known as Mr. Larson in the 1996 comedy Happy Gilmore.… Read More

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1939 Birth Born in 1939.


1960 21 Years Old Kiel was born in Detroit, Michigan. He made his acting debut in a 1960 Laramie episode called "Street of Hate." … Read More
1961 22 Years Old Kiel also had a cameo role in a 1961 episode of The Rifleman. … Read More


1977 38 Years Old He and Arnold Schwarzenegger were the original choices to play the title character in the 1977 TV series The Incredible Hulk. … Read More


1992 53 Years Old In 1992, Kiel suffered a severe head injury in a car accident, which has affected his balance. … Read More


2000 61 Years Old He suffers from acrophobia, and during the cable car stunt scenes in Moonraker, a stunt double was used because Kiel refused to be filmed on the top of a cable car at over 2000 feet high.
2002 63 Years Old …  He notes in his 2002 autobiography, Making It Big in the Movies (ISBN 1-903111-31-5), that he used to state that he was 7 feet 2 inches (218.44 cm) because it was easier to remember.
2004 65 Years Old He reprised his role of Jaws in the 2004 game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, supplying his voice and likeness.
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