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 on September 13, 1939.


1961 21 Years Old Kiel also had a cameo role in a 1961 episode of The Rifleman.
1963 23 Years Old From 1963 to 1965, Kiel worked as a night school math instructor in Burbank, California.
1967 27 Years Old In the Man from U.N.C.L.E. episode "The Vulcan Affair", Kiel appeared as a guard in Vulcan's plant, and he portrayed Merry in "The Hong Kong Shilling Affair". In 1967 he played a monster in an episode of The Monkees ("I was a Teenage Monster"). … Read More


1992 52 Years Old In 1992, Kiel suffered a severe head injury in a car accident, which affected his balance. … Read More


2014 75 Years Old On September 10, 2014, three days short of his 75th birthday, Kiel died at St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, California, of a heart attack, possibly caused by coronary artery disease.
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