Richard Kiel
Actor
Richard Kiel
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.
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Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.: Frightway to Stardom (Part 1)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Alan Alda battling a satanic pianist! James Arness combating titanic ants! Gene Barry fighting Martian invaders! These are just a few of the fascinating roles many of Tinseltown's top stars once essayed early in their careers in the horror/sci-fi genre! Intriguingly, a surprisingly high percentage of Hollywood luminaries started out in such entries. These early appearances in horror and sci-fi films and television programs, although often low-budget in nature, afforded them an excellent opportunity to perfect their craft and display their talent, setting the stage for later success. Indeed, it can truly be said that this early experience represented a "Frightway to Stardom." The following are among the many celebs who started out in the niche of horror and sci-fi: -Alan Alda: The only actor to appear in every single episode of TV's M.A.S.H. (1972-82) portrayed a young journalist involved with a dying satanic pianist (Curt Jurgens, seen as Sebastian, a magician d ...
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Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.: Were 2 Screen Bombshells Named Barbara Under A Curse?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Is it conceivable that a pair of movie sirens named Barbara were under a deadly curse? Both Barbara Nichols and Barbara Payton appeared in horror and sci-fi films, and died tragic,premature deaths, as did a handful of other such actresses. Were nefarious forces possibly enraged by their appearances in projects which touched upon the sacred subject matter of their shadowy domain? Please consider the following evidence for these two vixens: - Barbara Nichols (1929-1976): This curvaceous blonde knockout with an unforgettable Brooklynese accent (born Barbara Nickerauer) encountered alien cloners in "The Human Duplicators"(1965). An extraterrestrial scientist, Kolos (Richard Kiel, before his archetypal role as "Jaws" in the 007 series), was engaged in a nefarious plot to substitute key humans with bionic replicas, such as noted scientist Dr. Vaughn Dornheimer (portrayed by George Macready, seen in many sci-fi and horror efforts, such as 1944's "Soul of a Monster"). Howe ...
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JAMES BOND: 'Roger Moore Was Never Sexually Threatening'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Britt Ekland is 20 years, minus a day, older than James Bond, it turns out. The Swedish star, still a dazzler on the eve of her 50th birthday, remembers very fondly her time as a Bond Girl in Man With The Golden Gun (1974), and especially her clinches with Bond of that era, Roger Moore. Britt Ekland with her James Bond of choice, Roger Moore Moore, as the joker Bond, sometimes gets sandwiched these days between the memorable charisma of Sean Connery and the suaveness of Pierce Brosnan (George Lazenby and Timothy Dalton have trouble being mentioned at all these days, by many, and the era of Daniel Craig gets attention all by itself), but Ekland is in no doubt as to what Roger Moore brought to the part... "He was gorgeous, he was tall, handsome, cheeky, sophisticated," she tells me at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire, (the location for Goldfinger and Tomorrow Never Dies), where she is helping celebrate the superspy's 50th anniversary. "He was never threatening. Y ...
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Rally turns the heat on Lismire
Corkman - over 4 years
sides, offering a greater understanding through the effective play of Kieran Walsh, Niall Ahern, Padraig Denn in defence with Tim O'Callaghan and Richard Kiely impressing at midfield.
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Dennis Herzog:"James Bond muss sich vor mir in Acht nehmen" - Express.de
Google News - over 5 years
Dennis Herzog (24) ist auf dem besten Weg, in die Fußstapfen von „Beißer“ Richard Kiel zu treten. Mit Schuhgröße 51 wäre das kein Problem, und mit 2,14 Meter ist Dennis auch nur drei Zentimeter kleiner als sein großes Vorbild
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DVD Review: Elvira's Movie Macabre - Inside Pulse
Google News - over 5 years
Eegah! brings out the big talent of Richard Kiel (Jaws in Moonraker) as a caveman that pops up in a desert town. The real star of the show is Arch Hall Jr's hair. That's the best special effect in the film. Elvira hosts the Elvie Awards which give
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PSL FOOTBALL: Norfleet does it all for King - The Detroit News
Google News - over 5 years
Omar Atkins (6-3, 210) returns at QB and the top linemen are Gary Coakley (G/DE) and tackle Tony Evans (6-6, 370) CENTRAL: Seven starters return on offense and six on defense for first-year coach Richard Kiel . Junior Ricky Green is a three-year
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Theatre of the Nerd: So So Gay interviews Tom Lenk - So So Gay
Google News - over 5 years
As an example, he describes attending a sci-fi convention in Milton Keynes and being in the same van as Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Warwick Davis (Willow), Verne Troyer (Mini-Me), Richard Kiel (Jaws) and Margot Kidder (Lois Lane)
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August 22, 2011: "Superboy" Celebs Announce Convention Appearances - Superman Super Site
Google News - over 5 years
The convention will also feature such celebs as Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spin City), Richard Kiel (The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker) and Michael J. Pollard (Dick Tracy, Scrooged)
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Trading Places, August 22, 2011 - FX Week (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Richard Kiel, executive vice-president and global head of post-trade services at Thomson Reuters in London, has left the firm. Kiel had been with the company for 13 years, having originally joined Reuters prior to its merger with Thomson Financial
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Your next box set: The Twilight Zone - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Richard Kiel (as a Kanamit) salutes an earthling in Twilight Zone episode To Serve Man. Photograph: CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images It has been endlessly pastiched and pilfered from. So everyone knows The Twilight Zone, right? Maybe not
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REPORT: Trekkies invade Las Vegas for 'Star Trek' con - HollywoodSoapbox.com
Google News - over 5 years
Richard Hatch of Battlestar Galactica fame shook hands, as well as the legendary Richard Kiel from The Twilight Zone, Moonraker and Happy Gilmore. Scribbles from each actor set convention-goers back $30. Prior to the four-day event, Creation had sold
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Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » The James Bond Chronicles: 'The Spy Who Loved ... - JohnJohnSaidIt.com
Google News - over 5 years
Of course, no discussion of the film is complete without a look at Richard Kiel as Jaws. It's easy to dismiss him as comic relief, given his metal teeth and habit for emerging relatively unscathed at the end of any set piece. yet it is worth looking a
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Rare Lord Of The Rings Collectibles Go Under The Hammer For Charity - Look To The Stars
Google News - over 5 years
Also in the auction is a James Bond miniature signed by actor Richard Kiel, an Alien Vs Predator tile signed by Lance Henriksen and a life-size Hellboy prop signed by Ron Perlman. As a firm supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation's mission,
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Lydian's Preliminary Economic Assessment Shows Base Case US$515 Million NPV ... - MarketWatch (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Mr. Richard Kiel, P.Eng., of GAI, visited the property in June 2011, and is the Qualified Person for all matters relating to the leach pad/pond design. Mr. Kent Bannister, MAusIMM CP, of CSA, is the qualified person for all matters relating to open pit
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The James Bond Chronicles: 'The Spy Who Loved Me' (with All-New Rating System!) - Big Hollywood
Google News - over 5 years
Of course, no discussion of the film is complete without a look at Richard Kiel as Jaws. It's easy to dismiss him as comic relief, given his metal teeth and habit for emerging relatively unscathed at the end of any set piece
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Bond 23: Rhys Ifans and Naomie Harris can help <br/>Daniel Craig's James Bond ... - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
In which Bond and the beautiful Major Amasova (Barbara Bach) battle Jaws (Richard Kiel) amid the pyramids. And in which cold-hearted nutcase Stromberg (Curd Jurgens) steals some subs and launches some nukes to destroy Moscow and New York City
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The Lost Projects And Unproduced Screenplays Of Terrence Malick - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Finally, there is the trucking comedy “Deadhead Miles” that was made into a film starring Alan Arkin, Richard Kiel, Hector Elizondo and interestingly enough, Ida Lupino and George Raft as themselves. But directed by Vernon Zimmerman, it was considered
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Richard Kiel
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 74
    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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  • FIFTIES
  • 1992
    Age 52
    In 1992, Kiel suffered a severe head injury in a car accident, which affected his balance.
    More Details Hide Details He was subsequently forced to walk with a cane to support himself (as shown in his appearance in Happy Gilmore, where he is seen leaning on a person or a cane). Afterwards, Kiel used a scooter or wheelchair. After his first marriage ended in divorce, Kiel was married to Diane Rogers for 40 years, and at the time of his death, had four children, and nine grandchildren. He co-authored a biography of the abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay called Kentucky Lion. Kiel was also a born-again Christian. His website states that his religious conversion helped him to overcome alcoholism.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1967
    Age 27
    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").
    More Details Hide Details Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kiel were the original choices to portray the title character in The Incredible Hulk. Schwarzenegger was turned down due to his height. Kiel participated in the filming of the pilot. During the shoot, producers decided their Hulk needed to be muscular rather than just towering, and Kiel was dismissed because he possessed more body fat than the producers deemed necessary. According to a Den of Geek interview, Kiel, who saw properly out of only one eye, also reacted badly to the contact lenses used for the role, and found the green makeup difficult to remove, so he did not mind losing the part. All recognizable footage of Kiel was cut, except one scene where the Hulk saves the little girl from drowning; the scenes were then reshot with Lou Ferrigno. He appeared on many other television episodes, such as Laramie, I Dream of Jeannie, Honey West, Gilligan's Island, The Monkees, Daniel Boone, Emergency! Starsky & Hutch, Land of the Lost, The Fall Guy, and Simon & Simon.
  • 1963
    Age 23
    From 1963 to 1965, Kiel worked as a night school math instructor in Burbank, California.
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  • 1961
    Age 21
    Kiel also had a cameo role in a 1961 episode of The Rifleman.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Born
    Born on September 13, 1939.
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