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Richard Kiel (1939–2014)


Towering 7' 2" tall actor who has cornered the market on playing giants, intimidating henchman, bayou swamp monsters and steel toothed villains! Kiel worked in numerous jobs including as a night club bouncer and a cemetery plot salesman, before breaking into film & TV in several minor roles in the late 1950s / early 1960s. Noted amongst these was ... See full bio »

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Known For

Raiponce
Raiponce Vlad
(2010)
Moonraker
Moonraker Jaws
(1979)
Happy Gilmore
Happy Gilmore Mr. Larson
(1996)

Filmography

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 2010 Raiponce
Vlad (voice)
 2010 Disney Tangled: The Video Game (Video Game)
Vlad (voice)
 2003 James Bond 007 - Quitte ou double (Video Game)
Jaws (voice)
 1991 The Giant of Thunder Mountain
Eli Weaver
 1989 Superboy (TV Series)
Vlkabok
- Mr. and Mrs. Superboy (1989) ... Vlkabok
 1989 Think Big
Irving
 1988 Loin de ce monde (TV Series)
Norman
- Go West, Young Mayor (1988) ... Norman
 1985 Qing bao long hu men
Laszlo
 1984 Cannon Ball 2
Arnold, Mitsubishi Driver
 1981 Les fesses à l'air
Eddie
 1979 Moonraker
Jaws
 1978 Wu zi tian shi
Steel Hand (Guest star)
 1977 Young Dan'l Boone (TV Series)
Grimm
- The Game (1977) ... Grimm
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Manager - 'Haunted House'
- The Mystery of the Haunted House (1977) ... Manager - 'Haunted House'
 1976 Transamerica Express
Reace
 1976 Land of the Lost (TV Series)
Malak
- Flying Dutchman (1976) ... Malak
- Survival Kit (1976) ... Malak
 1976 Gus
Tall Man
 1976 Starsky et Hutch (TV Series)
Iggy
- Omaha Tiger (1976) ... Iggy
 1975 Switch (TV Series)
Loach
- Death Heist (1975) ... Loach
 1975 Flash and the Firecat
Milo Pewett
 1974 Dossiers brûlants (TV Series)
The Monster / The Diablero
- The Spanish Moss Murders (1974) ... The Monster
- Bad Medicine (1974) ... The Diablero
 1974 Emergency! (TV Series)
Carlo
- I'll Fix It (1974) ... Carlo (uncredited)
 1974 Plein la gueule
Samson (as Dick Kiel)
 1973 Deadhead Miles
Big Dick
 1970 Melinda
Blacksmith (uncredited)
 1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Lemouche
 1968 Opération vol (TV Series)
Willy
- The Galloping Skin Game (1968) ... Willy
 1968 Skidoo
Beany
 1968 Now You See It, Now You Don't (TV Movie)
Nori
 1968 Les espions (TV Series)
Tiny
 1968 A Man Called Dagger
Otto
 1967 Les Monroe (TV Series)
Casmir
- Ghosts of Paradox (1967) ... Casmir
 1967 The Monkees (TV Series)
Monster
- I Was a Teenage Monster (1967) ... Monster (as Dick Kiel)
 1963-1966 Lassie (TV Series)
Chinook Pete / Dinny
- Lassie the Voyager: Part 6 (1966) ... Dinny
- The Journey: Part 5 (1963) ... Chinook Pete
- The Journey: Part 4 (1963) ... Chinook Pete
 1966 Las Vegas Hillbillys
Moose
 1966 Une mère pas comme les autres (TV Series)
Cracks
- A Riddler on the Roof (1966) ... Cracks
 1966 Honey West (TV Series)
Groalgo
- King of the Mountain (1966) ... Groalgo
 1965 Jeannie de mes rêves (TV Series)
Ali
- My Hero? (1965) ... Ali
 1965 Brainstorm
Asylum Inmate (uncredited)
 1964-1965 Des agents très spéciaux (TV Series)
Merry / Thug in Vulcan's Factory
- The Hong Kong Shilling Affair (1965) ... Merry
- The Vulcan Affair (1964) ... Thug in Vulcan's Factory (uncredited)
 1965 Les créatures de Kolos
Dr. Kolos
 1965 Une guillotine pour deux
Photographer at Funeral (uncredited)
 1964 The Nasty Rabbit
Ranch foreman (uncredited)
 1964 L'homme à tout faire
Strongman (uncredited)
 1963 30 Minutes at Gunsight (TV Short)
 1963 Lassie, la grande aventure
Chinook Pete
 1963 Docteur Jerry et Mister Love
Man in Gym (uncredited)
 1963 House of the Damned
The Giant
 1962 Eegah
Eegah
 1962 La quatrième dimension (TV Series)
Kanamit
- To Serve Man (1962) ... Kanamit
 1961 The Phantom (TV Movie)
Big Mike
 1961 L'homme à la carabine (TV Series)
Carl Hazlitt
- The Decision (1961) ... Carl Hazlitt
 1961 King of Diamonds (TV Series)
Doorman
- The Wizard of Ice (1961) ... Doorman
 1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Rake - Tolan's helper
- Run of the Hunted (1961) ... Rake - Tolan's helper (uncredited)
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Master Styx
- Well of Doom (1961) ... Master Styx
 1960 Klondike (TV Series)
Duff Brannigan
- Bare Knuckles (1960) ... Duff Brannigan
 1957 The D.I.
Ugly Marine (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Tough Act - Dow Chemical tile cleanser (USA - crashed through bathroom wall).(????) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

Richard Keil | Dick Kiel

Height:

7' 2" (2.18 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Once a Bond fan, always a Bond fan. See more »

Trivia:

His son "Richard George" appears in the film L'espion qui m'aimait (1977). He is the little boy on the beach pointing to the upcoming car that "James Bond" is driving from the water. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height and menacing frame

Star Sign:

Virgo

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