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Richard Kiel (Richard Dawson Kiel)

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Biography

Detroit, Michigan, USA
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 the alien "Kanamit" in the classic Twilight Zone (1959) episode "To Serve Man", and terrorizing Arch Hall Jr. while clad in a loincloth in the prehistoric caveman meets virile teenage drama Eegah (1962). Read more...

Actor

Character: Ugly Marine

The D.I. 1957

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Character: Eegah

Eegah 1962

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Character: Photographer at Funeral

Two on a Guillotine 1965

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Character: Beany

Skidoo 1968

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Character: Vlad

Tangled 2010

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Character: Famous Big Guy with Silver Teeth

Inspector Gadget 1999

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Character: Arnold, Mitsubishi Driver

Cannonball Run II 1984

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Character: Himself - In Memoriam

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015

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Character: Reace

Silver Streak 1976

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Character: Tiny

I Spy 1965

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Van Dyke and Company 1976

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Character: Chinook Pete

Lassie 1954

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Character: Groalgo

Honey West 1965

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Character: Carl Hazlitt

The Rifleman 1958

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Van Dyke and Company 1975

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Am laufenden Band 1974

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Character: Vlkabok

Superboy 1988

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Character: Master Styx

Thriller 1960

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Character: Jaws: For Your Eyes Only musical segment

The 54th Annual Academy Awards 1982

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