Richard Kiel

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Seven foot, two-inch, Three hundred and forty-five pound actor, writer, producer, Richard Kiel is best known for his role as the the steel-toothed Jaws in the two succesful James Bond movies, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, was supposed to die in the first Bond movie. 
But because the character was so successful he came back with a girlfriend and a new attitude which took him over to the side of good.
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Richard seemingly became an overnight success after Bond, co-starring in many films such as his gangster role in So Fine with Ryan O'Neal and Jack Warden, where his wife played by Mariangela Melato of Swept Away fame has an affair with O'Neals character.
Or, as the bully named Club in Pale Rider who after a failed encounter with Clint Eastwood turns to the side of good to help a young girl who is about to be raped.
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Or, co-starring with Harrison Ford and Robert Shaw in the critically acclaimed Force Ten From Navaronne where Kiel plays the Chetnick traitor Captain Drazac, a Nazi sympathizer who fools the Allied forces into believing that he is a Partisan bufoon.
More recently, Kiel made audiences laugh and love him playing "Mr. Larson" Adam Sandlers boss in Happy Gilmore who accidently gets a nail in his head and a golf shot off his foot, but remains loyal to Happy and helps him get his championship jacket back.
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But prior to the Bond Films, Kiel was a successful working actor for seventeen years playing the killer on the train in The Silver Streak with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.
The Longest Yard with Burt Reynolds where he played a convict football player who breaks another player's "freakin' neck" in the game against the guards.
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But long before these succesful movies, Richard Kiel was an active actor in such memorable television shows as Twighlight Zone where he appreared in the classic "To Serve Man" episode as a Kanamit.
Or as Barbara Eden's old boyfriend in the nostalgic I dream of Jeannie series.
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Richard played the Diablero in Nightstalker and the Cash Mc Call's right hand man, Moose Moran on the Barbary Coast series starring William Shatner and Doug Mc Clure.
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From the Monkees to Lassie and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. to song and dance on Danny Kaye and as a regular on Van Dyke and Company, Richard has proven himself to be a versatile actor. Click to see video!
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From working on the stage in the beginning of his career with Joel Grey and Cyril Ritchard in The Roar of The Greasepaint. Richard went on to guest star in almost every television series on the air, from episodes of Gilligan's Island to obscure shows like My Mother the Car.
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In recent years Kiel has co-written and co-executive produced his own family oriented movie which he starred in, The Giant of Thunder Mountain, which received four-star reviews and a Family Film award. 
Richard has teamed up with “Academy Award” winning screenwriter (Oscar for Best Screenplay for the movie “Witness” starring Harrison Ford) Pamela Wallace who has authored 29 published novels to co-write “Kentucky Lion, The Cassius Clay Story. It’s completed and out to agents for review at the moment.
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Richard has written his own autobiography which has proven to be very interesting to his fans as it contains insights and secret moments from his Bond films and others.


RICHARD KIEL'S 
Professional Resume
 
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THEATRICAL FILMS
MOONRAKER, as "JAWS". Co-starred w/ Roger Moore playing James Bond.
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, as "JAWS". Co-starredw/ Roger Moore as James Bond.
HAPPY GILMORE, Golf comedy w/ Adam Sandler.
THINK BIG, w/ The Barbarian Brothers
THE RETURN OF THE THIEF OF BAGDAD Co-starring with Jason Connery.
THE GIANT OF THUNDER MOUNTAINWrote, co-executive producer, starred in.
CANNONBALL II w/ Dom Deluise, Burt Reynolds & Jacky Chan.
PALE RIDER, w/ Clint Eastwood.
SILVER STREAK, as "Reese". Starring with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.
SO FINE, as "Mr. Eddie". Co-starring w/ Ryan O'Neal & Jack Warden.
THE LONGEST YARD, as George "Sampson" Granada the former "Mr. Florida", who clotheslines a football opponent. Starring Burt Reynolds.
FORCE TEN FROM NAVARONE, played "Captain Drazac" a Yugoslavian Chetnik w/ Serbian Croatian accent. Co-starring role with Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox & Barbara Bach.
THE HUMAN DUPLICATORS, as "Dr. Kolos" (lead role).
SKIDOO, Otto Preminger, Producer. Starring Jackie Gleason & Carol Channing.
THEY WENT THATAWAY AND THATAWAY, Co-starring w/ Tim Conway.
LASSIE'S JOURNEY, as Giant Indian.
LASSIE'S GREAT ADVENTURE, as Giant Mountain Man.
FLASH & THE FIRECAT, as the Insurance Investigator.

DEAD HEAD MILES, w/ Alan Arkin.

HYSTERICAL, Co-starring role w/ the Hudson Brothers.

THE NUTTY PROFESSOR, w/ Jerry Lewis.

LAS VEGAS HILLBILLIES, w/ Jane Mansfield, Mamie Van Doren & Don Williams.

GUS, A Disney movie.

ROUSTABOUT, as Circus Strong Man, Starring Elvis Presley.

ON A CLEAR DAY, W/ Barbara Streissand - as Blacksmith.

A MAN CALLED DAGGER, (lead role). Starring Terri Moore & Paul Mantee.

BRAINSTORM, w/ Jeffrey Hunter and Viveca Lindfors.

THE NASTY RABBIT.

TWO ON A GUILLOTINE.

HOUSE OF THE DAMNED.

EEGAH, Starring role in this American Cult-Classic.

ITALY, TAIWAN & HONG KONG

LE HUMANOID, produced in Italy, Co-starred w/ Arthur Kennedy, Barbara Bach & Corrine Clery.

THE PHOENIX, produced in Taiwan.

ACES GO PLACES III, Co-starring w/ Sam Hoy. Earned highest box office gross of any film ever shown in Hong Kong. Produced by Cinema City Productions of Hong Kong.

THE RACKETEERS, made in Taiwan.

MOVIES FOR TELEVISION

NOW YOU SEE IT NOW YOU DON'T, (Major role) w/ Jonathan Winters.

THE BOY WHO STOLE THE ELEPHANT, A Disney movie.

THE BARBARY COAST, as the door barker, Starring Doug McClure & William Shatner.

MAN FROM UNCLE, Pilot.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SPECIAL about Big Foot, Produced by David Wolper.

SERIES TELEVISION SHOWS

BLOODHOUNDS INC. w/Richard Thomas

OUT OF THIS WORLD, W/ Doug Mc Clure & Jaime Farr

SIMON & SIMON - lead character.

WILD, WILD, WEST (5 episodes).

TWILIGHT ZONE, Classic episode entitled TO SERVE MAN, as person from another galaxy.

MY MOTHER THE CAR, role as "Cracks" a silk-suited wise cracking gangster. Starring Jerry Van Dyke.

THRILLER, as "Master Styx" (English accent). Hosted by Borus Karloff. Starring Ronald Howard, Henry Daniel & Torin Thatcher.

THE RIFLEMAN, w/ Chuck Connors.

I SPY, w/ Bill Cosby & Robert Culp.

THE BARBARY COAST, 13 episodes as "Moose Moran" Cash McCall's (Dennis Cole) right hand man. Starring Doug McClure, Dennis Cole & William Shatner.

30 MINUTES AT GUNSIGHT, w/ Marty Robbins.

KLONDIKE, as "Duff Brannigan". Starring James Coburn.

LARAMIE, Co-starred w/ Robert Fuller, John Smith and Charles Bronson.

THE PHANTOM, as "Big Mike" in episode entitled, THE ESCAPE. Starring Paulette Gooddard & Lon Chaney, Jr.

HONEY WEST, w/ Anne Francis.

KING OF DIAMONDS, w/ Broderick Crawford.

MAN FROM UNCLE, 1st episode.

I DREAM OF JEANNIE, w/Barbara Eden. 

LASSIE, (5 part story).

LASSIE, (8 part story).

IT TAKES A THIEF, w/ Robert Wagner.

NIGHTSTALKER, w/ Darrin McGavin (2 episodes).

FALL GUY, w/ Lee Majors.

SWITCH w/ Robert Wagner.

THE MONKEYS, Classic show starring David Jones, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork.

STARKEY & HUTCH.

GILLIGAN'S ISLAND, played Russian w/ accent.

EMERGENCY.

THE HARDY BOYS.

DANIEL BOONE, w/ Fess Parker.

YOUNG DANIEL BOONE.

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS AS PRODUCT SPOKESPERSON

MOUNTAIN DEW, for Pepsico

MUG ROOT BEER, for Pepsico

SHARP ELECTRONICS, Japan. Introduced the front loading VCR unit.

TOUGH ACT, Dow Chemical tile cleanser. Crashed through bathroom wall.

EGGO WAFFLES, U.S.

TELEDYNE WATER -PIK, "When You're Smiling".

CHEVROLET.

MIDAS MUFFLERS, Canada.

AUSTIN MARINA CARS.

NABISCO SHREDDED WHEAT, England (ran 3 years).

GLICO MILK, national ad for Japan.

FAYVA SHOES, U.S.

FILMED PRESENTATIONS FOR DISTRIBUTORS AND RETAILERS

SIERRA ON LINE, leader in computer software programs.

NEW GENERATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

TALK SHOW GUEST APPEARANCES

THE MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW.

THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW.

THE TODAY SHOW.

GOOD MORNING AMERICA.

DAVID LETTERMAN.

REGIS PHILBIN.

AM LOS ANGELES.

AM SAN FRANCISCO.

HARD COPY

FOREIGN TELEVISION SHOW GUEST APPEARANCES

THOMAS GOTTSHALK SHOW, In Germany, is much like the Tonight Show. 

THE DON LANE SHOW, Australia.

THE RUDY CORREL SHOW, West Germany.

THE MIKE WALSH SHOW, Australia.

THE ALAN THICKE SHOW, Canada.

THE PHILLIPE BOUVAR SHOW, France.

THE MICHELLE DRUCKER SHOW, France.

also, serveral Japanese shows.

PRODUCT PROMOTION APPEARANCES

INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOWS, Eight shows.

TOYS R US.

VIACOM CABLE TELEVISION.

SBE CITIZEN BAND RADIOS.

COMMERCIAL HOT WATER HEATER COMPANY, "The Big Boys."

VARIETY SHOWS

THE CIRCUS OF THE STARS, performed escape from straight jacket while hanging upside down from a burning rope over a cage of lions.

VAN DYKE & COMPANY (as regular cast member).

THE DANNY KAYE SHOW.

THE PETER MARSHALL SHOW (3 shows).

THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW.

LOLA FOLANA (3 shows).

THE KOOKY CASTLE SHOW, Oakland,CA.

also, top shows in Japan w/ famous Japanese movie stars & comedians.

GAME SHOWS

WIN, LOSE OR DRAW.

HOLLYWOOD SQUARES (both the daytime & night-time versions).

TATTLE TALES w/ Bert Convy.

MATCH GAME.

CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD.

ALL STAR FAMILY FEUD.

BULLSEYE.

CHILDREN'S TELEVISION SHOWS

THE PAUL BUNYAN SHOW, wrote, produced & starred in it.

LAND OF THE LOST (2 episodes).

THE GREAT SPACE COASTER, A childrens TV series (5 episodes).

CHILDREN'S SPECIAL, West Germany.

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