Richard Kiel Net Worth

Richard Kiel Net Worth is
$0.5 Million

Richard Kiel Biography

Richard Kiel net well worth and salary: Richard Kiel was an American actor who had a net well worth of $500 thousand dollars. Richard Kiel was created in Detroit, Michigan, and worked well as a bouncer and cemetery plot salesman before breaking into Hollywood in the first 60s. He released film and tv careers almost concurrently, with a guest-starring part on the tv screen series “Laramie”, adopted up by a job in the feature film, “The Phantom World”. His remarkable height, 7 ft 1. Kiel made an appearance as the towering — and lethal — associate Voltaire to Dr. He’s recognized for his function in such tasks as, “The Longest Backyard”, “The Wild, Crazy West”, and “Kolchak: THE NIGHT TIME Stalker”. A few of his latest film tasks consist of

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameRichard Kiel
Net Worth$0.5 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 13, 1939
DiedSeptember 10, 2014, Fresno, California, United States
Height2.18 m
ProfessionSecurity guard, Voice Actor, Author, Salesman, Teacher
SpouseDiane Rogers (m. 1974–2014), Faye Daniels (m. 1960–1973)
ChildrenBennett Kiel, Richard George Kiel, Jennifer Kiel, Christopher Kiel
MoviesMoonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me, Happy Gilmore, Tangled, Eegah, Pale Rider, The Longest Yard, Force 10 from Navarone, Inspector Gadget, Cannonball Run II, The Giant of Thunder Mountain, The Human Duplicators, The Phantom Planet, So Fine, The Humanoid, They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way, Aces Go Places 3, The Las Vegas Hillbillys, Think Big, House of the Damned, Skidoo, Deadhead Miles, A Man Called Dagger, Roustabout, Hysterical, Gus, Lady in a Cage, My Invisible Friend, Mystery Science Theater 3000: Eegah!
TV ShowsBarbary Coast, Van Dyke and Company

Interesting Facts

1 Died 3 days before his 75th birthday after a fall at home in which he broke his leg. He may have died from the amount of anaesthetic because of his height.
2 Was very good friends with Roger Moore. Between his friendship with Moore and the popularity of Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me(1977), he was asked to come back for Moonraker(1979).
3 Despite often playing big, scary people in his career, he was well-known for being a very kind and friendly man who was friends with many people he worked with.
4 He died three days shy of his 75th birthday.
5 Lived in a custom built house with the floor a few feet below ground level.
6 In Spain, he is known as "Tiburón".
7 Signed autographs at The Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, NC on March 21-23, 2014. Was also on a Twilight Zone Panel on March 22nd with William Shatner and Anne Serling, Rod Serling's daughter.
8 Signed autographs and sold books at OmegaCon. [March 2008]
9 Walnut Creek, CA: Attended the Vintage Toys & Memorabilia Show [April 2013]
10 Attended The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention in Helsingborg, Sweden [October 2009]
11 Signing autographs at the Sims and Hankow Astronaut Autograph Show in Burbank, California, due to his portrayal of "Ali" in I Dream of Jeannie (1965). Uses a walking stick normally, but at convention he uses a battery powered scooter. [September 2004]
12 Wrote his autobiography "Making It BIG In The Movies. Published by Reynolds & Hearne of London, England. [2002]
13 Attended The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention in Stockholm, Sweden. [October 2003]
14 Autograph session at Bally's Hotel/Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. [December 2006]
15 Completed Kentucky Lion, The Cassius Marcellus Clay Story, a historical novel which is co-authored by Pamela Wallace who co-wrote the Academy Award winning screenplay for the movie, Witness (1985), with Harrison Ford. [2003]
16 Beaulieu, Hampshire, UK: Selling books and signing autographs at the Motor Museum [May 2013]
17 Attended Wondercon in San Francisco, signing autographs. [February 2009]
18 Signing autographs at a DVD-Trading market in Cologne, Germany. [January 2004]
19 Attended The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention in Malmö, Sweden. [May 2000]
20 Working on his third book which is "You can be a supersalesman using Christian principles." [2003]
21 He was terrified of heights, something not helped by Kiel's gigantic size. He often shuddered at some of the stunts he had to perform as Jaws, so Martin Grace, Roger Moore's stunt double, would fill in for him. He did a superb job of capturing Kiel's movements even though he was a foot shorter, but when watching the films, nobody could tell them apart.
22 Offered the role of Chewbacca, but turned it down in favor of playing Jaws. He preferred Jaws because he felt he could bring more to the role whereas Chewbacca required a full costume. Taking the role also meant working for scale and Kiel had been working for so long that he felt such a low salary was beneath him.
23 Interviewed in Tom Weaver's books "Eye on Science Fiction" (McFarland & Co., 2003) and "A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde" (McFarland & Co., 2010).
24 His son "Richard George" appears in the film The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). He is the little boy on the beach pointing to the upcoming car that "James Bond" is driving from the water.
25 Appeared in a National Geographic special produced by David L. Wolper in which he portrayed Big Foot.
26 Owns a film production company in Oakhurst, California.
27 Worked as a bouncer at a Los Angeles nightclub, before being recruited by Arch Hall Sr. for the lead role in Eegah (1962).
28 In 1992 he was in a serious automobile accident that affected his auto-balance, and he now walks using a walking stick or rides a battery-powered scooter around if he has to go very far. In Happy Gilmore (1996) he is never seen walking and almost all of his scenes are from the waist up. There are only two full body scenes and both times he is leaning on something. The first is a post, the second is a man.
29 Once said that people are always confusing him with André the Giant, Fred Gwynne ("Herman Munster" from The Munsters (1964)), or Ted Cassidy ("Lurch" from The Addams Family (1964)), all of whom are deceased.
30 Original choice to play the title character in the television series The Incredible Hulk (1978). After 2 days of filming it was decided that he was not "bulky" enough for the role. He was paid for the two movies of the week and replaced by Lou Ferrigno. He was happy this happened because he only had sight in one eye and the full contact lenses were bothering him.
31 He is best known for playing Jaws, a giant and seemingly unstoppable assassin with steel teeth who battled James Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979).


1 Towering height and menacing frame


1 It is always more fun to play a bad guy than to be yourself as you can create a character unlike your own and be someone you are not for a change.
2 Once a Bond fan, always a Bond fan.
3 I am actually 7 foot and and one-half inches tall. I say Seven two because it's easier. Unlike some tall skinny guys I am really 'big' weighing around 350 pounds.
4 Not only did God deliver me from the bondage of alcoholism, he also blessed my family financially because of my commitment to honor what he had done for me and for not doing what I believed could possibly be destructive to others.
5 To be loved is important as is having a sense of accomplishment but to love is equally important in life especially when it is combined with taking action to do something for someone else to make their life better.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1980 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Moonraker (1979)



The Engagement Ring announced Patterson
BloodHounds, Inc 2011 TV Series Giant
Tangled 2010 Vlad (voice)
James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing 2003 Video Game Jaws (voice)
BloodHounds, Inc. #5: Fangs for the Memories 2000 Video Mortimer
Inspector Gadget 1999 Famous Big Guy with Silver Teeth
Happy Gilmore 1996 Mr. Larson
The Giant of Thunder Mountain 1991 Eli Weaver
The Princess and the Dwarf 1989
Superboy 1989 TV Series Vlkabok
Think Big 1989 Irving
Out of This World 1988 TV Series Norman
Qing bao long hu men 1985 Laszlo
Pale Rider 1985 Club
Cannonball Run II 1984 Arnold, Mitsubishi Driver
Mad Mission 3: Our Man from Bond Street 1984 Big G
Phoenix 1983 Steel Hand
Simon & Simon 1983 TV Series Mark Horton
Hysterical 1983 Captain Howdy
The Fall Guy 1981 TV Series Animal
So Fine 1981 Eddie
Moonraker 1979 Jaws
The Humanoid 1979 Golob
They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way 1978 Duke
Force 10 from Navarone 1978 Drazak
The Incredible Hulk 1977 TV Series The Hulk (one scene only)
Young Dan'l Boone 1977 TV Series Grimm
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 Jaws
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 1977 TV Series Manager - 'Haunted House'
Silver Streak 1976 Reace
Land of the Lost 1976 TV Series Malak
Gus 1976 Tall Man
Starsky and Hutch 1976 TV Series Iggy
Barbary Coast 1975-1976 TV Series Moose Moran
Switch 1975 TV Series Loach
Flash and the Firecat 1975 Milo Pewett
Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 TV Series The Monster / The Diablero
Emergency! 1974 TV Series Carlo
The Longest Yard 1974 Samson (as Dick Kiel)
Deadhead Miles 1973 Big Dick
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1970 TV Series Luke Brown
The Boy Who Stole the Elephant 1970 TV Movie Luke Brown
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever 1970 Blacksmith (uncredited)
Daniel Boone 1969 TV Series Lemouche
It Takes a Thief 1968 TV Series Willy
Skidoo 1968 Beany
Now You See It, Now You Don't 1968 TV Movie Nori
A Man Called Dagger 1968 Otto
The Wild Wild West 1965-1968 TV Series Voltaire / Dimas
I Spy 1968 TV Series Tiny
The Monroes 1967 TV Series Casmir
The Monkees 1967 TV Series Monster
Lassie 1963-1966 TV Series Chinook Pete / Dinny
The Las Vegas Hillbillys 1966 Moose
Gilligan's Island 1966 TV Series The Ghost Russian Agent
My Mother the Car 1966 TV Series Cracks
Honey West 1966 TV Series Groalgo
I Dream of Jeannie 1965 TV Series Ali
Brainstorm 1965 Asylum Inmate (uncredited)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964-1965 TV Series Merry / Thug in Vulcan's Factory
The Human Duplicators 1965 Dr. Kolos
Two on a Guillotine 1965 Photographer at Funeral (uncredited)
The Nasty Rabbit 1964 Ranch foreman (uncredited)
Roustabout 1964 Strongman (uncredited)
30 Minutes at Gunsight 1963 TV Short
Lassie's Great Adventure 1963 Chinook Pete
The Nutty Professor 1963 Man in Gym (uncredited)
House of the Damned 1963 The Giant
Eegah 1962 Eegah
The Twilight Zone 1962 TV Series Kanamit
The Phantom 1961 TV Movie Big Mike
The Phantom Planet 1961 The Solarite
The Rifleman 1961 TV Series Carl Hazlitt
King of Diamonds 1961 TV Series Doorman
Laramie 1961 TV Series Rake - Tolan's helper
Thriller 1961 TV Series Master Styx
Klondike 1960 TV Series Duff Brannigan
The D.I. 1957 Ugly Marine (uncredited)


The Giant of Thunder Mountain 1991 screenplay


The Giant of Thunder Mountain 1991 executive producer


The Freddy Jenkins Show 2014 TV Mini-Series short in memory of - 1 episode
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2014 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode


Legends 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself / Jaws
The World of James Bond 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Gottschalk Late Night 1993 TV Series Himself
30 Years of James Bond 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
Praise the Lord 1986 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1985 TV Series Himself
The 54th Annual Academy Awards 1982 TV Special documentary Jaws: For Your Eyes Only musical segment
The New Battlestars 1981 TV Series Himself
The 1980 Sci-Fi Awards 1980 TV Special Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1977-1980 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself
Circus of the Stars #4 1979 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer
Am laufenden Band 1979 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1979 TV Series Guest Appearance
Good Morning America 1979 TV Series Himself
La nuit des Césars 1979 TV Series documentary Himself
The Making of James Bond - 007 1977 TV Series documentary Himself
Van Dyke and Company 1976 TV Series Himself / Ventriloquist
Van Dyke and Company 1975 TV Special Himself
This Morning 2013 TV Series Himself
Soccer AM 2012 TV Series Himself
Piers Morgan's Life Stories 2012 TV Series Himself / Jaws
Totally Tracked Down 2010 TV Series Himself
Welcome to Sweden 2007 TV Series Himself
Gylne tider 2006-2007 TV Series documentary Himself
007 in Egypt 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Circus Footage 2006 Video documentary short Himself / Jaws
After They Were Famous 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Ultimate Film 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Best Ever Bond 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Inside 'Moonraker' 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Inside 'The Spy Who Loved Me' 2000 Video documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

No Small Parts 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Top Gear 2012 TV Series Jaws
My Invisible Friend 2010 Short Jaws
Cable Car Alternative: Storyboard 1 2006 Video Himself
Cable Car Alternative: Storyboard 2 2006 Video Himself
Happy Anniversary Mr. Bond 2002 TV Movie documentary Jaws
Double-O Stunts 2000 Video documentary short Jaws
Inside 'A View to a Kill' 2000 Video documentary short Jaws
Ken Adam: Designing Bond 2000 Video documentary short Jaws (uncredited)
007 Racing 2000 Video Game Jaws
Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond 1987 TV Movie documentary Jaws
James Bond: The First 21 Years 1983 TV Movie documentary Jaws
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1977 TV Series Tall Man
To Trap a Spy 1964 Thug in Vulcan's Factory (uncredited)

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