Richard Kiel Biography
Birthday: September 13, 1939 (Virgo)
Born In: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Richard Kiel was an American actor, voice over artist and comedian, best remembered for playing the role of metal-mouthed James Bond villain, Jaws, in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ and ‘Moonraker’. He is one of the few Bond villains to have appeared in more than one film of the franchise. His unique stature and glimmering teeth made him a henchman whose image was etched in the audience’s memory. In real life, Kiel was a gentle soul with a mischievous smile. He was born with acromegaly, a hormonal condition that can cause abnormal growth in the individual suffering from it. While his height proved to be advantageous in his film career, as he got many roles because of it, he also tried to attain a stature independent of it. He was often seen playing the roles of thugs and monsters in movies. Kiel also had several comic appearances in movies like ‘The Longest Yard’ and ‘Happy Gilmore’. Apart from working in cinema, Kiel also appeared in more than a hundred television shows, including ‘The Wild, Wild West’ and ‘Barbary Coast’.