Richard Kiel

1939 - 2014

Richard Kiel

Richard Dawson Kiel (September 13, 1939 – September 10, 2014) was an American actor and voice artist. Standing 7 ft 2 in (218 cm) tall, he was known for portraying Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979); he lampooned the role with a tongue-in-cheek cameo in Inspector Gadget (1999). Kiel's next-most-recognized role is the tough but eloquent Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Kiel has received more than 3,620,973 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 272nd most popular actor.

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  • 64.78

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  • 57

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.49

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Richard Kiel ranks 271 out of 8,832Before him are Bryan Cranston, Donald Pleasence, Reese Witherspoon, Frances Farmer, David Niven, and Goldie Hawn. After him are Lana Turner, Monica Vitti, Colin Firth, Jodie Foster, Isabelle Huppert, and Pierre Richard.

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Among people born in 1939, Richard Kiel ranks 26Before him are Ada Yonath, Romano Prodi, Giovanni Falcone, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Clay Regazzoni, and Karel Gott. After him are Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Tzvetan Todorov, John Cleese, F. Murray Abraham, and Claude François. Among people deceased in 2014, Richard Kiel ranks 21Before him are Hiroo Onoda, Shirley Temple, Lauren Bacall, Alain Resnais, Paco de Lucía, and Jack Brabham. After him are Alexander Grothendieck, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Richard Attenborough, Gary Becker, Virna Lisi, and Martin Lewis Perl.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Kiel ranks 538 out of 12,171Before him are Les Paul (1915), Jack Kilby (1923), George Eastman (1854), Goldie Hawn (1945), Ellen G. White (1827), and Willis Lamb (1913). After him are Francis Fukuyama (1952), Lana Turner (1921), Carl Barks (1901), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Jodie Foster (1962), and Alice Cooper (1948).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Richard Kiel ranks 145Before him are Michael Keaton (1951), Kevin Spacey (1959), Bryan Cranston (1956), Reese Witherspoon (1976), Frances Farmer (1913), and Goldie Hawn (1945). After him are Lana Turner (1921), Jodie Foster (1962), Gena Rowlands (1930), Liza Minnelli (1946), Talia Shire (1946), and Dwayne Johnson (1972).