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Richard Kiel

1939 - 2014

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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 4,124,996 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard Kiel is the 210th most popular actor (up from 269th in 2019), the 407th most popular biography from United States (up from 538th in 2019) and the 105th most popular American Actor.

Richard Kiel is most famous for his role as Jaws in the James Bond film series.

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  • 4.1M

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  • 75.28

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  • 57

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  • 5.26

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among ACTORS

Among actors, Richard Kiel ranks 210 out of 10,030Before him are Michael Clarke Duncan, Jeff Bridges, Janet Leigh, Sharon Stone, Doris Day, and Michael J. Fox. After him are Daniel Day-Lewis, Peter Fonda, Leonard Nimoy, Dianne Wiest, Franco Nero, and Susan Sarandon.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1939, Richard Kiel ranks 18Before him are Gro Harlem Brundtland, Giovanni Trapattoni, Margaret Atwood, Marvin Gaye, George Lazenby, and Ralph Lauren. After him are Giovanni Falcone, Paul Hogan, Karel Gott, Ada Yonath, Jackie Stewart, and Peter Grünberg. Among people deceased in 2014, Richard Kiel ranks 15Before him are Shirley Temple, Eli Wallach, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Nadine Gordimer, Luis Aragonés, and Hiroo Onoda. After him are Jacques Le Goff, Lauren Bacall, Maximilian Schell, Louis Zamperini, Alain Resnais, and Paco de Lucía.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Kiel ranks 407 out of 15,968Before him are Janet Leigh (1927), Thomas Wolfe (1900), Sharon Stone (1958), Little Richard (1932), Doris Day (1922), and Mike Tyson (1966). After him are Peter Fonda (1940), Leonard Nimoy (1931), Dianne Wiest (1946), Gordon Allport (1897), Jennifer Lopez (1969), and Jerome Bruner (1915).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Richard Kiel ranks 105Before him are Paulette Goddard (1910), Michael Clarke Duncan (1957), Jeff Bridges (1949), Janet Leigh (1927), Sharon Stone (1958), and Doris Day (1922). After him are Peter Fonda (1940), Leonard Nimoy (1931), Dianne Wiest (1946), Susan Sarandon (1946), James Caan (1940), and Nicole Kidman (1967).

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