Facts About Richard Kiel
- Was Born on September 13th, 1939 in Michigain.
- Became a Christian when he was 9
- Was baptized when he was 27
- Started to Realize his full potential with God when he was in his 30’s
- Has given his testimony over 300 times all across the country
- Lives in CA near Yosemite National Park (where the Giant of Thunder Mountain was filmed)
- Is working on a screenplay about abolitionist Cassius Clay, no…not Muhammad Ali, it is a project he has been wanting to do for almost 22 years
- He has four kids
- Is opening, or has opened a 40,000 square foot Christian called Theopolis, along with writer Josh McDowelle and several other contemporary Christian artists
- An auto mobile accident affected his balance, and left him unable to stand without support, he has had or is having a surgery to give him some relief
- Has a film production company in Oakhurst, CA
- Was once offered to do a beer commercial, but decided against it because of beliefs about drunk drivers
- Is 7ft 2in Tall
- He and his wife have been married for 24+years
- His wife is approximately 5ft 1in & 1/2 tall
- He was in a Mountain Dew commercial (circa 1990)
- He has appeared in an episode of Land of the Lost (the original series) (this is soon to come to the filmography page)
He just finished a movie in India which stars Jason Connery (Sean's son).
- He also just completed a made for video episode of a new video series called Bloodhounds, Inc. which stars Richard Thomas ("John Boy" on the Waltons) as a father of a couple of teen-age detectives.
- His agent is Steve Stevens with the Stevens Group
in Los Angeles.
- Kiel appeared in a National Geographic special produced by David Wolper in which he portrayed the Big Foot creature.
- Played the Incredible Huck in the pilot episode, but was later replaced, (more info later)
- The likeness of Jaws appeared in an episode of the Simpsons, (more to come later) The scene was cut out, but aired on a special i saw.