Richard Kiel
Richard Kiel

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Name: Richard Kiel
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 218 cm (7' 2'')
Birth Day: September 13, 1939
Death Date: September 10, 2014(2014-09-10) (aged 74)
Fresno, California, U.S.
Age: Aged 74
Birth Place:  Detroit, Michigan, United States
Zodiac Sign: Libra

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Height: 218 cm (7' 2'')
Weight: in kg - N/A
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Richard Kiel

Richard Kiel was born on September 13, 1939 in  Detroit, Michigan, United States (74 years old). Richard Kiel is an Actor, zodiac sign: Libra. Find out Richard Kielnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Does Richard Kiel Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Richard Kiel died on September 10, 2014(2014-09-10) (aged 74)
Fresno, California, U.S..

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$500 Thousand

Salary 2020

Not known

Biography Timeline


Kiel's first marriage was to Faye Daniels in 1960. They divorced in the early 1970s. He later married Diane Rogers. They had four children and nine grandchildren. He co-authored a biography of the abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay called Kentucky Lion. In 2002, Kiel published his autobiography, Making It Big In The Movies. Kiel was also a born-again Christian. His website states his religious conversion helped him to overcome alcoholism.


Due to his size, Kiel was often cast in villainous roles. He appeared as the towering – and lethal – assistant Voltaire to Dr. Miguelito Loveless in first-season episodes of The Wild, Wild West. In the Man from U.N.C.L.E. episode "The Vulcan Affair" (1964), Kiel appeared as a guard in Vulcan's plant and he portrayed Merry in "The Hong Kong Shilling Affair". In 1967, he played a monster in The Monkees episode "I Was a Teenage Monster".


In 1977, Kiel and Arnold Schwarzenegger were both considered for playing the Hulk in The Incredible Hulk. After Schwarzenegger was turned down due to his height, Kiel started filming the pilot. However, the producers quickly decided they wanted a more muscular Hulk rather than the towering Kiel, so he was dismissed. Kiel later said he did not mind losing the part because as he could only see out of one eye, he reacted badly to the contact lenses he had to wear for the role. He also found the green makeup unpleasant and difficult to remove. His scenes were then reshot with Lou Ferrigno.


In 1992, Kiel suffered a severe head injury in a car accident, which later affected his sense of balance. Kiel subsequently walked with a cane (as shown in his appearances in Happy Gilmore, where he is seen leaning on a person or a cane). Later in life, Kiel used a scooter or wheelchair.


On September 10, 2014, three days short of his 75th birthday, Kiel died at St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, California, of a heart attack, probably caused by coronary artery disease. One week prior to his death, he had been admitted to the hospital for a broken leg.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Jennifer Kiel Children N/A N/A N/A
#2 Bennett Kiel Children N/A N/A N/A
#3 Richard George Kiel Children N/A N/A N/A
#4 Christopher Kiel Children N/A N/A N/A
#5 Faye Daniels Spouse N/A N/A N/A
#6 Diane Rogers Spouse N/A N/A N/A

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Currently, Richard Kiel is 82 years, 8 months and 4 days old. Richard Kiel will celebrate 83rd birthday on a Tuesday 13th of September 2022. Below we countdown to Richard Kiel upcoming birthday.


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