A weekly peek behind the curtain of Hollywood to find out how the magic happens.

Type: News

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-01-01

Making the Movies - Richard Kiel - Netflix

Richard Dawson Kiel (September 13, 1939 – September 10, 2014) was an American actor, voice artist, and comedian, best known for his role as Jaws in the James Bond franchise, portraying the character in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979); he lampooned the role with a tongue-in-cheek cameo in Inspector Gadget (1999). His next-most recognized role is the tough, but eloquent Mr. Larson in Happy Gilmore (1996). Other notable films include The Longest Yard (1974), Silver Streak (1976), Force 10 from Navarone (1978), Pale Rider (1985) and Tangled (2010). In television, Kiel portrayed the Kanamit alien in the now-classic The Twilight Zone episode “To Serve Man” (1962) and Dr. Miguelito Loveless' assistant, Voltaire, in first-season episodes of The Wild Wild West (1965-1966).

Making the Movies - Death - Netflix

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, possibly caused by coronary artery disease.

Making the Movies - References - Netflix