Veteran actor Richard Kiel passed away yesterday at the age of 74, only 3 days away from celebrating his 75th birthday. His name may not be familiar to some, but his characters, especially the James Bond villain Jaws, are some that will live on forever.
His acting credits include many appearances on television shows as far back as 1960, but he is best known as Jaws, the James Bond villain with metal teeth that could bite through and kill anything, including a shark. Jaws was supposed to die in The Spy Who Loved Me, but he lived on because his character was liked so much during screen tests.
Kiel also played Mr. Larson in Happy Gilmore alongside Adam Sandler.
That will never stop being funny… You won’t be forgotten Mr. Kiel, not in a thousand lifetimes.