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Earl Hindman (1942–2003)

Earl Hindman was born on October 20, 1942 in Bisbee, Arizona, USA as Earl John Hindman. He was an actor, known for Home Improvement (1991), Ryan's Hope (1975) and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974). He was married to Molly McGreevy. He died on December 29, 2003 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Home Improvement
Home Improvement Wilson Wilson, Jr. / Wilson Wilson Jr. / Santa Claus
Ryan's Hope
Ryan's Hope Bob Reid / Lt. Bob Reid
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three George Steever aka Brown
The Parallax View
The Parallax View Deputy Red


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 2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
- The Third Horseman (2002) ... Sheriff
 2001 Final
 2000 Hopewell (TV Movie)
Police Chief
 2000 Deadline (TV Series)
 2000 Law & Order (TV Series)
Mr. Riley
- Black, White and Blue (2000) ... Mr. Riley
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
- Hercules and the Assassin (1998) ... Pericles (voice)
 1992 Stay the Night (TV Movie)
Mike Kettman Sr.
 1991 Fires Within
 1990 Kojak: It's Always Something (TV Movie)
 1990 Rising Son (TV Movie)
 1990 ABC TGIF (TV Series)
 1988 Talk Radio
Chet / Black John / Jerry (voice)
 1988 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series)
Lt. Cmdr. Wade McClusky (Enterprise)
- Part 3 (1988) ... Lt. Cmdr. Wade McClusky (Enterprise)
 1988 The Red Spider (TV Movie)
 1987 3 Men and a Baby
 1987 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Harry Carson
- Let the Games Begin (1987) ... Harry Carson
 1986-1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Lt. Elmer / Lieutenant Elmer / Findlay
- Coal Black Soul (1987) ... Lt. Elmer
- The Cup (1986) ... Lt. Elmer
- Prelude (1986) ... Lieutenant Elmer
- Breakpoint (1986) ... Findlay
 1987 Kojak: The Price of Justice (TV Movie)
 1985-1987 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Max Ordella / Sgt. Clayton
- Mary Hamilton (1987) ... Max Ordella
- Resurrection (1985) ... Sgt. Clayton
 1986 One Police Plaza (TV Movie)
Detective Jake Stern
 1985 Silverado
 1984 The Leatherstocking Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Harry March
- Episode #1.4 ... Harry March
- Episode #1.2 ... Harry March
- Episode #1.1 ... Harry March
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Lombardo, FBI
- Concealed Enemies, Part I: Suspicion (1984) ... Lombardo, FBI
 1983 Murder in Coweta County (TV Movie)
J.H. Potts
 1981/I Taps
Lieutenant Hanson
 1981 Nurse (TV Series)
- A Little Rain (1981)
 1979 Once Upon a Classic (TV Series)
 1978 The Brink's Job
FBI agent
 1977 Greased Lightning
Beau Welles
 1973 Key West (TV Movie)
 1973 Pueblo (TV Movie)
QMT Charles B. Law, Jr.
 1971 Great Performances (TV Series)
- A Memory of Two Mondays (1971) ... William
 1969 The Ultimate Degenerate
Bruno (as Leo Heinz)
 1968 The Kiss of Her Flesh
Don (as Leo Heinz)
 1967 Teenage Mother (as Earle Hindman)
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Other Works:

: Plays Julius Caesar in "Julius Caesar" play by William Shakespeare (Lucille Lortel Theater, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

Alternate Names:

Leo Heinz | Earle Hindman


6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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Sister's name is Anna Dean Shields, who lives in Payson, Arizona. See more »


On the series Home Improvement (1991) he never allowed his entire face to be seen. He would usually be filmed behind his fence. When that was not possible, he'd either keep his face turned from the camera, or appear behind a conveniently placed object.

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