Carel Struycken


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Carel Struycken was born in the Hague, The Netherlands. When he was four years old his family moved to Curacao, an island in the Caribbean. At age sixteen, he returned to his home country, where he finished high school. He graduated from the directing program at the film school in Amsterdam, following which he did a year at the American Film ... See full bio »

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(1991)
(1993)
Men in Black Arquillian
(1997)
Twin Peaks Giant / The Giant
(1990-1991)

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  The Eden Theory (post-production)
The Stranger
 2019 Doctor Sleep
Grampa Flick
 2018 Two Minutes to Midnight (TV Mini-Series)
Shire
- The Damned Among Us (2018) ... Shire
 2017 Gerald's Game
Moonlight Man
 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
The Fireman / ???????
- Part 17 (2017) ... The Fireman
- Part 14 (2017) ... The Fireman
- Part 8 (2017) ... ???????
- Part 1 (2017) ... ???????
 2016 Gotham (TV Series)
Tall Monster
- Mad City: Better to Reign in Hell (2016) ... Tall Monster (uncredited)
 2014 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Matthew Kincaid
- The Mombasa Cartel (No. 114) (2014) ... Matthew Kincaid
 2014 Trophy Heads
Brother Humphrey
 2010 Cold Case (TV Series)
Lester 'Gargantuan' Smith '10
- Metamorphosis (2010) ... Lester 'Gargantuan' Smith '10
 2007 Revamped (Video)
Mr. Vincent
 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Paul
- Sticks & Stones (2006) ... Paul
 2005 The Fallen Ones (TV Movie)
High Priest #1
 2004 Agavé
J.C / Cowboy
 2004 De erfenis (TV Series)
Lafayette
- Episode #1.18 (2004) ... Lafayette
- Episode #1.17 (2004) ... Lafayette
- Episode #1.16 (2004) ... Lafayette
- Episode #1.13 (2004) ... Lafayette
- Episode #1.12 (2004) ... Lafayette
 2002 Fatal Kiss (TV Movie)
Mortician
 2002 Science Fiction
Strange man
 2002 Charmed (TV Series)
Giant Demon
- Womb Raider (2002) ... Giant Demon
 2001 The Vampire Hunters Club (Video short)
Host Vampire
 2000 Tinnef (Video short)
Kran
 1999 Enemy Action
Eyepatch
 1998 Addams Family Reunion (TV Movie)
Lurch
 1998 I Woke Up Early the Day I Died
Undertaker
 1997 Men in Black
Arquillian
 1996 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Spectre
- The Thaw (1996) ... Spectre
 1996 Oblivion 2: Backlash
Gaunt
 1995 Out There (TV Movie)
Mr. Burke
 1995 Under the Hula Moon
Clyde
 1994 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
Trader
- Soul Mates (1994) ... Trader
 1994 Oblivion
Gaunt
 1993 Addams Family Values
Lurch
 1993 Journey to the Center of the Earth (TV Movie)
Dallas
 1987-1992 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Mr. Homn
- Cost of Living (1992) ... Mr. Homn
- Half a Life (1991) ... Mr. Homn
- Ménage à Troi (1990) ... Mr. Homn
- Manhunt (1989) ... Mr. Homn
- Haven (1987) ... Mr. Homn
 1991 Hammer: Addams Groove (Video short)
Lurch
 1991 The Addams Family
Lurch
 1990-1991 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Giant / The Giant
- Beyond Life and Death (1991) ... Giant
- The Path to the Black Lodge (1991) ... The Giant
- Arbitrary Law (1990) ... Giant
- Lonely Souls (1990) ... Giant
- May the Giant Be with You (1990) ... The Giant
 1991 Servants of Twilight
Kyle Barlow
 1990 Framed (TV Movie)
Jinx
 1988 Night of the Kickfighters
Ponti (as Carel Struyker)
 1988 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
The Giant
- Fairytale Theater (1988) ... The Giant
 1987 Hunter (TV Series)
Occult Store Owner
- City of Passion: Part 2 (1987) ... Occult Store Owner
- City of Passion: Part 1 (1987) ... Occult Store Owner (uncredited)
 1985 Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (TV Movie)
Terak
 1983 The Prey
The Monster
 1980 Go West, Young Man
Dr. Struycken
 1980 Die Laughing
Gregor the Giant
 1979 Bigfoot and Wildboy (TV Series)
 1978 Tarzana (Short)
A big, ugly Polynesian fella
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Other Works:

Music video for the band Wall of Voodoo "Mexican Radio" oleo single - Actor playing the director of the video in a brief clip near the end of the song See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Carel Struyker

Height:

7' (2.13 m)
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Personal Quote:

It was kind of tough because at that age you're not aware of your tallness. I'm still not, really. Many times people would react to the fact that I looked different and I would think that there was something wrong with me -- that maybe one of my shirt buttons was undone or something. It took 20 or 30 years to get used to it. See more »

Trivia:

Has been diagnosed with acromegaly (see giantism). See more »

Trademark:

Often appears in non-speaking roles See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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