Is Jaws from Bond dead?

Answered by Willian Lymon

It is with great sadness that I share the news that Richard Kiel, the actor who portrayed the iconic character Jaws in two James Bond films, has passed away at the age of 74. I just learned about his death today, and it truly comes as a shock.

I remember watching Kiel in “The Spy Who Loved Me” in 1977 and being captivated by his portrayal of Jaws. He brought such a menacing presence to the screen with his towering height and steel teeth, making him one of the most memorable Bond villains of all time. His unique physical appearance and silent yet intimidating demeanor left a lasting impression on audiences worldwide.

Kiel reprised his role as Jaws in the 1979 film “Moonraker,” solidifying his place in Bond history. Despite being a villain, Jaws became a fan favorite due to Kiel’s charismatic performance and the character’s eventual turn towards the side of good.

It is unfortunate that Kiel has passed away, but his legacy as Jaws will live on. He brought a special quality to the role, making Jaws more than just a henchman or antagonist. His portrayal added depth and complexity to the character, and his scenes with Roger Moore’s James Bond were always thrilling to watch.

It’s important to remember that behind the steel teeth and tough exterior, Kiel was a talented actor and a kind-hearted individual. He will be missed not only for his contributions to the Bond franchise but also for his impact on the entertainment industry as a whole.

I extend my condolences to Kiel’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. His presence on screen will forever be remembered, and his contribution to the Bond series will continue to be celebrated by fans around the world. Rest in peace, Richard Kiel, and thank you for bringing Jaws to life in such a remarkable way.