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Earl Hindman is a Actor American born on 20 october 1942 at Bisbee (USA)

Earl Hindman

Earl Hindman
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Birth name Earl John Hindman
Nationality USA
Birth 20 october 1942 at Bisbee (USA)
Death 29 december 2003 (at 61 years) at Stamford (USA)

Earl John Hindman (October 20, 1942 – December 29, 2003) was an American film and television actor, best known for his role as the kindly neighbor (whose lower face was always hidden from television viewers) Wilson W. Wilson, Jr. on the television sitcom Home Improvement (1991–1999).

Long before this role, however, he played villains in two 1970s thrillers, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three and The Parallax View. He also played the part of J.T. in the Lawrence Kasdan film Silverado and appeared in the film C.H.U.D.

Hindman's most famous and enduring pre-Home Improvement role was as Bob Reid in Ryan's Hope. He played the role in 459 episodes during the years 1975–1989. Ex-police officer Bob Reid was everybody's best friend who never got the girl, and was the long-suffering brother of the soap's serial bride Delia Reid Ryan Ryan Coleridge. Hindman's wife (Molly McGreevey) was also on the soap 1977–1981 as Polly Longworth, best friend to media tycoon Rae Woodard.

His voice has also been heard on the Disneyland Railroad since 2002.

Best films

Three Men and a Baby (1987)

Usually with

Bruno Rubeo
Bruno Rubeo
(1 films)
Bill Cobbs
Bill Cobbs
(2 films)
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Filmography of Earl Hindman (15 films)

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Final (2001)
, 1h51
Directed by Campbell Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Actors Denis Leary, Hope Davis, Marin Hinkle, J. C. MacKenzie, Jim Gaffigan, Earl Hindman
Rating60% 3.0007053.0007053.0007053.0007053.000705
Bill wakes up from a coma in a psychiatric hospital, suffering from delusions that he is about to be executed by a futuristic society which has unfrozen him from a past experiment in cryonics and tissue regeneration. Under the care of Ann, his psychiatrist, he starts remembering trauma from his pre-coma life, including the death of his father, a breakup with his fiancee, and a drunken binge while driving. He begins to recover from his mental breakdown, yet his delusions do not cease. As the truth unravels, he discovers that his delusions may be closer to the truth than the reality he was told of by his caregivers.
Fires Within, 1h26
Directed by Gillian Armstrong
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jimmy Smits, Greta Scacchi, Vincent d’Onofrio, Earl Hindman, Luis Ávalos, Raúl Dávila
Rating49% 2.469322.469322.469322.469322.46932
Set in the Cuban community in Miami, the story revolves around the relationship between Nestor, a recently released political prisoner, his wife Isabel, who had fled Cuba after Nestor was imprisoned, and Sam, the fisherman who had rescued Isabel from almost certain death at sea.
Talk Radio
Talk Radio (1988)
, 1h50
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Radio, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Eric Bogosian, Ellen Greene, Leslie Hope, John C. McGinley, Alec Baldwin, John Pankow
Roles Chet/Black John/Jerry (voice)
Rating72% 3.648233.648233.648233.648233.64823
Barry Champlain, a Jewish radio personality in Dallas, Texas, is a host with a caustic sense of humor and a knack for cutting people down with his controversial politically liberal views.
Three Men and a Baby, 1h42
Directed by Leonard Nimoy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Buddy films
Actors Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis, Earl Hindman, Margaret Colin
Roles Satch
Rating59% 2.9500752.9500752.9500752.9500752.950075
Architect Peter Mitchell (Tom Selleck), cartoonist Michael Kellam (Steve Guttenberg), and actor Jack Holden (Ted Danson) are happy living their lives as bachelors in their lofty New York City apartment where they have frequent parties and flings with different women. Their lives are disrupted when a baby named Mary arrives on their doorstep one day. A note with her, written by a lady named Sylvia, indicates that she is Jack's, the result of a tryst between the actor and actress. Mary arrives in his absence – he is in Turkey shooting a B movie, leaving Peter and Michael to fend for themselves in taking care of her. Prior to leaving, Jack had made arrangements with a director friend to have a "package" delivered to the apartment as a favor. Before Mary's arrival, he calls and leaves a message with Peter and Michael informing them of it and to keep it a secret per the director friend's wishes. When she arrives, they mistakenly believe she is "the package", even though there is a note from her mother.
Kojak: The Price of Justice, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Telly Savalas, Stanley Tucci, Kate Nelligan, Pat Hingle, Earl Hindman, Jack Thompson
Roles Danny
Rating70% 3.5441353.5441353.5441353.5441353.544135
Kojak is on new case, bodies of two young boys are found in Harlem river, their mother (Kate Nelligan) is the main suspect. Soon boys' father (Pat Hingle) kills himself. Kojak and his new assistant (John Bedford Lloyd) have to sort things out and solve the case which isn't going to be straightforward task as it seems.
Silverado (1985)
, 2h29
Directed by Lawrence Kasdan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Western
Actors Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Rosanna Arquette, John Cleese, Kevin Costner, Brian Dennehy
Roles J.T.
Rating71% 3.5993453.5993453.5993453.5993453.599345
Emmett (Scott Glenn) is ambushed by three men while he sleeps in a deserted shack. In a brief gunfight, he kills all of the assailants. As he sets out for the town of Silverado, Emmett finds a man, Paden (Kevin Kline), lying in the desert, having been robbed and left to die.
Taps (1981)
, 2h6
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Films about education, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors George C. Scott, Timothy Tarquin Hutton, Ronny Cox, Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, Evan Handler
Roles State Police Lieutenant Hanson
Rating67% 3.3992953.3992953.3992953.3992953.399295
Bunker Hill Military Academy has just concluded another school year. Cadet Brian Moreland (Timothy Hutton), an academic junior, meets privately with the academy commandant, retired Brigadier General Harlan Bache (George C. Scott). Bache promotes Moreland to Cadet Major, the paramount rank at BHMA. Bache also reflects on the time when he was a West Point cadet (Moreland's intended college), as well as a graduate of BHMA prior to that, and how he dreads civilian life with his forthcoming retirement. Moreland is congratulated by several good friends: Cadet Captains David Shawn (Tom Cruise) and Alex Dwyer (Sean Penn), as well as Cadet Lieutenant Edward West (Evan Handler). Shawn, a Red Beret, leads a celebration in the hallway. The commencement is celebrated by a parade and pass & review. Following the ceremonies, General Bache announces that BHMA's board of trustees is selling the school to real estate developers; however, they will remain open for one more year in order to allow the seniors to graduate and give the underclassmen time to apply to other schools. The delay gives many cadets hope that BHMA - which many of them consider home - can be saved. Bache also expresses his hope that the institute can be saved, as he wryly remarks to Moreland "We are here, and the condos are not".
The Brink's Job, 1h44
Directed by William Friedkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Historical, Crime, Politic
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Allen Garfield, Warren Oates, Gena Rowlands, Paul Sorvino
Roles agent du FBI
Rating64% 3.2475853.2475853.2475853.2475853.247585
Small-time Boston crook Tony Pino (Peter Falk) tries to make a name for himself. He and his five associates pull off a robbery whenever they can. Tony and his gang easily rob over $100,000 in cash from a Brink's armored car, after which Tony disguises himself as a sparkplug salesman to get an inside look at Brink's large and so-called "impregnable fortress" headquarters in the city's North End, a company renowned for unbreachable security as a private "bank" throughout the East Coast.
Greased Lightning, 1h36
Directed by Michael Schultz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Action
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Beau Bridges, Richard Pryor, Pam Grier, Cleavon Little, Vincent Gardenia, Earl Hindman
Roles Beau Welles
Rating62% 3.1489353.1489353.1489353.1489353.148935
Wendell Scott, a taxi cab driver in post-World War II, learns his craft for car racing by transporting illegal moonshine in the backwoods of Virginia. By the mid-1960s, he was a veteran driver who had won his battles with the white racetrack owners and police officers.
The Parallax View, 1h42
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Films about writers, Films about journalists, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Warren Beatty, Hume Cronyn, William Daniels, Paula Prentiss, Jim Davis, Earl Hindman
Roles Deputy Red
Rating71% 3.5982853.5982853.5982853.5982853.598285
TV newswoman Lee Carter (Paula Prentiss) is one of many witnesses to the public assassination of presidential candidate Senator Charles Carroll (Bill Joyce) atop the Seattle Space Needle. A waiter armed with a revolver is chased but falls to his death. Meanwhile, a second waiter, also armed, leaves the crime scene unnoticed. A Congressional special committee determines that the assassination was the work of a lone gunman.
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, 1h44
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about terrorism, Transport films, Rail transport films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie, Films about hijackings
Actors Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Héctor Elizondo, Earl Hindman, Dick O'Neill
Roles Mr. Brown
Rating76% 3.849043.849043.849043.849043.84904
In New York City, four men armed with submachine guns and using code names (Mr. Blue, Mr. Green, Mr. Grey, and Mr. Brown), wearing similar trenchcoat, glasses and mustache disguises, board the Pelham 123 subway train at different station stops. The men take hostage seventeen passengers and the conductor, isolate them in the train's first car and then separate the car from the rest of the train.