- Stood at 7 feet, 2 inches tall.
- Moved to Los Angeles from Detroit with his family when he was 9.
- Made his television debut in 1960 in an episode of Laramie.
- Publishing his autobiography, Making it Big in the Movies, in 2002.
- Diane Rogers Kiel — Wife
- Christopher Kiel — Son
- Bennett Kiel — Son
- Richard George Kiel — Son
- Jennifer Kiel — Daughter
- Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
- Died: September 10, 2014
- Profession: Actor