- 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.
- Richard George Kiel — Son
- Jennifer Kiel — Daughter
- Diane Rogers Kiel — Wife
- Bennett Kiel — Son
- Christopher Kiel — Son