Earl Hindman


Actor

About

Birth Place
Bisbee, Arizona, USA
Born
October 20, 1942
Died
December 29, 2003
Cause of Death
Died Of Lung Cancer

Biography

A lean, lanky character actor, Earl Hindman has played Wilson, the eccentric next door neighbor whose face is always obstructed by the backyard fence yet who provides the voice of experience and wisdom on the hit series "Home Improvement" (ABC, 1991-99). Born and raised in the Southwest, Hindman became interested in acting while still a high school student. When he was cast in his first...

Family & Companions

Mollie Hindman
Wife
Episcopalian minister.

Biography

A lean, lanky character actor, Earl Hindman has played Wilson, the eccentric next door neighbor whose face is always obstructed by the backyard fence yet who provides the voice of experience and wisdom on the hit series "Home Improvement" (ABC, 1991-99).

Born and raised in the Southwest, Hindman became interested in acting while still a high school student. When he was cast in his first professional role (in Shakespeare) at the Old Globe Theatre, he dropped out of college. Years of stage work followed, including parts in the national touring company of "The Great White Hope" (1969-70), an Off-Broadway production of "Dark of the Moon" with Rue McClanahan and Harvey Keitel, David Rabe's "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" and the Broadway play "The Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks." For close to a decade (1975-84), the veteran actor played the regular role of Bob Reid, intimate of the core family, on the ABC soap "Ryan's Hope." He later had supporting roles in such TV-movies and miniseries as "The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd" (CBS, 1980, as President Andrew Johnson), "One Police Plaza" (CBS, 1986) and its sequel "The Red Spider" (CBS, 1988) and "War and Remembrance" (ABC, 1988). In features, his credits include small roles in "The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three" (1974), "Silverado" (1985), four character voices in "Talk Radio" (1988) and "The Ballad of Sad Cafe" (1991).

Life Events

1967

Was a member of the Syracuse Repertory Theatre

1969

Appeared in the national tour of "The Great White Hope"

1970

Off-Broadway debut in "Dark of the Moon" with Rue McClanahan and Harvey Keitel

1971

Cast in the original production of David Rabe's "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" at New Yorks Public Theatre

1971

Feature debut, "Who Killed Mary Whats'ername"

1973

TV-movie debut in the "ABC Theatre" docudrama "Pueblo"

1974

Appeared in the PBS "Great Performances" production of Arthur Miller's "A Memory of Two Mondays"

1988

Provided character voices for callers in Oliver Stone's "Talk Radio"

1988

Cast in the ABC miniseries "War and Remembrance"

Companions

Mollie Hindman
Wife
Episcopalian minister.

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