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Earl Hindman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Earl John Hindman (October 20, 1942 – December 29, 2003) was an American actor, best-known for his role as the kindly neighbor (whose lower face was always hidden from sight from the television viewer) Wilson W. Wilson Jr. on the television sitcom Home Improvement (1991–1999). Long before this role, however, he played bad guys in two 1970s thrillers, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three and The Parallax View. 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Earl Hindman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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Oct 20, 1942 In Bisbee, Arizona, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Kiss of Her Flesh 1968-12-31
Latest Project:
Movie The Aviator 2004-12-17
Known For
Poster of Home Improvement
Poster of Law & Order
Poster of Murder in Coweta County
Poster of The Ultimate Degenerate
Movie The Aviator Pericles 2004-12-17
Movie Learning to Lie Wilson Wilson, Jr. 2003-07-02
Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Series Hercules Pericles 1998-08-31
Movie The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Henry Macy 1991-03-28
Series Home Improvement Wilson Wilson, Jr. 1991-09-17
Series Law & Order Attorney Riley 1990-09-13
Movie Talk Radio Chet/Black John/Jerry (voice) 1988-12-21
Movie Kojak: The Price of Justice Danny 1987-02-21
Movie 3 Men and a Baby Satch 1987-11-27
Movie One Police Plaza Detective Jake Stern 1986-11-29
Movie Silverado J.T. 1985-07-10
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Series The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Series Tales from the Darkside Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Murder in Coweta County J.H. Potts 1983-02-15
Series Ryan's Hope Bob Reid 1975-07-07
Movie The Parallax View Deputy Red 1974-06-14
Movie Shoot It Black, Shoot It Blue Stacy 1974-12-06
Movie The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Mr. Brown 1974-10-02
Movie Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? Whitey 1971-12-11
Movie The Ultimate Degenerate Bruno (as Leo Heinz) 1969-04-25
Movie The Kiss of Her Flesh Don (as Leo Heinz) 1968-12-31