Earl Hindman

Earl Hindman

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Earl Hindman was born on Oct 20, 1942 in USA. Earl Hindman's big-screen debut came with The Ultimate Degenerate directed by Michael Findlay in 1969, strarring Bruno (as Leo Heinz). Earl Hindman is known for Home Improvement directed by Andy Cadiff, Tim Allen stars as Tim Taylor and Earl Hindman as Wilson Wilson Jr.. Earl Hindman has got 1 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award Earl Hindman achieved is TV Land Awards. The upcoming new movie Earl Hindman plays is Final which will be released on Jun 08, 2001.

Earl Hindman was an American actor from Arizona. His most famous role was that of helpful neighbor Wilson W. Wilson, Jr. in the popular sitcom "Home Improvement" (1991-1999). The series lasted for 8 seasons, and a total of 204 episodes.In 1942, Hindman was born in Bisbee, Arizona, which at the time was a mining city. Bisbee was established in 1880, as a settlement for copper, gold, and silver miners. The city became the county seat of Cochise County in 1929. Hindman's parents were Burl Latney Hindman and his wife Eula. His father worked in the oil pipeline business.Hindman studied acting at the University of Arizona. He made his film debut in the exploitation film "Teenage Mother" (1967), at the age of 25. His early films included the mystery film "Who Killed Mary What's 'Er Name?" (1971), and the political assassination-themed thriller "The Parallax View" (1974). He played the hijacker code-named "Mr. Brown" in the action thriller "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" (1974).Hindman next found a regular role in television, playing police lieutenant Bob Reid in the soap opera "Ryan's Hope" (1975-1989). He was a regular in the series from 1975 to 1984, and then was written out. He returned to the series in 1988 and remained until its end in 1989. The series was canceled due to its steady decline in Nielsen numbers. In total, it lasted for 13 seasons and 3,515 episodes.Hindman was featured as race-car driver Beau Welles in the biographical film "Greased Lightning" (1977), depicted as the main rival to protagonist Wendell Scott (played by Richard Pryor). The film was loosely based on the life of Wendell Scott (1921-1990), the first African-American to win a race in the Grand National Series, NASCAR's highest level.Hindman was reduced to minor roles in film for the duration of the 1980s, with the exception of playing gunfighter J.T. Hollis in the Western film "Silverado" (1985). In television, he played Lt. Commander Wade McClusky in the miniseries "War and Remembrance" (1988-1989). His career experienced a revival when cast as a regular character in "Home Improvement". In the series, his character Wilson W. Wilson, Jr. would regularly offer advice to protagonist Timothy "Tim" Taylor (played by Tim Allen), As a running gag, Wilson's face remained hidden from the audience.Following the series' cancellation, Hindman mostly appeared in guest star roles in television series, such as "Law & Order" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent". Meanwhile his health declined. Hindman was a longtime smoker, and was diagnosed with lung cancer. He died due to the disease in December 2003, at the age of 61.Hindman died in Stamford, Connecticut, and was buried there in Roxbury Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, actress Molly McGreevey. McGreevey died in 2015.

  • Birthday

    Oct 20, 1942
  • Place of Birth

    Bisbee, Arizona, USA

Known For


1 wins & 1 nominations

TV Land Awards
Favorite "Heard but Not Seen" Character
Winner - TV Land Award

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TV Shows