Earl Hindman

Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 10/20/1942 in Bisbee, Arizona, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Deadline 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Final 2001 (Movie)

Official (Actor)

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Law & Order 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Backstage Pass 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Home Improvement 1991 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Behind Closed Doors With Joan Lunden II 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 11th Annual Soap Opera Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe 1991 (Movie)

Henry Macy (Actor)

It's Always Something 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Talk Radio 1988 (Movie)

of Chet/Black John/Jerry (Voice)

The Red Spider 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Three Men and A Baby 1987 (Movie)

Satch (Actor)

Silverado 1985 (Movie)

JT (Actor)

Taps 1981 (Movie)

Lt. Hanson (Actor)

The Brink's Job 1978 (Movie)

FBI Agent (Actor)

Greased Lightning 1977 (Movie)

Beau Welles (Actor)

Key West 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Parallax View 1974 (Movie)

Deputy (Actor)

The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 1974 (Movie)

Brown (Actor)

Shoot It: Black, Shoot It: Blue 1973 (Movie)

Garrity (Actor)

Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? 1970 (Movie)

Whitey (Actor)

A Memory of Two Mondays (TV Show)

Actor

Concealed Enemies (TV Show)

Actor

Kojak: The Price of Justice (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Coweta County (TV Show)

Actor

One Police Plaza (TV Show)

Actor

Pueblo (TV Show)

Actor

Rising Son (TV Show)

Actor

Stay the Night (TV Show)

Actor

War and Remembrance (TV Show)

Actor

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).

Relationships

Mollie Hindman

Wife

EDUCATION

University of Arizona at Tucson

Tucson , Arizona
dropped out to pursue acting career

Phoenix Junior College

Phoenix , Arizona

Milestones

1988

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

1988

Cast in the ABC miniseries "War and Remembrance"

1974

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

1973

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

1970

Feature debut, "Who Killed Mary Whats'ername"

1970

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

1969

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

1968

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

1967

Was a member of the Syracuse Repertory Theatre

Company member at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival

Stage debut, at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego

Raised in the Southwest

TV series debut on the ABC soap "Ryan's Hope", as the regular character Bob Reid

Played Wilson, the unseen neighbor, on the ABC hit sitcom "Home Improvement"

Bonus Trivia

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Last name is pronounced with a long 'i' as in 'high'.

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