Earl John Hindman (October 20, 1942 – December 29, 2003) was an American actor best known for his portrayal of the character Wilson W. Wilson Jr. on the hit television sitcom Home Improvement (1991–1999).
Hindman was born in Bisbee, Arizona, to Burl and Eula Hindman. The family also included sister, Anna Dean (Shields), and a brother, Ray.
Earl studied acting at the University of Arizona at Tucson. On May 21, 1976, he married Molly McGreevey, with whom he later acted on Ryan's Hope (she played Polly Longworth from 1977–1980). McGreevey later became an Episcopalian priest.
Hindman reportedly stood 6 ft 9 in (2.05 m). Which was the reason why the fence on Home Improvement was 8 ft tall.
On December 29, 2003, Hindman died of lung cancer in Stamford, Connecticut. He was 61 years old.
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