|Born||July 5, 1948|
Dallas, Texas, USA
|Died||October 23, 2005 (aged 57)|
Santa Monica, California, USA
William Michael Hootkins (July 5, 1948 – October 23, 2005) was an American actor who played Red Six (Jek Porkins) in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) and as the crooked Lt. Max Eckhardt in Batman (1989), and Major Eaton, one of the army intelligence men appearing at the beginning and the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Events 1295 - Scotland and France form an alliance the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England. Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 4004 BC - Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher 42 BC - Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1295 - Scotland and France form an alliance the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England. Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 4004 BC - Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher 42 BC - Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works This is a list of minor characters in the fictional Star Wars universe who are part of the Rebel Alliance. Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope (originally released as Star Wars) is a 1977 Space opera The year 1977 in film involved some significant events Events In the Academy Awards, Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway Max Eckhardt is a fictional character and an adversary of Batman. Batman is a 1989 Superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Events Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton Georgia for $20 million Raiders of the Lost Ark (also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark) is a 1981 Adventure film directed by Steven
At the age of fifteen, Hootkins found himself caught up in the FBI's investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy when he was interviewed about Mrs. John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29 1917&ndashNovember 22 1963 often referred to by his initials JFK, was the thirty-fifth President of Ruth Paine, the woman "harboring" Marina Oswald, the Russian wife of the presumed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Ruth Hyde Paine (born September 3, 1932) was a friend of Marina Oswald who was living with her at the time of the JFK assassination. Marina Oswald Porter (born Marina Alexandrovna Medvedeva Nikolayevna Prusakova on July 17, 1941) was the wife of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18 1939 &ndash November 24 1963 was according to three United States government investigations the assassin of U He had been studying Russian with Mrs. Paine at his school, St. Mark's in Dallas, where he also developed his taste for theatre, joining the same drama group as Tommy Lee Jones. The St Mark's School of Texas is a nonsectarian preparatory Day school for boys located in Dallas, Texas, USA Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an Academy Award - Golden Globe - Screen Actors Guild - and Emmy Award -winning
Hootkins was born in Dallas, Texas, but had made his home in London, England, from the early 1970s until 2002, when he moved to Los Angeles. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Having studied at Princeton University, where he became fluent in Mandarin Chinese and was a mainstay of the Theatre Intime, making a particular impact with his performance in Orson Welles's Moby Dick Rehearsed, he trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Princeton University is a private Coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. Theatre Intime is an entirely student-run dramatic arts organization operating out of the Murray-Dodge Theater at Princeton University. George Orson Welles (May 6 1915 – October 10 1985 was an Academy Award -winning director, writer actor and producer for film stage radio and television Moby Dick Rehearsed is the title of a play written and directed by Orson Welles. The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art ( LAMDA) founded 1861, is a leading British Drama school in west London.
In England, he found work in the theatre as well as in film, and he would have his greatest success on stage portraying Alfred Hitchcock in Terry Johnson's 2003 hit play Hitchcock Blonde, first at the Royal Court Theatre and in London's West End. Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 Terry Johnson (born 1955 is a British dramatist and director working for stage television and film Court Theatre The Royal Court Theatre is a non-commercial theatre on Sloane Square, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres of London 's "Theatreland"
As well as the cult roles that made him a welcome figure at fan conventions, particularly for Star Wars, he appeared in significant parts in films as Hardware (1990), Santa Claus in Like Father, Like Santa (1998), and Hear My Song (1991), where he was the Mr. Star Wars is an epic Space opera franchise initially conceived by George Lucas during the 1970s and significantly expanded Hardware ( 1990) also known as MARK 13 is a Post-apocalyptic Science fiction film directed by Richard Stanley Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply " Santa " is the Hear My Song is a 1991 film written by the actors Peter Chelsom (who directed and Adrian Dunbar (who plays the lead based on the true story X who was presumed to be the Irish tenor Josef Locke under a false name. Josef Locke was the Stage name of Joseph McLaughlin ( 23 March 1917 &ndash 15 October 1999) a Tenor singer
He also appeared in several roles on television. As Colonel Cobb in the remake of The Tomorrow People and the 2002 remake of The Magnificent Ambersons he played Uncle George. The Tomorrow People is a children's science fiction television series, devised by Roger Price which first ran between 1973 and 1979 The Magnificent Ambersons is a American Drama film written and directed by Orson Welles.
He was also a voice artist, recording dozens of plays for BBC Radio Drama where his roles ranged from J. Edgar Hoover and Orson Welles to Winston Churchill. WikipediaManual of Style (biographies#Postnominal initials George Orson Welles (May 6 1915 – October 10 1985 was an Academy Award -winning director, writer actor and producer for film stage radio and television Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC, PC (Can ( 30 November 1874 In audio books, he read works by Jack London, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Carl Hiaasen and performed a complete reading of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick for Naxos Records Audiobooks in some 24 hours and 50 minutes. Jack London (January 12 1876 &ndash November 22 1916 was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27 1807 &ndash March 24 1882 was an American educator and Poet whose works include " Paul Revere's Ride " Carl Hiaasen (ˈhaɪəsɛn (born March 12, 1953) is an American Journalist and Novelist. Herman Melville (August 1 1819 &ndash September 28 1891 was an American novelist Short story writer Essayist and poet Moby-Dick is an 1851 Novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaleship Naxos Records is a Record label for classical music Compact discs and DVDs Founded in 1987 by Klaus Heymann, a He also voiced Dingodile in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, and did the voice acting for Maximillian Roivas in the cult hit Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem. Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped is a Platform game developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation. Eternal Darkness Sanity's Requiem is a Psychological horror Video game originally planned for the Nintendo 64 but later released exclusively
Hootkins died of pancreatic cancer in Santa Monica, California on October 23, 2005 at the age of 57. Pancreatic cancer is a malignant tumor of the Pancreas. Each year about 37680 individuals in the United States are diagnosed with this condition and 34290 Events 4004 BC - Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher 42 BC - Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.