Hindman, Earl

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Hindman, Earl Gender: M
Warren Earl Hindman
born on 20 October 1942 at 14:20 (= 2:20 PM )
Place Bisbee, Arizona, 31n27, 109w56
Timezone MWT h6w (is war time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 26°49' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 16°30 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 28°24'


American film and television actor, best known for his role as the kindly unseen neighbour Wilson W. Wilson Jr. on the television sitcom Home Improvement (1991–1999).

Long before this role, however, he played villains in two 1974 thrillers, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three and The Parallax View. He also appeared in the films Who Killed Mary What's 'Er Name? (1971), Greased Lightning (1977), The Brink's Job (1978) and Taps (1981), and played the part of J.T. in the Lawrence Kasdan film Silverado (1985).

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.

His voice was heard on the Disneyland Railroad from 2002 until 2016 and on the Walt Disney World Railroad from 2002 until late 2010.

On 21 May 1976, Hindman married Molly McGreevey, with whom he later acted on Ryan's Hope. McGreevey later became an Episcopal priest.

A longtime smoker, Hindman was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2003. He died of the disease on 29 December of that year, aged 61, in Stamford, Connecticut.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Allen, Tim (born 13 June 1953). Notes: Cast members on "Home Improvement"
  • associate relationship with Willingham, Noble (born 31 August 1931). Notes: Cast members on "Home Improvement"


  • Relationship : Marriage 21 May 1976 (Molly McGreevey)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 21 May 1976 (Molly McGreevey)
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  • Death by Disease 29 December 2003 (Lung cancer, age 61)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate, son of Eula Nielson and Burl Chester Hindman. Wikipedia has 3 October in error.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Lung, terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Lung (Lung cancer)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse - other addictions (Heavy smoker)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film and TV)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over