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Muppet

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

From Muppet Wiki

Hootkins in Dreamchild

William Hootkins (1948-2005) was an American-born character actor who worked extensively in both the states and England. He appeared as a radio announcer in Dreamchild and voiced Falkor and Barktroll in The NeverEnding Story III.

The portly, bearded Hootkins was a staple of genre films, playing Jek Porkins in Star Wars, Munson in Flash Gordon, Major Eaton in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Howler in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, a taxi driver in The Trail of the Pink Panther and Curse of the Pink Panther, and corrupt Lt. Eckhardt in Batman. Television credits includes guest appearances on Taxi, Blackadder, Remington Steele, Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime and Poirot, and The West Wing. His radio credits included appearances as Lex Luthor in several BBC radio adaptations of Superman. Hootkins also portrayed Alfred Hitchcock in the 2003 play Hitchcock Blonde in London's West End.

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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

William Hootkins
Born

July 5, 1948

Died

October 23, 2005

Career
Star Wars work

Episode IV

Other work of note

Batman (1989)

William Hootkins (July 5, 1948October 23, 2005) was a stage and screen actor.

He portrayed Jek Tono Porkins in A New Hope.

Hootkins appeared in two other Lucasfilm productions; He portrayed Major Eaton in 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark (alongside Harrison Ford), and Diaghilev in the 1992 episode "Barcelona, May 1917" of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

Hootkins later appeared as Max Eckhardt in 1989's Batman alongside Billy Dee Williams.

He passed away from pancreatic cancer in Santa Monica, California on October 23, 2005.

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This article uses material from the "William Hootkins" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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