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Kevin Peter Hall (May 9, 1955 - April 10, 1991) was an American actor famous for his roles as Dr. Elvin Lincoln in Misfits of Science (1985), the 'monsters' in Prophecy (1979), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Predator (1987), and Predator 2 (1990). During its developmental stages, the Predator was going to be played by Jean-Claude Van Damme, but the producers realized that all of the actors to be physically dominated by the creature were body builders over 6 feet tall. This is when they opted for Hall to create a more 'realistic' scenario. Kevin Peter Hall can be seen at the end of the movie Predator as the black helicopter pilot. May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mark Thomas Miller and Courteney Cox in Misfits of Science Misfits of Science was a short-lived American superhero fantasy TV series from 1985, lasting for only 16 episodes. ... Prophecy is a 1979 horror film starring Robert Foxworth, Talia Shire and Armand Assante. ... Harry and the Hendersons is a 1987 American film starring John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Lainie Kazan, and Don Ameche. ... Predator is a 1987 science fiction movie that was directed by John McTiernan and released on Friday, June 12. ... Predator 2 (1990) is a science fiction movie starring Danny Glover and Gary Busey. ... Jean-Claude Van Damme (born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg in Sint-Agatha-Berchem, in the Brussels-Capital Region, on October 18, 1960), is a Belgian-born martial artist and actor who is most known for his large catalogue of action movies. ...


He also had guest spots on shows like Night Court and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He was frequently cast in monster roles due to his extremely tall stature—he stood 7' 2½" (2.20 m). His mother stood a top height of 6'2" and his father stood 6'6". Night Court was an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from January 1984 until May 1992. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ...


He married 227 actress Alaina Reed in 1989 after appearing on the program. In the fall of 1990, Hall was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles and required a blood transfusion, which was later discovered to be contaminated with HIV. He contracted AIDS and died from complications related to the disease shortly afterwards. He and his wife had two children. The cast of 227. ... Alaina Reed Hall (born November 10, 1946 in Springfield, Ohio) is an African American actress, best known for her roles as Olivia, Gordons kid sister on Sesame Street and Rose Lee Holloway on 227. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Donating blood Blood transfusion is the process of transferring blood or blood-based products from one person into the circulatory system of another. ... Human immunodeficiency virus or HIV is a retrovirus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a condition in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. ... Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ...


He had also reprised his role as Harry on the TV series version of Harry and the Hendersons shortly before his death. He died before filming had been completed. Harry and the Hendersons is a 1987 American film starring John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Lainie Kazan, and Don Ameche. ...


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Alaina Reed Hall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (127 words)
Alaina Reed Hall (born November 10, 1946 in Springfield, Ohio) is an African American actress, best known for her roles as Olivia, Gordon's kid sister on Sesame Street and Rose Lee Holloway on 227.
She married actor Kevin Peter Hall in 1989 after he appeared on 227.
She was widowed in 1991 after her husband died from AIDS he contracted from a botched blood transfusion.
Kevin Peter Hall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (206 words)
Kevin Peter Hall (9 May 1955 - 10 April 1991) was an African-American actor famous for his roles as Dr. Elvin Lincoln in Misfits of Science (1985), the 'monsters' in Harry and The Hendersons (1987), Predator (1987), and Predator 2 (1990).
In the fall of 1990, Hall was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles and required a blood transfusion, which was later discovered to be contaminated with HIV.
He contracted AIDS and died from complications relating to the disease shortly afterwards.
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