Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

(May 28, 1929–March 29, 2019): Canadian character actor who never seemed to play the same character twice in the James Bond series. In You Only Live Twice, he’s the Hawaii radar operator. In Diamonds Are Forever, he’s Tom, right-hand man to Willard Whyte (Jimmy Dean). In Live and Let Die, he’s the uncredited voice of British agent Hamilton. And in The Spy Who Loved Me, he has his biggest role, as Commander Carter, the skipper of the American nuclear submarine captured by Stromberg (Curt Jurgens).

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Rimmer made his motion picture debut as Nancy’s father in director Sidney J. Furie’s teen drama A Dangerous Age (1957). His additional feature credits include Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), as Captain “Ace” Owens; The Bedford Incident (1965); Rollerball (1975); Twilight’s Last Gleaming (1977); Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope (1977); The People That Time Forgot (1977); Warlords of the Deep (1978); Superman (1978); Reds (1981); Gandhi (1982); The Hunger (1983); A Kid in King Arthur’s Court (1995); and Batman Begins (2005).


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