James Bond Actor - Rik Van Nutter
|Life||1930 - November 12th, 2005|
|Place of Death||Florida, USA|
|Cause of Death||Heart Attack|
Rik Van Nutter was an American actor best known for his role as Felix Leiter in the James Bond movie Thunderball (1965).
Rik Van Nutter was an American actor who starred in 13 mostly minor films, one exception being his role as the third incarnation of Felix Leiter in 1965's Bond film Thunderball. After his great performance, Rik agreed to keep playing the part, but Leiter didn't appear in You Only Live Twice (1967) or On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). By the time Leiter re-appeared in Diamonds are Forever (1971), Rik had moved on to other things. He retired in 1979 and moved all around the world. Rik was sometimes credited as "Clyde Rogers" and "Rik Von Nutter". He died of a heart attack in November 2005.
Roles in James Bond Movies
- Thunderball (1965) as Felix Leiter
- Rik Van Nutter was the 3rd actor to play Felix Leiter. He followed Jack Lord (from Dr. No) and Cec Linder (from Goldfinger)
- Sometimes credited as Rik Von Nutter
Other Notable Roles/Movies
- Space Men (1960) as Ray Peterson
- Romanoff and Juliet (1961) as Freddie