Rik Van Nutter: American actor (1929 - 2005) | Biography
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Rik Van Nutter
American actor

Rik Van Nutter

Rik Van Nutter
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Quick Facts

Intro American actor
Was Actor Screenwriter
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 1 May 1929, Los Angeles
Death 15 October 2005, West Palm Beach (aged 76 years)
Spouse: Anita Ekberg
The details (from wikipedia)


Rik Van Nutter (May 1, 1929 – October 15, 2005), was an American actor who appeared in many minor films and the James Bond picture Thunderball.


He best known for playing the third version of Felix Leiter in the James Bond film Thunderball (1965). He also had a role alongside Peter Ustinov in Romanoff and Juliet (1968), and his later films included Foxbat (1977) with Henry Silva and Vonetta McGee and the Jim Brown WW2 adventure Pacific Inferno (1979).

Personal life

Van Nutter was married to film actress Anita Ekberg from 1963 until 1975. They lived in Spain and Switzerland and started a shipping business together.


Van Nutter died on October 15, 2005 at the age of 76.


  • Guardatele ma non toccatele (1959) - Charlie
  • Uncle Was a Vampire (1959) - Victor (uncredited)
  • Space-Men (1960) - Ray Peterson (IZ41)
  • The Passionate Thief (1960)
  • Some Like It Cold (1960) - German Officer
  • Romanoff and Juliet (1961) - Freddie
  • Tharus Son of Attila (1962) - Oto
  • The Revenge of Ivanhoe (1965) - Ivanhoe
  • Aventuras del Oeste (1965) - Buffalo Bill Cody
  • Thunderball (1965) - Felix Leiter
  • Un colpo da mille miliardi (1966) - Fraser
  • Dynamite Joe (1967) - Agent Joe Ford
  • Woo fook (1977) - Crays
  • Pacific Inferno (1979) - Dennis (final film role)

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