|Born||William Michael Hootkins
July 5, 1948
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
|Died||October 23, 2005 (aged 57)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Pancreatic cancer|
|Alma mater||Princeton University,
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
(Jul-Oct 2005; his death)
William Michael "Hoot" Hootkins (July 5, 1948 – October 23, 2005) was an American actor and comedian who was known for his roles in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, and as Lt. Eckhert in Batman.
Hootkins was born on July 5, 1948 in Dallas, Texas. He studied at Princeton University and at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He was taken to the FBI because they thought he had something to do with the Assassination of John F. Kennedy.
He was married to Polly Hootkins from 1973 until they divorced in 2005. Then he was married to Carolyn Robb from July 2005 until his death in October 2005.
- Austin Mutti-Mewse, Obituary: William Hootkins, The Guardian, November 14, 2005, accessed December 13, 2012.