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John Bloom (III) (1944–1999)

The big, beefy and extremely tall John Bloom was an imposingly massive 7 foot, 4 inch bulky hulk of a man who was born on February 19, 1944 and grew up in and around Los Angeles. He originally worked as an accountant who was coerced into acting in 1971 by legendary Grade Z schlock exploitation drive-in filmmaker Al Adamson. Bloom made his debut as ... See full bio »

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Known For

Runaway Train
Runaway Train Tall Con
The Great Outdoors
Bachelor Party


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 1992 Frozen Assets
Ed Walker
 1988-1991 Guns of Paradise (TV Series)
- Twenty-Four Hours (1991) ... Tiny
- A Study in Fear (1991) ... Tiny
- A Bullet Through the Heart (1991) ... Tiny
- The Valley of Death (1991) ... Tiny
- Out of the Ashes (1991) ... Tiny
 1987 Harry and the Hendersons
Feet (as John F. Bloom)
 1985 Runaway Train
Tall Con
 1985 Suburban Beat (TV Movie)
 1985 Stark (TV Movie)
 1985 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
- Mummy Talks (1985) ... Buster
 1984 The Cartier Affair (TV Movie)
 1984 Alice (TV Series)
- Space Sharples (1984) ... Mike
 1984 E/R (TV Series)
Mr. Dudley
- Save the Last Dance for Me (1984) ... Mr. Dudley
 1984 Boys in Blue (TV Movie)
Captain Video
 1984 Fame (TV Series)
Big Marco
- The Deal (1984) ... Big Marco
 1981 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
- Blond in a Gilded Cell (1981) ... Munger
 1979 The Dark
The Dark
 1971 Brain of Blood
 1971 Up Your Alley

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John F. Bloom


7' 4" (2.24 m)

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The tallest actor to ever play Frankenstein's monster and the closest an actor playing the monster has come to the literary monster's height of 8 feet. He was a full 17 inches taller the best known Frankenstein's monster, Boris Karloff.

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