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Ben Chapman (III) (1925–2008)


Ben Chapman was born in Oakland, California, while his Tahitian parents were on a trip to the United States. He was raised in Tahiti, relocated to the U.S. in 1940 and went to school in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Working as a Tahitian dancer in nightclubs led to his first movie job, a bit in MGM's "Pagan Love Song" (1950); other small film ... See full bio »

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 1959-1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Mataofa / Reynolds
- The Fires of Kanua (1961) ... Mataofa
- The Raft (1959) ... Reynolds
 1955 Jungle Moon Men
Marro (as Benjamin F. Chapman Jr.)
 1955 Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki
Extra (uncredited)
 1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
The Gill Man
- Episode #4.21 (1954) ... The Gill Man (uncredited)
 1954 Hawaiian Nights (Short)
The Boss
 1950 Pagan Love Song
Dancer (uncredited)
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 2014 Creature Feature: 60 Years of the Gill-Man (Documentary)
Himself
 2010 Dr. Gangrenes Recommended Movie of the Week (TV Series short)
Himself
- Creature from the Black Lagoon (2010) ... Himself
 2006 The Witch's Dungeon: 40 Years of Chills (Video documentary)
Himself
 2004 Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man (Video documentary)
Himself
 2000 Back to the Black Lagoon: A Creature Chronicle (Video documentary short)
Himself
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 2002 The Universe According to Universal (Video documentary short)
The Gill Man (on land) (uncredited)
 1990 Cry-Baby
The Gill Man
 1979 The Horror Show (TV Movie documentary)
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Alternate Names:

Benjamin F. Chapman Jr.

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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I had a lot of respect for Jack Arnold. We wound up the best of friends but he was a tough director. A no-nonsense director. See more »

Trivia:

He is survived by his three children: Benjamin Franklin Chapman III, Grant Chapman, Elyse Maree Raljevich, and by his sister, Moea Baty. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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