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Charles Gaines was born on January 6, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA as Charles Latham Gaines Jr. He is a writer and actor, known for Pumping Iron (1977), Stay Hungry (1976) and Pumping Iron II: The Women (1985). He has been married to Patricia Ellison since June 20, 1963. They have three children. See full bio »

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Known For

Pumping Iron
Pumping Iron Writer
Stay Hungry
Stay Hungry Writer
Stripper Writer


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 1986 Stripper (Documentary)
 1985 Pumping Iron II: The Women (Documentary) (book) / (screenplay)
 1981 Great Performances (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Summer (1981) ... (adaptation)
 1977 Pumping Iron (Documentary) (book "Pumping Iron")
 1976 Stay Hungry (novel) / (screenplay)
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 1974 Thomasine & Bushrod
Bank Customer
 1970 Husbands (as Chas. Gaines)
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 1970 Husbands (performer: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1912) - uncredited)
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 1977 Pumping Iron (Documentary) (consultant)
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 1977 Pumping Iron (Documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1976 ABC's Wide World of Sports (TV Series)
Himself - Author
- Episode dated 11 April 1976 (1976) ... Himself - Author

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Alternate Names:

Chas. Gaines

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Coined the term "pumping iron" as a means of succinctly describing his bodybuilding strategies. See more »

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