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Frank Merrill (I) (1893–1966)

Frank Merrill won 58 National, Southern California and Los Angeles championships in gymnastics (Roman rings, high bars and rope climbing). He was national gymnastics champion from 1916 to 1918. Prior to his roles as the fifth Tarzan, he worked as a stuntman, doubling for Elmo Lincoln in the 1921 "Adventures of Tarzan". His first starring role was ... See full bio »

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 1928 The Little Wild Girl
Tavish McBride
 1927 Perils of the Jungle
Rod Bedford
 1926 Cupid's Knockout
Frank Gibson
 1926 The Fighting Doctor
Dr. Frank Martin
 1926 Dashing Thru
 1926 The Hollywood Reporter
Billy Hudson
 1925 The Trailer (Short)
The Trailer
 1925 Speed Madness
 1925 Savages of the Sea
Silent Saunders
 1924 Battling Mason
 1924 Reckless Speed
Speed Creswell
 1924 A Fighting Heart
Jack Melford
 1921 The Adventures of Tarzan
Arab Guard
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