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Reg Park (I) (1928–2007)

The future Italian epic star was registered as Roy Park in 1928, but little Reg was soon re-named after his father Reginald Park Snr., a well-known gymnasium proprietor in Leeds and owner of the Reg Park Barbell Company. Reg Jnr. played reserve team football for Leeds United before turning to body-building in 1946. He finished Mr Universe ... See full bio »

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Known For

Samson in King Solomon's Mines
Hercules the Avenger
Hercules in the Haunted World
Hercules in the Haunted World Hercules (Ercole)
Hercules and the Captive Women
Hercules and the Captive Women Ercole / Hercules


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 1990 The Grifters
on TV in bar (uncredited)
 1965 Hercules the Avenger
 1964 Samson in King Solomon's Mines
Maciste / Samson
 1961 Hercules in the Haunted World
Hercules (Ercole)
 1961 Hercules and the Captive Women
Ercole / Hercules
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 2002 Raw Iron: The Making of 'Pumping Iron' (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
 2002 Iron and Beyond (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
 1977 Pumping Iron (Documentary) (thanks)
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 2009 Reg Park: The Legend (Video documentary)
 2002 Raw Iron: The Making of 'Pumping Iron' (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Friend and mentor

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Reg was a dear friend, an extraordinary mentor and a personal hero. Other than my parents, there may be no single person who had more to do with me becoming the person I am today than Reg. He was like a second father to me. It was Reg who impressed upon me how hard I would have to work if I wanted to achieve my dreams. I'll always remember him making me do calf-raises with 1,000 pounds at 5 ... See more »


He was Arnold Schwarzenegger''s bodybuilding inspiration. Arnold trained with him in the late 60s and actually lived with him and his family for a time in their home in South Africa. It was he who urged Arnold into taking the Hercules in New York (1970) film role as a money-making proposition. See more »


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