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John Aasen (1890–1938)


Like Charles Chaplin's sidekick, Eric Campbell, Harold Lloyd needed his own giant when casting Why Worry? (1923) in 1922. Lloyd first had his eyes on George Auger (Cardiff Giant) who worked at Ringling Brothers sideshow as a giant. But Auger died before the film started and a search went out for a replacement. The producer Hal Roach heard of a ... See full bio »

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Known For

Why Worry? Colosso
(1923)
(1927)
(1927)
Say Uncle Actor
(1928)

Filmography

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 1936 Bengal Tiger
Giant (uncredited)
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Circus
Giant Man (uncredited)
 1935 Carnival
Circus Giant (uncredited)
 1933 The Rummy (Short)
Tall Mechanic (uncredited)
 1932 Freaks
Giant (uncredited)
 1929 Show of Shows
Junior (uncredited)
 1928 Growing Pains (Short)
Circus giant
 1928 Should Married Men Go Home? (Short)
Very Tall Golfer (uncredited)
 1928 Say Uncle (Short)
 1927 Two Flaming Youths
The Giant (uncredited)
 1927 Legionnaires in Paris
Shorty
 1927 The Sting of Stings (Short)
Giant
 1926 Long Fliv the King (Short)
Giant Swordsman (uncredited)
 1923 Why Worry?
Colosso (as Johan Aasen)
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 2005 Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection: Mini Biographies (Video documentary short)
Colosso
 1989 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Giant in 'Why Worry'
- Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989) ... Giant in 'Why Worry'
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official/Historic Site

Alternate Names:

Johan Aasen | Johnny Aasen

Height:

7' 2½" (2.2 m)
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Trivia:

He is of Norwegian extraction. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height

Star Sign:

Pisces

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