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Ben Chapman (III) (1928–2008)


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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Known For

(1955)
Adventures in Paradise Mataofa / Reynolds
(1959-1961)
(1954)
Hawaiian Nights The Boss
(1954)

Filmography

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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.)
 1954 My Little Margie (TV Series)
- The All American (1954)
 1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
The Gill Man
- Episode #4.21 (1954) ... The Gill Man (uncredited)
 1954 Creature from the Black Lagoon
The Gill Man (on land) (uncredited)
 1954 Hawaiian Nights (Short)
The Boss
 1953 Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki
Passenger (uncredited)
 1950 Pagan Love Song
Dancer (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (7 credits)
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9 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Benjamin F. Chapman Jr.

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the Gill Man from Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)] They were the interlopers. They came to his home. It'd be the same thing if you went home tonight and you found eight or ten or twelve people having a party in your living room. How would you feel? See more »

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Cousin of Jon Hall and Conrad L. Hall. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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