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Overview (3)

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Birth NameDonald Lee Stroud
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

The younger son of vaudeville great Clarence Stroud (of the Stroud Twins) and singer Ann McCormack, who toured the world with Frank Sinatra, Don Stroud grew up on the beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, where his stepfather, Paul Livermore, and his mother, Ann, owned and operated the popular Embers steakhouse/nightclub where his mother performed nightly. He thrived on Waikiki Beach under the watchful eyes of such mentors as Blackout, Mud, Buckshot, Rabbit and Steamboat. In 1960, at the age of 17, he placed fourth in the "Duke Kahanamoku World Surfing Championship" at Makaha, Hawaii.

Don was surfing at Waikiki when he was discovered. Actor Troy Donahue was filming Hawaiian Eye (1959) and needed a stunt double for his surfing scenes. At 18, 6' 2" and 175 pounds, Stroud stepped up and was hired on the spot. He decided to go to Hollywood to give it a try. Upon arriving in L.A., he landed a variety of jobs, including parking cars, bouncer and then manager of the world famous "Whiskey A Go-Go" nightclub on the Sunset Strip, where such greats as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison of the "Doors" appeared. It was at the "Whiskey" that actor Sidney Poitier turned Don on to his acting career. He has appeared in more than 100 movies and 175 television shows to date. He starred in four television series, notably The New Mike Hammer (1984) and The New Gidget (1986).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: www.donstroud.com (with permission)

Family (2)

Spouse Teri Sullivan (27 July 1994 - present)
Linda Hayes (11 September 1982 - ?)  (divorced)
Sally Ann Stroud (18 February 1973 - ?)  (divorced)
Parents Clarence Stroud
Ann McCormack

Trivia (12)

Was once the 4th ranked surfer in the world.
Played his own drums and recorded music live for The Buddy Holly Story (1978).
Black Belt in Karate
Stunt double for Troy Donahue on TV's Hawaiian Eye (1959).
Bouncer and later manager for the infamous Sunset Stip venue "Whisky-A-Go-Go".
Survived a plane crash during the making of Von Richthofen and Brown (1971) and saved the pilot's life by treading water for 45 minutes.
Graduate of Kaimuki High School.
In the early 1990s Stroud attempted to come to the aid of a man being mugged on the street in Greenwich Village, New York City. He wound up getting stabbed ten times, including his right eye; he can no longer see out of it.
Son of Clarence Stroud and Ann McCormack. Stepson of Paul Livermore. Ex-stepson of Jackie Coogan. Brother of actor Duke Stroud. Nephew of Claude Stroud, Gloria Brewster, Barbara Brewster and Bob LeMond.
He has made guest appearances on both Hawaii Five-O (1968) and Hawaii Five-0 (2010).
Returned to live in Honolulu. He and wife Teri reside in Hawaii Kai. [May 2005]
He was paid $10,000 to appear as the nude centerfold in the November, 1973 issue of Playgirl Magazine.

Salary (1)

The Divine Enforcer (1992) $1,000 /day

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