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Overview (3)

Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Died
Birth NameTheodore J. Vollrath

Mini Bio (1)

Ted Vollrath was born in 1934 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Vollrath served in the US Marines and fought in the Korean war. Ted had to have both of his legs amputated because of severe injuries received in combat. He began training in the martial arts in 1967 and was the first person to earn a black belt in karate while training out of a wheelchair. Vollrath eventually became a karate Grand Master and acquired black belts in several different styles of the martial arts. In 1971 Ted founded the Martial Arts for the Handicapable Incorporated; this organization is dedicated to teaching the martial arts to disabled people. Vollrath made his sole foray into feature film acting with a solid performance as Lou, a vicious and lethal enforcer for a drug dealer in the positively jaw-dropping low-budget action exploitation oddity "Mr. No-Legs." Ted put on an impressively vigorous and exciting display of his martial arts prowess in a simply incredible protracted set piece which occurs halfway through the picture. Moreover, Vollrath also appeared in the documentary "Let Me Live in Your World." Ted Vollrath died on November 18, 2001.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

Trivia (1)

While serving in the Marine Corps, Ted Vollrath had his legs shattered by an enemy mortar shell in 1952 during a battle, near Inchon. Korea when only 18. Thirteen years after his injuries, his legs were finally amputated. Despite his amputations, he became a Karate Grand master.

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