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Johnny Weissmuller (1904–1984)


Johnny Weissmuller was born as Peter Johann Weißmüller in Freidorf, today a district of the city of Timisoara in Romania, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Weissmuller would later claim to have been born in Windber, Pennsylvania, probably to ensure his eligibility to compete as part of the US Olympic team. Weissmüller was one of two boys... See full bio »

Died:

(age 79) in Acapulco, Mexico

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 1974 The Great Masquerade
Sepy Debronvi
 1970 The Phynx
Johnny Weissmuller
 1955-1956 Jungle Jim (TV Series)
Jungle Jim
- Power of Darkness (1956) ... Jungle Jim
- Gift of Evil (1956) ... Jungle Jim
- The Silver Locket (1956) ... Jungle Jim
- Return of the Tauregs (1956) ... Jungle Jim
- The Avenger (1956) ... Jungle Jim
 1955 Devil Goddess
Johnny Weissmuller
 1955 Jungle Moon Men
Johnny Weissmuller
 1954 Cannibal Attack
Johnny Weissmuller
 1954 Jungle Man-Eaters
Jungle Jim
 1953 Killer Ape
Jungle Jim
 1953 Valley of Head Hunters
Jungle Jim
 1953 Savage Mutiny
Jungle Jim
 1952 Voodoo Tiger
Jungle Jim
 1951 Jungle Manhunt
Jungle Jim
 1951 Fury of the Congo
Jungle Jim
 1950 Pygmy Island
Jungle Jim
 1950 Captive Girl
Jungle Jim
 1950 Mark of the Gorilla
Jungle Jim
 1949 The Lost Tribe
Jungle Jim
 1948 Jungle Jim
Jungle Jim
 1948 Tarzan and the Mermaids
Tarzan
 1947 Tarzan and the Huntress
Tarzan
 1946 Swamp Fire
Johnny Duval
 1945 Tarzan and the Amazons
Tarzan
 1943 Tarzan's Desert Mystery
Tarzan
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Johnny Weissmuller
 1943 Tarzan Triumphs
Tarzan
 1941 Tarzan's Secret Treasure
Tarzan
 1940 Rodeo Dough (Short)
Johnny Weissmuller
 1939 Tarzan Finds a Son!
Tarzan
 1936 Tarzan Escapes
Tarzan
 1934 Tarzan and His Mate
Tarzan
 1932 Tarzan the Ape Man
Tarzan
 1931 Water Bugs (Short)
Johnny Weissmuller, Swimming Champ
 1931 The Big Splash (Short)
 1929 Glorifying the American Girl
Adonis - Segment 'Loveland' (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Radio: G.I. Journal, broadcast March 9th- actor

Publicity Listings:

9 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Johnny Weismuller | Johnny Weissmüller

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'd like to move into the Douglas Fairbanks type of action pictures. I'm no great actor, but my fans like me, so why shouldn't I give it a whirl? See more »

Trivia:

Weissmuller had a close call in Cuba during the time of the Cuban Revolution. While playing golf, he and his friends found themselves suddenly surrounded by a group of Fidel Castro's soldiers intent on kidnapping them, or worse. Thinking fast, Weissmuller immediately gave his trademark Tarzan yell. The soldiers immediately recognized it and were so delighted to meet Tarzan that they began to clap... See more »

Trademark:

Showing his swimming skills in Tarzan films. See more »

Nickname:

Big John

Star Sign:

Gemini

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