Johnny Weissmuller, Swimming Champ
G.I. Journal, broadcast March 9th- actor
9 Print Biographies |
3 Portrayals |
5 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
Johnny Weismuller | Johnny Weissmüller
6' 3" (1.91 m)
Did You Know?
If only we'd had the benefit of Ralph Helfer
's affection-trained animals in the old days our films would have been a lot better, safer, and a hell of a lot more fun!
When Weissmuller was introduced to the first Cheetah in his Tarzan films in 1931 (he worked with 8 chimpanzees altogether), the chimp's trainer told him to show no fear or the animal would attack him. As Weissmuller, dressed in his Tarzan loincloth and hunting knife, walked up to the animal, it bared its teeth, growled at him and lunged as if to attack him. Weissmuller took the knife out of the ...
Best known as one of the most popular on screen Tarzan and for inventing his trademark roar.