Wilt Chamberlain (1936–1999)


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Wilton Norman Chamberlain was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Olivia Ruth (Johnson), a domestic worker, and William Chamberlain, a welder, custodian, and handyman. Wilt didn't come from a race of giants as many thought. Both his parents were no bigger than 5-9, but as a young boy he began a growth spurt which would eventually stop when he ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1984)
(2000)
Go for It Producer
(1976)
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Filmography

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 1999 Any Given Sunday
Visitor in locker-room (uncredited)
 1992 The Commish (TV Series)
Wilt Chamberlain
- The Wicked Flee (1992) ... Wilt Chamberlain
 1984 Conan the Destroyer
Bombaata
 1971 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Truman Capote, Chuck Connors, Sam Yorty (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Herschel Bernardi, Truman Capote, Peter Lawford, Dinah Shore (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Jack Cassidy, Wilt Chamberlain, Teresa Graves, Andy Griffith (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Wilt Chamberlain, Sammy Davis Jr. (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for VW Volkswagen (1980) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Wilt 'The Stilt' Chamberlain

Height:

7' 1" (2.16 m)

Parents:

William Chamberlain | Olivia Ruth Chamberlain (Johnson)

Relatives:

Selina Gross (Chamberlain) (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Nobody roots for Goliath.

Trivia:

All-NBA First Team (1960-1962, 1964-1968). See more »

Trademark:

Known for having legendary athleticism See more »

Nickname:

The Big Dipper See more »

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