Johnny Weissmuller

Johnny Weissmuller (Actor and Swimmer), born on June 2, 1904 in Freidorf, Hungary. Johnny Weissmuller's age 114 years (at death) & Zodiac Sign Gemini, nationality Hungarian (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is White. Let's check, How Tall is Johnny Weissmuller?

Johnny Weissmuller Bio

  • Birth Name:Johnny Weissmuller
  • First Name: Johnny
  • Last Name: Weissmuller
  • Age: 114 years (at death)
  • Died: January 20, 1984 (79 years)
  • Birth Date: June 2, 1904
  • Birth Place: Freidorf, Hungary
  • Country: Hungary
  • Nationality: Hungarian
  • Birth/Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Hair Color: Dark brown
  • Feet/Shoe Size: N/A
  • Dress Size: N/A
  • Johnny Weissmuller Height

    6 ft 3 in (190 cm/)

    Height & Weight
    Height (in Feet-Inches)6 ft 3 in
    Height (in Centimeters)190 cm
    Height (in Meters)
    Weight (in Kilograms)87 kg
    Weight (in Pounds)192 lbs

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    Johnny Weissmuller FAQs

    Did Johnny Weissmuller do his own Tarzan yell?

    But Weissmuller claimed that the yell was actually his own voice. His version is supported by his son and by his Tarzan co-star, Maureen O’Sullivan.

    Did Johnny Weissmuller dive from the Brooklyn Bridge?

    In the scene where Tarzan jumps off the Brooklyn Bridge, Johnny Weissmuller actually jumped 250 feet off the bridge . There stands out Johnny Sheffield whose first role was in ¨Tarzan finds a son¨ (1939) as an orphan whose ambitious relatives hope he stays lost so they can collect an inheritance .

    Why did Johnny Weissmuller stop playing Tarzan?

    In 1977, Weissmuller suffered a series of strokes. In 1979, he entered the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, for several weeks before moving with his last wife, Maria, to Acapulco, Mexico, the location of his last Tarzan movie.

    Did Johnny Weissmuller jump off the Golden Gate Bridge?

    Weissmuller did climb up the bridge cables, but the dummy’s plunge, shot from above, was into a tank at MGM studios in California. Eventually Tarzan and Jane regain custody of Boy (with the help of a herd of circus elephants) and return to the jungle, realizing that New York just isn’t for everybody.

    Johnny Weissmuller was an Austro-Hungarian-born American competition swimmer and actor, best known for playing Tarzan in films of the 1930s and 1940s and for having one of the best competitive swimming records of the 20th century. Weissmuller was one of the world’s fastest swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals for swimming and one bronze medal for water polo. He was the first to break the one minute barrier for 100-meter freestyle, and the first to swim 440-yard freestyle under five minutes. He won fifty-two U.S. national championships, set more than 50 world records, and was purportedly undefeated in official competition for the entirety of his competitive career. After retiring from competitions, he became the sixth actor to portray Edgar Rice Burroughs’s ape man, Tarzan, a role he played in 12 motion pictures. Dozens of other actors have also played Tarzan, but Weissmuller is by far the best known. His character’s distinctive Tarzan yell is still often used in films.

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