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Ron Ely (I)


The 15th screen Tarzan (if you don't count Gordon Griffith) was to have played a Tarzan impersonator in a projected Mike Henry television show, which never materialized. He had been tested fourteen months earlier when Henry got the part. Prior to Tarzan, Ron had numerous parts in movies and television, including the copilot in South Pacific (1958)... See full bio »
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Known For

Tarzan
Tarzan Tarzan
(1966-1968)
South Pacific
South Pacific Navigator
(1958)
Der Schrei der schwarzen Wölfe
(1972)

Filmography

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 2018 Mesopotamia (pre-production)
Ares
 2014 Expecting Amish (TV Movie)
Elder Miller
 2001 Sheena (TV Series)
Bixby
- The Feral King (2001) ... Bixby
 1993-1996 Renegade (TV Series)
Gen. Howard Bird / Reverend McClain
- Hard Evidence (1996) ... Gen. Howard Bird
- White Picket Fences (1993) ... Reverend McClain
 1994 Hawkeye (TV Series)
Harry March
 1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
 1992 The Hat Squad (TV Series)
Carl Strong
- Family Business (1992) ... Carl Strong
 1992 Tarzán (TV Series)
Gordon Shaw
- Tarzan, the Hunted (1992) ... Gordon Shaw
 1991 Superboy (TV Series)
Superman
 1987 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Mike Nelson
- Murder at 60 Ft. (1987) ... Mike Nelson
- Toxic Waste (1987) ... Mike Nelson
 1986 Blacke's Magic (TV Series)
Garth Maxwell
- Ten Tons of Trouble (1986) ... Garth Maxwell
 1979-1984 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Fred Spenser / Burt Hunter / Kevin Lansing / ...
- Goin' on Home/Ambitious Lady (1984) ... Fred Spenser
- Eternal Flame/A Date with Burt (1983) ... Burt Hunter
- My Fair Pharaoh/The Power (1980) ... Eric Williams / Marc Anthony
 1983 Hotel (TV Series)
Evan Paige
- Charades (1983) ... Evan Paige
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Winston Fowler
- A Deadly Parlay (1983) ... Winston Fowler
 1980-1983 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Ted Cole / Jim / Steve Swaggart / ...
- She Stole His Heart/Return of the Captain's Brother/Swag and Mag (1980) ... Steve Swaggart / Darryl Brewster
 1981 The Seal (TV Movie)
 1979 Face the Music (TV Series)
Host
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Bill Michaels
 1978 Slavers
Steven Hamilton
 1976 MitGift
Dr. Kurt Jahn
 1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Ben Brecht
- To Father a Child (1974) ... Ben Brecht
 1972 Der Schrei der schwarzen Wölfe
Bill Robinson
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Scott Bradley
- A Killing at the Track (1971) ... Scott Bradley
 1969 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series)
Ronald
- Pain (1969) ... Ronald
 1966 Once Before I Die
Soldier (as Ronald Ely)
 1966 The Night of the Grizzly
Tad Curry
 1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Lt. Mike Hudson
- Waxworks (1962) ... Lt. Mike Hudson
 1960 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Arleigh Smith
- The Posse (1960) ... Arleigh Smith
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Jim Phillips
- Millionaire Sergeant Matthew Brogan (1959) ... Jim Phillips
 1959 How to Marry a Millionaire (TV Series)
- The Method (1959)
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Buddy
- The Second Happiest Day (1959) ... Buddy
 1959 Steve Canyon (TV Series)
Pete Randall
- The Sergeant (1959) ... Pete Randall
 1959 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Jerry Preston
- Crisis Over a Kiss (1959) ... Jerry Preston
 1959 The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker
Wilbur Fielding
 1959 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Dobie's Older Brother
- Pilot (1959) ... Dobie's Older Brother (uncredited)
 1958 The Fiend Who Walked the West
Deputy Jim Dyer
 1958 South Pacific
Navigator (as Ronald Ely)
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Wrote foreword for the book "Fess Parker: TV's Frontier Hero". See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ronald Ely

Height:

6' 4½" (1.94 m)
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Trivia:

The former "Tarzan" appeared in a rare guest spot on the jungle adventure Sheena (2000) in the 2001-2002 season. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height

Star Sign:

Cancer

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