Jump to: Overview (3)  | Mini Bio (1)

Overview (3)

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Birth NameEarl Buchholz Jr.
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Butch, (real name "Earl"), played in his first tennis tournament at the age of 6. He later was a member of the U.S. Davis Cup teams in 1958, 1959 and 1960. In 1960 he ranked 5th among the world's male tennis players.

In 1963 he helped to found the first men's association for professional tennis players. He retired at age 29 following an injury but continued to work as a tennis tournament promoter and TV sports commentator. He now lives in Miami, Florida, where he remains active in civic and charity organizations. He is married and has three children and five grandchildren.

Non-tennis fans may best remember him for an early 1960s TV commercial in which he appeared, bare-chested, inside a locker-room promoting a brand of hair oil.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: dinky-4 of Minneapolis

See also

Other Works |  Publicity Listings |  Official Sites

View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro Pro Name Page Link

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed