Gordon Scott

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Birthday
3, 1926
Birthplace
Portland, OR
Death Date
Apr 30, 2007 (80)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
3, 1926
Birthplace
Portland, OR
Death Date
Apr 30, 2007 (80)

About

Best remembered for his starring role in the Tarzan films of the 1950s and early 1960s, this actor played several other swashbuckling hero roles, including Remus in Duel of the Titans and Hercules in Hercules and the Princess of Troy.

Before Fame

He served in the United States Army from 1944 until 1947 and subsequently worked as a lifeguard in Las Vegas. While on duty at the Sahara Hotel and Casino, he was approached by a talent scout who secured him the role of Tarzan.

Trivia

After ending his Tarzan contract, he relocated to Europe and appeared in a series of Italian films.

Family Life

Born Gordon Merrill Werschkul, he grew up in Portland, Oregon, with eight siblings. He was married to Janice Wynkoop and actress Vera Miles. He had a child with each of his wives.

Associated With

He took over from the previous Tarzan actor, Lex Barker, in the eighteenth installment (Tarzan's Hidden Jungle) of the Tarzan films.