One of the most recognizable faces during wrestling's "golden age," he weighed 640 pounds.
He was 300 pounds by the time he was a teenager, but he was infatuated with growing and gaining weight while staying athletic, which gave him the perfect body for a wrestler.
Rumor has it that he was discovered by wrestling promoters when they saw him moving the cows at his family farm by simply picking them up and relocating them.
He had one daughter, Kathy, and a marriage that ended in divorce.
He won a WWF World Tag Team Championship with Tony Garea.