Professional wrestler as well as actor best known for his collaborations with famous B movie director Ed Wood, most notably in Bride of the Monster and Plan 9 from Outer Space.
He debuted as an actor in 1934 in the roles of Sonnevich in Registered Nurse and a torturer in Kid Millions.
In the Tim Burton directed biopic Ed Wood, he was portrayed by wrestler George Steele.
He was the son of Karl and Lovisa and at one point weighed 400 lbs.
He had an uncredited role as a strong man in the Janet Leigh starring film Houdini.