He played Junior, the son of Jackie Gleason’s character. Wife of ‘Tarzan' Actor Ron Ely Found Dead, Responding Deputies Kill Son The former "Tarzan" actor was not injured. Life. Ron Ely, 81, played the title character on the NBC series Tarzan, which ran from 1966 to 1968. Henry had been dealing with chronic traumatic encephalopathy and Parkinson’s disease due to head injuries playing football. Mike Henry, a former NFL linebacker and actor known for playing Tarzan in the 1960s, has died. Henry worked behind the scenes in film and TV for the rest of his professional career until he retired in 1988 as a result of Parkinson’s disease. After college, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, for which he played from 1958 to 1961. Notable Deaths on April 30 in History | Chicago blues legend Muddy Waters, "Stand by Me" R&B singer Ben E. King, Venetia Burney (who first suggested the name for the planet Pluto), Tarzan actor Gordon Scott, 'Bewitched' actress Agnes Moorehead, famous railroad conductor Casey Jones, and impressionist painter Edouard Manet all died on this day in previous years. He traded football for acting and went on to star in the Tarzan films of the 1960s and worked alongside Burt Reynolds in the “Smokey and the Bandit” movies. Former Tarzan actor Steve Sipek (pictured) has been arrested and had two tigers and a black panther removed from his Florida home after they were considered a … In high school, former city council member John Ferraro saw him play football and facilitated his tryout for USC’s football team. Another well-known role for Henry began in 1977 with “Smokey and the Bandit.” He played Junior, the son of Jackie Gleason’s character, Sheriff Buford T. Justice. The wife of the 1960s actor who played “Tarzan” was allegedly stabbed to death at the couple’s California home by ... A friend of Lundeen — a former … His other movie roles included 1974’s “The Longest Yard,” 1973’s “Soylent Green,” 1970’s “Rio Lobo” and 1968’s “The Green Berets.” TV roles included “General Hospital,” “Lou Grant,” “Rhoda,” “Fantasy Island,” “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “77 Sunset Strip.”. Christopher Plummer (1929–2021), Oscar winner who starred in... Millie Hughes-Fulford (1945–2021), first female payload specialist for... Christopher Plummer (1929–2021), Oscar winner who starred in “The Sound of Music”, Millie Hughes-Fulford (1945–2021), first female payload specialist for NASA, Dianne Durham (1968–2021), first Black national gymnastics champion. After several seasons with the team, he wanted to pursue acting, so he requested a transfer to the Los Angeles Rams. Wanting to try his luck with acting, Henry requested a transfer to play for the Los Angeles Rams. 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Published October 15, 2019 • Updated on October 16, 2019 at 8:27 pm “You could not find anyone who ever spoke ill of Mike. Lisa Vanderpump Lands New Reality Show at E! Henry played football for USC and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1958. Mike Henry (1936–2021), actor in Tarzan movies, “Smokey and the Bandit”. He played Tarzan in the 1969 Spanish-made film Tarzán en la gruta del oro / King of the Jungle / Tarzan in the Golden Grotto alongside Kitty Swan, filmed in Suriname, Florida, Africa, Spain and Italy where the producers ran out of money and had to … Henry bowed out of the Tarzan franchise after being bitten by a chimpanzee while filming, frustrated with this and other unsafe conditions while working. AFP / 07:00 AM October 18, 2019 . Henry died Jan. 8 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank after many years of dealing with … The woman who was murdered is believed to be Ely's wife since 1984, former Miss Florida Valerie Lundeen, although police have not confirmed the identity of the victim. He was cast as Tarzan in “Tarzan and the Valley of Gold” (1966), “Tarzan and the Great River” (1967), and “Tarzan and the Jungle Boy” (1968). https://t.co/pHvthuoFcB pic.twitter.com/UchZ87tkaD, Sad to find out mike Henry died … RIP mike … joyed him as junior in the Smokey movies and of course as Tarzan … sad #mikehenry pic.twitter.com/ivsueheUuD. Authorities say Tarzan actor Ron Ely’s wife was stabbed to death in their southern California home by the couple’s son, who police subsequently shot and killed. He was one of the loveliest men ever to grace this earth,” said Cheryl Henry, his wife of 36 years. Mike Henry was an NFL linebacker who became an actor, known for his roles in Tarzan movies of the 1960s and the “Smokey and the Bandit” series. (Silver Screen Collection / … The screenplay by Tom Rowe and Gary Goddard is loosely based on the 1912 novel Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, but from the point of view of Jane Parker. These actors did more than just play athletes on screen, they actually competed in the Olympic Games. Former Tarzan Actor Sues Santa Barbara Sheriffs Over Deaths of Wife and Son. His request was granted, and he played for the Rams from 1962 to 1964, when he caught the eye of a Warner Bros. producer. Who stabbed ex-"Tarzan" actor Ron Ely's wife Valerie in their Santa Barbara County home almost a year ago? He was 84. The wife of former “Tarzan” actor Ron Ely was stabbed to death by the couple’s son at their California home on Tuesday evening, police said. Reports are emerging of a horrific homicide at the California home of actor Ron Ely, best known for playing the title role in TV series "Tarzan" … A lawsuit filed by former "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely blames Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies for the deaths of his wife and son in 2019. ELMO LINCOLN. Mike Henry, a former NFL linebacker and actor known for playing Tarzan in the 1960s, has died. Mike Henry, NFL Player and Actor, Dies at 84 Mike Henry, a former NFL linebacker and actor known for playing Tarzan in the 1960s, has died. Senior writer, Legacy.com. RELATED: Former Tarzan actor raises nearly $7K to put wild cats back in Loxahatchee home Authorities moved Sipek’s three cats to a facility in Glades County. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. Tarzan, the Ape Man is a 1981 adventure film directed by John Derek and starring Bo Derek, Miles O'Keeffe, Richard Harris, and John Phillip Law. Henry’s other films include “Skyjacked” (1972), “Soylent Green” (1973), and “The Longest Yard” (1974). Produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, and Robert Duvall, the film follows the central character, U.S. Army special operations officer Captain Benjamin L. Willard (Sheen), of MACV-SOG, on a secret mission to assassinate the renegade and presumed insane U.S. Army Special Forces Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (Brando). Get breaking news alerts& today's headlines inyour inbox. Henry grew up in East Los Angeles. February 4, 2021 14:11 EUROWEEKLY Former Tarzan Actor and NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Player Mike Henry Died Long-standing 84. His family announced today that he actually passed on January 8 at Burbank’s St. Joseph Medical Center. The actor's family announced he died on January 8 at St Joseph Medical Centre in Burbank following years dealing with chronic traumatic encephalopathy and Parkinson's disease, which was brought on by head injuries Mike endured while playing football. FILE - This Dec. 28, 1987 file photo shows former “Tarzan” actor Ron Ely during an interview in Los Angeles. https://t.co/3og2NO5Ikw pic.twitter.com/rDx3DxYTV9, Former NFL linebacker and actor #MikeHenry has died at the age of 84. He reprised the role in the film’s 1981 and 1983 sequels. In one of his final games as a Ram linebacker, a producer spotted Henry and asked him to test for the role of Tarzan. The particular death was confirmed […] LA: The wife of former "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely was stabbed to death by the couple's son at their California home on Tuesday evening, police said. Henry died Jan. 8 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank after many years of dealing with chronic traumatic encephalopathy and Parkinson’s disease brought on by the head injuries in the NFL and at the University of Southern California. Mike Henry, former NFL player and star of Tarzan in the 1960s has died aged 84.. -- Advertisement -- ACTOR Mike Henry, famous for playing the character Tarzan in the 1960s, died at the age of 84 on January 8 at St Joseph Medical Centre in Burbank, California. Former Tarzan actor Steve Sipek, whose tiger Bobo escaped and was killed by a state wildlife officer in July, will not be charged by the state with letting the … He was 84. Quoted by CNN, the New York Times, and Macleans. 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Between 1966 and 1968, he starred in three films based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ creation: “Tarzan and the Valley of Gold,” “Tarzan and the Great River” and “Tarzan and the Jungle Boy.”, But he was best known for his role in three “Smokey and the Bandit” action comedies from 1977, 1980 and 1983. In the spring of 1917, … He appeared on TV shows including “M*A*S*H,” “General Hospital,” and “Fantasy Island.”, We're sad to hear of the death of #MikeHenry (1936–2021) — NFL linebacker turned actor, best known as Junior Justice in the SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT movies.He also played TARZAN in 3 films in the 1960s. Sipek was born in what is now Croatia, relocated to Canada in 1959, and subsequently acted in B-movies as Steve Hawkes. ACTOR Mike Henry, known for playing the character Tarzan in the sixties, died at the age of 84 on The month of january 8 at St Joseph Healthcare Centre in Burbank, California. Mike Henry is also a survived by a daughter, Shannon Noble. Actors Who Have Played Tarzan Who Played Tarzan, and When. Ron Ely, who played Tarzan in the 1960s and '70s, has filed a … This file photo shows former “Tarzan” actor Ron Ely during an interview in Los Angeles. Wife of former ‘Tarzan’ actor Ron Ely killed by son, authorities say Actor Ron Ely plays the title role in an episode of the TV series “Tarzan,” circa 1967. A woman was killed at Ely's … Henry died Jan. 8 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank after many years of dealing with chronic traumatic encephalopathy and Parkinson’s disease brought on by the head injuries in the NFL and at the University of Southern California. Named 2017's Obituary Writer of the Year by the Society of Professional Obituary Writers. Henry is best known for playing #Tarzan in three 1960s films. Lincoln was the very first actor to take on the feral character, who was created by Edgar Rice Burroughs and first appeared … NFL player and Tarzan star Mike Henry has died at the age of 84. 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