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Ron Ely

Actor
Male
Born Jun 21, 1938
Age 77
Hometown the United States
Other Names Ely, Ronald Pierce

Ronald Pierce "Ron" Ely is an American actor and novelist born in Hereford, Texas. Ely is best known for having portrayed Tarzan in the 1966 NBC series Tarzan and for playing the lead role in the 1975 film Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze.

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CHILDHOOD

1938 Birth Born on June 21, 1938.

TWENTIES

1966 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Ely is best known for having portrayed Tarzan in the 1966 NBC series Tarzan and for playing the lead role in the 1975 film Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze.

THIRTIES

1975 37 Years Old Ely's height (6' 4") and athletic build also won him the title role in the 1975 film Doc Savage, as well as various guest shots.

FORTIES

1978 40 Years Old In a 1978 Fantasy Island episode, for example, Ely portrayed Mark Antony in a Roman military short tunic and breastplate that displayed almost as much of his physique as his Tarzan costume had. … Read More
1980 42 Years Old In the 1980s, Ely hosted the musical game show Face the Music, as well as the 1980 and 1981 Miss America Pageants, replacing longtime host Bert Parks.
1987 49 Years Old Later in the decade, Ely starred in a 1987-88 revival of the 1960s adventure series Sea Hunt as Mike Nelson, the role played by Lloyd Bridges in the original series.

FIFTIES

1991 53 Years Old In the 1990s, Ely’s roles included a retired Superman from an alternate reality in the 1991 two-part episode "The Road to Hell" of the Superboy syndicated television series, and a big game hunter named Gordon Shaw in the 1992 episode "Tarzan the Hunted" of the syndicated Tarzán TV series (starring Wolf Larson).

LATE ADULTHOOD

2001 63 Years Old 1 More Event
Until about 2001, Ely made appearances on popular TV shows, his most recent being Sheena and Renegade.
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