Johnny Weissmuller, Swimming Champ
G.I. Journal, broadcast March 9th- actor
9 Print Biographies |
3 Portrayals |
5 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
Johnny Weismuller | Johnny Weissmüller
6' 3" (1.91 m)
Did You Know?
Tarzan films are decent films, designed for family viewing. It's an idealistic, down-to-earth story about a man's love for animals and the care of his family.
He was born in Freidorf (a district of Timisoara, Romania since 1950). His parents, Elisabetha (Kersch) and Petrus Weißmüller, were Banat Swabians (ethnic Germans), and citizens of Austria-Hungary. The family arrived in the United States on January 26, 1905 when Johnny was 7 months old.
Best known as one of the most popular on screen Tarzan and for inventing his trademark roar.