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.
In the late 1950s after retiring from acting, Weissmuller moved back to Chicago and started a swimming pool company. He also lent his name to other business ventures, but did not have a great deal of success. He retired in 1965 and moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was Founding Chairman of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
Best known as one of the most popular on screen Tarzan and for inventing his trademark roar.