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Johnny Weissmuller (born Johann Peter Weißmüller; June 2, 1904 – January 20, 1984) was an Austro-Hungarian-born American swimmer and actor. Weissmuller was one of the world's best swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal. He won fifty-two US National Championships and set sixty-seven world records. After his swimming career, he became the sixth actor to portray Tarzan in films, a role he played in twelve motion pictures. Dozens of other actors have also played Tarzan, but Weissmuller is by far the best known. His character's distinctive, ululating Tarzan yell is still often used in films.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Johnny Weissmuller (born Johann Peter Weißmüller; June 2, 1904 – January 20, 1984) was an Austro-Hungarian-born American swimmer and actor. Weissmuller was one of the world's best swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal. He won fifty-two US National Championships and set sixty-seven world records. After his swimming career, he became the sixth actor to portray Tarzan in films, a role he played in twelve motion pictures. Dozens of other actors have also played Tarzan, but Weissmuller is by far the best known. His character's distinctive, ululating Tarzan yell is still often used in films.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 47

Birthday 1904-06-02

Day of Death 1984-01-20

Place of Birth Freidorf, Austria-Hungary [now Timisoara, Timis County, Romania]

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Also Known As

  • Johnny Weissmüller
  • Peter Johann Weissmüller
  • Johnny Weismuller

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Tarzan aux sources du mythe as Himself (archive footage)
2004 Tarzan: Silver Screen King of the Jungle
2003 Complicated Women as Himself (archive footage)
1976 Won Ton Ton: the Dog Who Saved Hollywood as Stagehand 2
1976 That's Entertainment, Part II
1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? as (archive footage)
1970 The Phynx as Johnny Weissmuller
1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up
1955 Devil Goddess as Johnny Weissmuller
1955 Jungle Jim(26 episodes)
1955 Jungle Moon Men as Johnny Weissmuller
1954 Cannibal Attack as Johnny Weissmuller
1954 Jungle Man-Eaters as Jungle Jim
1953 Killer Ape as Jungle Jim
1953 Valley of Head Hunters as Jungle Jim
1953 Savage Mutiny as Jungle Jim
1952 Voodoo Tiger as Jungle Jim
1952 This Is Your Life(1 episode)
1952 Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land as Jungle Jim
1951 Jungle Manhunt as Jungle Jim
1951 Fury of the Congo as Jungle Jim
1950 Pygmy Island as Jungle Jim
1950 Captive Girl as Jungle Jim
1950 The Golden Twenties as Himself (archive footage)
1950 The Yellow Cab Man as Tarzan (archive sound) (uncredited)
1950 Mark of the Gorilla as Jungle Jim
1949 The Lost Tribe as Jungle Jim
1948 Jungle Jim as Jungle Jim
1948 Tarzan and the Mermaids as Tarzan
1947 Tarzan and the Huntress as Tarzan
1946 Swamp Fire as Johnny Duval
1946 Tarzan and the Leopard Woman as Tarzan
1945 Tarzan and the Amazons as Tarzan
1943 Tarzan's Desert Mystery as Tarzan
1943 Stage Door Canteen as Himself
1943 Tarzan Triumphs as Tarzan
1942 Tarzan's New York Adventure as Tarzan
1941 Tarzan's Secret Treasure as Tarzan
1940 Rodeo Dough as Johnny Weissmuller
1940 Hollywood: Style Center of the World as Himself
1939 Tarzan Finds a Son! as Tarzan
1936 Tarzan Escapes as Tarzan
1936 Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs as Himself
1934 Tarzan and His Mate as Tarzan
1934 Hollywood on Parade No. B-1
1932 Tarzan the Ape Man as Tarzan
1925 Ways to Strength and Beauty

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