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Where Are They Now - Friday, June 29, 2018

Hello fans,

Today's featured celebrity is Mike Henry. Your might remember him from such hits as Smokey and the Bandit, M*A*S*H and for his role as Tarzan in the 1960's film trilogy (Tarzan and the Jungle Boy, Tarzan and the Great River, and Tarzan and the Valley of Gold).

But, before we get to Mr. Mike Henry. I just wanted to let you know that on our Celebrity Nooz website there's a new way to 'Suggest a Celebrity' and vote on which suggestion should be the next featured celebrity! 'Vote for the next featured celebrity' is located directly above the 'Featured Celebrity' which brings us back to the handsome and talented Mike Henry.

Please, head to Vote for the next featured celebrity and suggest a celeb and cast your vote. Thanks for reading!

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See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Henry Beckman: Actor best known for Marnie (1964), Death Hunt (1981) and Blood & Guts (1978).

Marsha Mason: She has appeared in "The Goodbye Girl", "Chapter Two", "Max Duggan Returns" and other movies

Marlo Thomas: Starred as Ann Marie in the TV series "That Girl"

(Answer at the bottom)

Mike Henry

Learn More About Mike Henry on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: August 15, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA

BIRTH NAME: Michael Dennis Henry

CLAIM TO FAME: Mike Henry is an retired actor and former football linebacker. He is most well known for his role as, Tarzan in the 1960's trilogy, as Junior in Smokey and the Bandit, and Donald Penobscot on M*A*S*H.

FAMILY LIFE: Henry married Cheryl Sweeney Henry on November 17, 1984.

INFO: Mike Henry's football career as a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1958-1961) and the Los Angeles Rams (1962-1964) led him to be noticed by Warner Bros.

TRIVIA: May be the only "Tarzan" with a hairy chest.

During his short tenure as Tarzan, Mike was bitten in the face by a chimp and had to have his chin sewn up with twenty stitches. In addition he suffered from dysentery, an ear infection, and a liver ailment. After completing his third Tarzan film, he turned down the TV series and sued the producer for maltreatment, abuse, and working conditions detrimental to his health and welfare. Ron Ely starred in the subsequent series.

During early development, was considered for the lead role in the Batman: The Movie (1966) TV series. This was before the concept of doing the show as an action comedy had been introduced. He would have played a serious and dramatic Bruce Wayne/Batman.

WHERE IS HE NOW: After being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he retired from acting in 1988.


1987 Outrageous Fortune...Russian #1

1983 Smokey and the Bandit Part 3...Junior Justice

1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)...Mike
- Elizabeth's Baby/The Artist and the Lady

1980 Smokey and the Bandit II...Junior

1978 Lou Grant (TV Series)...Frank
- Sports (1978)

1977 M*A*S*H (TV Series)...Lt. Col. Donald Penobscott
- The M*A*S*H Olympics

1977 Smokey and the Bandit...Junior

1976 No Way Back

1976 Rhoda (TV Series)...Man
- If You Want to Shoot the Rapids, You Have to Get Wet (1976) ... Man

1975 Adiós Amigo...Mary's Husband

1975 Mean Johnny Barrows...Carlo Da Vince

1974-1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)...Tatashore / Cliff Platt
- One of Our Running Backs Is Missing (1975) ... Tatashore
- Run, Steve, Run (1974) ... Cliff Platt

1975 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)...Frank Nugent
- Bob Hits the Ceiling

1974 The Longest Yard...Rassmeusen

1973 Soylent Green...Kulozik

1973 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)...Jason
- Super Doc

1972 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)...Man at the Admitting Desk
- The Needle (1972) ... Man at the Admitting Desk

1972 Skyjacked...Sam Allen

1972 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)...Fargo
- Michael O'Hara the Fourth: Part 2
- Michael O'Hara the Fourth: Part 1

1972 Michael O'Hara the Fourth (TV Movie)...Fargo

1971 The Smith Family (TV Series)
- Taste of Fear (1971)

1971 Inside O.U.T. (TV Short)...Chuck Dandy

1970 Rio Lobo...Sheriff Tom Hendricks

1970 Dan August (TV Series)...Heap Canfield
- When the Shouting Dies

1970 Daniel Boone (TV Series)...Creole Jim
- Bringing Up Josh

1969 Number One...Walt Chaffee

1969 More Dead Than Alive...Luke Santee

1968 The Green Berets...Sgt. Kowalski

1968 Tarzan and the Jungle Boy...Tarzan

1967 Tarzan and the Great River...Tarzan

1966 Tarzan and the Valley of Gold...Tarzan

1963 Palm Springs Weekend...Doorman (uncredited)

1963 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series)...Big Guy
- Getting Wally in Shape

1963 Spencer's Mountain...Spencer Brother (uncredited)

1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)...Sgt. Johnny Rossi
- To Catch a Mink

1963 General Hospital (TV Series)...Rudolpho (1988)

1957 Curfew Breakers...Reagan

To see Then & Now pictures of Mike Henry, visit: Celebrity Nooz


--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Henry Beckman - DEAD
Born: 11/26/1921 Died: 6/17/2008

Marsha Mason - ALIVE
Born: 4/3/1942

Marlo Thomas - ALIVE
Born: 11/21/1937



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