Where Are They Now - Friday, June 29, 2018
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.
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
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)
Learn More About Mike Henry on Celebrity Nooz
August 15, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA
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.
Henry married Cheryl Sweeney Henry on November 17, 1984.
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.
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
Marlo Thomas - ALIVE
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Abdul Kadir, 65/66, Guyanese politican and convicted terrorist.
Domenico Losurdo, 77, Italian Marxist philosopher and historian.
Jordi Fàbregas Canadell (es), 67, Spanish musician.
Joe Jackson, 89, American band manager (The Jackson 5), patriarch of the Jackson family, pancreatic cancer.
Liz Jackson, 67, Australian journalist, Parkinson's disease.
Steve Soto, 54, American punk musician (The Adolescents).
Neville Towner, 52, Australian convicted rapist and murderer, heart attack.
Vladimir Andreyevich Uspensky, 87, Russian mathematician, linguist, writer and doctor.
Harold Davis, 85, Scottish football player (Rangers) and manager.
Andrey Dementyev, 89, Russian poet.
Fedor Frešo, 71, Slovak rock and jazz bassist, heart failure.
Ignatios Lappas (el), 72, Greek Orthodox metropolitan bishop, Metropolis of Larissa and Tyrnavos (since 1994), heart failure.
Henri Namphy, 85, Haitian military officer and politician, President (1986-1988), lung cancer.
Bo Nilsson, 81, Swedish composer.
Sabina Ott, 62, American artist.
Borivoj Penc (cs), 82, Czech actor.
Daniel Pilon, 77, Canadian actor (Dallas, Ryan's Hope, Shoot 'Em Up).
Phil Rodgers, 80, American golfer, leukemia.
Ed Simons, 101, American conductor.
Innocent Umezulike, 64, Nigerian jurist, chief judge of Enugu State.
Diana Álvarez (es), 76, Argentine television director.
Jesús Cardenal, 88, Spanish professor (University of the Basque Country) and lawyer, Attorney General (1997-2004).
Štefka Drolc, 94, Slovenian actress.
Paul Gérin-Lajoie, 98, Canadian lawyer and politician, MNA (1960-1969).
David Goldblatt, 87, South African photographer.
Richard Benjamin Harrison, 77, American pawnbroker and reality television personality (Pawn Stars), Parkinson's disease.
Yosh Kawano, 97, American baseball clubhouse manager (Chicago Cubs), Parkinson's disease.
Andrei Suchilin (Wikidata), 58, Russian musician, organ failure due to bacterial infection.
Constance Adams, 53, American space architect and spaceport planner, cancer.
Xiomara Alfaro, 88, Cuban opera singer.
Stanley Anderson, 78, American actor (Spider-Man, The Drew Carey Show, Red Dragon), brain cancer.
George Cameron, 70, American musician (The Left Banke), cancer.
Salomón Cohen Levy, 91, Israeli-born Venezuelan civil engineer and mall developer (Centro Sambil).
Francesco Forleo, 76, Italian politician, Deputy (1987-1994), dementia.
Frank Heart, 89, American Hall of Fame computer engineer, co-developer of the IMP, melanoma.
Dan Ingram, 83, American disc jockey (KBOX, WABC, WCBS-FM, WIL), complications of dementia.
Sergei Ogorodnikov, 32, Russian ice hockey player (Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg), water bike accident.
Josip Pirmajer, 74, Slovenian football player and manager.
Jacques Saadé, 81, Lebanese-born French shipping executive, founder of CMA CGM.
Chatri Sophonpanich, 85, Thai banker (Bangkok Bank).
Pavel Vranský, 97, Czech brigadier general and RAF radio operator, veteran of the siege of Tobruk, War Cross and Medal of Merit recipient.
Jim Washington, 66, Canadian football player (Winnipeg Blue Bombers).
Roland Baar, 54, German rower, five-time world champion (1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995), traffic collision.
Sujatha Devi, 72, Indian poet.
Alberto Fouilloux, 77, Chilean footballer (national team).
Donald Hall, 89, American poet, U.S. Poet Laureate (2006).
Yavar Jamalov, 68, Azerbaijani politician, Minister of Defence Industry (since 2006).
Kim Jong-pil, 92, South Korean politician, Prime Minister (1971-1975, 1998-2000).
Richard Lowitt, 96, American historian.
Dumitru Mo?pan, 78, Moldovan politician, President of Parliament (1997-1998).
Phan Huy Lê, 84, Vietnamese historian, heart disease.
Douglas Rae, 87, Scottish businessman.
Violeta Rivas, 80, Argentine singer and actress.
Gazmend Sinani, 27, Kosovan basketball player (Leeds Force), traffic collision.
Ronald Spadafora, 63, American firefighter (FDNY Chief of Fire Prevention), supervised rescue and recovery following 9/11, acute myeloid leukemia.
Cyrus Tang, 88, Chinese-born American investor and philanthropist.
Koro Wetere, 83, New Zealand politician, MP for Western Maori (1969-1996), Minister of Maori Affairs (1984-1990).
Halina Aszkielowicz-Wojno, 71, Polish volleyball player (national team), Olympic bronze medalist (1968).
Tony Bartirome, 86, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates).
Geoff Case, 82, Australian football player (Melbourne).
Steve Condous, 82, Australian politician, Lord Mayor of Adelaide (1987-1993), member of the South Australian House of Assembly (1993-2002).
Nahum Korzhavin, 92, Russian-American poet.
Olga Krzyzanowska, 88, Polish politician, Senator (2001-2005), Deputy Marshal of the Sejm (1993-1997).
Dick Leitsch, 83, American LGBT rights activist, liver cancer.
Dan Lindsley, 92, American geneticist.
Deanna Lund, 81, American actress (Land of the Giants), pancreatic cancer.
Rezso Nyers, 95, Hungarian politician, Minister of Finance (1960-1962), Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party president (1989).
Geoffrey Oryema, 65, Ugandan musician.
Vinnie Paul, 54, American drummer (Pantera, Damageplan, Hellyeah), heart attack.
Waldir Pires, 91, Brazilian politician, Minister of Defence (2006-2007).
Sangdao Sattaman, 73, Thai poet, complications from a fall.
Bagun Sumbrai, 94, Indian politician.