He was 84. The wife of former “Tarzan” actor Ron Ely was stabbed to death by the couple’s son at their California home on Tuesday evening, police said. Mike Henry, a former NFL linebacker and actor known for playing Tarzan in the 1960s, has died. Senior writer, Legacy.com. Ron Ely, who played Tarzan in the 1960s and '70s, has filed a … The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that deputies showed up at the couple's house in the upscale neighborhood of Hope Ranch following an emergency call about a family dispute and found … He reprised the role in the film’s 1981 and 1983 sequels. Henry is best known for playing #Tarzan in three 1960s films. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies have shot and killed a suspect believed to have killed a Hope Ranch woman in the home of former "Tarzan' actor Ron Ely Tuesday evening. He was 84. Big, barrel-chested Elmo Lincoln was the first actor to bring Tarzan to the big screen, in... P. Dempsey Tebler. Henry died Jan. 8 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank after many years of dealing with … ... Hollywood soon latched onto Weissmuller, turning him into the jungle man known as Tarzan of the Apes - the first live-action version of Edgar Rice Burroughs' character from his classic novel. Mike Henry is also a survived by a daughter, Shannon Noble. Christopher Plummer (1929–2021), Oscar winner who starred in... Millie Hughes-Fulford (1945–2021), first female payload specialist for... Christopher Plummer (1929–2021), Oscar winner who starred in “The Sound of Music”, Millie Hughes-Fulford (1945–2021), first female payload specialist for NASA, Dianne Durham (1968–2021), first Black national gymnastics champion. The particular death was confirmed […] After several seasons with the team, he wanted to pursue acting, so he requested a transfer to the Los Angeles Rams. Named 2017's Obituary Writer of the Year by the Society of Professional Obituary Writers. (Silver Screen Collection / … Life. Former Tarzan Actor Sues Santa Barbara Sheriffs Over Deaths of Wife and Son. Henry died Jan. 8 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank after many years of dealing with chronic traumatic encephalopathy and Parkinson’s disease brought on by the head injuries in the NFL and at the University of Southern California. Mike Henry, former NFL player and star of Tarzan in the 1960s has died aged 84.. K-Pop Game Launch Backed by BTS Agency Big Hit Entertainment, Why Rob Lowe Passed on ‘Grey's Anatomy,’ Joined ‘Parks and Rec' and Boarded '9-1-1: Lone Star’, ‘The Masked Singer’ Host Nick Cannon Tests Positive for COVID; Niecy Nash to Fill In For Now (EXCLUSIVE), Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Reveals He Contracted COVID-19 a Second Time, How Rob Lowe Embraced Sobriety to Become the Person He Always Wanted to Be, The Complete Golden Globes Nominations List, The Extraordinary Power of Rep. 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Sipek was born in what is now Croatia, relocated to Canada in 1959, and subsequently acted in B-movies as Steve Hawkes. ELMO LINCOLN. His other movie roles included 1974’s “The Longest Yard,” 1973’s “Soylent Green,” 1970’s “Rio Lobo” and 1968’s “The Green Berets.” TV roles included “General Hospital,” “Lou Grant,” “Rhoda,” “Fantasy Island,” “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “77 Sunset Strip.”. Former Tarzan actor Steve Sipek was arrested Monday morning after officers removed three large cats from his Loxahatchee property. In the spring of 1917, … He was 84. Henry bowed out of the Tarzan franchise after being bitten by a chimpanzee while filming, frustrated with this and other unsafe conditions while working. Get breaking news alerts& today's headlines inyour inbox. Henry played football for USC and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1958. Former Tarzan actor Steve Sipek (pictured) has been arrested and had two tigers and a black panther removed from his Florida home after they were considered a … Henry’s other films include “Skyjacked” (1972), “Soylent Green” (1973), and “The Longest Yard” (1974). Burroughs ceded control of the movie to Parsons, a decision he would later regret when Smiling Billy cast Elmo Lincoln as Tarzan over his objections. Mike Henry, a former NFL linebacker and actor known for playing Tarzan in the 1960s, has died. Henry died Jan. 8 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank after many years of dealing with chronic traumatic encephalopathy and Parkinson’s disease brought on by the head injuries in the NFL and at the University of Southern California. “You could not find anyone who ever spoke ill of Mike. 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Ron Ely, 81, played the title character on the NBC series Tarzan, which ran from 1966 to 1968. -- Advertisement -- ACTOR Mike Henry, famous for playing the character Tarzan in the 1960s, died at the age of 84 on January 8 at St Joseph Medical Centre in Burbank, California. Henry grew up in East Los Angeles. ACTOR Mike Henry, known for playing the character Tarzan in the sixties, died at the age of 84 on The month of january 8 at St Joseph Healthcare Centre in Burbank, California. Wife of ‘Tarzan' Actor Ron Ely Found Dead, Responding Deputies Kill Son The former "Tarzan" actor was not injured. FILE - This Dec. 28, 1987 file photo shows former “Tarzan” actor Ron Ely during an interview in Los Angeles. Wife of Former ‘Tarzan’ Actor Ron Ely Killed by Her Son. He was cast as Tarzan in “Tarzan and the Valley of Gold” (1966), “Tarzan and the Great River” (1967), and “Tarzan and the Jungle Boy” (1968). LA: The wife of former "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely was stabbed to death by the couple's son at their California home on Tuesday evening, police said. Born in 1876, Perce Dempsey Tabler had a varied career: opera singer, businessman, founding member of... James Pierce. Mike Henry (1936–2021), actor in Tarzan movies, “Smokey and the Bandit”. https://t.co/pHvthuoFcB pic.twitter.com/UchZ87tkaD, Sad to find out mike Henry died … RIP mike … joyed him as junior in the Smokey movies and of course as Tarzan … sad #mikehenry pic.twitter.com/ivsueheUuD. He played Tarzan in the 1969 Spanish-made film Tarzán en la gruta del oro / King of the Jungle / Tarzan in the Golden Grotto alongside Kitty Swan, filmed in Suriname, Florida, Africa, Spain and Italy where the producers ran out of money and had to … The wife of the 1960s actor who played “Tarzan” was allegedly stabbed to death at the couple’s California home by ... A friend of Lundeen — a former … Between 1966 and 1968, he starred in three films based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ creation: “Tarzan and the Valley of Gold,” “Tarzan and the Great River” and “Tarzan and the Jungle Boy.”, But he was best known for his role in three “Smokey and the Bandit” action comedies from 1977, 1980 and 1983. In high school, former city council member John Ferraro saw him play football and facilitated his tryout for USC’s football team. The actor's family announced he died on January 8 at St Joseph Medical Centre in Burbank following years dealing with chronic traumatic encephalopathy and Parkinson's disease, which was brought on by head injuries Mike endured while playing football. He played Junior, the son of Jackie Gleason’s character. FILE - This Dec. 28, 1987 file photo shows former “Tarzan” actor Ron Ely during an interview in Los Angeles. https://t.co/3og2NO5Ikw pic.twitter.com/rDx3DxYTV9, Former NFL linebacker and actor #MikeHenry has died at the age of 84. Reports are emerging of a horrific homicide at the California home of actor Ron Ely, best known for playing the title role in TV series "Tarzan" … Mike Henry was an NFL linebacker who became an actor, known for his roles in Tarzan movies of the 1960s and the “Smokey and the Bandit” series. This file photo shows former “Tarzan” actor Ron Ely during an interview in Los Angeles. Someone more to Burroughs liking, the New York-based Swedish-American actor Stellan Windrow (who went by the name Winslow Wilson), had been cast as the lead of NFC's Tarzan of the Apes (1918). Notable Deaths on April 30 in History | Chicago blues legend Muddy Waters, "Stand by Me" R&B singer Ben E. King, Venetia Burney (who first suggested the name for the planet Pluto), Tarzan actor Gordon Scott, 'Bewitched' actress Agnes Moorehead, famous railroad conductor Casey Jones, and impressionist painter Edouard Manet all died on this day in previous years. RELATED: Former Tarzan actor raises nearly $7K to put wild cats back in Loxahatchee home Authorities moved Sipek’s three cats to a facility in Glades County. The screenplay by Tom Rowe and Gary Goddard is loosely based on the 1912 novel Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, but from the point of view of Jane Parker. These actors did more than just play athletes on screen, they actually competed in the Olympic Games. Henry had been dealing with chronic traumatic encephalopathy and Parkinson’s disease due to head injuries playing football. In one of his final games as a Ram linebacker, a producer spotted Henry and asked him to test for the role of Tarzan. Lisa Vanderpump Lands New Reality Show at E! Quoted by CNN, the New York Times, and Macleans. A woman was killed at Ely's … Wife of former ‘Tarzan’ actor Ron Ely killed by son, authorities say Actor Ron Ely plays the title role in an episode of the TV series “Tarzan,” circa 1967. Another well-known role for Henry began in 1977 with “Smokey and the Bandit.” He played Junior, the son of Jackie Gleason’s character, Sheriff Buford T. Justice. Henry worked behind the scenes in film and TV for the rest of his professional career until he retired in 1988 as a result of Parkinson’s disease. Mike Henry, a former NFL linebacker and actor known for playing Tarzan in the 1960s, has died. Actors Who Have Played Tarzan Who Played Tarzan, and When. Former Tarzan Actor and NFL Player Mike Henry Died Aged 84. He was one of the loveliest men ever to grace this earth,” said Cheryl Henry, his wife of 36 years. Who stabbed ex-"Tarzan" actor Ron Ely's wife Valerie in their Santa Barbara County home almost a year ago? © Copyright 2021 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Lincoln was the very first actor to take on the feral character, who was created by Edgar Rice Burroughs and first appeared … His request was granted, and he played for the Rams from 1962 to 1964, when he caught the eye of a Warner Bros. producer. Mike Henry, NFL Player and Actor, Dies at 84 Mike Henry, a former NFL linebacker and actor known for playing Tarzan in the 1960s, has died. A lawsuit filed by former "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely blames Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies for the deaths of his wife and son in 2019. AFP / 07:00 AM October 18, 2019 . Published October 15, 2019 • Updated on October 16, 2019 at 8:27 pm He appeared on TV shows including “M*A*S*H,” “General Hospital,” and “Fantasy Island.”, We're sad to hear of the death of #MikeHenry (1936–2021) — NFL linebacker turned actor, best known as Junior Justice in the SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT movies.He also played TARZAN in 3 films in the 1960s. Mike Henry, NFL player who became an actor in Tarzan movies, “Smokey and the Bandit,” died January 8 in Burbank, California at the age of 84. Tarzan, the Ape Man is a 1981 adventure film directed by John Derek and starring Bo Derek, Miles O'Keeffe, Richard Harris, and John Phillip Law. Wanting to try his luck with acting, Henry requested a transfer to play for the Los Angeles Rams. The woman who was murdered is believed to be Ely's wife since 1984, former Miss Florida Valerie Lundeen, although police have not confirmed the identity of the victim. His family announced today that he actually passed on January 8 at Burbank’s St. Joseph Medical Center. After college, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, for which he played from 1958 to 1961. He traded football for acting and went on to star in the Tarzan films of the 1960s and worked alongside Burt Reynolds in the “Smokey and the Bandit” movies. NFL player and Tarzan star Mike Henry has died at the age of 84. 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