Ronald Pierce “Ron” Ely (born June 21, 1938) is an American actor and novelist born in Hereford, Texas. Ely is best known for having portrayed Tarzan in the 1966 NBC series Tarzan and for playing the lead role in the 1975 film Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze.
Ely obtained the role after playing various bit-parts, including an airplane navigator in the 1958 film South Pacific and a guest-starring role on Barbara Eden’s first television series, the romantic comedy How to Marry a Millionaire. Ely’s height (6′ 4″) and athletic build also won him the title role in the 1975 film Doc Savage, as well as various guest shots. In a 1978 Fantasy Island episode, for example, Ely portrayed Mark Antony in a Roman military short tunic and breastplate that displayed almost as much of his physique as his Tarzan costume had.
From 1960-61, Ely starred in the series The Aquanauts. In the 1980s, Ely hosted the musical game show Face the Music. Additionally, Ely hosted the 1980 and 1981 Miss America Pageants, replacing longtime host Bert Parks.
In the 1990s, Elyâ€™s roles included a retired Superman in the 1991 two-part episode “The Road to Hell” of the Superboy syndicated television series, and a big game hunter named Gordon Shaw in the 1992 episode “Tarzan the Hunted” of the syndicated TarzÃ¡n TV series (starring Wolf Larson).
In recent years Ely has embarked on a successful writing career and has penned two mystery novels featuring private eye Jake Sands: Night Shadows (1994) and East Beach (1995). Until about 2001, Ely made appearances on popular TV shows, his most recent being Sheena and Renegade. He is now retired from acting.
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Ron Ely Biography / Wiki
|Also Know||Ronald Pierce Ely, Ronald Ely|
|Place of Birth||Hereford, Texas, USA|
|Date of Birth||1938-06-21|
|Age(as in 2022)||84|
Ron Ely Acting Movies
|Movie Name||Character||Release Date||Overview|
|Tarzan’s Jungle Rebellion||Tarzan||1967-09-06||This jungle adventure is comprised of two episodes from the 1966-69 TV show….|
|Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze||Clark ‘Doc’ Savage Jr.||1975-06-01||In the Fabulous Thirties, Doc Savage and his five Amazing Adventurers are sucked into the mystery of Doc’s father disappearing in the wilds of South A…|
|Alleluja & Sartana Are Sons… Sons of God||Hallelujah||1972-12-22||Two conmen, posing as missionaries, are out to swindle the members of a church group in this slapstick western….|
|Tarzan Revisited||Himself||2017-04-28||Tarzan: the super hero who never goes out of fashion. The son of British Royalty, he is raised by apes in the African jungle and finds his true love, …|
|Cry of the Black Wolves||Bill Robinson||1972-10-04||Adventure movie based on Jack London’s novel “Son of the Wolf”….|
|Tarzan’s Deadly Silence||Tarzan||1970-07-03||Tarzan tries to stop a bloodthirsty Colonel from taking over an African village with his soldiers of fortune. The ape-man has been rendered deaf by an…|
|Tarzan and the Four O’Clock Army||Tarzan||1968-03-01||…|
|Tarzan and the Perils of Charity Jones||Tarzan||1971-10-04||Jai, the orphaned boy adopted by the Monkey Man, helps missionary Charity Jones bring an organ to a friendly tribe, but they are captured by hostile n…|
|Slavers||Steven Hamilton||1978-02-24||A story about slave hunting, colonialism, revenge and love….|
|Mitgift||Kurt||1976-02-13||Edgar Burgman, after collaborating to assassinate the elder senator husband of Alice Young, the wife remarried. The woman, after a short period, doubt…|
|In Search of Tarzan with Jonathan Ross||Himself||1998-12-22||A look at Tarzan on the big and small screen with interviews with some of those who have played him….|
|The Night of the Grizzly||Ted Curry||1966-04-20||Marshall “Big Jim” Cole turns in his badge and heads to Wyoming with his family in order to settle on some land left him by a relative. He faces oppos…|
|Once Before I Die||Soldier||1966-12-01||Stranded behind enemy lines when the Japanese attack the Philippines in late 1941, Lt. Bailey must lead a group of soldiers and their families (includ…|
|The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker||Wilbur Fielding||1959-02-20||In early 1900s’ Pennsylvania, Mr. Pennypacker has two company offices and two families with a combined total of 17 children. With an office in Harrisb…|
|The Fiend Who Walked The West||Deputy Jim Dyer||1958-08-01||Lawmen free a convict to hunt his ex-cellmate….|
|Expecting Amish||Elder Miller||2014-07-19||Expecting Amish tells the story of 18-year-old Hannah Yoder, who is ready to join the Amish Church and marry her boyfriend Samuel. But things change w…|
|South Pacific||Navigator||1958-03-18||Can a girl from Little Rock find happiness with a mature French planter she got to know one enchanted evening away from the military hospital where sh…|
Ron Ely Directing Movies
|Movie Name||Job||Release Date||Overview|
|Director||Tarzan is a series that aired on NBC from 1966 â€“ 1968. The series portrayed Tarzan as a well-educated character, one who, tired of civilization, had…|
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