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Mike Henry

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Michael Dennis "Mike" Henry (born August 15, 1936 in Los Angeles, California) is a former American football linebacker and actor. 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. His most prominent role was as Tarzan in three 1960s movies, Tarzan and the Valley of Gold (1966), Tarzan and the Great River (1967), and Tarzan and the Jungle Boy (1968), that were all filmed back-to-back in 1965. Henry turned down the lead of the subsequent Tarzan television series, which then went to actor Ron Ely. After leaving the Tarzan series Henry was one of many actors to be under consideration for the title role in the Batman TV series, which was originally to have been done as a straight crime-adventure series before producer William Dozier opted for a more satirical campy format. (The role of Batman ultimately went to Adam West). Henry is also known for playing Jackie Gleason's dim-witted son "Junior" in the Smokey and the Bandit films opposite Burt Reynolds and Sally Field. Henry also portrayed "Sergeant Kowalski" in The Green Berets, and "Lt. Col. Donald Penobscot" in three episodes of the television series M*A*S*H. His last acting roles were on the TV shows Gilmore Girls and Scrubs in the mid 2000's, after which he contracted Parkinson's Disease and retired from acting. Description above from the Wikipedia article Seth Mike Henry (American football), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Aug 15, 1936 In Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
21
First Appeared:
In the movie Spencer's Mountain 1963-05-16
Latest Project:
Movie Family Guy Presents: It's a Trap! 2011-05-22
Known For
Poster of AdiĆ³s Amigo
Poster of More Dead than Alive
Poster of Tarzan and the Jungle Boy
Poster of Tarzan and the Great River
Filmography
Movie Family Guy Presents: It's a Trap! Cleveland Brown as R2-D2 / John Herbert as Obi-Wan Kenobi / Rallo Tubbs as Nien Nunb / Consuela as Gatekeeper Droid (voice) 2011-05-22
Movie Family Guy Presents: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side Cleveland Brown as R2-D2 / John Herbert as Obi-Wan Kenobi / Bruce the Performance Artist as Captain Piett / Consuela (voice) 2010-05-23
Movie Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III (voice) 2010-12-19
Movie Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy 2009-05-12
Series The Cleveland Show Rallo Tubbs (voice) 2009-09-27
Movie Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest Cleveland Brown as R2-D2 / John Herbert as Obi-Wan Kenobi / Bruce the Performance Artist as Greedo / Fouad as Imperial Officer (voice) 2007-09-23
Movie Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Cleveland Brown, Herbert (voice) 2005-07-23
Movie Smokey and the Bandit II Junior 1980-08-15
Movie Smokey and the Bandit Junior Justice 1977-05-26
Movie Adiós Amigo Mary's Husband 1976-01-01
Movie No Way Back 1976-05-01
Movie The Longest Yard Rasmeusen 1974-08-21
Movie Soylent Green Kulozik 1973-04-19
Movie Skyjacked Sam Allen 1972-05-24
Movie Rio Lobo Rio Lobo Sheriff 'Blue Tom' Hendricks 1970-04-01
Movie More Dead than Alive Luke Santee 1969-01-15
Movie Tarzan and the Jungle Boy Tarzan 1968-05-01
Movie The Green Berets Sgt. Kowalski 1968-07-04
Movie Tarzan and the Great River Tarzan 1967-09-01
Movie Tarzan and the Valley of Gold Tarzan 1966-07-01
Movie Spencer's Mountain Spencer Brother 1963-05-16