George Barrows - Rotten Tomatoes

George Barrows

Highest Rated:   84% Imitation of Life (1959)
Lowest Rated:   31% Robot Monster (1953)
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Burly and athletic actor George Barrows seldom worried about being recognized on the street because he spent much of his long, busy career dressed up in a gorilla suit. Barrows created his first one shortly after doubling for Johnny Weismuller in Tarzan and His Mate (1934). When not performing in the gorilla suit himself, he rented it out to others. In one film, Robot Monster (1953), he put a diving helmet over his gorilla head to play a space alien. Other films in which Barrows played great apes include Gorilla at Large (1954), The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966), and Hillbillies in the Haunted House (1967). He began performing professionally as a child, but his film career quickly petered out as his size increased. He grew to be a such a large man that after he returned to film in Cleopatra (1934) he was often relegated to playing heavies and, of course, gorillas. In addition to film work, Barrows frequently guest starred on television. He also appeared in made-for-TV films, such as The President's Plane Is Missing (1971) and Donner Pass: The Road to Survival (1978).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Choices
  • Grandpa
1981
No Score Yet Hacksaw
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Panic in the City
  • Ernest
1968
No Score Yet Hillbillys in a Haunted House
  • Gorilla
1967
No Score Yet Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
  • Monstro
1966
84% Imitation of Life
  • Furniture Mover
1959
No Score Yet Frankenstein's Daughter
  • Mack (dockworker)
1958
No Score Yet The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm
  • Hunter
1957
No Score Yet The Night Runner
  • Bus Driver
1957
No Score Yet Flight To Hong Kong
  • Janvoort
1956
No Score Yet The First Traveling Saleslady
  • Meat Packer
1956
No Score Yet Son of Sinbad
  • Khalif Officer
1955
No Score Yet Gorilla at Large
  • Goliath the Gorilla
1954
31% Robot Monster
  • Ro-Man the Monster / Great Guidance
1953
No Score Yet Lost Women
  • George
1953
No Score Yet Dreamboat
  • Commandant
1952
No Score Yet Joan of Arc
  • French Soldier (uncredited)
1948
No Score Yet Magnificent Doll
  • Jedson
1946

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Charles
  • 1966

Quotes from George Barrows' Characters