George Barrows

Highest Rated: 100% Joan of Arc (1948)
Lowest Rated: 36% Robot Monster (1953)
Birthday: Feb 7, 1914
Birthplace: Not Available
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

CREDIT
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
36% Robot Monster Ro-Man the Monster / Great Guidance 1953
No Score Yet Lost Women George 1953
No Score Yet Dreamboat Commandant 1952
100% Joan of Arc French Soldier (uncredited) 1948
No Score Yet Magnificent Doll Jedson 1946

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
Gorilla
  • 1979
  • 1978
93% Batman
1966-1968
Charles
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Gorilla Kelly
  • 1966
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Black Bart
  • 1959
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Slouchy McGoo
  • 1957
  • 1956

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