Ron Ely

Ron Ely

  • Highest Rated: 89% South Pacific (1958)
  • Lowest Rated: 89% South Pacific (1958)
  • Birthday: Jun 21, 1938
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Tall (6'4"), imposing actor Ron Ely was chosen, from 300 applicants, as Tarzan number 15 after moviedom's 14th Tarzan, Mike Henry, pulled out of the 1966 TV series based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs "lord of the apes." Briefly a contract player at 20th Century-Fox in the late 1950s, Ely had previously starred in the 1961 TV adventure series Malibu Run. At first he balked at the notion of playing the "monosyllabic" Tarzan until he was assured that the character would be possessed of the erudition of an Alistair Cooke. During the next two years' worth of filming in Mexico, Ely suffered enough injuries and indignities to convince him not to make Tarzan his life's work. He went on to star in George Pal's final theatrical feature Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze (1975) as well as a brace of German-produced adventure films. On television, Ron Ely hosted the "Miss America" pageant from 1979 through 1981, emceed the syndicated TV game show Face the Music (1980), and starred in the 1987 Canadian-filmed revival of Sea Hunt.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Tarzan Revisited Actor 2017
No Score Yet Expecting Amish Elder Miller 2014
No Score Yet Slavers Actor 1978
No Score Yet Slavers Steven Hamilton 1977
No Score Yet Doc Savage---The Man of Bronze Doc Savage 1975
No Score Yet Cry of the Black Wolves Actor 1972
No Score Yet The Night of the Grizzly Tad Curry 1966
No Score Yet Once Before I Die Soldier 1965
No Score Yet The Fiend Who Walked the West Dyer 1958
89% South Pacific Co-Pilot 1958

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Sheena
2000-2002
Bixby
  • 2001
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Michaels
  • 1978
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • 1974
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Scott Bradley
  • 1971
No Score Yet Father Knows Best
1954-1960
  • 1959

QUOTES FROM Ron Ely CHARACTERS

Doc Savage
Before we go... let us remember our code. Let us strive every moment of our lives to make ourselves better and better to the best of our ability so that all may profit by it. Let us think of the right and lend our assistance to all who may need it, with no regard for anything but justice. Let us take what comes with a smile, without loss of courage. Let us be considerate of our country, our fellow citizens, and our associates in everything we say and do. Let us do right to all - and wrong no man.