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RON ELY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Ron Ely was born on June 21st, 1938 in Hereford, Texas with the birth name Ronald Pierce Ely.
 
He is most well known for his portrayal of Tarzan in the television series in 1966 "Tarzan".  He is also well remembered for his lead role in the film, "Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze" (1975). 
 
Prior to becoming involved in the acting industry, Ely attended the University of Texas in the mid 1950's and then began getting small parts in such films as, "South Pacific" (1958).  Also, earlier on in his career he appeared on such television series as "How To Marry a Millionaire" (1969) and "Playhouse 90" (1959).   
 
In the early 80's he was also the host of a game show called, "Face the Music" and was also the host of "The Miss America Pageants" in 1980 and 1981.  As he continued to act he was cast in the 1990's television series "Superboy" and the film "Seahunt" (1987).  Some of his latest roles have been on "Sheena" (2001) and "Renegade" (1993-1996).
 
He has married twice throughout his lifetime.  His first marriage was very brief to a lady named Cathy from 1959 through 1961.  He then married Valerie Lundeen in 1984 and they remain together today.  He has no children of his own.
 
He also has been credited as a writer of two mystery novels "Night Shadows" (1994) and "East Beach" (1995).  He has now completely retired from the acting industry.   


Filmography

2001 Sheena
1993-1996 Renegade
1994 Hawkeye
1993 L.A. Law
1992 The Hat Squad
1992 Tarzán 
1991 The Adventures of Superboy 
1987 Sea Hunt 
1986 Blacke's Magic
1979-1984 Fantasy Island 
1983 Hotel 1983 Matt Houston 
1980-1983 The Love Boat
1981 The Seal
1980 Face the Music
1978 The New Adventures of Wonder Woman
1978 Slavers 
1976 MitGift 
1975 Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze
1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. 
1972 Alleluja & Sartana Are Sons... Sons of God
1972 Der Schrei der schwarzen Wölfe 
1971 Ironside 
1969 The Courtship of Eddie's Father 
1966-1968 Tarzan 
1966 Once Before I Die
1966 The Night of the Grizzly 
1962 Thriller 
1960-1961 The Aquanauts 
1960 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp 
1959 The Millionaire 
1959 How to Marry a Millionaire
1959 Playhouse 90
1959 Steve Canyon
1959 Father Knows Best
1959 The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker 
1958 The Fiend Who Walked the West
1958 South Pacific 





Matinee Classics - The Night of the Grizzly starring Clint Walker, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn, Jack Elam, Nancy Kulp, Ellen Corby, Kevin Brodie, Ron Ely, Med Flory, Leo Gordon, Don Haggerty, Sammy Jackson, Regis Toomey, Candy Moore and Victoria Paige Meyerink
Matinee Classics - The Night of the Grizzly starring Clint Walker, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn, Jack Elam, Nancy Kulp, Ellen Corby, Kevin Brodie, Ron Ely, Med Flory, Leo Gordon, Don Haggerty, Sammy Jackson, Regis Toomey, Candy Moore and Victoria Paige Meyerink
Matinee Classics - Malibu Run starring Jeremy Slate, Ron Ely and Charles Thompson
Matinee Classics - Tarzan's Deadly Silence starring Ron Ely, Manuel Padilla Jr., Jock Mahoney, Woody Strode, Gregorio Acosta and Rudolph Charles
Matinee Classics - Tarzan's Deadly Silence starring Ron Ely, Manuel Padilla Jr., Jock Mahoney, Woody Strode, Gregorio Acosta and Rudolph Charles
Matinee Classics - Tarzan's Jungle Rebellion starring Ron Ely, Jason Evers, Lloyd Haynes, Sam Jaffe, Harry Lauter and William Marshall
Matinee Classics - Tarzan's Jungle Rebellion starring Ron Ely, Jason Evers, Lloyd Haynes, Sam Jaffe, Harry Lauter and William Marshall


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