Gordon Scott

Gordon Scott

At the height of his Tarzan/gladiator fame, Scott was a mighty 6' 3", 218 pounds and had 19-inch biceps.

Ex-stepfather of Kelley Miles and Debra Miles.

Has one living brother named Rafield Werschkul of Portland, Oregan.

He was a friend of Hercules actor Steve Reeves. It was Reeves' idea for him to play Remus opposite his Romulus in Duel of the Titans (1961) (aka "Duel of the Titans").

He was to be the star of the proposed television series "Hercules" in which he would be the title character. A pilot episode, Hercules and the Princess of Troy (1965) (TV), was filmed but the series didn't sell.

His prior experience on a half dozen Tarzan movies made him one of the few stars of the Italian produced sword and sandal/mythological muscleman movies to be praised for this acting talent as well as his physique.

In 1957, he appeared on the TV show, "You Bet Your Life" (1950). Host Groucho Marx jokingly called him, "Great Scott".

Married three times.

Son Michael Scott born in 1957.

Spent his final 6 years living as a 'guest' in the spare bedroom of one of his fans in Baltimore, Maryland.

Was a lifeguard at the Saraha Hotel in Las Vegas when he was discovered by Hollywood producer Sol Lesser.