Steve Reeves

Steve Reeves (Stephen L. Reeves) (January 21, 1926 - May 5, 2000), was a bodybuilder, actor, and author.

Bodybuilding

Born in Glasgow, Montana, Reeves became interested in bodybuilding as a teenager, long before the rise in general interest in the activity. His competitive bodybuilding period was brief, but he won the following events:

  • 1946 - Mr. Pacific Coast
  • 1947 - Mr. Pacific Coast
  • 1947 - Mr. America
  • 1948 - Mr. World
  • 1950 - Mr. Universe

By his own account, his best cold (unpumped) measurements at the peak of his bodybuilding activity were:

  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 216
  • Neck: 18 1/2"
  • Chest: 52"
  • Waist: 29"
  • Biceps: 18 1/4"
  • Thighs: 26"
  • Calves: 18 1/4"

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Encylopedia of Modern Bodybuilding states:

By [the 1940s] the distinction between lifting weights purely for strength and training with weights to shape and proportion the body had been clearly made. ... However, bodybuilding still remained an obscure sport. No champion was known to the general public--that is, until Steve Reeves came along. Reeves was the right man in the right place at the right time. He was handsome, personable, and had a magnificent physique. Survivors from the Muscle Beach era recall how crowds used to follow Reeves when he walked along the beach, and how people who knew nothing about him would simply stop and stare, awestruck.

Acting

After WWII military service, Reeves came to the attention film director Cecil B. De Mille, who considered him for the part of Samson.

Reeves first film was the 1949 Kimbar of the Jungle, made for television. He went on to appear, starting in the 1950s, in a string of Samson and Hercules-type (also known as sword and sandal) movies. His last on-screen appearance was in 2000. In that year he appeared as himself in the made-for-television A&E Biography: Arnold Schwarzenegger - Flex Appeal.

Later life

Later in his life, Reeves promoted drug-free bodybuilding and bred horses. The last two decades of his life were spent in Valley Center (Escondido), California.


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The last two decades of his life were spent in Valley Center (Escondido), California. In 2004, he began his first regular television series, in CSI: New York. Later in his life, Reeves promoted drug-free bodybuilding and bred horses. He has been married to actress Moira Harris since 1981 and they have three children together. In that year he appeared as himself in the made-for-television A&E Biography: Arnold Schwarzenegger - Flex Appeal. Sinise has also appeared in Apollo 13, Ransom, The Green Mile, Reindeer Games, Mission to Mars, and The Stand. His last on-screen appearance was in 2000. He won a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for his role in Truman.

He went on to appear, starting in the 1950s, in a string of Samson and Hercules-type (also known as sword and sandal) movies. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 1994 for his role as Lieutenant Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump. Reeves first film was the 1949 Kimbar of the Jungle, made for television. Gary Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an American actor and director who has appeared in a number of movies. De Mille, who considered him for the part of Samson. After WWII military service, Reeves came to the attention film director Cecil B.

Survivors from the Muscle Beach era recall how crowds used to follow Reeves when he walked along the beach, and how people who knew nothing about him would simply stop and stare, awestruck.. He was handsome, personable, and had a magnificent physique. Reeves was the right man in the right place at the right time. No champion was known to the general public--that is, until Steve Reeves came along.

However, bodybuilding still remained an obscure sport. .. By [the 1940s] the distinction between lifting weights purely for strength and training with weights to shape and proportion the body had been clearly made. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Encylopedia of Modern Bodybuilding states:.

By his own account, his best cold (unpumped) measurements at the peak of his bodybuilding activity were:. His competitive bodybuilding period was brief, but he won the following events:. Born in Glasgow, Montana, Reeves became interested in bodybuilding as a teenager, long before the rise in general interest in the activity. Reeves) (January 21, 1926 - May 5, 2000), was a bodybuilder, actor, and author.

Steve Reeves (Stephen L. Calves: 18 1/4". Thighs: 26". Biceps: 18 1/4".

Waist: 29". Chest: 52". Neck: 18 1/2". Weight: 216.

Height: 6' 1". Universe. 1950 - Mr. World.

1948 - Mr. America. 1947 - Mr. Pacific Coast.

1947 - Mr. Pacific Coast. 1946 - Mr.

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