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. Richard was an opthalmologist friend of Monica Geller's father and eventually one of Monica's boyfriends. Later in his life, Reeves promoted drug-free bodybuilding and bred horses. Selleck also played Richard, a guest starring role on the popular former sitcom "Friends". In that year he appeared as himself in the made-for-television A&E Biography: Arnold Schwarzenegger - Flex Appeal. Portraying the planning, politics, and preparation for the 1944 Invasion of Normandy, Selleck was critically lauded for playing a cool, calm Eisenhower. His last on-screen appearance was in 2000. Eisenhower in the History Channel's 2004 Made-for-TV Movie Ike: Countdown to D-Day.

He went on to appear, starting in the 1950s, in a string of Samson and Hercules-type (also known as sword and sandal) movies. Surprising many of his fans, Selleck unexpectedly played the role of General Dwight D. Reeves first film was the 1949 Kimbar of the Jungle, made for television. He makes many such appearances in many television shows and sitcoms. De Mille, who considered him for the part of Samson. Rising to 6'4", Selleck's dark hair, muscular, hairy-chested physique and trademark moustache make him popular for cameo appearances. After WWII military service, Reeves came to the attention film director Cecil B. Selleck is a libertarian and is a registered Independent.

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.. Selleck is an outspoken member of the National Rifle Association, and in a well known incident, he was verbally attacked by Rosie O'Donnell on her television show over his support of the NRA. He was handsome, personable, and had a magnificent physique. Tom Selleck (born January 29, 1945) is an American actor best known for his starring role on the television show "Magnum P.I.". Reeves was the right man in the right place at the right time. The role went to Harrison Ford instead. No champion was known to the general public--that is, until Steve Reeves came along. Selleck screen-tested for, but had to turn down the role of Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark, due to scheduling conflicts with "Magnum P.I.".

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

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

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