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. He has another daughter by Paula Profit, Cassandra (born 1985). Later in his life, Reeves promoted drug-free bodybuilding and bred horses. They have one child together, a daughter, Sam (born March 9, 2004). In that year he appeared as himself in the made-for-television A&E Biography: Arnold Schwarzenegger - Flex Appeal. He married another well-known actress, Denise Richards, June 15, 2002. His last on-screen appearance was in 2000. Sheen was married to Donna Peele from September 3, 1995 to November 19, 1996.

He went on to appear, starting in the 1950s, in a string of Samson and Hercules-type (also known as sword and sandal) movies. Though he was involved with a number of Hollywood personalities, his long-term relationship with adult actress Ginger Lynn in the late 1990s garnered the most media attention. Reeves first film was the 1949 Kimbar of the Jungle, made for television. He now plays the role of Charlie on the sitcom Two and a Half Men, which debuted in 2003. De Mille, who considered him for the part of Samson. He has recently played the lead role in the political television sitcom, Spin City. After WWII military service, Reeves came to the attention film director Cecil B. His private life has been dogged by trouble, including drugs and a shooting, and he has frequently been in trouble with the police.

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Steve Reeves (Stephen L. Three For the Road (1987). Calves: 18 1/4". Major League (1989). Thighs: 26". Cadence (1989). Biceps: 18 1/4". Men At Work (1990).

Waist: 29". The Rookie (1990). Chest: 52". Hot Shots! (1991). Neck: 18 1/2". Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993). Weight: 216. Loaded Weapon 1 (1993).

Height: 6' 1". The Chase (1994). Universe. Major League 2 (1994). 1950 - Mr. The Arrival (1996). World. Rated X (2001).

1948 - Mr. Good Advice (2001). America. Scary Movie 3 (2003). 1947 - Mr. Pacific Coast.

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