Reg Park

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Date of Birth June 7, 1928
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Nov 22, 2007 (79)
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Reg Park

Roy "Reg" Park was an English bodybuilder, businessman, and actor. His first title was Mr Britain in 1946. He then won the Mr Universe in 1951, 1958 and 1965. He also starred in five films, four featured as Hercules, and in one, Hercules in the Haunted World, he co-starred with Christopher Lee. Besides his own career and titles, he is probably best known as an idol and mentor to Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Nickname: Reg the Leg, ("Leg" as in "Legend")
Born: 7 June 1928, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Died: November 22, 2007, Johannesburg, South Africa
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.86 m)
Weight: 220 lb (99.79 kg)
Pro-debut: Mr Britain, 4th, 1946
Best win: Mr Universe, 1951, 1958, 1965
Predecessor: Steve Reeves
Successor: Paul Wynters
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About Reg Park

Late bodybuilder and actor most famous for portraying the Greek god Hercules in 60's films like Hercules and the Avenger. As a bodybuilder, he was named Mr. Universe in 1951, 1958 and 1965.

Before Fame

He was an avid soccer player as a teenager.


He was a physical training instructor during his obligatory national service in Singapore.

Family Life

He was married to his wife, Mareon, for 55 years. His son, Jon Jon Park, was an Olympic swimmer.


He can be seen mentoring a young Arnold Schwarzenegger in the iconic 1977 bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron.

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Latest information about Reg Park updated on November 25, 2020.

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