|Ron Ely was born in Hereford Texas on June 21, 1938. He was
raised in Amarillo where he attended Amarillo High School. He
attended The University of Texas at Austin in mid-1950s and was in
Best known for his portrayal of Tarzan in the 1966 NBC
TV series where he refused to use a stunt double in his
vine-swinging or animal fights and was often injured.
Now retired from acting, in recent years Ely has
embarked on a successful writing career and has written two mystery
novels featuring private eye Jake Sands: Night Shadows (1994) and
East Beach (1995).