Ken Waller

TV Actor from United States of America

Ken Waller (born March 20, 1942) is an American former bodybuilder featured in the 1977 movie Pumping Iron, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. Waller also won the 1975 International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB) Mr. Universe contest in Pretoria, South Africa. He was known for his curly red hair and freckles — to this day, one of the only redheaded professional bodybuilders in the sport — and his graceful, confident posing style. Ken Waller was born on March 20, 1942. He is originally from Jeffersonville, Indiana. He attended Western Kentucky University at Bowling Green (class of 1965), where he was a member of the undefeated 1963 Tangerine Bowl football team. A photograph of Waller still hangs in the WKU football team's locker room. He went on to play professional football in Canada, after serving in the United States Marine Corps and teaching high school in Louisville. Waller, at six feet tall and 230 pounds, was one of the most frequent winning amateur bodybuilders of the 1970s. His most notable win was depicted in the film Pumping Iron, at the Mr. Universe contest of 1975. He edged out Roger Walker of Australia, Paul Grant of Wales and his fellow Pumping Iron co-star, Mike  ( Wikipedia article )


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Date of birth
United States of America


Institution From To
Western Kentucky University

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