Ken Waller Bodybuilder

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.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 20th, 1942
United States of America


1. Western Kentucky University Colleges/University

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. It was formally founded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1906, though its roots reach back a quarter-century earlier.

Institution info

Type Public university
2012. 15.4 mil. $
2010. 14.3 mil. $
Institution colors
1906 College Heights Blvd, 42101 - Bowling Green, Kentucky
2012. 18,101
2010. 17,821
2009. 17,648
2012. 3,009
2010. 3,076
Acceptance rate
2012. 92.3 %
2010. 92.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 9.14 K $
2011. 8.08 K $
2010. 7.56 K $
2009. 7.2 K $
2008. 6.93 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Western Kentucky University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1943., Organization leader
b. 1947., Organization leader
b. 1947., Contemporary Christian Artist
b. 1947., Politician
b. 1942., Coach
b. 1945., Judge
b. 1944., Professor
b. 1940., Historian

Movie performances

1. Kill the Golden Goose (1979)

Action, Crime, Drama
played Wolfe
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Russ Dodson
Elliott Hong
2 Show list $1.25M

Kill The Golden Goose is a 1979 action crime drama film directed by Elliott Hong.


Top cast

Capt. Han
Mauna Lona
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
United States of America

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Pumping Iron
1977 Him/Herself
Jerome Gary
Robert Fiore

Guest TV appearances

The Incredible Hulk

Program genre

Science Fiction
Live action

External resources

The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character the Hulk. The series aired on the CBS television network and starred Bill Bixby as David Banner, Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk, and Jack Colvin as Jack McGee.nIn the TV series, Dr. David Banner, a widowed physician and scientist, who is presumed dead, travels across America under assumed names, and finds himself in positions where he helps others in need despite his terrible secret: in times of extreme anger, he transforms into a huge, incredibly strong green creature, who has been given the name The Hulk”.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E09 February 6th, 1981


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