September 19, 1969 |
Bakersfield, California, U.S.
|Other names||George the Giant|
|Known for||Tallest Sword Swallower, Most Bricks Broken on a Man Laying on a Bed of Nails|
|Spouse(s)||Stacie Bird (m. 1998)|
McArthur was born in Bakersfield, California; the youngest of five children born to Marilyn Baird and Howard McArthur. At 7'4" (2.24m) George is the world's tallest confirmed sword swallower, and holds the unofficial record for longest sword swallowed.
George has had parts in feature films such as Big Fish, Firecracker, and Tough Luck. He has also had small roles on television shows such as According to Jim, Highway to Heaven, The Strip, and Carnivàle. He is generally cast as a giant in the sideshow or circus.
America's Got Talent
|Audition||Drank milk through a long bendy straw that went through his nasal passage and around an audience volunteer, and then set off firecrackers on his chest.||N/A||Advanced|
|Vegas Verdicts||Lay on a bed of nails.||N/A||Advanced|
|Human Pinata act. Escaped chains while being held upside down and children were beating him with sticks.||9||Eliminated|