John LaZar

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This article is about the actor John LaZar. For the mayor of Adelaide, Australia please see: John Lazar.
John LaZar
Born (1946-05-22) May 22, 1946 (age 68)
United States
Occupation Actor

John LaZar (born May 22, 1946) is an American actor of both stage and screen, best remembered for his lead role as Ronnie 'Z-man' Barzell in the 1970s Russ Meyer film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970), co-written by Meyer and Roger Ebert.[1]

LaZar grew up in San Francisco, California and is of Mediterranean and Native American heritage. He trained at the American Conservatory Theatre and has studied acting with Uta Hagen.[citation needed] A veteran of many Shakespearean stage productions, Lazar is also a martial arts expert and fencer.[citation needed]

LaZar later appeared in Russ Meyer's Supervixens (1974) and Roger Corman's Deathstalker II.

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