Mike Lane

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Mike Lane
Born (1933-01-06) January 6, 1933 (age 81)
Washington D.C., United States
Occupation Actor, wrestler

Michael "Mike" Michael Lane (born January 6, 1933) is an American professional wrestler and actor.

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Lane's formidable height of 6'8"/ 2.03200 meters and 275 lbs/125 kg led him to work in the King Bros. Circus boxing tent and wrestling tent where he would take on all comers. He also wrestled professionally under the name "Tarzan Mike" from 1952-1959.

Lane was discovered by Columbia Pictures and made his acting debut in The Harder They Fall.[1]

Lane was given dramatic and boxing lessons to appear as the giant Toro Moreno, an outclassed boxer based on Primo Carnera.[2]

Lane made numerous television appearances including a regular role as Frank N. Stein in The Monster Squad.

On November 25, 1958, in the episode "The Hunted" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series Sugarfoot, starring Will Hutchins in the title role, Lane plays a former soldier, John Allman, who has become mentally unbalanced as a result of the terror of an Apache attack on his United States Army unit. Despite the efforts of a sympathetic Sugarfoot, Allman engages in bank robbery and murder and is tracked down by an impatient posse led by Clay Calhoun (R.G. Armstrong). Francis De Sales appears as Major Sterling in the episode, which is based on a story in True West Magazine.[3]

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