George McArthur

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George McArthur
Born (1969-09-19) September 19, 1969 (age 48)
Bakersfield, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Other names George the Giant
Occupation Actor
Variety artist
Known for Tallest Sword Swallower, Most Bricks Broken on a Man Laying on a Bed of Nails
Height 7 ft 4 in (224 cm)
Spouse(s) Stacie Bird (m. 1998)

George "The Giant" McArthur (born September 19, 1969) is an American actor, and variety artist known for his height.

McArthur was born in Bakersfield, California; the youngest of five children born to Marilyn Baird and Howard McArthur. At 7'4" (2.24 m) George is the world's tallest confirmed sword swallower, and holds the unofficial record for longest sword swallowed.[1]

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, Touch by an Angell The Strip, and Carnivàle.[2] He is generally cast as a giant in the sideshow or circus.

America's Got Talent[edit]


Week Performance Performance
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
Top 40
Group 2
Human Pinata act. Escaped chains while being held upside down and children were beating him with sticks. 9 Eliminated


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