Harvey Walden IV

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Harvey Walden IV
Born (1966-12-21) December 21, 1966 (age 50)
Chicago, Illinois
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service Active Duty 1984–2007
Rank First Sergeant
Unit 4th Tank Battalion
Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
Battles/wars Operation Desert Storm
Other work

SAG Actor
Host Reality Television


Harvey Walden IV (born December 21, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former United States Marine drill instructor, author, actor and television host.

Military career[edit]

Walden joined the U.S. Marine Corps at age 17. He served as a Drill Instructor at MCRD, Parris Island, South Carolina and retired from active duty in Sept 2007 at the rank of First Sergeant.[1]

Post-active duty[edit]

Walden is best known in the UK and US for his role as the expert fitness instructor on VH1's and ITV's prime-time shows Fat Club and Celebrity Fit Club.

In the 2007 season of Fit Club, during a heated exchange, contestant Dustin Diamond (the actor commonly known as Screech from Saved by the Bell) challenged Walden to "physical combat". Walden responded to the challenge after Dustin refused to follow their diet and exercise plans.[2]

He is a father of two children; one boy, Harvey V, and one girl, Tiyauna Denise.[3]


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