Rick Zumwalt

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Rick Zumwalt
Born
Richard Lee Zumwalt Jr.

(1951-09-24)September 24, 1951
DiedMarch 19, 2003(2003-03-19) (aged 51)
OccupationActor, Professional arm-wrestler
Years active1987–2003

Richard Lee Zumwalt Jr. (September 24, 1951 – March 19, 2003) was an American professional arm-wrestler and actor. He is known for playing the character of Bob "Bull" Hurley in the 1987 Sylvester Stallone movie Over the Top.

Career[edit]

He appeared in several movies in small roles, such as the 1988 film The Presidio and in 1990, he appeared in an episode of the TV series Night Court, and a small role in Batman Returns in 1992 as one of the Penguin's henchmen. He also co-starred as "Judge Mental" on the kids' gameshow Pictionary. In his later years, he became an active member in a clean and sober fellowship and spent a great deal of time and effort in service to others suffering from substance abuse.

Death[edit]

According to his former wife, he died in the morning of March 19, 2003 after suffering a major heart attack.

Partial filmography[edit]

  • Over the Top (1987) - Bob "Bull" Hurley
  • Disorderlies (1987) - Huge Cop
  • Penitentiary III (1987) - Joshua
  • The Presidio (1988) - Bully in Bar
  • The Big Turnaround (1988) - Turk
  • Criminal Act (1989) - Tiny
  • Liberty & Bash (1989) - Ace
  • Rockula (1990) - Boom Boom
  • Ragin' Cajun (1990) - Lou
  • Perfect Strangers (1990)
  • Missing Pieces (1991) - Mountain Man
  • Prime Target (1991) - Potsy
  • Under Surveillance (1991) - Doorman
  • Batman Returns (1992) - Tattooed Strongman
  • Father Hood (1993) - Burly Guy
  • Full House (1993) - Leonard Schulz (Season 7, episode 11: "The Bicycle Thief")
  • In Quiet Night (1998) - Prisoner
  • I Love You, But (1998) - Coach Andrews
  • Skippy (2001) - Biker with Bandana (final film role)

References[edit]

  • Lacher, Irene (November 5, 1994). "The Strongman: Steel Arms, Warm Heart : Performance: Action-film actor Rick Zumwalt brings his feats of strength to Cirque du Soleil at the Santa Monica Pier". Los Angeles Times.

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