American Actor, Ron Ely is famous for Tarzan: Bio, Wiki, Age, Career, Net Worth, Family

Facts of Ron Ely

Full Name:Ron Ely
Age:84 years 8 months
Birth Date:June 21,1938
Lucky Number:6
Lucky Stone:Moonstone
Lucky Color:Silver
Best Match for Marriage:Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio
Birth Place:Hereford, Texas, the United States
Marital Status:Single
Profession:Actor, Novelist
Weight:88 kg
Height / How tall? : 6 feet 4 inches (1.93m)
Salary:$56,500k USD per annum
Net Worth:$7 million
Hair Color:White
Eye Color:Blue
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Ron Ely is an American actor and novelist. Ron Ely is best known for having portrayed the role of Tarzan in the NBC series Tarzan.

He is also known for the leading role in Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze.

Ron Ely- Bio, Age, Family, Ethnicity, Nationality

Ron Ely was born Ronald Pierce Ely on 21st June 1938 in Hereford, Texas, the United States. He grew up in Amarillo. Ron has not provided any information about his family and siblings.

Ron Ely- Professional Life and Career

He began his acting career as a supporting actor in movies like South Pacific (1958), The Fiend Then, he portrayed the lead role of Tarzan in 1966, and during the shooting, he did all the stunts himself which caused him two dozen injuries.

Later, he appeared in the movie Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975). In addition, he appeared in 5 episodes of TV series Fantasy Island in 1978. He depicted the role of Mark Antony in a Roman short tunic and breastplate.

Ron Ely during a shooting of a film
Caption: Ron Ely during a shooting of a film (Source: The Movie Store)

In 1978, he appeared in the TV series, Wonder Woman in the episode ‘The Deadly Sting’. Moreover, he starred in The Aquanauts (1960-61), The Night of the Grizzly (1966), Slavers (1978).

In 1980, Ely hosted the musical game show Face the Music. Along with that, he hosted the 1980 and 1981 Miss America Pageants. Furthermore, Ron starred in 1987-88 TV series Sea Hunt in the role of Mike Nelson.

In addition, Ely portrayed the role of retired Superman in The Road to Hell of the Superboy in 1990-91. He played in Tarzan the Haunted in 1992 and in 2001 he made his appearances on TV shows as Sheena and Renegade.

In 2001, he retired from acting but in 2014, he came back with his performance in Expecting Amish.


Apart from his acting career, he is a writer and has authored two published mystery novels featuring private eye Jake Sands: Night Shadows (1994) and East Beach (1995).

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Ron Ely- Awards, Nominations

In 1972, he was awarded the Best Actor Award.

Ron Ely- Relationship

Ron Ely’s relationship status is currently single.

Ron with his family
Caption: Ron with his family (Source: People)

Previously, he married his high school girlfriend named Cathy in 1959. They were together until 1961. After that, he married Miss Florida USA (1981), Valerie Lundeen. The couple welcomed three children: Kirsten, Kaitland, and Cameron.

However, on 15th October 2019, Valerie Lundeen was killed at the Hope Ranch residential community along the Santa Barbara coast. Fortunately, Ron Ely was unharmed. The police came for the investigation and a suspect identified as Ron’s son Cameron was shot dead by the police.

Valerie and Ron Ely
Caption: Valerie and Ron Ely (Source: TMZ)

Net Worth and Salary

He has an estimated net worth of around $7 million. As an American actor, he is earning $56,500k per annum.

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Ron Ely- Height, Weight, Body Size

He has blue eyes while his hair is white in color. He stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches and he weighs 88 kg.

Ron Ely- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Ron Ely is not active on any social networking sites.

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