Mike Henry

Its so funny seeing him in this movie and remembering him as Junior in the Smokey and the Bandit movies. He was such a moron in those movies and he played such a heroic Tarzan. I remember as a kid having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that the guy playing Junior was once Tarzan.

My dad had a book about the character of Tarzan. It included sections on the movie and TV version of the character. I remember there was a picture of Mike Henry with his chin all stitched up from when the chimp bit him. I also recall a picture of the subsequent Tarzan, Ron Ely. It was scene from the show of him walking and someone had annotated on the picture all the places where Ely had been injured while filming the show. His entire body was a road map of medical mishaps. Apparently, it was a pretty dangerous character to play and back then, the actors' union was not as powerful as it is now.

I understand Mr. Henry is having some serious health issues now. Hope he is able to enjoy his golden years after bringing so much happiness to all of us Tarzan fans.

My memory foam pillow says it can't remember my face. I can tell its lying.


Loved TATVOG when I was a kid and saw it not long ago. It still has the same magic now as it had then. I think Mike is the best Tarzan (in my opinion). Thought the Junior role was abit odd though.