George Lazenby

Actor, Model
Forever enshrined in the footnotes of pop culture history as the second actor to play James Bond on screen - and the one with the shortest tenure in the role - George Lazenby was a former model plucked from relative ... Read more »
Born: 09/05/1939 in Australia

Filmography

Actor (28)

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

The 24th Annual Mrs. America Pageant 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Baywatch 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Four Dogs Playing Poker 1999 (Movie)

Carlo (Actor)

Gut Feeling 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Star of Jaipur 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Team Knight Rider 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

James Bond: The Secret Life of 007 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Twin Sitters 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Eyes of the Beholder 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gettysburg 1993 (Movie)

Brigadier General J Johnston Pettigrew (Actor)

The Adventures of Superboy 1988 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Hell Hunters 1987 (Movie)

Heinrich (Actor)

Never Too Young to Die 1986 (Movie)

Drew Stargrove (Actor)

Rituals 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E. 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Saint Jack 1979 (Movie)

Senator (Actor)

Death Dimension 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Kentucky Fried Movie 1977 (Movie)

Architect (Actor)

The Man From Hong Kong 1973 (Movie)

Wilton (Actor)

Universal Soldier 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chi l'ha Vista Morire? 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969 (Movie)

James Bond--Agent 007 (Actor)

Cover Girls (TV Show)

Actor

Evening in Byzantium (TV Show)

Actor

Stoner (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Forever enshrined in the footnotes of pop culture history as the second actor to play James Bond on screen - and the one with the shortest tenure in the role - George Lazenby was a former model plucked from relative obscurity to replace Sean Connery as 007 in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969). Lazenby refused to play Bond again thanks to bad career advice, leaving him to languish in relative obscurity for much of the 1970s before resurfacing as a supporting player in several television series and made-for-TV movies. He also made frequent tongue-in-cheek appearances as Bond or a Bond-like secret agent in TV movies and commercials.

Relationships

Christina Gannett

Wife
Married 1971 Divorced 1995

Samuel Lazenby

Son
Twin of Caitlin Elizabeth born October 1, 2005 mother, mother, Pam Shriver

Zachary Lazenby

Son
Born c. 1975 mother, Christina Gannett died after lengthy bout with brain cancer in 1994

George Lazenby

Father

Sheila Lazenby

Mother

Caitlin Lazenby

Daughter
Twin of Samuel Robert born October 1, 2005 mother, mother, Pam Shriver

Jennifer Lazenby

Daughter
Born c. 1960 Lazenby was not married to Jennifer's mother

Melanie Lazenby

Daughter
Born c. 1973 mother, Christina Gannett

George Lazenby

Son
Born July 12, 2004 mother, Pam Shriver

Pam Shriver Actor

Wife
Married June 12, 2002 Filed for divorce August 2008

Milestones

2003

Announced his official retirement from acting

1999

Appeared on several episodes of "The Pretender" (NBC)

1999

Lent his voice to The King, head of the Royal Flush gang, on the animated "Batman Beyond" (WB)

1995

Played a role in the CD-ROM game, "Fox Hunt"

1993

Appeared as General Pettigrew in the feature, "Gettysburg"

1992

Portrayed Mario, opposite Sylvia Kristel’s Emmanuelle in a series of softcore made-for-cable films

1988

Returned to regular TV work on the syndicated "Superboy" as Jor-El

1984

Was a series regular on the syndicated prime time soap opera "Rituals"

1982

Had a recurring role on the daytime soap "General Hospital" (ABC)

1982

Played the Aston Martin-driving 'JB' in "The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E."

1979

Played a senator in Peter Bogdanovich’s black comedy "Saint Jack"

1978

Cast in what was to be his comeback role, co-starring with Bruce Lee in "Game of Death"; the sudden death of Lee delayed the films release and Lazenby was edited out of the final film

1978

Appeared in the American TV drama "Evening at Byzantium"

1977

Appeared in John Landis' "The Kentucky Fried Movie"

1970

Cast in the action-drama called "Universal Soldier"; also co-produced and co-wrote

1968

Cast as James Bond in the series’ sixth film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"; became the only actor to have played the 007 agent in only one official Bond series film; nominated for a Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer

1968

Became the highest-paid male model in the world

1966

Made film debut as a British Spy in the Italian-made Bond spoof "Marc Mato, Agente S.077"

1964

Moved to London and began modeling

Bonus Trivia

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Lazenby was paid $50,000 to portray James Bond.

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