Tor Johnson

Wrestler, Actor
Hulking, bald-pated Swedish wrestler who began making film appearances in the 1940s and became a minor cult figure playing mute, mindless killers in a number of schlock horror films, most notably in the films of Edward ... Read more »
Born: 10/19/1903 in Sweden, SE

Filmography

Actor (17)

Plan 9 From Outer Space 1959 (Movie)

Inspector Clay (Actor)

Night of the Ghouls 1958 (Movie)

Lobo (Actor)

The Unearthly 1957 (Movie)

Lobo (Actor)

Carousel 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Black Sleep 1956 (Movie)

Curry (Actor)

Bride of the Monster 1955 (Movie)

Lobo (Actor)

Behind Locked Doors 1948 (Movie)

Butcher Blackmer (Actor)

Abbott & Costello in the Foreign Legion (Movie)

Abou Ben (Actor)

Ghost Catchers (Movie)

(Actor)

Kid Millions (Movie)

Torturer (Actor)

Lost in a Harem (Movie)

Majordomo (Actor)

Shadow of the Thin Man (Movie)

Jack the Ripper (Actor)

Sudan (Movie)

Slaver (Actor)

The Man on the Flying Trapeze (Movie)

Tosoff, Russian Behemoth (Actor)

The Meanest Man in the World (Movie)

Vladimir Pulasky (Actor)

The San Francisco Story (Movie)

Buck (Actor)

Under Two Flags (Movie)

Bidou (Actor)

Biography

Hulking, bald-pated Swedish wrestler who began making film appearances in the 1940s and became a minor cult figure playing mute, mindless killers in a number of schlock horror films, most notably in the films of Edward D. Wood Jr. After years in the ring, Johnson played bits in the Ole Olsen and Chick Johnson comedy "Ghost Catchers" (1944) and the low-budget film noir "Behind Locked Doors" (1948). His first film for Wood was the execrable but, unintentionally, hilarious "Bride of the Monster" (1956), in which he originated the role of the mute, scarred Lobo, a role he reprised in Wood's "Night of the Ghouls" (1959) and in the non-Wood directed "The Unearthly" (1957).

Milestones

1994

Was played by wrestler-actor George "the Animal" Steele in the feature biopic, "Ed Wood"

1968

Made one of last feature film appearances in a small role in "Head"

1959

Last appearance as Lobo and last film for Ed Wood, "Night of the Ghouls"

1956

First film for director Edward D. Wood Jr., "Bride of the Monster", in which he first played the role of Lobo

1943

Earliest feature film appearances included a small role in the Ole Olsen-Chick Johnson low-budget comedy for Universal, "Ghost Catchers"

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