Steve Calvert

  1. Paul Stockman, Konga, 1960. “Not since King Kong…has the screen exploded with such mighty fury and spectacle!” Yeah, sure… Typical Z-movie hype from US producer Herman Cohen. He first planned his UK horror for the ex-bartender Calvert (stage-named after the whiskey) from his ’50s’ Bride of the Gorilla and Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla. Calvert was a John Landis before John Landis, but the old gorilla man (title of another of his 12 screen roles, ten being gorillas, debuting in the first Johnny Weissmuller Jungle Jim movie) had hung up his monkey suit for good.

 Birth year: 1916Death year: 1991Other name: Casting Calls:  1