Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography (1947-)

Full name, Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger; born July 30, 1947, in Thal (some sources cite Graz), Austria; immigrated to the United States, 1968, naturalizedcitizen, 1983; son of Gustav (a police chief) and Aurelia (maiden name, Jedrny) Schwarzenegger; married Maria Owings Shriver (a broadcast journalist), April 26, 1986; children: Katherine Eunice, Christina Aurelia, Patrick, Christopher. Education: University of Wisconsin--Superior, B.A. (business andinternational economics), 1980. Politics: Republican. Avocational interests: Collecting art. Addresses: Agent-- William MorrisAgency, 151 South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775. Publicist-- PMK, 955 Carrillo Dr., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Career:Actor, writer, director, and producer. Body builder, 1962-76; Special Olympics, national weight training coach, 1977, international weight training coach, beginning in 1979; Annual Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic (body building competition), founder, 1989; President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, chairperson, 1990-93; Los Angeles Inner-City Games, member of executive commission, beginning in 1991; Inner-City Games Foundation, chairperson; producer of body building competitions; volunteer with prison rehabilitation programs; lecturer on fitness and body building. Oak Productions, Inc., founder; occasional television commentator for CBS and ABC. Planet Hollywood (restaurant), New York City, co-owner, 1991-2000; Schatzi (restaurant), co-owner; realestate investor. Military service: Served in Austrian Army. Awards,Honors: Thirteen world champion body-building titles, 1965-80, includingMr. Universe, Mr. World, and Mr. Olympia; Golden Globe Award, best newcomerin films, 1976, for Stay Hungry; named International Star of the Year,ShoWest, 1984, National Association of Theatre Owners, 1985; Timmie Award, Touchdown Club, 1990; National Leadership Award, Simon Wiesenthal Center, 1991, for support of Holocaust studies; MTV Movie Award, best male performance, 1991, for Terminator 2: Judgement Day; named International Star of theDecade, National Association of Theatre Owners, 1993; Golden Globe Award nomination, best actor in a comedy film, 1994, for Junior; MTV Movie Awardnominations, best dance sequence (with Tia Carrere) and best kiss (with Jamie Lee Curtis), both 1994, for True Lies; Golden Apple Award, HollywoodWomen's Press Association, male star of the year, 1996; Bambi Award, international film category, 1996; Golden Camera Award, 1996; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actor in a science fiction film, 1997, for Batman & Robin; World Artist Award, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, 1998; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actor in an action or science fiction film, 1999, for End of Days; Tuarus Honorary Award, World Stunt Awards, 2001; star at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard,Hollywood Walk of Fame. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775.; Publicist: PMK, 955 Carrillo Dr., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Nationality
Austrian, American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, writer, director, producer
Birth Details
July 30, 1947
Thal, Austria

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (As Arnold Strong) Title role, Hercules in New York(also known asHercules Goes Bananas and Hercules: The Movie), RAF/United, 1970
  • (As Arnold Strong) Hood, The Long Goodbye, United Artists, 1973
  • Joe Santo, Stay Hungry, United Artists, 1976
  • Himself, Pumping Iron, Cinema Five, 1977
  • Handsome stranger, The Villain(also known as Cactus Jack),Columbia, 1979
  • Lars, Scavenger Hunt, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979
  • Title role, Conan the Barbarian, Universal, 1982
  • Title role, Conan the Destroyer, Universal, 1983
  • Title role, The Terminator, Orion, 1984
  • Colonel John Matrix, Commando, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Kalidor, Red Sonja, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1985
  • Mark Kaminski, Raw Deal(also known as Triple Identity), DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986
  • Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer, Predator, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Ben "Butcher of Bakersfield" Richards, The Running Man, TriStar, 1987
  • Captain Ivan Danko, Red Heat, TriStar, 1988
  • Julius Benedict, Twins, Universal, 1988
  • John Kimble, Kindergarten Cop, Universal, 1990
  • Douglas Quaid, Total Recall, TriStar, 1990
  • The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day(also known as T2), TriStar, 1991
  • Himself, Feed(documentary), Original Cinema, 1992
  • Himself, The Last Party, LIVE Entertainment, 1993
  • Jack Slater/himself, Last Action Hero, Columbia, 1993
  • Himself, Dave, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Himself, Beretta's Island, LIVE Video, 1994
  • Himself, A Century of Cinema(documentary), 1994
  • Harry Tasker, True Lies, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • Dr. Alexander Hesse, Junior, Universal, 1994
  • The Terminator, Terminator 2: 3-D: Battle across Time(also known as Terminator 2: 3-D), Landmark Entertainment/Lightstorm Entertainment,1996
  • U.S. Marshall John Kruger (title role), Eraser, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Howard Langston, Jingle All the Way, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Mr. Freeze/Dr. Victor Fries, Batman & Robin, Warner Bros., 1997
  • On Wings as Eagles(also known as With Wings as Eagles), Paramount, 1998
  • Robert Neville, I Am Legend, Warner Bros., 1998
  • Jericho Cane, End of Days, Universal, 1999
  • Adam Gibson, The 6th Day, Columbia, 2000
  • Gordon Brewer, Collateral Damage,Warner Bros., 2002
  • Film Work
  • Executive producer, Last Action Hero, Columbia, 1993
  • Producer, Total Recall 2, Dimension Films, 1999
  • Producer, The 6th Day, Columbia, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Rico, Happy Anniversary and Goodbye, CBS, 1974
  • Host, Carnival in Rio,1983
  • The Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies, ABC, 1987
  • The World's Greatest Stunts: A Tribute to Hollywood's Stuntmen, ABC, 1988
  • Superstars and Their Moms, ABC, 1988
  • Host, A Very Special Christmas Party(also known as Special Olympics Christmas Party), ABC, 1988
  • The Presidential Inaugural Gala, CBS, 1989
  • Mike Tyson--A Portrait of the People's Champion(also known asA Special Look at the People's Champion--Mike Tyson), syndicated,1989
  • Mary Hart Presents: Power in the Public Eye, syndicated, 1990
  • The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1990
  • The 1990 Goodwill Games, TBS, 1990
  • Grand marshal, The Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1990
  • Welcome Home, America! A USO Salute to America's Sons and Daughters, ABC, 1991
  • Victory and Valor: A Special Olympics All-Star Celebration(also known as The International Special Olympics All-Star Gala), ABC, 1991
  • Entertainers '91: The Top of the Year, ABC, 1991
  • Hats Off to Minnie Pearl: America Honors Minnie Pearl, TNN, 1992
  • Back to School '92(also known as Education First!), CBS, 1992
  • Voice of John G. Nicolay, Lincoln,1992
  • Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood,1993
  • The Macho Men of the Movies with David Sheehan,1993
  • The Road to Hollywood,1993
  • What Is This Thing Called Love?,1993
  • Planet Hollywood Comes Home, ABC, 1995
  • Sinatra: 80 Years My Way, ABC, 1995
  • The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies, HBO, 1995
  • The Opening Ceremonies of the 1995 Special Olympics World Games,1995
  • The Universal Story, Encore and Starz!, 1996
  • Masters of Fantasy: Joel Schumacher, Sci-Fi Channel, 1997
  • Host, Arnold's Rock 'n' Roll Bodybuilding Championship, UPN, 1998
  • Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger, TNT, 1998
  • To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th, CBS, 1998
  • The 1999 Special Olympics--World Summer Games,1999
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hollywood Hero, The Learning Channel, 1999
  • Intimate Portrait: Loni Anderson, Lifetime, 1999
  • Intimate Portrait: Kelly Preston, Lifetime, 1999
  • Siegfried and Roy: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Himself, AFI's 100 Years, 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies,2001
  • Himself, I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special,2001
  • Episodic
  • Contestant, The Dating Game, ABC and syndicated, 1973
  • The Merv Griffin Show, CBS, 1975
  • Josef Schmidt, "Dead Lift," Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1977
  • "The Switch," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1990
  • Himself, "Naked Hollywood," A & E Premieres, Arts and Entertainment, 1991
  • Himself, The Magic Hour,1998
  • WWF Smackdown!,1999
  • Appeared in "Rabbit P.I.," an episode of The Critic, ABC; also appeared in episodes of The San Pedro Beach Bums; Friday Night Videos, NBC; Late Night with David Letterman, NBC; and The Tonight Show, NBC.
  • Movies
  • Mickey Hargitay, The Jayne Mansfield Story(also known as JayneMansfield: A Symbol of the 50's), CBS, 1980
  • Awards Presentations
  • The All-Star Pro Sports Awards, ABC, 1990
  • Presenter, The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1990
  • Presenter, MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1992
  • Presenter, The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1992
  • Presenter, MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1993
  • Presenter, The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards,1995
  • Presenter, The 67th Annual Academy Awards,1995
  • Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards,1996
  • The ShoWest Awards,1997
  • The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards,1998
  • Presenter, The 72nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 2000
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "The Switch," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1990
  • Other Television Work
  • Director, Christmas in Connecticut(movie), TNT, 1992
  • Executive producer, Arnold's Rock 'n' Roll Bodybuilding Championship(special), UPN, 1998
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Shape Up with Arnold,1984
  • Bon Jovi, Say It Isn't So(music video), 1990
  • Appeared in the music videos You Could Be Mine, by Guns n' Roses, and Big Gun, by AC/DC.
  • Video Games
  • Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day,1991
  • Albums
  • Arnold's Total Body Workout,1985
  • WRITINGS
  • Books
  • (With Douglas Kent Hall) Arnold's Bodyshaping for Women, Simon& Schuster (New York City), 1979
  • (With Bill Dobbins) Arnold's Bodybuilding for Men, Simon &Schuster, 1981
  • (With Dobbins and Bruce Algra) Arnold's Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding, Simon & Schuster, 1984
  • (With Hall) Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder, Pocket Books (New York City), 1986
  • (With Bill Dobbins) New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding,, Simon & Schuster (New York City), 1998
  • Author of a magazine fitness column, "Ask Arnold." Contributor to periodicals, including Muscles and Fitness.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • Education, winter, 1993, pp. 294-96.
    • Empire, p. 191. October, 1997
    • Entertainment Weekly, fall, 1996, p. 97; p. 72. April 23, 1999
    • Family Circle, p. 26. May 16, 1995
    • Film Quarterly, fall, 1990, p. 2.
    • Film Review, pp. 52-56. January 16, 2000
    • Interview, p. 44; July, 1991, p. 80. October 16, 1985
    • McCall's, p. 42. January 16, 1997
    • Muscle & Fitness, p. 134. September 16, 1994
    • People Weekly, p. 126; May 12, 1986, p. 53; May 19, 1997, p. 61; February 16, 1998, p. 181; September 21, 1998. October 14, 1985
    • Playboy, p. 55. January 14, 1988
    • Premiere,. July 14, 1988
    • PR Newswire, p. 0973. November 30, 1999
    • Rolling Stone, p. 12; August 22, 1991, p. 38. January 17, 1985
    • Starlog, p. 50; August, 1991; August, 1993. July 17, 1990
    Electronic:
    • Arnold Schwarzenegger Web Site, http://www.schwarzenegger.com.

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