Frank Merrill
Date of Birth
Mar 21, 1892
Birth Place:
Newark, NJ


A national gymnastic champion from 1916-1918 and a stunt double for the first Tarzan, Elmo Lincoln, in The Adventures of Tarzan (1921), Frank Merrill later starred in his own right in the serial Perils of the Jungle (1927), an ersatz Tarzan adventure from low-budget Artclass. When strongman Joe Bonomo broke a leg, Merrill was cast as Tarzan himself in Universal's Tarzan the Mighty (1928) and...