Rick Zumwalt

Rick Zumwalt

Rick Zumwalt was an actor and professional arm wrestler from the United States. Zumwalt died on March 19, 2003, at the age of 51, after appearing in films such as Over the Top, The Presidio, and Batman Forever.

We look at the life, career, and untimely death of the former actor and professional arm-wrestler in this article.

When did Rick Zumwalt get his start? How tall did he stand?

On September 24, 1951, Rick Zumwalt was born Richard Lee Zumwalt, Jr., the son of Richard Lee Zumwalt, Sr. and Anna Mae Zumwalt. Zumwalt has a brother, Mark Zumwalt, who was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Zumwalt was a tall man, standing at 6 feet 4 inches tall (1.93 meters).


Rick Zumwalt began his professional arm-wrestling career in the early 1970s due to physical limitations caused by asthma. Throughout his career, he excelled at the sport, winning five world championships in arm-wrestling.

In the late 1980s, he made his acting debut as Bob ‘Bull’ Hurley in the sports drama Over the Top, starring action legend Sylvester Stallone.

Disorderlies, Penitentiary III, Criminal Act, Rockula, and Under Surveillance were among his many acting jobs.

Zumwalt also starred alongside Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne / Batman in the 1992 superhero film Batman Returns, alongside Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Christopher Walken in supporting roles.

He also had a number of television roles, including Werewolf, Tales from the Crypt, Freddy’s Nightmares, Married… with Children, Perfect Strangers, Night Court, Full House, and Timecop, among others.

Zumwalt later acted in films such as In Quiet Night, a drama thriller, and I Love You, But.

Skippy, a romantic family comedy film released in 2001, featured him as a biker.

Two children’s father

Rick Zumwalt has a son named James Zumwalt and a daughter named Michelle Ordway from his previous marriage.

When and where did Rick Zumwalt pass away? What caused his death, and what was the reason for his death?
Rick Zumwalt has struggled with health issues his entire life. His asthma severely limited his possibilities, despite his athletic stature. Zumwalt became a full-fledged alcoholic in his thirties after becoming excessively reliant on alcohol. In his forties, he became sober, but the conclusion of his hard life led to his death at a young age.

Rick Zumwalt died on March 19, 2003, at the age of 51, in Desert Hot Springs, California. He died of a deadly heart attack that struck him suddenly. His brother Mark, two children, and a grandson survive him.

Facts of Rick Zumwalt
Date of Birth:1951September-24
Date of Death:2003March-19
Age:70 years old
Birth Nation:United States of America
Height:6 Feet 4 Inch
NameRick Zumwalt
Birth NameRichard Lee Zumwalt, Jr.
FatherRichard Lee Zumwalt
MotherAnna Mae Zumwalt
Birth Place/CitySt. Louis, Missouri, USA
ProfessionActor, Professional Arm-Wrestler
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlack
Children2 (James, Michelle Ordway)
MoviesOver the Top, Criminal Act, Rockula, Under Surveillance, Batman Returns, Skippy
TV ShowWerewolf, Tales from the Crypt, Freddy’s Nightmares, Married… with Children, Perfect Strangers, Night Court, Full House, Timecop
Siblings1 (Mark)
DiedMarch 19, 2003