George Steele

  • Born: 04/16/1937 in Detroit, Michigan
  • Birthname: William James Myers
  • Height & Weight: 6'1", 275 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWF Hall of Fame (Class of 1995)

He was an American professional wrestler, school teacher, author, and actor. His career lasted from 1967 until 1988, though he made occasional wrestling appearances into the 1990s and 2000s. Steele portrayed Swedish wrestler and actor Tor Johnson in Tim Burton’s film Ed Wood.

Notable Feuds: vs. Bruno Sammartino, vs. Randy Savage

Other Notable Achievements: GWA Heavyweight Championship, NWA World Tag Team Championship (Detroit version) – with Frankie Laine, NWF North American Heavyweight Championship, Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame: Class of 2005, Superstars of Wrestling Canadian Heavyweight Championship