THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO BY ROB ELY...
THIS IS A 8 INCH BY 10 INCH BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO SIGNED BY RON ELY FROM DOC SAVAGE. CONDITION OF THE PHOTO AND AUTOGRAPH IS VERY GOOD.
Ronald Pierce "Ron" Ely (born June 2, 1938) is the stage name of the American actor and novelist born in Hereford, Texas. He is best known for having portrayed Tarzan in the 1966 NBC series Tarzan.
He got the role after playing various bit-parts, including an airplane co-pilot in the 1958 film South Pacific and a guest-starring role on Barbara Eden's first television series, the romantic comedy, How to Marry a Millionaire. Ely's height (6' 4") and athletic build also won him the title role in the 1975 Doc Savage film, as well as various guest shots: In a 1978 Fantasy Island episode, for example, he played Mark Antony in a Roman military short tunic and breastplate that displayed almost as much of his physique as his Tarzan costume had.
In the 1980s, he starred in the series Sea Hunt and hosted the musical game show Face the Music. Additionally, he hosted the 1980 and 1981 Miss America Pageants - replacing longtime host Bert Parks.
In the 1990s, Ely’s roles included a retired Superman in the 1991 two-part episode "The Road to Hell" of the Superboy syndicated television series, and a big game hunter named Gordon Shaw in the 1992 episode "Tarzan the Hunted" for the syndicated Tarzán TV series (starring Wolf Larson).
In recent years Ely has embarked on a successful writing career and has penned two mystery novels featuring private eye Jake Sands: Night Shadows (1994) and East Beach (1995).