Ronald Pierce Ely (born June 21, ) is an American actor and novelist born in Hereford, Texas and raised in Amarillo. Ely is best known for having portrayed Tarzan on the NBC series. Tarzan is a series that aired on NBC from to The series portrayed Tarzan (played by Ron Ely) as a well-educated character who had grown tired of . Tarzan (Lord Greystoke), already well educated and fed up with civilization, returns to the jungle and, more or less assisted by chimpanzee Cheetah and orphan boy Jai, wages war against poachers and other bad guys. After the village is burned and Tarzan, Jai, the chief, and.
Ron Ely, Actor: Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze. The 15th screen Tarzan (if you don't count Gordon Griffith) was to have played a Tarzan impersonator in a. This post has been corrected, as detailed below. Ron Ely followed in the loincloth of famed Tarzan actors as Johnny Weissmuller, Elmo Lincoln. Premiering on NBC in , Edgar Rice Burroughs' immortal creation, Tarzan, took to the nation's TV screens for the first time. Still in the capable hands of.