Swedish wrestler and actor (1903-1971). Real name: Tor Johansson.

Tor is best known for his impressive size, bald head, and almost complete lack of acting ability. After working for years as a wrestler called the Swedish Angel and filming bit parts in Hollywood movies, he became a member of Ed Wood, Jr.'s stable of weird actors and appeared in such bad movies as "Plan 9 from Outer Space", "Bride of the Monster", "Night of the Ghouls", and "The Beast of Yucca Flats", for which he was paid only $300. However, he also appeared in other, better movies, usually in small roles: "Carousel", "Houdini", "The Reformer and the Redhead", "Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion", "The Canterville Ghost", "Shadow of the Thin Man", and "The Road to Rio", among others.

By most accounts, Tor was a very nice guy and a good friend; one possibly-true story says that Tor once kept Bela Lugosi from committing suicide by threatening to throw him out a window.

Some research from the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com)

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