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Garry Robbins

Garry Robbins
Born (1957-09-09)September 9, 1957
St. Catharines, Ontario
Died December 11, 2013(2013-12-11) (agedĀ 56)
St. Catharines, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Height 7' 5" (2.26 m)
Weight 380 lbs (172.5 kg)
Website
.com.garryrobbinswww

Garry Allan Robbins, was a Canadian actor and professional wrestler best known by the ring names of "Paul Bunyan" and the "Canadian Giant".

Early life

Robbins was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada in 1957.[1]

Wrestling

He has wrestled all over world, including for many promotions across Canada, for Global Wrestling Federation in the USA, for New Japan in Japan, for World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico and for Indo-Asian Wrestling in India. While in Japan he often worked tag team bouts teaming with Demolition Ax of WWE fame. [2] He is also a stuntman, stunt coordinator, voiceover artist and bodyguard.

Acting

Robbins was discovered working as a bouncer in a local bar and went on to act in his first feature film, Humongous. In Wrong Turn, he played one of 3 disfigured brothers from the outback. With makeup and prosthetics by Stan Winston, he portrayed the character Saw Tooth.

Death

Robbins died of a heart attack at the age of 57 on December 11, 2013.[3][4][5]

Filmography

Movies

Year Film Role Notes
2008 The Love Guru Biker
2006 Tears of a Clown Henchman
2003 Wrong Turn Saw-Tooth
2002 Narc Biker
2000 Jill Rips David Daniels (as Gary Robbins)
1999 Babel Wasco
Call of the Wild: Part 1 Big Toe Blake
1998 My Date with the President's Daughter Biker #1 TV movie
1997 The Champ Mike the Mauler
1996 The Stupids Extremely Tall Guy
Balance of Power Giant Man
1995 The Witness Carl
Gladiator Cop Mongol
Blood Money Doorman
1994 In the Mouth of Madness Truck Driver
1993 TC 2000 The Giant (as Gary Robbins)
Back in Action Giant
1989 Crazy as a Soup Sandwich Volkerps
1988 Short Circuit 2 Francis
1982 Humongous Ida's Son

Television

Year Series Role Episodes
2006 Jeff Ltd. Henchman
1999 Due South Big Toe Blake
1997 Wind at My Back Mike the Mauler
1996 Goosebumps Mud Monster You Can't Scare Me!
1995 Due South Carl
Forever Knight Doorman
1989 The Twilight Zone Volkerps Crazy as a Soup Sandwich

References

  1. ^ http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Garry-Robbins&lc=3174&pid=168516109&mid=5774713
  2. ^ http://cagematch.de/?id=2&nr=8086&view=events#events
  3. ^ http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2013/12/11/former-mayoral-hopeful-actor-robbins-dies
  4. ^ http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2013/12/11/21330971.html
  5. ^ http://www.yourlifemoments.capages/obituary.asp?oid=761703

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