Gary "Jaws" Tiplady, Wrestler and Actor
- 8th July 2003
Media Man Australia, Greg Tingle,
interviews one of the tallest and biggest athletes
and entertainers of all time.
Tiplady is based in the UK and is setting the wrestling
and entertainment business on fire.
was born (weighing 16 pounds at birth) bred and live
in Newcastle upon Tyne England.
did you break into wrestling, movies and entertainment?
being a giant and training as a boxer. The media noticed
me and things moved on from there. I also have agents
all over the UK, Europe and the USA, and can be put
forward for a film part at a drop of a hat.
did you know you were going to big?
the age of 16 my growth increased on average an inch
per month sometimes more. I have the same condition
as Andre the Giant. My size is due to a condition
called Acromegely which is now being treated by operations
and various drugs (and injections) which I take on
a daily basis.
condition I have Acromegely is shared by an actor
Richard Kiel who is the
original Jaws off the James
Bond Films. People used to say I looked a lot
like Richard. I have therefore used this fact to my
advantage and gone into the look-alike business. I
have also been in a big French film called "LE
BOULET" which is very popular all over
Europe, Japan in fact world wide. I played the second
lead roll. If you look on my web site you will see
what other films etc I have been in.
are you physical stats?
see attached CV.
does a typical day involve?
office work, speaking to agents and going to the gym.
Cooking good quality food-trying various different
dishes as I once a top class professional chef
sports do you excel at?
and swimming mostly now, but I was once a good athlete
before I stared growing. I represented my school for
cross country-1500m and 800m running and played rugby
for my school team.
is the story for your teeth and mouth?
teeth were made by the James
Bond fan club and are solid platinum. I had
gold teeth made in Paris for the French film "Le
Boulet" that I stared in. They are very painful
to wear in my mouth, but the original Jaws could only
wear his for 5 minutes. I can wear mine for a good
hour before having to take them out. They are an exact
copy of the original teeth worn by Richard Keil for
the Bond films he stared in. They are insured for
quite a lot of money.
wrestling promotion had been good for you, and in
wrestling in Southampton I met the
flatliner Chris Mann and we went on to make
a programme for the BBC
called the secret life of giants.
are the highlights for you boxing and wrestling career.
met Lennox Lewis and
squared up to him. I made him look little in stature.
My highlight for wrestling was when I was wrestling
in Italy for the golden wrestling show and working
with Jeff Kay.
is your best match?
have not got one-they are all the same and very enjoyable.
If I had to name one - I was a hench man against Herman
the German which was quite enjoyable.
work have you done with "Jake the snake"
have been on the same bill as him whilst wrestling
in Southampton which was filmed for the secret life
of Giants. (a film about my life)
is your worst injury suffered and afflicted to another?
have not had an injury yet. I have given a few wrestlers
an "Andre the Giant CHOP"
for which they certainly knew they had met me in the
you had any contact with Vince McMahon?
that I have been aware of.
wrestlers did you watch growing up?
Haystack. Big Daddy, The Royal Brothers. Cat weasel.
Mick MacManus. Hulk Hogan. Pat Roach, Kendo Nagarsackee.
Harold Sercarter (played ODD JOB IN BOND FILM).
and working with children. It's great to see the smiles
and looks of disbelief when they meet me.
do you do to relax?
make sculptures and cook. I also enjoy photography.
are your current projects?
am really busy at the moment auditioning for various
film parts and commercials.
else should our audience know about you?
am a true gentle giant who is very happy with life
at the moment. My ambition is to star in a James Bond
Film as the son of " J A W S" who returns
to wreck havoc upon James Bond.
THE VERY BEST J A W S. LET THE WORLD LIVE IN PEACE.
MY WEB SITE IS www.garytiplady.co.uk
note: A gentle giant indeed. A top bloke by the sound
of it. World - get ready for JAWS!
of Gary Tiplady
Shoe Size 16
sculpturing and Clay sculpturing, Drawing, Painting,
Reading, Keep Fit,
Weight Training. Boxing, Cycling and Socialising.
stunt work, Boxing, Fighting, Wrestling, Cooking (
fully qualified chef), Firearms trained, Motorcycle
riding, Strong Man and Knife Skills. Singing, Lard
Documentaries, Ready Steady Cook, Eastenders, Love
in the Afternoon (Channel 4) Robson's People (Kelly
Baker star wars character), Des O'Connor (Stars and
their doubles BBC1), Secret Life of Giants (BBC1).
The Big Breakfast Road Show. QVC.
Lead with French Lines
Boulet" French Warner Brothers Film produced
Juice Express- Spice Factory produced
Burke (as in Burke and Hare)
The Tenth Kingdom- Pinewood
friendly friend" Grigsy films
Flanders-Granada..played a convict in Jail.
.Musician poster for company Nokia
Thunderball National Lottery Campaign
County Council promotion.
Eating Awareness Promotion
Newcastle Upon Tyne
City Council Promotion.
Dinners, Corporate team building events, Private Parties,
Shop openings, Trade Fairs
include. Harrods, Hamleys. Disneyland Paris, Compaq
computers, Corgi Toys, British Airways, Supply Desk,
MacDonald's, Planet Hollywood, Land rover, Hard Rock
Café, Nissan, Asda, British Telecom, Madame
Tussauds, Enron Computers.