BiographyNew Jersey, USA
David "Dave" Draper was a bodybuilding champion noted for his blond hair and 24 inch. biceps. Draper's muscles landed him a job as a t.v. show host for "David The Gladiator" show which was on Saturday nights from 8:00-10:00p.m. on channel KHJ-TV Los Angeles. Draper dressed as a gladiator and hosted Hercules, Gladiator, and assorted muscle-men type historical flicks starring Steve Reeves and Rock Stevens. Draper went on to capture the 1965 Mr. America title, the 1966 Mr. Universe, and the 1970 Mr. World. He acted in a number of films, his best role being in Don't Make Waves with Tony Curtis. Read more... He has written countless articles and books on training in bodybuilding. He currently runs the World Gym in Santa Cruz, California.