David Prowse

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Birth Name: David Prowse
Born: 07/01/1935
Birth Place: Somerset, England, GB

David Prowse was born on July 1, 1935 in the town of Midsomer Norton, in the southwest England county of Somerset. Raised in the riverside city of Bristol, he attended Bristol Grammar School. When Prowse was 15 years old, his brother-in-law sent away for a Charles Atlas bodybuilding kit, which famously promised to turn weaklings into he-men via a patented system of isometric exercise dubbed "Dynamic Tension." Impressed with the results, Prowse bought bodybuilding magazines and joined a local weight training club, later adding free weights to his regime, which he hoisted in his family's disused backyard coal shed. Although he failed to place in his first competition, the Junior Mr. West Brit... Continue Bio >>

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