Scott L. Schwartz

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Scott L. Schwartz is an Israeli-born American film and television actor and stuntman, and former professional wrestler. His size and agility at 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) and 303 pounds (137 kg) have allowed him many roles as thug or villain for film and television. Schwartz was born in the United States but is of Israeli descent. He is a devout Jew. Schwartz was born and raised in Philadelphia, where he played football, baseball and ice hockey at Washington High School before attending Temple University. After college, he became a professional wrestler, wrestling under the ring-names of "Joshua Ben-Gurion—The Israeli Commando" and "Giant David". Schwartz toured as a wrestler and held many titles, before turning his career toward performance in film and television. Apart from his acting, and after completing training, Schwartz became a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy and a reserve deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Reserve Forces Bureau. He currently resides in Long Beach, California. After college, Schwartz became a professional wrestler, trained in the early '70s by wrestling's Walter "Killer" Kowalski.


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