Mostly Credited As: George Lazenby
Birth Name: George Robert Lazenby
Date Of Birth: September 05, 1939 (Age 76)
Country Of Birth: Australia
Birth Place: Goulburn, New South Wales
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)
If one counts David Niven in Casino Royale, George Lazenby was the third actor to portray James Bond on the screen. Born in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, in 1939, Lazenby left school at fifteen, and after a spell in the army, worked in a sawmill, as a mechanic and in a pop group. He then became a car salesman and in 1964 traveled to England to try his hand at the same thing. While working in a car showroom in London's Park Lane he was told by a photographer that he should take up modeling. He did and the rest, as they say, is history. In 1969 he was spotted in a TV commercial for Frey's chocolate and cast in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Unfortunately he failed to see eye to eye with his producers and his leading lady and the consequent bad publicity made it difficult for him to find further work. He was in the film Universal Soldier in 1971 and a BBC Play For Today, The Operation in 1973. Then he returned to his homeland where he starred in action adventures such as Stoner (1974), The Man From Hong Kong and Operation Regina (both 1975). Moving to the USA, he sold real estate in California for a period and turned up in a couple of films Death Dimension and The Kentucky Fried Movie (both 1977). He appeared in an Australian TV movie, Newman Shame, and in a supporting role in Bogdanovich's film Saint Jack. Lazenby appeared alongside Sylvia Kristel in the film series of Emmanuel. His career took an upward direction when he starred as Logan Williams in the serial "Rituals" but ratings didn't help and it was canceled after one season.