Wilt Chamberlain

Actor, Writer, Producer

Actor, Writer, Producer


Wilton Norman Chamberlain was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Olivia Ruth (Johnson), a domestic worker, and William Chamberlain, a welder, custodian, and handyman. Wilt didn't come from a race of giants as many thought. Both his parents were no bigger than 5-9, but as a young boy he began a growth spurt which would eventually stop when he ...
Birth date
1936-08-21
Death date
1999-10-12
Height
7' 1" (2.16 m)

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorAny Given Sunday
Visitor in locker-room (uncredited)
1999
ActorThe Commish
(TV Series) Wilt Chamberlain - The Wicked Flee (1992) ... Wilt Chamberlain
1992
ActorConan the Destroyer
Bombaata
1984
ActorRowan & Martin's Laugh-In
(TV Series) Guest Performer - Episode #4.22 (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited) - Episode #4.21 (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited) - Episode #4.19 (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited) - Episode #4.16 (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
1971
RoleTitleYear
WriterWilt
(story) (filming)
WriterThe Grizzly Six2000
RoleTitleYear
ProducerGo for It
(Documentary) (executive producer)
1976
RoleTitleYear
Miscellaneous CrewWilt
(writer: outline notes) (filming)
RoleTitleYear
SelfWilt
(filming) Self
SelfHoward Stern
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 7 May 1997 (1997) ... Self
1997
SelfThe Daily Show
(TV Series) Self - Wilt Chamberlain (1997) ... Self
1997
SelfLate Night with Conan O'Brien
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Geoffrey Rush/Wilt Chamberlain/Mary Chapin Carpenter (1997) ... Self - Guest
1997
SelfNBA at 50
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1996
SelfSuper Slams of the NBA
Self
1991
SelfThe Racing Experience
(Video documentary) Self
1988
SelfVanishing America
(Video) Self
1986
SelfPlayboy Mid Summer Night's Dream Party 1985
(TV Movie) Self
1985
SelfAll-Star Family Feud Special
(TV Series) Self - Celebrity Contestant - Battle of the Perfect 10's: Wilt's Wows vs. Debbies Dudes; Richard's Rosebuds vs. Phyllis Fighters (1983) ... Self - Celebrity Contestant
1983
SelfThe Alan Thicke Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 18 March 1981 (1981) ... Self
1981
SelfAll Star Secrets
(TV Series) Self - Wilt Chamberlain, Elaine Joyce, Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Wayland Flowers & Madame: Day 5 (1979) ... Self - Wilt Chamberlain, Elaine Joyce, Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Wayland Flowers & Madame: Day 4 (1979) ... Self - Wilt Chamberlain, Elaine Joyce, Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Wayland Flowers & Madame: Day 3 (1979) ... Self - Wilt Chamberlain, Elaine Joyce, Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Wayland Flowers & Madame: Day 2 (1979) ... Self - Wilt Chamberlain, Elaine Joyce, Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Wayland Flowers & Madame (1979) ... Self
1979
SelfGreatest Sports Legends
(TV Series) Self - Wilt Chamberlain (1979) ... Self
1979
SelfDance Fever
(TV Series) Self - Wilt Chamberlain, Lynda Goodfriend, Arte Johnson (1979) ... Self
1979
SelfGood Old Days Part II
(TV Special) Self
1978
SelfThe Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Muhammad Ali
(TV Special) Self
1976
SelfDean Martin Celebrity Roast: Sammy Davis Jr.
(TV Special) Self
1975
SelfDinah's Place
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 25 June 1974 (1974) ... Self
1974
SelfThe Mike Douglas Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #13.108 (1974) ... Self
1974
SelfThe Dean Martin Show
(TV Series) Self - Celebrity Roast: Wilt Chamberlain (1973) ... Self - Celebrity Roast: Johnny Carson (1973) ... Self
1973
SelfThe Shape of Things
(TV Special)
1973
SelfThe Hollywood Squares (Daytime)
(TV Series) Self - Panelist - Episode dated 15 October 1973 (1973) ... Self - Panelist
1973
SelfThe Merv Griffin Show
(TV Series) Self - Richard Chamberlain, Wilt Chamberlain, Bobby Vinton, Richard Dawson (1973) ... Self
1973
SelfThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 28 September 1973 (1973) ... Self - Episode dated 6 February 1968 (1968) ... Self
1968-1973
SelfGoober and the Ghost Chasers
(TV Series) Self - The Galloping Ghost (1973) ... Self (voice)
1973
SelfCavalcade of Champions
(TV Special) Self
1973
Self1973 NBA All-Star Game
(TV Special) Self
1973
Self1972 NBA All-Star Game
(TV Special) Self
1972
SelfOnce Upon a Wheel
(Documentary) Self
1971
Self1971 NBA All-Star Game
(TV Special) Self
1971
SelfPhilbin's People
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.44 (1970) ... Self
1970
SelfThe 1970 NBA Finals
(TV Mini-Series) Self - Los Angeles Lakers Center
1970
Self1969 NBA All-Star Game
(TV Special) Self
1969
SelfThe Joey Bishop Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.217 (1968) ... Self
1968
Self1968 NBA All-Star Game
(TV Special) Self - Eastern Conference Center
1968
SelfDream Girl of '67
(TV Series) Self - Bachelor Judge - The Dream Girl of 1967 (Show No. 235) (1967) ... Self - Bachelor Judge (as Wilt 'The Stilt' Chamberlain) - The Dream Girl of 1967 (Show No. 234) (1967) ... Self - Bachelor Judge (as Wilt 'The Stilt' Chamberlain) - The Dream Girl of 1967 (Show No. 233) (1967) ... Self - Bachelor Judge (as Wilt 'The Stilt' Chamberlain) - The Dream Girl of 1967 (Show No. 232) (1967) ... Self - Bachelor Judge (as Wilt 'The Stilt' Chamberlain) - The Dream Girl of 1967 (Show No. 231) (1967) ... Self - Bachelor Judge (as Wilt 'The Stilt' Chamberlain)
1967
SelfABC's Wide World of Sports
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 11 March 1967 (1967) ... Self
1967
SelfThat Regis Philbin Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.65 (1965) ... Self
1965
SelfI've Got a Secret
(TV Series) Self - Contestant - Episode dated 12 March 1962 (1962) ... Self - Contestant
1962
SelfThe Ed Sullivan Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #15.25 (1962) ... Self - Episode #10.25 (1957) ... Self
1957-1962
SelfThe Bob Hope Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - The Bob Hope Buick Sports Awards Show (1961) ... Self - Guest
1961
SelfThe Annual National Sports Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1961
SelfThe National Sports Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1961
SelfWhat's My Line?
(TV Series) Self - Mystery Guest - Wilt Chamberlain & Joan Crawford (1961) ... Self - Mystery Guest
1961
SelfAmerican Bandstand
(TV Series) Self - Musical Guest - Episode #3.107 (1960) ... Self - Musical Guest
1960
SelfThe Steve Allen Plymouth Show
(TV Series) Self - Salute to the All American Basketball Teams (1957) ... Self
1957
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageJumpin' Johnny
(Documentary) Self
2019
Archive footageThe Trials of Muhammad Ali
(Documentary) Self
2013
Archive footageThe Greatest Player Ever
(Documentary) Self
2012
Archive footageNBA Hardwood Classics
(TV Series) Self - 1962 All-Star Game (2011) ... Self
2011
Archive footageBlack Magic
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Self - Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Self
2008
Archive footageFathers of the Sport
(Documentary) Self
2008
Archive footageGreatest Moments in NBA History
(Video documentary) Self - Philadelphia 76ers (1965-68)
2006
Archive footagePerfect Upset: The 1985 Villanova vs. Georgetown NCAA Championship
(TV Movie documentary)
2005
Archive footagePlayboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2002
Archive footageSports Illustrated: 1995 the Year in Sports
(Video) Self
1995
Archive footageABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special
(TV Special) Self
1991