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TARZAN TV SERIES ~ 1991-1994


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Wolf Larson was born on December 22, 1959 in West Berlin, West Germany as Wolfgang von Wyszecki ~ Height: 1.88m.
He is an actor and writer, known for Tarzan (1991), Code Name: Eternity (1999) and Just Can't Get Enough (2002).
He has been married to Carolyn J Larson since March 30, 1998.

The only "Tarzan" actor with an MBA degree.
First met his future "Tarzan" co-star Lydie Denier in acting class in Los Angeles.
Worked for several years as a college professor, teaching business and economics.
Performs most of his own stunts.
Once ran a calendar company as a side venture. The most profitable line of these were the "Skin Deep" calendars, which featured both men and women in sexy swimwear. Wolf himself is Mr. February 1992.
Parents are Gunther and Ingeborg.
Has a younger sister, Joana.
His father, the late Dr. Gunter Wyszecki, had doctorates in physics and mathematics and was an expert in the study of color. Dr. Wyszecki became the Director of Applied Physics of the National Research Council of Canada in 1961 and helped establish a national color standard for the Canadian flag.
Once worked as a waiter at the Chippendales nightclub.
The managing director of the American Academy of Acting, along with fellow actor Adrian Zmed. [2003]
His surname was originally "von Wyszecki". Ultimately, his family decided to drop the "von", as they felt it sounded pretentious.
Personal Quotes
(On playing "Tarzan", following in the footsteps of arguably the most famous portrayer, Johnny Weissmuller) "It's a bit like playing "James Bond" after Sean Connery.
The good side of television is that your character grows and changes with you. And you have a check assured at the end of the month. The other side is can sometimes become boring if it lasts for a long time, after you've done every possible thing with the character. With film, it isn't much of a problem because you only play the character for a short time before moving onto something else."



Lydie Denier was raised in Martinique and attended school at the Lycee Shoelcher in Fort de France, Martinique. She became a model at 14 years old. Her big break through as an actress was when she played the role of Jane in the TV series Tarzan (1991) from 1991 till 1993. Her TV debut was on General Hospital back in 1989 playing the role of Yasmine Bernoudi. Lydie is also an accomplished artist. She paints acrylic on canvas and her work has been sold both in Europe and America. She is also a writer and a producer. Her film company is Pathway Pictures in Los Angeles.

Standing 5'7" with a mane of chestnut locks, fiery blue eyes, a perfect figure and classically chiseled face, Lydie M Denier commands attention. This sought after French cover girl flaunted and flicked in the pages of Vogue, Elle and every other pan-global magazine of repute is now an actor, writer and Hollywood producer.

Born in Brittany, France, Lydie began to travel the world when she was 14 and has spent time in Africa, the Caribbean and Germany where she had a record deal with Polygram recording French ballads. Lydie came to Los Angeles on vacation and decided to pursue the acting career she had dreamed of since childhood. Fluent in few languages except English, Lydie began to appearing in videos and commercials all the while refining her English skills and studying acting.

Lydie’s first film appearance came when she was cast in Bulletproof with Gary Busey from Cinetel Pictures. In the past, Lydie has had the opportunity to demonstrate her versatility by appearing in a number of television series and feature films. Her credits include the recurring role of the French nurse Danielle on China Beach and the role of Yasmine Bernoudi on General Hospital. She has proved equally adept at comedy and drama, appearing on The Flash, The Garry Shandling Show, The Ellen Burstyn Show and The Single Guy.

In Worldvision Enterprises’ Tarzan a weekly, half-hour, action series for syndication, Lydie assumed the central role of Jane Porter. She sees her Jane as “a modern woman who brings the positive aspects of civilization to the Jungle to conduct research on endangered species. But she also has come to find herself. Jane is independent and intelligent. She has no fear and will do anything”. Tarzan, the series, was sold in 87 countries around the world.

When the producers of Tarzan were searching for an actress to play the role of Jane, the well-educated, contemporary and passionate scientist, they needed only to meet with Lydie to find exactly who they were looking for.

Likewise, Zalman King, the high priest of erotic filmmaking was captivated by Lydie and cast the gorgeous creature in Wild Orchid II, A Touch of Blue. In this dramatic odyssey through the underworld of prostitution, Lydie becomes the sexual tutor to a teenage girl, Blue, who joins the brothel after she is orphaned. Zalman King also cast her in The Red Shoe Diaries, Talk to Me, Baby co-starring Richard Tyson for Showtime television.

Lydie was also seen in Cannon’s action/drama No Place to Hide in which she plays Drew Barrymore’s sister and co-stars with Martin Landau and Kris Kristofferson. She was also in Guardian Angel with Cynthia Rothrock, Invasion of Privacy with Robby Benson and Jennifer O’Neill, Perfect Alibi with Teri Garr, Hector Elizondo and Kathleen Quinlan.

In the recent past, Lydie has been added to the cast of Acapulco Heat, playing the role of the sophisticated agent who starts up the H.E.A.T. team for a second season. She was also in The New Adventures of Robin Hood playing the role of Countess du Monde.

Lydie has traveled far from the countryside in France where she grew up watching old movies on television, and dreaming of becoming an actress. Her travels have taken her to exotic lands and her experiences have been diverse. Now she anxiously enters this stage of her life with all the Joie de Vivre for which the French are famous.

“Me Jane… Not You!” is her first book.

Won a "Miss Legs International" pageant in 1984.
Lydie Denier is the 15th screen Jane in Tarzan written by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Lydie Denier is the first actress to portray the role of Jane in Tarzan on television.
Lydie has worked with 4 actors who have portrayed the role of Tarzan: Wolf Larson, Ron Ely, Joe Lara and Miles O'Keefe.
In 1995, Lydie Denier was engaged to Chris Stevens, the ambassador to Libya killed in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.
Lydie played two different characters on two different Tarzan shows ~ She played Colette de Coude in a TARZAN EPIC ADVENTURES episode
Lydie is an American citizen.

LYDIE DENIER: Me Jane. . . Not You! ~ Photos Plus Autobiography Excerpts