Miles O’Keefe was born in Tennessee in 1954. He is best known for his perfmance in the title role of “Tarzan the Ape Man” in 1981. Other movies include “The Drifter” and “Waxwork”.
Attended the Air Force Academy Prep School after high school. He quit and switched over to Mississippi State to play football, but was forced to quit when he broke his hand. He then transferred to the University of the South, and graduated with a B.A. in psychology. He worked a year as a counselor at the Tennesse State Prison, then traveled around a bit before being asked to appear as an extra in a TV movie. He moved to Los Angeles in 1980, and sent in his picture to the makers of Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981). The rest is history.