- Category : Sports-Swimming
- Type : GE
- Profile : 2/5 - Hermit / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (6,52)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 1
American actor onscreen from 1935, having changed his name to Charles Locher. In 1936, he changed his name to Lloyd Crane and then to Jon Hall in 1937.
He grew up in Tahiti and was the island's champion swimmer. Muscular and athletic, 6'2", he played many roles in a loincloth in South Seas epics or in robes for Arabian Nights films. He became a popular screen hero after appearing in "The Hurricane" in 1937. He was the star of the TV series "Ramar of the Jungle" in the early '50s. In 1969, he co-produced and photographed a low-budget film.
Hall was married to Frances Langford from 1938-55, then he married Raquel Torres twice, with a divorce in between.
He had surgery for bladder cancer in 2/1979 and was bedridden most of the time after that, constantly in severe pain. On 12/13/1979, he shot himself in the head at his sister's house in Sherman Oaks, CA.