Famous Alumni, Peter N Lupus
Arsenal Technical High Class of 1950

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Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on June 17, 1932, Peter Lupus (who used the name Rock Stevens in his early film appearances prior to taking the role of Willy Armitage on TV's Mission: Impossible ) has had an on-again, off-again film career. For a number of years, Lupus has been a vitamin company representative and spokesman in the Hollywood Hills area, but he occasionally accepts small parts in films and TV shows. Before becoming an actor, Lupus had won the titles Mr. Indianapolis (1954), Mr. Indiana (1960), Mr. Hercules, and the world title of Mr. International Health Physique. As with many bodybuilders of the era, he tried his hand at acting and took roles in the Indianapolis Starlight Musicals series. In addition, he did summer stock work in the east.


His first film role came in 1964's "Muscle Beach Party." But before the movie was released by American International Pictures, producer Samuel Z. Arkoff told Lupus to come up with a stage name, stating that American audiences liked American-sounding names. (I wonder why Arkoff didn't take his own advice?) In his first film, Peter Lupus (billed as Rock Stevens) portrays Flex Martian, the biggest and best bodybuilder in Jack Fanny's (Don Rickles) troupe of athletes. Look for Dan Haggerty (TV's Grizzly Adams) and famed bodybuilder Larry Scott as fellow bodybuilders. The movie also stars Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, John Ashley, Jody McCrea Others include beautiful Italian sexpot Luciana Paluzzi, Buddy Hackett, Morey Amsterdam, and Don Rickles. Muscle Beach Party is currently available on video.

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on June 17, 1932, Peter Lupus (who used the name Rock Stevens in his early film appearances prior to taking the role of Willy Armitage on TV's Mission: Impossible ) has had an on-again, off-again film career. For a number of years, Lupus has been a vitamin company representative and spokesman in the Hollywood Hills area, but he occasionally accepts small parts in films and TV shows. Before becoming an actor, Lupus had won the titles Mr. Indianapolis (1954), Mr. Indiana (1960), Mr. Hercules, and the world title of Mr. International Health Physique. As with many bodybuilders of the era, he tried his hand at acting and took roles in the Indianapolis Starlight Musicals series. In addition, he did summer stock work in the east.


His first film role came in 1964's "Muscle Beach Party." But before the movie was released by American International Pictures, producer Samuel Z. Arkoff told Lupus to come up with a stage name, stating that American audiences liked American-sounding names. (I wonder why Arkoff didn't take his own advice?) In his first film, Peter Lupus (billed as Rock Stevens) portrays Flex Martian, the biggest and best bodybuilder in Jack Fanny's (Don Rickles) troupe of athletes. Look for Dan Haggerty (TV's Grizzly Adams) and famed bodybuilder Larry Scott as fellow bodybuilders. The movie also stars Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, John Ashley, Jody McCrea Others include beautiful Italian sexpot Luciana Paluzzi, Buddy Hackett, Morey Amsterdam, and Don Rickles. Muscle Beach Party is currently available on video.

During his tenure on "Mission: Impossible" Lupus was persuaded by his agent to keep his marriage to his wife, Sharon, a secret because, as Lupus stated, "I get such terrific fan mail." He met Sharon in the late 1950's when she visited the Indianapolis gym that Lupus owned. They were married in 1960 and are still together today, a rarity for Hollywood.

FILM
Carlo's Wake (1999) with Martin Landau
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1994) with Peter Lupus III
Love, Cheat & Steal (1993)
Acting on Impulse (1993)
The Nutt House (1992)
Hangfire (1991)
Think Big (1990)
Assassination (1987)
The Escapist (1983)
Mission Impossible Versus the Mob (1968)
Challenge of the Gladiator (1964)
Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon (1964)
Giant of Evil Island (1964)
Goliath at the Conquest of Damascus (1964)
Muscle Beach Party (1964)

TELEVISION
Spy Game, episode Why Spy?, originally aired March 3, 1997
Police Squad! (1982) series regular
Fantasy Island, episode One Million B.C., originally aired March 1, 1980
CHiPs, episode Roller Disco: Part 2, originally aired September 22, 1979
Vegas (1978?) (guest shot)
Mission: Impossible (1966-1973) series regular
I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (1963) (guest shot)
The Jack Benny Show (1962?) (guest shot)

(From the Las Vegas Review Journal, Tuesday, April 15, 1997)

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