Squash superstar Mark Giffin turned to bodybuilding and then Hollywood. He appeared in films “Dr. Doolittle 2,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Doctor Who,” “Daddy Day Care,” and “Dragons of Camelot.” He authored “My Life with the Gladiators” in 1995 while competing on American Gladiators. After three seasons of arduous competition, Trojan turned to showbiz to pursue acting dreams.
Opportunity knocked when he was cast to play the lead in “Action Man,” and he starred on the television series for its two seasons. These days he lives in Los Angeles and has shifted his focus to stage productions. He has a $100,000 net worth.
Thunder, an all-sports athlete in high school, found his calling as a weightlifter. Competing in bodybuilding, Billy Smith clinched over 25 titles during his 16-year world tour. In 1984, he won Gold's Classic. Trying out for Gladiators, he landed an alternate spot. As fate would have it, an injury opened up an official Gladiator position for him.
Dubbed "Thunder," Smith made a booming impression roaring into the Arena on a Harley. After two seasons, Smith developed a sports nutrition company in hopes of aiding his brother with Type 1 Diabetes. He is now president, CEO, and founder of Intrafit Enterprises.
Clinching the Australian Heavyweight Pro-Wrestling Champion title, this Fiji-born athlete's career in American pro wrestling was launched. Vulcan, the burly bad-boy personality fans loved to heckle in the pro wrestling ring, was cheered wildly on the Gladiator stage. He joined Australian Gladiators in 1995.
His favorite contest was Duel. A darling with U.K. fans, Vulcan soon became a British Gladiator in 1998. Seru's still training. He has been keeping fit and managing his own gym in Sydney for over 18 years. He hit it big snagging a role as henchman Gabor in the James Bond movie "The World Is Not Enough."
Otherwise known as Bernadette Hunt, fan-favorite Falcon was known for more than her holdover '80s hairdo. Outside the Arena, she was adored for her kindness toward fans and her dedication to charitable causes. Inside the Arena, she was a formidable force, earning Falcon the nickname "Dark Angel."
Trained as a dancer at the London Contemporary Ballet School, a back injury derailed her studies. She shifted to training as an aerobics teacher and competing in bodybuilding contests. After eight series with "Gladiators," Hunt returned to teaching fitness classes, currently at Basingstoke Sports Centre. Sadly, Hunt passed away in March 2023 and is survived by her two children.
Jade got into bodybuilding while serving six years in the U.S. Army as Sergeant Kimberly Rogers. Exceptionally athletic, she was the only girl on the high school boys' soccer team. Jade left the military to study for a bachelor's degree, and that's when she snagged the A.G. gig.
It was 1996, and Rogers was trying out to be a Contender. Landing a spot on the team as Jade, she stayed with the show for the duration. She was a formidable force in the Powerball competition. Now she stays competitive as a signing agent, holding her own in the throes of the real estate market.