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SpouseValentina Agius, Deborah Driggs
FactInducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

Mitch Gaylord (born August 14, 1960) is an American retired gymnast. He was a member of the gold-medal winning U.S. Olympic team at the 1984 Summer Olympics, where he won two silver medals and a bronze medal.

Gaylord was born in Van Nuys, California, and began gymnastics at the age of seven. He attended UCLA, where he was a member of the gymnastics team. He won the NCAA all-around championship in 1981 and 1982. He competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics, winning a gold medal in the team event, silver medals in the floor exercise and vault, and a bronze medal in the parallel bars.

Gaylord retired from gymnastics in 1984, and became a stuntman and actor. He has appeared in films such as The Karate Kid Part III (1989), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993), and The Scorpion King (2002).

Gaylord has been married three times and has three children. He currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Gaylord was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2003.

General Info

Full NameMitch Gaylord
Height1.78 m
ProfessionGymnast, Actor
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles


SpouseValentina Agius, Deborah Driggs
ParentsFred Gaylord, Linda Gaylord
SiblingsChuck Gaylord


MoviesAmerican Anthem, Sexual Outlaws, Confessions of an Action Star
TV ShowsCelebrity Circus

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1Inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame in 2006.
2Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.
3Inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.
4Mitch Gaylord is married to World Artist, Singer, and Songwriter, Valentina Agius. Valentina has Executive Produced, Co-composed, written and recorded her first Solo Album Titled "Valentina, Sacred Places" with Co-producers Michael Stearns, Peter Rafelson, and Co-composer Christopher Hoag.
5Has doubled for Chris O'Donnell.
6Featured on the Suzanne Somers's infomercials for home fitness equiptment Bodyrow and Torso Track.
7Invented two techniques performed on the high bar that are named after himself, "The Gaylord Flip" and "The Gaylord II".
8Olympic Gold Medalist, Gymnast, 1984 Olympics.
9Attended Grant High School in Van Nuys, California. Mitch Graduated in 1979.




Confessions of an Action Star2005Brother (as Mitch Gaylord)
Sexual Outlaws1994Francis Badham
Animal Instincts1992VideoRod Tennison (as Mitch Gaylord)
Dragnet1991TV SeriesRoger Tolan
American risciò1990Scott Edwards
American Anthem1986Steve Tevere (as Mitch Gaylord)
Logan's Run1976Cub (uncredited)


Mortal Kombat1995acrobatics stunt double: Scorpion - uncredited
Batman Forever1995stunt double: Mr. O'Donnell - uncredited / stunts - as Mitch Gaylord
Savate1995Video stunts
Logan's Run1976stunts - uncredited


Celebrity Circus2008TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Jocking Around2007DocumentaryHimself (as Mitch Gaylord)
Hollywood Squares2000TV SeriesHimself
American Gladiators1994-1995TV SeriesContestant / Himself - Contender
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHimself (as Mitch Gaylord)
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
Los Angeles 1984: Games of the XXIII Olympiad1984TV SeriesHimself (as Mitch Gaylord)
Diff'rent Strokes1984TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1994TV SeriesRod Tennison


Nominated Awards

1987Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst New StarAmerican Anthem (1986)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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