|Who is it?||Actor|
|Birth Day||August 11, 1911|
|Birth Place||Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States|
|Age||109 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||February 12, 1965(1965-02-12) (aged 53)\nOceanside, California, U.S.|
|Resting place||Evergreen Cemetery (Oakland, California)|
|Other names||Bomber Kulkovich Henry "Bomber" Kulkovich Henry Kulkowich Henry "Bomber" Kulky|
|Years active||1947 – 1965|
Stanislaus Zbyszko convinced Kulky to compete professionally in 1939. Moving to Argentina, Kulky competed throughout South America under the ring name Bomber Kulkavich. The number of matches in which he competed is uncertain; one claim states that he won 172 of 175 matches. Kulky, however, claims that he won nearly all of 7,000 matches. While in South America, he is also said to have won the continent's judo crown.
Because of his rather tough guy image, Kulky became typecast as military men, thugs, Gangsters, bartenders, Wrestlers and other "strong guys" who were at times quite friendly and lovable characters contrasting strongly with the tough guy image. In 1949, he began playing Otto Schmidlap in the television series, The Life of Riley. In the series, Kulky portrayed a co-worker of series character Chester Riley, a wing riveter at an aircraft plant. In 1952 he appeared in an episode (#11) of Adventures of Superman, as a Wrestler working for a crooked promoter. In 1954 he appeared in an episode (#141) of The Lone Ranger. From 1959 to 1962, Kulky was cast in the recurring role as Chief Max Bronsky in forty-six episodes of Jackie Cooper's CBS military sitcom/drama television series, Hennesey. The role was close to Kulky's heart because during World War II, he was a boatswain's mate in the United States Navy.
Like most Wrestlers who turned to acting in the 1950s he owed his big break to Mike Mazurki. The two appeared in several parts in the 1940s and 1950s, with Mazurki's agent getting him a part in Call Northside 777.
Kulky died on February 12, 1965 in Oceanside, California, of a heart attack suffered while he was studying a script.