Chuck Zito is a popular American actor, martial artist, boxer, and stunt man. He has worked as a pugilist bodyguard for celebrities. Chuck was the founder of the motorcycle club New York Hells Angels chapter. He is mainly known for his role of Chucky Pancamo on the series Oz airing on HBO.
|Real Name/Full Name||Charles Carmine Zito Jr.|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Chuck Zito|
|Birth Place:||New York, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||1 March 1953|
|Age/How Old:||68 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 180 cm|
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 95 Kg|
In Pounds – 209 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Charles Zito Sr.|
Mother – Gloria Frangione
|School:||New Rochelle High School|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Kathy (?–?; divorced)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Gloria, Charles|
|Profession:||Actor, amateur boxer, martial artist, celebrity bodyguard, stuntman, former boxing trainer and former president of the New York chapter of the Hells Angels|
|Net Worth:||$3 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2021|
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Biography and Early Life
Charles Carmine Zito Jr. was born on March 1, 1953, in New York, US. His father is Charles Zito Sr., who was a professional welterweight boxer. His mother is Gloria Frangione. He is his parents’ 2nd child and has two siblings. He learned to fight and the art of defense from a young age due to his father’s profession. At the age of 17, he decided to drop out of high school and married Kathy, his high school sweetheart.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Chuck Zito in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Chuck Zito’s age is 68 years old as of today’s date 4th September 2021 having been born on 1 March 1953. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 209lbs in Pound and 95 kg in Kilograms.
Chuck attended New Rochelle High School, but he eventually dropped out to marry his girlfriend, Kathy. He has not revealed the details of his college life.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
When Chuck was only 17, he married Kathy, his high school sweetheart. They were happy for a while until he got into Hell Angels, a motorcycle club. This led to conflicts between them which eventually ended in divorce.
Is Chuck Zito Gay?
We have not come across any reports that might say that Chuck Zito might be gay. He has interacted with many male colleagues but has not reported any interest in homosexual relationships. He has previously shown interest only in women. Thus, it is clarified that he is not gay.
Chuck Zito has been a motorcycle lover for a long time. He established the New Rochelle Motorcycle Club, which eventually merged with the Ching-A-Ling Nomads. Later he joined Hells Angels and became the founder of the Hells Angels New York Nomad Chapter in 1984. Eventually, he decided to focus on his acting career and left Hells Angels in 2005.
Inspired by his father, and became a boxer and has fought in the New York Golden Gloves. Alongside this, he also worked as a manual laborer. He also began being hired as a bodyguard. He was a bodyguard for Robert Conrad in 1980. After this, he started a bodyguard service providing company of his own named Charlie’s Angels Bodyguard Services. He also worked as a personal bodyguard for Lorna Luft, who helped him make connections in Hollywood by recommending him to people.
His career as a stuntman started with the movie ‘Year of the Dragon.’ He has featured as a stuntman in movies like ‘The Rock’ and ‘Hudson Hawk.’ He joined the HBO series Oz as a cast member playing Chucky Pancamo. He has played some vital part in movies such as ‘This Thing of Ours’ and ‘Fifteen Minutes.’ He appeared alongside legend Dwayne Johnson and Cube Gooding at the Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis fight in Memphis Pyramid. He released his autobiography, ‘Street Justice,’ in 2003, co-authored by Joe Layden.
Chuck also started a radio show in 2006 called Chuck Zito’s View. He filed a lawsuit of $5 million against FX channel in 2010, accusing them of stealing his ideas for their show Sons of Anarchy. In December 2011, the court judge passed a rule against his case. He appeared on the Chopped TV channel in 2013, competing with other celebrities.
Chuck Zito has not received any formal awards, but that does not mean that his work has not been meaningful. He has worked hard as a stuntman, a job that has many risks. He has contributed a lot to the industry he works in. His work as a personal bodyguard, keeping people safe, is highly important and respectable.