Almanac of
Men's Bodybuilding
by Ron Avidan

The most complete information of bodybuilder's profiles available. All help is welcomed! The Almanac is always updated whenever possible.

  • Dadigan, Mike
    1963 Mr. World 1st;

  • Daniele, Gianluca
    Italian. 1995 Grand Prix Russia 8th; 1995 Grand Prix Spain 10th; 1995 Grand Prix France 9th; 1998 Grand Prix Germany 10th; 1998 Grand Prix Finland 8th; 1999 Night of Champions 19th; 2001 Grand Prix England 17th; 2003 Grand Prix England 16th; 2003 Grand Prix Holland 20th;

  • Daniels, Kelvin
    From Trinidad. 1997 Canada Pro 19th; 1997 Night of Champions 16th; 1998 Night of Champions 18th; 2000 Toronto Pro 16th; 2000 Night of Champions 18th;

  • Daniels, Jerry
    Contests include the 1963 Mr. Teen Tennessee 1st; 1963 Mr. Teen America 1st; 1965 Jr. Mr. America 1st; 1965 Mr. America 1st;

  • Darbo, Dominic
    Born Aug 16, 1967 in Ghna. Is Canadian. Heigh 5'5". Contests include the 1987 BC Championships 1st; 1988 Vancovers Junior MW 2nd; 1991 Gator Class LH 2nd; 1992 BC Provincials LH 1st; 1996 F.V. Natural Short 2nd; 1997 B.C. Provincials MW 1st & Overall; 1997 F.V. Natural LH 1st; 1997 Candian MW 5th;

  • DaSilva, Nelson
    Born March 2, 1969 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Currently lives in Toronto, Canada (2001). Height 5'6". Contest history includes 2000 Brantford HW 1st & Overall; 2000 Western Ontario LHW 1st & Overall; 2001 Ontario LHW 1st & Overall; 2001 Canadian Nationals LHW 1st & Overall; 2003 Night of Champions 25th; 2003 Grand Prix Hungary 16th;

  • Davey, Bill
    1996 Musclemania 1st HW; 1997 Mr. America 1st HW & Overall

  • Davie, Jonathan
    From Australia. Contests include the 2003 Grand Prix Australia 3rd; 2003 Mr. Olympia 16th;

  • Davison, Kevin
    Born in Tokyo, Japan. Height 5'10". Has a degree in Applied Arts & Sciences. Is a certified Respiratory Therapy Technician. Contests include the 1993 WNBF Pro World 1st; 1994 WNBF Pro World 15th; 1996 WNBF Pro World 6th;

  • Davis, Doug
    1997 NPC USA 2nd BW;

  • Davis, Greg
    1998 NPC Nationals LH 12th;

  • Davis, Rodney
    1997 NPC Team Universe 3rd HW;

  • Davis, Shaun
    From England. Born April 15, 1966. Nicknamed the 'Dinosaur Bulldog'. Married Sara Thompson on June 16, 2001, at Elvaston Castle, in Derbyshire, England. He proposed to Sara at Strawberry Fields in Central Park, New York. Has a daughter named Harly, born April 14, 2000.

    Contests include the 1989 NABBA Universe Tal 2nd; 1990 NABBA Universe Tall 1st; 1990 NABBA World Pro 4th; 1992 NABBA Universe Pro 6th; 1993 NABBA Universe Pro 4th; 1995 NABBA Universe Pro 3rd; 1996 NABBA Universe Pro 1st; 1997 Night of Champions 14th; 1997 Grand Prix Germany 14th; 1997 Grand Prix England 11th; 1997 Grand Prix Czech 10th; 1997 Grand Prix Finland 14th; 1998 Toronto Pro 18th; 1998 Night of Champions 18th; 2000 Toronto Pro 16th; 2000 Night of Champions 18th; 2001 European Pro 18th Withdrew; 2002 Night of Champions 17th; 2002 Toromnot Pro 15th;

  • Davis, Steve
    American. Contests include the 1981 Mr. Olympia 14th; 1997 Masters Olympia 9th (40+); 1998 Toronto Pro 18th; 1998 Night of Champions 18th; 1999 Masters Olympia 16th;

  • Dawodu, J.D.
    From England. Born April 10, 1965. Contests include the 1996 Night of Champions 7th; 1999 Grand Prix England 7th; 1999 Night of Champions 14th; 2000 Ironman Pro 11th; 2000 Arnold Classic 9th; 2000 Night of Champions 12th; 2001 Ironman Pro 4th; 2001 San Francisco Pro 4th; 2001 Arnold Classic 9th; 2001 European Pro 6th; 2001 Grnd Prix Australia 4th; 2001 Mr. Olympia 17th; 2001 Grand Prix England 12th; 2002 Southwest Pro 4th; 2002 Night of Champions 9th; 2002 Toronto Pro 12th; 2003 Ironman Pro 10th; 2003 Arnold Classic 11th;

  • De La Asuner, Edward
    From Spain. 1994 Grand Prix Spain 12th; 1995 Grand Prix Spain 13th

  • Deangelis, Joe
    Born June 9, 1966. Contests include the 1991 AAU MR. America 1st;

  • Dearth, David
    American. Born December 11, 1963. Nicknames include the 'Rock & Roll Wild Child' of bodybuilding. David is married to Julie and has a son, Aaron. Contests include the 1989 NPC Nationals MW 1st; 1993 Niagara Falls Pro 5th; 1994 Ironman Pro 5th; 1994 Grand Prix England 6th; 1994 Grand Prix Germany 6th; 1994 Grand Prix Spain 6th; 1995 Ironman Pro 7th; 1995 Arnold Classic 12th; 1995 San Jose Pro 7th; 1995 Niagara Falls Pro 6th; 1996 San Jose Pro 13th; 1997 Night of Champions 16th; 2001 Toronto Pro 18th;

  • DeCola, John
    1961 Mr. Massachusetts 1st; 1963 Mr. Hercules 1st; 1963 Mr. New England Sr 1st; 1969 IFBB Mr. America 1st;

  • DeCuna, Art
    1997 NPC USA 4th BW;

  • Defendis, John
    Born May 15, 1958. Contests include the 1988 NPC USA Overall;

  • DeFerro, Greg
    Contests include the 1983 Pro World 2nd; 1983 Night of Champions 2nd; 1983 Grand Prix Caesars 4th;

  • Dela Asuzion, Eduardo
    From Spain. Contests include the 1997 Grand Prix Spain 14th;

  • Delczeg, Emeric
    Representing Romania. 1996 San Jose Pro 18th; 1996 Masters Olympia 8th; 1997 San Jose Pro 17th; 1997 Masters Olympia 7th (40+); 1998 Arnold Masters 8th; 1998 San Francisco Pro 19th; 1998 Toronto Pro 18th; 1999 Ironman 20th; 1999 Masters Olympia 12th; 2001 San Francisco Pro 17th; 2000 Masters Olympia 9th; 2001 Masters Olympia 10th;

  • Delinger, Jack
    Born June 22, 1926 in Oakland, California. Has a brother named Albert, and a sister named Ruth. Jack owned his own gym called Delinger's Gym in Oakland. In the 1940's, Jack and his friend Sam Buss performed a hand balancing act in various venues and were called "The Milos". Jack married Loretta Soper in 1950, and has a son named John on May 28, 1951. In 1977, Jack & Loretta converted their gym into an equipment manufacturing plant. The product line was called Figure & Physique. Jack passed away in 1992.

    Contests includes the 1945 AAU Mr. Northern California Medium 1st; 1945 AAU Mr. America 7th; 1946 AAU Mr. California Medium 2nd; 1946 AAU Mr. Northern California Medium 1st & Overall; 1948 Mr. Western USA 1st; 1948 Mr. America 2nd; 1948 Mr. Pacific Coast 3rd; 1949 Mr. America 1st; 1952 Mr. World Medium 2nd; 1956 Nabba Pro Mr. Universe Short 1st & Overall;

  • DeMayo, Paul
    Nicknamed Quadzilla. Born September 12, 1967. Went to Malden High School, grad 1985. In June 1997, went to jail for 18 months, convicted for discharging a firearm in the air.

    Contests include the 1991 Junior Nationals 1st; 1994 NPC Nationals 1st HW and overall; 1995 Mr. Olympia 12th; 1995 Grand Prix England 10th; 1995 Grand Prix Spain 9th; 1995 Grand Prix Germany 9th

  • Demers, Scott
    1998 NPC Nationals LH 9th;

  • DeMey, Berry
    Born February 23, 1962. Contests include the 1985 World Games HW 1st; 1985 Mr. Olympia 6th; 1986 Night of the Champions 6th; 1988 Mr. Olympia 3rd; 1993 Night of Champions 10th; 1994 Arnold Classic 15th.

  • Dente, Gerard
    Born November 16, 1967 in New Jersey. Height 5'11". From Italian ancestry. Has a brother named Jimmy, and two sisters named Denielle and Renee. Raised in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. Played football (defensive tackle, noseguard, offensive tackle) in high school, and threw shot and discus. Graduated Montclair State University in New Jersey in 1992 with a degree in marketing. Married Linda in March, 1997. Currently president of Maximum Human Performance (MHP), a nutrition company.

    Contests include the 1986 Mr. New Jersey 1st; 1987 Teen Nationals HW 1st & overall; 1995 NPC USA HW 3rd; 1996 North American HW 4th;

  • Dessel, Serge
    From France. Contests include the 1998 Night of Champions 18th; 2001 Toronto Pro 18th; 2001 Night of Champions 18th;

  • Destin, Joel
    French. 1995 Grand Prix France 15th

  • Devers, Parenthesis (P.D.)
    Contests include the 1996 NPC USA LH 3rd; 1996 NPC Nationals LH 10th; 1997 NPC USA LH 3rd; 1997 NPC Nationals LH 5th; 1998 NPC USA LH 3rd; IFBB North American HW 10th; 1998 NPC Nationals LH 2nd; 1999 NPC USA LH 3rd; 2001 NPC USA LH 4th; 2001 NPC Nationals HW 10th;

  • Devitis, Michel
    1995 Arnold Classic 14th .

  • Dickerson, Chris
    Born August 25, 1939. He was the youngest of triplets, with brothers Alfred and John preceding him by a matter of minutes. After graduated college in New York in 1963, Chris came to vist his aunt in Los Angeles, where he met Bill Pearl, who became his mentor and guided Chris training.

    Chris was inducted into the Joe Weider's Hall of Fame in the year 2000. Chris was featured on the first cover of Flex Magazine, the April 1983 issue. Chris trained as an opera singer. Chris' career spanned 30 years and included over 50 contests. Over the decades, he built a dense and symmetrical phyqiue augmented by a dramatic style of posing.

    Contests include the 1965 Mr. Long Beach California 3rd; 1965 Mr. Surf Festival 4th; 1966 Mr. Novice 1st; 1966 Mr. Muscles 1st; 1966 Mr. Delaware Valley 3rd; 1966 Mr. Metropolitan Sr. 1st; 1966 Mr. Atlantic Coast 1st; 1966 Mr. Region 9 1st; 1966 Mr. Suburban 1st; 1966 Mr. New York State 1st; 1966 Mr. Gotham 1st; 1966 Mr. Eastern America 1st; 1966 Mr. Capital City 1st; 1966 Mr. America 11th; 1966 Mr. Jr. United States 1st; 1966 Mr. North America 2nd; 1967 Mr. California 1st; 1967 Jr. Mr. America 4th; 1967 Mr. America 6th; 1968 Jr. Mr. America 3rd; 1968 Mr. America 3rd; 1968 Mr. USA 1st; 1969 Jr. America 2nd; 1969 Mr. America 2nd; 1970 Jr. Mr. America 1st; 1970 AAU Mr. America 1st; 1970 NABBA Amateur Mr. Universe 2nd; 1971 NABBA Amateur Mr. Universe 1st; 1973 WBBG Pro Mr. America 1st; 1973 NABBA Amateur Mr. Universe 1st; 1974 NABBA Pro Mr. Universe 1st; 1975 PBBA Pro Mr. Universe 2nd; 1975 WBBG Pro Mr. World 2nd; 1976 WBBG Mr. Olympus 4th; 1976 NABBA Pro Mr. Universe 3rd; 1979 Diamond Cup 2nd; 1979 Mr. Olympia 6th; 1979 Canada Pro Cup 1st; 1980 Grand Prix Florida 1st; 1980 Grand Prix Louisiana 2nd; 1980 Grand Prix California 1st; 1980 Grand Prix Pennsylvannia; 1980 Night of Champions 1st; 1980 Mr. Olympia 2nd; 1980 Canada Pro Cup 1st; 1981 Grand Prix California 1st; 1981 Grand Prix Washington D.C. 1st; 1981 Grand Prix Louisiana 1st; 1981 Grand Prix New England 2nd; 1981 Night of Champions 1st; 1981 Mr. Olympia 2nd; 1982 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1984 Mr. Olympia 11th; 1990 Arnold Classic 8th; 1994 Masters Olympia 4th

  • DiCicco, Franky
    1998 NPC Nationals LW 2nd;

  • Dilkes, Art
    Born October 19, 1966 in London, Onterio. Height 5'9". Married to Lori. Has a daughter named Shannelle Summer. Contests include the 1993 Canadian 2nd LH; 1997 Canada Pro 15th; 1997 Night of Champions disq; 2000 Toronto Pro 11th;

  • Dillett, Paul
    Born April 12, 1965 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Height 6'1" ... Has a brother, and a fraternal twin, a sister ... Played ice hockey as a teenager, always defense. Played football at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec ... Played pro football in the CFL (Canadian Football League) for two years as a middle linebacker for Toronto ... Likes to watch cartoons, especially the Flinstones, and the Jetsons ... Separated from his wife, Britta.

    Contests include the 1991 North American Championships 2nd; 1992 North American Championships 1st; 1993 Ironman Pro 4th; 1993 Mr. Olympia 6th; 1994 Mr. Olympia 4th; 1994 Grand Prix England 4th; 1994 Grand Prix Spain 3rd; 1994 Grand Prix Germany 3rd; 1994 Grand Prix France 2nd; 1994 Grand Prix Italy 2nd; 1996 Ironman Pro 2nd; 1996 Arnold Classic 3rd; 1996 San Jose Pro 2nd; 1996 Mr. Olympia 5th; 1997 Ironman Pro 5th; 1997 Arnold Classic 6th; 1997 San Jose Pro 5th; 1997 Mr. Olympia 5th; 1997 Grand Prix Hungary 4th; 1997 Grand Prix Spain 4th; 1997 Grand Prix Germany 4th; 1997 Grand Prix England 4th; 1997 Grand Prix Czech 6th; 1997 Grand Prix Finland 5th; 1997 Grand Prix Russia 5th; 1998 Mr. Olympia withdrew; 1999 Night of Champions 1st; 1999 Mr. Olympia 7th; 2000 Night of Champions 3rd; 2002 Southwest Pro 8th; 2002 Night of Champions 6th; 2003 Grand Prix Hungary 14th;

  • Dim, Kris
    Born May 7, 1973. Contests include the 1997 NPC USA MW 6th; 1998 NPC Nationals MW 10th;

  • DiMora, Shane
    Born February 13, 1967. Contests include the 1992 Ironman Pro 11th

  • Dinetta, Andy
    1998 Night of Champions 18th;

  • Dinger, Harry
    1990 Ironman Pro 10th

  • Dodd, Anthony
    1998 NPC Nationals HW 14th;

  • Doettrel, Jerry
    1960 Teen Nationals East 1st;

  • Domenech, Tony
    Canadian. Arrested 3/21/97 for narcotics trafficking, and sentenced to a 4 year jail term. Contests include the 1995 Houston Pro 12th; 2002 Toronto Pro 16th;

  • Dominque, Joe
    1998 NPC Teen MW 1st & Overall;

  • Dorans, Don
    Born in London, England. Don was a personal trainer of many graet champions, including 8 Mr. Britains, and 38 area champions. Contests he competed and won include the 1943 Mr. Britain 1st.

  • Dorlac, John
    1955 Jr. Mr. Kentucky 1st;

  • Dowe, Ian
    Raised in England. Born in Jamaica. Height 5'7". Contests include the 1982 NABBA Mr. Britain 1st; 1983 World Championship MW 3rd; 1985 World Championships MW 2nd; 1985 European Championships 1st LH;

  • Downing, Garrett Michael
    Born July 15, 1969 in Greenville, Mississippi. Height 5'6". Grew up in Queens, New York City, without a father, and then moved to Houston, where he went to high school. Started to go to the University of Houston, but left after his sophomore year to enlist in the Marine Corps. Was involved in Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait / Saudi Arabia for nine months. Currently lives in La Costa, California. Girlfriend is Annamarie Bezzerides since 1995, and was recently engaged to her.

    Contests include the 1993 NPC Ironman 1st HW; 1995 NPC California State HW 1st & Overall; 1996 NPC USA HW 5th; 1996 North American HW 2nd; 1997 NPC USA HW 7th; 1997 NPC Nationals HW 3rd; 1998 NPC USA HW 3rd; 1998 North American HW 3rdl 1999 NPC USA HW 1st; 2000 Toronto Pro 8th; 2000 Night of Champions 13th; 2001 Ironman Pro 6th; 2001 San Francisco Pro 6th; 2001 Arnold Classic 10th; 2001 European Pro 9th; 2001 Grand Prix Australia 8th; 2002 Ironman Pro 7th; 2002 Arnold Classic 14th; 2002 San Francisco Pro 9th; 2002 Grand Prix Australia 6th; 2002 Grand Prix Austria 7th;

  • Downs, Henry
    1960 NABBA Universe Amateur 1st;

  • Downs, Vic
    1967 Mr. Universe Tall 2nd;

  • Dragna, Mike
    Contests include the 2000 NPC USA HW 7th; 2001 NPC USA HW 4th;

  • Draper, Dave
    Born April 16, 1942 in Secaucus, New Jersey. Nicknamed the 'Blond Bomber'. Heritage includes German, Slavic and a little Jewish. Has two older brothers, and two twin sisters. In the 1960's, worked for the Weider Barbell Company in Jersey City, New Jersey, and then in California then Joe Weider opened up an office there. Has a daughter named Jenny and is married to Laree. Dave was Joe Gold's (Gold's Gym) first member at the groundbeaking gym in Venice, California in 1964. In 1964, Dave became 'David the Gladiator', in which he would introduce shows or make comments (It lasted a year or so on tv). In 1966, Dave made a movie titled 'Don't Make Waves', with Tony Curtis, Sharon Tate and Claudia Cardinale (it was released in 1967). Dave was under a contract with MGM for a year, and appeared in a 'Monkeys' episode, and a 'Beverly Hillbilies' episode. Also appeared in the movie 'Three on a Couch' with Jerry Lewis. Currently owns two gyms in Santa Cruz, California. Dave was inducted into the Joe Weider's Hall of Fame in the year 2000.

    Contests include the 1963 Mr. New Jersey 1st; 1965 Mr. America 1st; 1966 Mr. Universe 1st; 1967 Mr. Olympia runner-up; 1970 NABBA Pro Universe Tall 3rd; 1970 AAU Pro Mr. World Tall 3rd; 1970 Mr. World 1st;

  • Dreher, Lance
    1981 IFBB World Amateur HW 1st; 1989 Arnold Classic 9th;

  • Dubois, Dick
    1953 Mr. Atlantic Coast 1st; 1953 Mr. America 2nd; 1954 Mr. America 1st;

  • Ducasse, Guy
    1995 Night of Champions 10th .

  • Duffy, Chris
    1992 NPC Nationals HW 1st; 1993 Night of Champions 16th;

  • Dupre, Dave
    Born August 10, 1943. Has won more than 30 titles, including Mr. Western American, Mr. International, and Mr. Amaericana.

  • Durr, Charles
    1985 NPC Illinois State LW 1st

  • Duval, Roy
    1972 Mr. Britain 2nd;

  • DuVall, Mathew
    Contests includet the 1992 NPC Teen Nationals HW 3rd; 1997 NPC Nationals HW 7th; 1998 NPC Nationals SHW 6th; 1999 NPC Nationals SHW 2nd; 2000 NPC USA SHW 11th; 2000 NPC Nationals SHW 7th; 2001 NPC Nationals SHW 2nd;

  • Dwyer, Rueben
    1998 NPC Nationals LW 10th;