Seven years after publishing his first book, Gladiator, about his life in the limelight, Dan Clark is working on a second book, Cultivating Happiness, about life after a heart attack. He is also the brains and brawn behind Gladiator ’N Run, a 5K fun run through the California mud.
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A pioneering fitness pitchman for companies like 24-Hour Fitness and Apex, Jim Starr s the director of product development for Life Time Fitness, a Minnesota-based chain of high-end gyms. Hearing his then one-year-old daughter calling for him over the cheers of the studio audience remains his proudest moment on Gladiators.
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If you live in the Bellflower, Calif., area and are a parent to a student in grades K through 12, there’s chance Sha-Ri Pendleton-Mitchell might turn up in their classroom to substitute teach. After the final bell, you can find her on the track at St. John Bosoco High, coaching a track team that includes her son, Re-Al, a promising sophomore sprinter.
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Michael Horton works as a physical fitness consultant in the Los Angeles area. The youngest of his three children, Wes (inset), a fourth-year defensive end with the Carolina Panthers, can’t remember much of his experiences visiting the Gladiator set as a three-year-old.
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When Gladiators was at its peak, Lori Fetrick made guest appearances on everything from Who’s the Boss? to Ellen; now she travels the country conducting seminars on health and financial wellness.
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Batman Forever and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation are just a few of Deron McBee’s film credits. He’s gone from playing comic book characters to using markers, color pencils and watercolors to render them while working avocationally as a graphic artist.
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Red Williams parlayed his Gladiators fame into a starring role as Jax in the 1997 box office hit Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. These days a married father of two and grandfather of three, Williams teaches scripture in the San Pedro, Calif., area.
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After successful post-Gladiator forays into boxing and wrestling, Shannon Hall now trains MMA fighters. She’ll be in Kenia Rosas’s corner for her pro debut against champion judoka Mackenzie Dern on July 22.
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MIKE ADAMLE (1989-96)
Adamle is a mainstay at NBC 5 Chicago, where he’s the sports director and an anchor. Like many of his fellow cast mates, he still works out like a fiend and confesses that sometimes he wakes up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, singing the Gladiators theme song.
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JOHN FERRARO (1982-present)
He doesn’t impersonate Elvis nearly as much as he used to. He’s determined to revive the Gladiators franchise and make it everlasting.
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