Gus Rethwisch is around 65 years old; however, his exact age is still not open to the media. He was born in the United States and pursued his career in the US. He has not talked about his personal life. Hence it is still unknown who his parents are.
Gus is a bodybuilding freak. He spends most of his time maintaining his physique. He weighs comparatively lesser than Bruce Wilhelm who weighs 145 kg, who won the 1978 World's Strongest Man competition where they both participated. He is 6'5" which equals 1.95 m. He normally has brown hair but with the demand of the movie, he changes his hair color. His eyes color are black.
There has never been a rumor about Gus's relationship. He likes to keep his personal life to himself and not get it out in the media.
Gus is concerned about his body. It was due to the physical appeal that got him roles in different movies and shows. Apart from acting, he also focused on bodybuilding and once participated in a bodybuilding competition in 1978. Although he may not have been the favorite to win it, he still made it to the fifth position getting 16.73 points. It was Bruce Wilhelm who took the trophy with 64.33 points. He does bench weightlifting competitions around the country.
Gus kicked off his career by first appearing in the 1968 TV show called "Hawai Five-0". He had a small role in it as a character "Big Man." He played a small role in a bunch of other movies and shows before landing a more significant role in "The Running Man" which was released in 1987. He played the role of Buzzsaw and gave his best performance to date. It was a hit movie at that period of time. Another movie that didn't make it big in the box office was House II: The Second Story. Again he had a small role in the movie.
In 1998, he was a part of the movie "Twins" alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.Twins went on to collect $ 216M. He gained more fame from this movie. He then went on to play smaller roles in films like Fist Fighter and Wizard of the Lost Kingdom. In 2002, as a character Barbarian Guard, he played a role in the movie "The Scorpion King" that collected a huge amount of money in the box office.
It earned $90.4M, and Gus certainly played some part in it. It might come as a surprise, Gus has served in the US Navy. There has been a rumor about Gus's death, which is completely baseless as he is safe and sound.
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As he has not featured as a bigger character in movies, his net worth is comparatively lower than his co-stars. His total net worth is $300,000. He may not have had a bigger impact in Hollywood during that period, he still manages to make a hefty amount of money through different short roles in movies and shows.