A shining star on NBC’s “American Gladiators” reboot, Venom struck terror into the hearts of competitors. She rocked the Arena for two seasons. Long before AG, Beth Horn etched her mark. Since the age of seven, she was a competitive gymnast. She got into bodybuilding in college to come back from two knee injuries, one on each leg, a few years apart. Two reconstructive surgeries later, she took on the nickname “bionic woman.”
Excelling at weightlifting, she became an IFBB pro winning the 2000 National Fitness Championship in N.Y. She’s a trainer, model, actress, and author of “The Natural Way” fitness book. Horn is believed to have an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Nitro landed "American Gladiators" with an NFL background and a specialty in health and fitness. As one of the original Gladiators, Dan Clark's career revolves around the show. His critically acclaimed book, "Gladiator: A True Story of 'Roids, Rage, and Redemption," came out in 2009, getting a significant nod from "Fight Club" author, Chuck Palahniuk.
He followed it up with "F Dying," written and inspired after narrowly surviving cardiac arrest. With a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and $1 million to his name, Clark also enjoys yoga, acting, and has been an active voice in the childhood obesity problem since founding the "Ten Thousand Pounds" program.
Zap is an original. Known as the "ultimate Gladiator," she is one of the most beloved personalities. Identified by strength and beauty, Zap was the high school athlete who was also voted prom queen. In the early 1980s, she discovered bodybuilding. Raye Hollitt won several competitions from Venice Beach, the bodybuilding capital of the world.
Then, she landed the cover of many prominent muscle-building magazine publications. Her muscle-building acuity turned into a Hollywood career. A.G. recognized her after starring in "Skin Deep" with John Ritter. Hollitt was a paralegal before A.G. and has been a personal trainer, having owned two gyms in Pennsylvania, as well as a snowboard instructor.
This former Mr. America originally joined the team as an alternate, but everyone from fans to the production crew wanted to see more of the handsome hunk. Anointed Tower, he joined the cast. At 6'5', the 'Tower of Power' nickname fit. Steve Henneberry took on bodybuilding in 1989, eventually landing him the Mr. America title.
Next, acting and modeling gigs came his way, and he appeared on hit shows like "Married With Children." Tough as nails, a collision with Sabre during a Powerball match in Season 4 required 44 stitches on his head. Three hours later, he was back on the show!
Mayhem got his foot in the door in 1989 as an alternate Contender but landed the real deal in 2008 on NBC's then-new series, "American Gladiators." As a full-fledged gladiator, he displayed a ferocious competitive edge with tremendous strength augmented by a background in theater, dance, and martial arts. Mayhem is a second-degree black belt.
Besides scoring the occasional role in T.V. and film, like "Without a Trace" and "How I Met Your Mother," Mayhem teaches funk aerobics at Funk-Fitness in L.A. while dreaming of being an A-lister someday. Going by the real name William Romeo, Mayhem has a handsome net worth of $500,000.