#12 Stunts, Stars, and Success: From Hell’s Angels to Hollywood – The Chuck Zito Story

In a captivating episode of Live Well and Thrive, I had the pleasure of chatting with the legendary Chuck Zito. Known for his accomplishments as a martial artist, actor, veteran stuntman, and former member of Hell’s Angels, Zito’s journey to fame has been nothing short of extraordinary.

During our conversation, Zito opened up about his early boxing days, his time with Hell’s Angels, and how a pivotal stuntman opportunity presented by Sandy Alexander propelled him into Hollywood. We delved into his experiences with celebrities, his reflections on past cultures versus today’s world, and even got a sneak peek into his upcoming documentary, slated for premiere at the Beverly Hills Film Festival.

Zito also shared insights into his martial arts training, achieving a six-degree black belt in Ishiro Karate, and his deep-seated passion for martial arts. Raised in the traditional streets of Brooklyn, he shared how resilience has been a guiding force in his life, transitioning from a fighter in the ring to a seasoned actor known for his role in the television series ‘Gravesend’.

On a more personal note, Zito reminisced about his Bronx childhood, his bond with martial artist James Cagney, and his experiences working on iconic shows like Oz and The Sopranos. He also candidly discussed ambiguous TV finales, such as The Sopranos and Sons of Anarchy, offering a unique perspective from someone who has been deeply involved in the industry.

Throughout our conversation, Zito’s multifaceted personality shone through – a true fighter, actor, street-smart gentleman, and writer who stays true to his beliefs. Whether you’re a fan of Chuck Zito or simply intrigued by remarkable life journeys, this episode is sure to leave a lasting impression. Be sure to subscribe and support Live Well and Thrive for more captivating stories from Hollywood.