UPDATE 1/27/15: "Big John's Beach Birthday" on YouTube. He turns 88! Click here.

UPDATE 12/14/14: "A Big John Beach Christmas" celebration on YouTube. Click here.

UPDATE 12/8/14: Big John featured in short movie.
Click here.

Go directly to Big John sequence at 4:50.




VIDEO: BIG JOHN'S BEACH BIRTHDAY, 2015 Click here.

Big John's 88th birthday is Jan. 27, 2015, so some friends got together to celebrate the event
just after dawn on Fort Lauderdale Beach Jan. 24. High definition video features some beach scenes,
a rough surf during Big John's daily walk, and party festivities. Click here.

big john birthday

 

VIDEO: A BIG JOHN BEACH CHRISTMAS, 2014 Click here.

Join Big John McLaughlin and friends gather at dawn on a chilly December morning to hold a holiday get-together.
They are in Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. (High definition video, 10 min.)

Big John Beach Christmas

 


 

BIG JOHN McLAUGHLIN MAGAZINE ARTICLES

007 Magazine (10 pages, 2.6 MB file): "Breakfast with Largo"

Sun-Sentinel's Sunshine Magazine (cover & 6 pages, 2.6 MB file): "Depth Charged"

Scuba Diving Magazine (cover, 5 pages, and John's V-8 ad, 2.1 MB file): "Calling Big John"

Florida Underwater magazine (6 pages, 4 MB file): "Big John"

 


 

BIG JOHN IN THE MOVIES

See Big John as Largo in this alternate edit of "Thunderball."
(That's him in the foreground.)

 

SEE Big John punch a real shark in a James Bond "Never Say Never Again"
unofficial trailer (this scene is at 1:27). This is a completely unplanned
encounter that they worked into the film!!

Click here to go directly to the shark scene.

 

See Tom Cruise -- filmed underwater by Big John for "Legend"

 


 

BIG JOHN ON THE WEB

Bob Wirt's terrific, photo-filled Big John page

International Legends of Diving page on Big John

BIG JOHN DESERVES A STAR
ON FORT LAUDERDALE'S 'WALK OF FAME'

Google Search turns up lots more on Big John

 


 

BIG JOHN YOUTUBE VIDEOS

 

Giant grouper chomps down on Big John's arm
while stealing a snapper he's holding!

 

International Swimming Hall of Fame awards Big John
their first Lifetime Achievement Award in 14 years

SEE THE VIDEO THEY USED TO INTRODUCE HIM! (June 2014)

 

Harry Lupu's movie short, "Oh, I Meant to Tell You,"
features "Bird Man" Big John Click here.

Go directly to Big John sequence at 4:50.

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