Tallest Man In Canada Chosen to Play Goliath In Upcoming ‘David’ Movie

Jerry Sokoloski (L) posing for a photo in a video uploaded on Oct. 16, 2008. (Photo: Christopher Hughes Youtube screencap)
Jerry Sokoloski (L) posing for a photo in a video uploaded on Oct. 16, 2008.
(Photo: Christopher Hughes Youtube screencap)

The tallest man in Canada plays Goliath in the upcoming, high-profile movie, ‘David and Goliath.’

Standing at 7’8, Jerry Sokolosky is also one of the tallest men in the world.

“Jerry was a tremendous blessing,” says the director Tim Chey. “We didn’t want to create a CGI imitation like ‘The Incredible Hulk’ and so our casting directors set out to find the biggest guy and he’s very big.”

The casting team scoured the planet until they discovered the Canadian actor in Toronto. “They flew Jerry to North Africa just to meet with the director and producers,” says Michelle Albright, the U.S. Casting Associate. “While there, they decided to cast Jerry and the rest is history.”

“Goliath stood at nine feet,” adds Chey. “So Jerry was about a foot and four inches shorter than the real thing. He adds an incredible, realistic dimension.”

Mr. Sokolosky was drafted at an early age to the NBA, then became a professional wrestler. He started acting full-time after he finished his wrestling career. To get ready for the grueling role, Sokolosky worked with fight coordinators and acting coaches.

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SOURCE: Ripple Effect Communications
Carol Edwards

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