Martyn Ford is one of the famous British Bodybuilders, who rose from humble beginnings to stardom status during his bodybuilding career. He was born as Martyn Ford in Minmouth, England, and was known to be the son of a sharecropper. Later, he was known as Martyn Ford of Bournemouth, England. When he was very young, he had already started practicing bodybuilding by riding his bicycle to the local gym. Later, when his father died, he decided to stop working out, but instead, concentrate on building body for later on.
Martyn Ford’s bodybuilding career spanned almost seven decades, during which time he was professionally recognized as one of the most well-known bodybuilders in the world. His reputation as a bodybuilder earned him several acting roles and even came a bit close to winning an Academy Award for his work in Bodybuilding: A History. But it was his physique that really earned Ford the recognition that he truly deserved, as demonstrated by his measured 37-year-old figure and his nearly five hundred pounds of skeletal muscle. For this reason, many people believed that he was actually the oldest male bodybuilder in the United Kingdom at the time, although his exact age is unknown.
Martyn Ford Personal Details
- Date Of Birth: 26 May 1982
- Birth Place: Minworth, Birmingham, West Midlands
- Birth Name: Martyn Ford
- Nickname: The Nightmare
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- Occupation: Bodybuilder, Fitness Model, Actor
- Nationality: British
- Race/Ethnicity: White
- Religion: Unknown
Martyn Ford Body Statistics
- Weight in Pounds: 320 lbs
- Weight in Kilogram: 145 kg
- Height in Feet: 6′ 8″
- Height in Meters: 2.04 m
- Shoe Size: N/A
- Hair Color: Bald
- Eye Color: Hazel
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Martyn Ford Family Details
- Father: Unknown
- Mother: Unknown
- Spouse / Wife: Sacha Stacey (m. 2009)
- Children: Imogen (Daughter)
- Siblings: Unknown
Martyn Ford Education
- Not available
Martyn’s Daily Diet
- Meal 1: 7 ½ ounces Chicken Breast, 3 ½ ounces Green Vegetables and 2 tablespoons Udo’s Oil
- Meal 2: 5 ounces Chicken Breast, 5 ounces Egg Whites and 3 ounces (dry measure) Oats
- Post Workout: Protein Shake
- Meal 3: 7 ½ ounces Chicken Breast, 7 ½ Vegetables, 3 ½ ounces Udo’s Oil and 2 tablespoons (dry measure) Brown Rice
- Meal 4: Same as meal 3
- Meal 5: 5 ounces Chicken Breast, 5 ounces Egg Whites and 5 ounces Sweet Potato Salad
- Meal 6: 7 ½ ounces Chicken Breast, 3 ½ ounces Green Vegetables and 2 tablespoons Udo’s Oil
- Meal 7: 7 ½ ounces White Fish and 1 cup Large Green Salad
- Meal 8: 15 Egg Whites, 2 tablespoons Low-Fat Cottage Cheese and 1 cup Green Salad
Martyn Ford Facts
- He was born on May 26, 1982 in Minworth.
- He is famous as The Nightmare.
- He wanted to become a professional cricket player.
- He has two daughters with his wife, Sacha Stacey.
Many believe that Ford earned his physique primarily through his own weight lifting efforts, which are supported by the fact that Ford was always spotted during the lean times between workouts by members of the press. For this reason, Ford began a relationship with one of the most influential bodybuilders of his time, Richard Simmons. The two became friendly, and Simmons gave Ford his first professional bodybuilding contract. But according to Martyn Ford trivia, the contract did not prove as lucrative as it was intended due to the fact that Simmons was constantly signing deals with other weight lifters, which effectively blocked Ford’s climb up the ladder. It is also widely believed that the contract Ford signed with Simmons may have helped increase his image as a successful bodybuilder, although the truth is that it did not actually contribute to his level of popularity.
The truth is that the reason that Martyn Ford is famous today is a little less complicated than what many people tend to think. In the beginning, Martyn Ford had a very limited social life, for reasons that are unclear. However, Ford eventually began to pursue an acting career after being discovered in London performing burlesque shows. This was followed by a short stint in movies, including a role as a washed out vagrant in Happy Days: The prematurely deceased Patrick Swayze. The social life of Ford then gradually fizzled out, and he began to spend a large portion of his free time building his physique. While he would not have been able to join the cast of Friends at the time, he has since become one of the biggest celebrities of modern day bodybuilding.
The real life story of Martyn Ford is almost as amazing as the man himself. After a brief appearance in an English cricket match, Ford was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, having previously broken into a house and stolen valuables. Though this appears on the surface to be a violent crime, Ford claims that he was only acting stupidly. The court decided against requiring Ford to stand trial, and he was subsequently released, but not before being put on probation for twelve months.
Martyn Ford now lives in Australia and according to one estimate has earned a net worth of 4.5 million US dollars. His current profile has him listed as the top male bodybuilder in the world, with a personal portfolio featuring many diverse looks. His acting career includes appearances in TV shows like Psych and Absolutely Fun, and in the feature film The Game. If these recent achievements are anything to go by, then Martyn Ford is on track to cementing his status as one of the world’s most successful bodybuilders and, possibly, the richest man in the world.