Calvin Lane The Gentle Giant
Calvin has been an actor, spokesperson, model, and athlete. You may know Calvin Lane the “Gentle Giant” from the movies the Predator and the Great Zombie, his appearances on Texas Walker Ranger or his many other on screen roles. Calvin is known to many in Dallas as the doorman at the original Sambuca Restaurant in Deep Ellum starting in the early1990’s. Calvin always greeted guests at the restaurant with a huge smile and a large hand shake. People still ask where the Big guy with the Big personality is. They also ask all the time how he is doing so we thought we’d share his story with all of you.
Born in a small town in East Texas, Calvin's father was 7'8" and his mother, 5'3". He obviously got his dad's genes! Young Calvin lost his sight for one year and his hearing for two years after contracting spinal meningitis. Through the prayers, encouragement and positive attitude of his family, he fully recovered and eventually excelled in sports. As an amateur boxer, he won all fifteen of his fights by knockout. He easily bench-pressed his own 400 pound weight. Calvin achieved a black belt in karate and also competed in martial arts tournaments.
When Calvin was at the peak of his career his heart and generosity were as big as his hands. He never hesitated to give a hand out to those in need. After many surgeries over the last several years Calvin is now the one who needs a hand up. He is on the road to recovery and his positive outlook on life makes him confident that he will be back on top and better than ever in the near future. If you ask Calvin how he’s doing, he will tell you, “My heart and soul are doing well, but I need to get back on my feet and get back to working.” Paying all of his medical bills and living expenses have been a challenge since he has not been physically able to work.
Calvin is a man of God who believes in his heart that helping others is his calling. Asking for help for himself is hard for him. His friends and family will ask for him. Do you remember the Gentle Giant? We want to give everyone who remembers this good-hearted soul or those that just want to help an opportunity to contribute to “Get Calvin back on his feet”. He has given out many handshakes and hugs showing his kindness, so please show some love back to him now. Show some love tangibly with a gift for Calvin. I am sure Calvin’s friends and fans will help with financial support while he is out of work and recovering.
There are many of you out there with great Calvin stories. Feel free to share them with us. Also, please share Calvin’s story with others and see if they will help… “Get Calvin back on his feet.” Contribute anything you can. When Calvin is back to work he will pay it forward 100 fold.
Thank You in advance for your generosity,
Calvins Friends and Family
Update: Hey guys as our last post CalvinLane is making good progress and he's now trying to break new ground getting back into the acting etc....Just on last week The John Casablanca MTM call for an Audition the future is looking bright for Calvin Lane again.Thanks to you guys and the Great love and Support he was able to purchase Customized Braces,to God be the glory!As you guys know the Medical Cost is still an on going thing.We are still in need of finances for Medical expensess etc...please..if you would please help a Big Guy.Again thank you for you continuing support,Love you Guys!!