Robert Wall, also known as Bob Wall, (August 2, 1939 – January 31, 2022) was an American actor and martial artist who died at 83.
Martial Arts icon Bob Wall also worked with the late Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris.
‘Bob was the greatest husband and father,’ his family told in a statement Monday. ‘Family was Everything to him. He lived a remarkable life & There is a hole in our hearts that will never be filled.
‘His spirit & legacy will live on forever within us. He was our rock.’
Wall had trained extensively with Norris and was a 9th degree Tang Soo Do black belt under the action star’s tutelage, according to the outlet.
Wall had been seen in films with Lee including ‘Enter the Dragon’ in 1973 and The Way of the Dragon in 1972.
Wall had other notable roles alongside Norris on the TV show Walker, Texas Ranger from 1994-2001, Sidekicks in 1992 and Hero and the Terror in 1988.
In recent years, Wall had been featured in films such as 2018’s Anatomy of an Antihero 3, 2020’s Anatomy of an Antihero: Redemption and 2021’s The Emissaries Movie.
In a 2016 piece about keeping motivated on his website Bob Wall World Black Belt, Wall noted how he had ‘met amazing people and celebrities’ including late former presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, as well as the late Elvis Presley.
Bob Wall’s life:-
Wall was a 9th-degree black belt under Chuck Norris and the co-founder and CEO of a martial arts organization known as World Black Belt Inc. In 1975, Wall authored the book Who’s Who in the Martial Arts and Directory of Black Belts (Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 75-2280), the first book of its kind for martial artists.
Wall studied Okinawan martial arts under Gordon Doversola. In 1966, he, along with karate champion Joe Lewis, opened the Sherman Oaks Karate Studio in Sherman Oaks, California. In 1968, Lewis sold his share of the studio to Chuck Norris. Robert Wall is featured in a number of films, most notably three appearances with Bruce Lee: the 1972 film Way of the Dragon, as O’Harra in ‘Enter the Dragon’ in 1973, and Game of Death, Bruce Lee’s incomplete film re-cut in 1978. He has small roles in Norris films, such as Code of Silence (1985), Firewalker (1986), and Hero and the Terror (1988).
Wall studied several arts under many notable masters. They included Judo under Gene LeBell, Okinawan Shorin-Ryu under Joe Lewis, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the Machado Brothers.
🙏🏽Rest In Peace. Bob Wall 1939-2022. pic.twitter.com/HbPrzrxUPt— Bruce Lee (@brucelee) February 1, 2022
FBF: I had Bob Wall reprise his O’Hara character who cheated in his fight against @brucelee by tossing my character “Bone” a sword when James cheats in our fight. This was a hidden loveletter to my diehard Martial Artists & fans of Bruce Lee who’s birthday happens to be tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/FuYGNFFEoR— Michael Jai White (@MichaelJaiWhite) November 26, 2021