Ric Drasin is an American artist, actor, Internet talk show host, director, producer, and writer. He is also a personal trainer, stuntman, former bodybuilder, and retired professional wrestler. Drasin designed both the original Gold’s Gym logo— a cartoon sketch of a bald weightlifter—and the World Gym gorilla logo. Arnold Schwarzenegger was Drasin’s weight training partner for four years at the original Gold’s Gym in Venice, California. Drasin wrestled professionally for 36 years (1965–2001) while also winning titles in amateur bodybuilding contests during his younger years. Drasin retired from the ring at age 57, but still remains active as a professional wrestling instructor. He is also a Specialist Reserve Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department and a spokesperson for Gold’s Gym International. In 2012, Drasin received the first Joe Gold Lifetime Achievement Award.
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