One look at him, you would know why they call him Kali Muscle. Born Chuck Kirkendall, this bodybuilder-turned-actor diverted what would have been the darkest period in his life into a career. Kali credits bodybuilding for saving him from wallowing in the wrong path which he had ventured into after the tragic death of his brother. He was so devastated at the time that the vicissitudes of life saw him trying his hands on criminal activities. Eventually, the long arm of law caught up with him and he ended up in jail for armed robbery.
While in jail, Kali made the most of his seven years in San Quentin prison by training daily. He apparently found fulfilment in this and didn’t let anything deter his progress. Even when the prison guards came and took away the weights he was using, Kali Muscle found a way around it and continued to train in his cell without the equipment. Through his consistent training and bodybuilding, he was able to escape from gang life and his past that would have destroyed him.
Currently, Kali Muscle has not just made a name for himself as the bodybuilder and actor with a rockhard body, he is also set out on a mission to reach out to young people, using his prison term as well as his hard-learned lesson about the dangers of violence and crime as an example of why they should desist from following that path. He also has a book titled From Xcon to Icon, released in 2013 and uses his online videos to send the message across.
Notwithstanding his very muscular body which can be scary, especially at first glance, Kali Muscle seems to be a man on a good mission. Read more about his biography, how it all began and how he was able to turn his lemons into lemonade below.
Brief Bio – Age
Originally from Oakland, California, Kali Muscle was born on February 18, 1975, as one of three children born to his parents. Though not much details are available about his family, we can confirm that he came from a poor background and was brought up by his mother and step-father as his biological father was not in the picture. Nonetheless, his background didn’t stop him from engaging and excelling in sports.
He was good at track events and wrestling and also landed a football scholarship to Fresno State University. Above all, he trained at the gym to build his body. Everything seemed fine until one of his brothers died in an accidental self-shooting when they were still young. This shattered the life Kali had at the time and caused him to take a wrong turn in life. He engaged himself in criminal activities and ended up in jail where he served for seven years but according to him, bodybuilding was his knight in shining armour that pulled him out of the rubble he buried himself in.
He now uses his motivational YouTube channel to teach his fans how to keep fit without any pieces of equipment. He has also made appearances on TV in commercials for Taco Bell, Geico, Snickers, Comcast, Honda and many other brands.
Kali Muscle is also an actor; he appeared in the film Wonder Woman in 2011 and the following year, he starred in Applebaum. His other film and TV appearances include The Dog Who Saved the Holidays, the episode Road to Natesville, from the TV series, Raising Hope and The Big Shot. He is also popular for showing off his physical assets in a music video for Jamey Johnson and for receiving the Mr California title in 2012.
His Body Measurements, Height and Weight
We wouldn’t dare expect anything meagre in terms of body statistics from this professional bodybuilder. He has a height of 178 cm with an amazing weight of 110 kgs to go with it. Not too bad for a man in his field.
Kali Muscle’s Wife, Girlfriend, Divorce, Is He Gay
Though he doesn’t look like he has time for love, Kali is said to have been married to a woman identified as Dvyne. Their marriage lasted six years before Kali found out she stole his money from him. Thus, the couple separated and their divorce was finalized in 2016.
Admittedly, Kali is not gay since he has been married to a woman and has not come out as homosexual. Based on that, we will maintain the speculation that the bodybuilder’s sexuality is straight.
Net Worth: How Much Is Kali Muscle Worth?
As a professional bodybuilder who is out to make a difference, Kali Muscle has a lot of things going for him. He has an estimated net worth of $5 million which is no doubt, amassed from his endeavours as an actor, his TV commercials, YouTube channel, his book and so many other things he’s engaged in.