Q. Your dad (Mike Horton) was Gemini on ‘American Gladiators.’ What’s your best Gladiators story?
A. I don’t remember too much of it because I was too young. But I have pictures of us playing on the set, climbing up the Eliminator. We were rolling around in the balls. So we had full access to all the sets.
Q. Did he play football?
A. He did. He played for the Eagles and Patriots, then played in the USFL and the CFL. In the USFL he played with Reggie White. He had to block Reggie White every day in practice with the Memphis Showboats.
Q. Can you take him?
A. All the way up until recently, I’ve always been pretty intimidated by my father. He’s a black belt in karate. He could probably kick anyone’s ass. So I would imagine he could probably kick my ass.
Q. If they brought Gladiators back again, could you hang?
A. Of course I could hang. I’ve got Gemini in my blood.
Gemini was one of the orginal Gladiators and was the team captain throughout his four year stay. He was an unstoppable force in Atlaspheres, Duel and Powerball and had great respect for the Contenders. Since leaving the arena, Gem-Gem-Gem Gemini has appeared in the hit movie 'Night at the Roxbury' and is now a Hollywood stunt actor.
1 year-old Wes (left) and 3 year-old Shane (right) with "Gemini" a.k.a. Dad
From left to right: "Malibu," "Gemini," "Nitro" and Shane (age 1)