|Birth name||John Tolos|
|Born||April 5 1931|
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
|Died||May 28, 2009 (aged 78)|
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Cause of death||Kidney failure|
|Family||Chris Tolos (brother)|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||John Tolos|
|Billed height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Billed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|Trained by||Wee Willie Davis|
John Tolos, nicknamed "The Golden Greek", ( April 5 , 1931 – May 28, 2009) was a Canadian professional wrestler, and professional wrestling manager.
Tolos was born on April 5, 1931, in Hamilton, Ontario to Greek parents, Nicolaos and Evangelia (Evangeline) Tolos. During the 1950s and 60s, he was part of The Canadian Wrecking Crew with his brother Chris Tolos. On December 28, 1963, they captured the WWWF United States Tag Team Championship in Teaneck, New Jersey in two straight falls from Gorilla Monsoon and Killer Kowalski. While both teams were heels at the time, the Tolos Brothers did a television interview prior to the title match, "looking forward" to seeing all of their fans in Teaneck. That night, they were cheered throughout. As a vicious heel known as the "Golden Greek", Tolos also engaged in a long time rivalry with "Classy" Freddie Blassie in the LeBell family's World Wrestling Association, often feuding over the Americas Championship. Tolos had a run in Herb Abrams' Universal Wrestling Federation from 1990 to mid-1991, managing Cowboy Bob Orton, Cactus Jack and The Power Twins as well as serving as color commentator on the UWF's Fury Hour program.
Tolos joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) for a brief stint in mid-1991 as Coach (a classic coach, complete with a whistle), managing The Beverly Brothers and "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig, replacing Hennig's former manager Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, who was then moving into a full-time broadcaster's role. When a back injury sidelined Hennig for more than a year, Tolos was replaced by The Genius as The Beverly Brothers' manager and departed the WWF. Tolos would return to Abrams' UWF as color commentator from 1992 through the promotion's final show in 1994. He also managed Cowboy Bob Orton, The Power Twins and Cactus Jack.
Tolos died in Los Angeles, California, on May 28, 2009, from kidney failure following a series of heart attacks and strokes.