Mitch Gaylord is circus judge to the stars in NBC’s new death-defying reality show, “Celebrity Circus.”
Gaylord is probably best known for leading the 1984 American men’s gymnastic team to a gold medal with his perfect 10 score. Gaylord went on to capture a silver medal for vaulting and two bronze medals on the rings and parallel bars that same year. As the number-one ranked gymnast in 1983 and 1984, Gaylord invented the “Gaylord Flip” and the “Gaylord Two”– skills still performed by gymnasts around the world.
After the Olympics, Gaylord starred in the feature film “American Anthem” as a football player turned gymnast. He also performed as a stunt double for Chris O’Donnell in “Batman.” Gaylord has appeared in numerous commercials including Nike, Texaco and Soloflex. In 2006, Gaylord was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.