Wrestlers Who Act.

by big-gun | created - 20 Sep 2016 | updated - 20 Sep 2016 | Public

1. André the Giant

Actor | The Princess Bride

André René Roussimoff was born in a small farming community in Grenoble, France to Boris and Marian Rouismoff. His parents and four siblings were all of normal size, but André suffered from acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone. As the ...

2. Hulk Hogan

Actor | No Holds Barred

Hulk Hogan is an American former professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur, and musician. He is widely regarded as one the most popular professional wrestlers of all-time, and is considered to be the most popular wrestler of the 1980s.

Hogan began his professional wrestling ...

3. Ox Baker

Actor | Escape from New York

Douglas Baker, better known by his moniker "Ox" was one of the meanest, vicious, hated and ugliest wrestlers ever. Bald, with a hairy chest, arms and back, Baker would deliberately grow his mustache long and curl his eyebrows up to gain a more "evil" look. It paid off as Baker was jeered and hated ...

4. John Cena

Actor | Bumblebee

John Felix Anthony Cena, better known as WWE superstar John Cena, was born on April 23, 1977 in West Newbury, Massachusetts, to Carol (Lupien) and John Cena. He is of Italian (father) and French-Canadian and English (mother) descent, and is the grandson of baseball player Tony Lupien. When he was ...

5. Dwayne Johnson

Actor | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. He is the son of Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father, from Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, is black (of Black ...

6. Roddy Piper

Actor | They Live

Roddy Piper was born Roderick George Toombs on April 17, 1954 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was a pro wrestler from 1973-1987 in the NWA, Pacific Northwest, California. He was a longtime mainstay in the WWF, and was one of the biggest "bad guys" in the WWF during the early '80s, before ...

7. Randy Couture

Actor | The Expendables 3

Randy Couture is a collegiate wrestler and fighter turned actor from Everett, Washington. He served as a four time US Olympic wrestling team alternate as a soldier in the U.S. Army, and is also a 6 time world heavyweight and light heavyweight UFC champion and Hall of Famer. He is a graduate of ...

8. Paul Levesque

Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW

Paul Levesque, otherwise known as Triple H, has established himself on the big screen in Blade: Trinity (2004) opposite Wesley Snipes. Levesque has already made an impression with his guest roles on The Bernie Mac Show (2001), The Drew Carey Show (1995), Grown Ups (1999), and MADtv (1995).

Triple H ...

9. Steve Austin

Actor | The Condemned

'Stone Cold' Steve Austin was born in Victoria, Texas, as Steven James Anderson, on December 18, 1964, the youngest of five children. His mother, Beverly Jane (Harrison), remarried to Kenneth Williams, and he took his stepfather's surname. He played football at the North Texas State University. He ...

10. Randy Savage

Actor | Spider-Man

One of the most colorful wrestlers in and out of the ring, Randy "Macho Man" Savage became a larger-than-life pop icon along with other wrestling superstars, such as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Snuka (aka "Superfly Jimmy Snuka"), Jesse Ventura and Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock").

When ...

11. Kevin Nash

Actor | John Wick

Kevin Nash is an American semi-retired professional wrestler best known for his tenures with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Nash has wrestled under several ring names, but is best known for his work under his real name in WCW, as well as Total Nonstop ...

12. Glenn Jacobs

Actor | See No Evil

Glenn Jacobs was born on April 26, 1967 in Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain as Glenn Thomas Jacobs. He is an actor and producer, known for See No Evil (2006), The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and MacGruber (2010). He has been married to Crystal Maurisa Goins since August 23, 1995. They have two ...

13. Lenny Montana

Actor | The Godfather

Tall and solidly built, this Italian-American professional wrestler turned actor was born Lenny Passaforo in Brooklyn, New York, and is best remembered for his first on-screen role as the not too bright but ever loyal bodyguard Luca Brasi in The Godfather (1972). Montana didn't get a lot of screen ...

14. Jesse Ventura

Actor | Predator

Jesse Ventura was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Bernice Martha (Lenz), a nurse who was of German descent, and George William Janos, a steam fitter of Slovak ancestry. In November 1990, professional wrestler turned actor Jesse Ventura was elected to a four-year term as mayor of Brooklyn Park, ...

15. Bill Goldberg

Actor | The Longest Yard

Bill Goldberg was born on December 27, 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as William Scott Goldberg. He is an actor and producer, known for The Longest Yard (2005), Universal Soldier: The Return (1999) and American Satan (2017). He has been married to Wanda Ferraton since April 10, 2005. They have one ...

16. Mark Calaway

Actor | Suburban Commando

Born on March 24, 1965. Best known as "The Undertaker" from World Wrestling Entertainment. He first came to the WWF in 1990 as Ted DiBiase's mystery partner at The Survivor Series (1990). At first, he was a heel, but later turned face, around WrestleMania VIII (1992). He has held the WWF World ...

17. Mick Foley

Actor | The Peanut Butter Falcon

Michael Francis Foley was born on June 7th, 1965, in Long Island, New York. Nicknamed Mick by his father, a lifelong Yankees and Mickey Mantle fan, he attended college in upstate New York, he hitchiked to New York City to see a wrestling match between Jimmy Snuka (Jimmy Snuka) and Don Muraco that ...

18. Terry Funk

Actor | Road House

Funk has strong wrestling bloodlines. His dad, Dory Funk Sr., was a well-known grappler from the 1940s to the 1970s, and his brother, Dory Funk Jr., wrestled from 1963 until the early 90s, and won the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) world heavyweight championship in 1969. Funk, himself, became ...

19. Jeep Swenson

Actor | Batman & Robin

Jeep Swenson was born on January 5, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Robert Alexander Swenson Jr. He was an actor, known for Batman & Robin (1997), Bulletproof (1996) and Walker, Texas Ranger (1993). He was married to Erin Hillsman. He died on August 18, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

Actor | Friday

If you ever want a 6' 6", musclebound, broad-shouldered, shaved-head actor to play a terrifying bodyguard, a soldier of fortune or a fearsome gangster, then Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr. is the man you want. This African-American basketball player turned actor first popped up in minor roles such as a ...

21. Lou Albano

Actor | The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!

Lou Albano was born on July 29, 1933 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Louis Vincent Albano. He was an actor, known for The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (1989), Wise Guys (1986) and Stay Tuned (1992). He was married to Geraldine Tango. He died on October 14, 2009 in Westchester County, New York, USA.

22. Bam Bam Bigelow

Actor | Major Payne

Bam Bam Bigelow was born on September 1, 1961 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA as Scott Charles Bigelow. He was an actor, known for Major Payne (1995), Ready to Rumble (2000) and WCW Monday Nitro (1995). He was married to Dana Aurichio. He died on January 19, 2007 in Hudson, Florida, USA.

23. Chyna

Actress | Frank McKlusky, C.I.

Chyna had been called "The First Lady of Sports Entertainment". Her accomplishments went far beyond the wrestling ring and anyone's guess. Before exchanging body slams, modeling for top magazines and guest-starring on hundreds of shows,

Chyna was a shy girl who was born Joan Marie Laurer in ...

24. Big John Studd

Actor | Micki + Maude

John Minton, or Big John Studd as he would eventually be known, was born on February 19th, 1948, in Butler, Pennsylvania. He started training to be a professional wrestler under 'Walter 'Killer' Kowalski' at the age of 18. He first worked for the WWF (then the WWWF) under the name Chuck O'Connor, ...

25. Andrew Martin

Actor | 18 Wheels of Justice

Andrew Martin was born on March 17, 1975 in Whitby, Ontario, Canada as Andrew James Robert Patrick Martin. He was an actor, known for 18 Wheels of Justice (2000), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and WWE Raw (1993). He died on March 12, 2009 in Tampa, Florida, USA.

26. Jim Duggan

Actor | Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies

Jim Duggan was born on January 14, 1954 in Glens Falls, New York, USA as James Edward Duggan. He is an actor, known for Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies (2014), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and WCW Monday Nitro (1995). He has been married to Debra Haynes since April 8, 1989. They have two children.

27. Dusty Rhodes

Writer | WWE Monday Night RAW

"The American Dream" has been one of the most popular and colorful professional wrestlers in history. Rhodes began wrestling in the 1960s and gained a reputation as a fast-talking, hard-rocking wrestler. He teamed early in his career with fellow Texan, the late Dick Murdoch, and, for more than 20 ...

28. Steve Borden

Actor | Ready to Rumble

Born as Steve Borden, Sting has held the WCW World Title 10 times and multiple other titles. He has been the only wrestler to stay in WCW since the late 1980s and he had a reconstructive knee surgery in 1991. Steve was also the only wrestler from WCW who never worked for WWE until 2014 when he made...

29. Jimmy Snuka

Actor | ECW Hardcore TV

Jimmy Snuka is a classic example of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) (formerly known as World Wrestling Federation (WWF)) bad guy who became a baby-face (a good guy) without trying. Originally a "heel", he came into the WWE under the guidance of heel manager Capt. Lou Albano. After receiving...



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