Favorite WWE Wrestler Turned Actors

by Dibyayan_Chakravorty | created - 23 May 2015 | updated - 27 May 2015 | Public

These are professional World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestlers who turned as actors in Hollywood. Who is your favorite?

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1. Dwayne Johnson

Actor | Moana

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his ...

2. 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 ...

3. Dave Bautista

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista. His father is Filipino, and his mother has Greek ancestry.

When WCW officials told him he'd never make it in sports entertainment, Bautista pushed himself to achieve his ...

4. John Cena

Actor | Trainwreck

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. 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 ...

6. Kevin Nash

Actor | Magic Mike

Kevin Nash is one of the most well-known personalities in the wrestling business and has established himself not only in the realm of sports, but in the entertainment world, as well.

Kevin grew up in Detroit, Michigan with dreams of playing on a professional basketball team. He played basketball for...

7. Paul Levesque

Actor | Blade: Trinity

Paul Levesque, otherwise known as Triple H, has established himself on the big scene 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 ...

8. 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 Santa's Slay (2005). He has been married to Wanda Ferraton since April 10, 2005. They have one ...

9. Paul Wight

Actor | The Waterboy

Paul also played college basketball at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville from 1992 to 1993, and was a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Cougars basketball team. Paul is a member of the Xi Beta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Southern ...

10. Nathan Jones

Actor | Mad Max: Fury Road

Nathan Jones rose upon the world strongman scene in 1995 and showed promise to become perhaps the top competitor in the world. At 6' 11" and 360 lbs., the giant Australian known as Megaman was an imposing sight and used his great size and strength to place high in the World Musclepower ...

11. Hulk Hogan

Actor | No Holds Barred

One of the greatest, most popular, most hated and charismatic wrestlers of all time, Hulk Hogan is one of the men who helped parlay the circus-like world of professional wrestling from cult following into the forefront of American entertainment. What many people who know about Hogan don't know is ...

12. 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, ...

13. Adam Copeland

Actor | Haven

Adam Copeland, formerly known as WWE Superstar Edge, is an actor and retired professional wrestler, who is currently starring as one of the leads in the fifth season of the popular television series HAVEN for Syfy. Canadian born, Copeland's life in wrestling spanned two decades, and through his ...

14. 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 ...

15. Dallas Page

Actor | The Devil's Rejects

A star collegiate basketball player, Diamond Dallas Page entered the nightclub business in the 1970s, becoming one of South Florida's top club owners and promoters. He began training to become an in-ring performer at the age of 35, the oldest rookie in Pro Wrestling history. "DDP" captivated ...

16. Ted DiBiase Jr.

Actor | WWE NXT

Ted DiBiase Jr. was born on November 8, 1982 in Clinton, Mississippi, USA as Theodore Marvin Dibiase Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for WWE NXT (2010), The Marine 2 (2009) and WWE Main Event (2012). He has been married to Kristen Tynes since October 30, 2008.

17. Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin

Actor | The Campaign

Michael "The Miz" Mizanin was born in Cleveland, OH on October 8th, 1980 to Barbara and George Mizanin. He graduated with honors from Normandy High School before attending Miami University of Ohio (where he was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity).

While in college, he auditioned for The Real World...

18. Randy Orton

Actor | That's What I Am

Randal Keith "Randy" Orton (born April 1, 1980) is an American professional wrestler and actor best known to sports entertainment audiences for his career signed with WWE. Orton was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Bob Orton, Jr. and his wife Elaine. He is the grandson of Bob Orton, Sr. and the ...

19. Dalip Singh

Actor | Get Smart

Dalip Singh was born on August 27, 1972 in Dhirana, Himachal Pradesh, India as Dalip Singh Rana. He is an actor, known for Get Smart (2008), The Longest Yard (2005) and MacGruber (2010). He has been married to Harminder Kaur since February 27, 2002.

20. 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 ...

21. 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 known for his work on See No Evil (2006), MacGruber (2010) and WWE Raw (1993). He has been married to Crystal Maurisa Goins since August 23, 1995. They have two children.

22. Kurt Angle

Actor | Warrior

Kurt Steven Angle was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a 1996 Olympic Gold Medal winner in the 220lbs weight category. First ever wrestler to hold the WCW and WWF World Championships during the same calendar year, and has held WWF, Intercontinental, European and Hardcore championships ...

23. 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 ...

24. Jerry Lawler

Actor | Man on the Moon

Jerry Lawler was born on November 29, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Jerry O'Neil Lawler. He is an actor and producer, known for Man on the Moon (1999), WWE Raw (1993) and WWE '13 (2012).

25. Booker Huffman

Actor | WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History

Booker Huffman was born on March 1, 1965 in Houston, Texas, USA as Booker Tio Huffman Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History (2011), WCW Monday Nitro (1995) and WCW Worldwide Wrestling (1975). He has been married to Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman since...

26. Sal Guerrero

Actor | Lucha Underground

Chavo Guerrero is a 20-year third generation veteran of the professional wrestling industry who first debuted back in 1994 after having been trained by legendary family members Chavo Guerrero Sr., Eddie Guerrero, Hector Guerrero and Mando Guerrero. He started his career working in both Mexico and ...

27. John Hennigan

Actor | Hercules Reborn

John Hennigan was born on October 3, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA as John Randall Hennigan. He is an actor and producer, known for Hercules Reborn (2014), Boone: The Bounty Hunter (2017) and Strange Nature (2018).

28. Chris Jericho

Actor | MacGruber

American-born, Canadian-raised professional wrestler, rock singer, actor and author. Debuted in 1990 in Calgary after training in the Hart Family Dungeon. He competed for Stampede Wrestling, for the Canadian National Wrestling Alliance (no connection to the National Wrestling Alliance) and West ...

29. Stu Bennett

Actor | Dead Man Down

Stuart "Stu" Bennett is an English professional wrestler and former champion bare knuckle boxer, who was signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, He parted ways with the WWE in 2016 after deciding to have a break from wrestling in order to focus on his acting career. He performed on the Smackdown ...

30. Paul London

Actor | House of Hardcore 2

Paul London was born on April 16, 1980 in Austin, Texas, USA as Paul Michael London. He is known for his work on House of Hardcore 2 (2013), ROH World Champion: The Best of Samoa Joe (2004) and ROH: All Star Extravaganza (2002).

31. Shad Gaspard

Actor | Get Hard

Shad Gaspard was born on January 13, 1981 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Shad Javier Chittick Gaspard. He is known for his work on Get Hard (2015), WWE Raw (1993) and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014).

32. Rob Van Dam

Self | W.W.E. 24

He was trained by the Original Sheik, Ed Farhat, who was one of pro-wrestling's classic and greatest bad guys. Even though their styles are quite different (Sheik being a wild hardcore-style brawler, known for throwing fire, cutting his opponent's forehead's up with foreign objects like a pencil, ...

33. David Otunga

Actor | The Call

David Otunga was born on April 7, 1980 in Elgin, Illinois, USA as David Daniel Otunga. He is an actor, known for The Call (2013), WWE Raw (1993) and The Haves and the Have Nots (2013).

34. Matthew Wiese

Actor | Let's Be Cops

Matthew Wiese was born on September 22, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Let's Be Cops (2014), The Girl Next Door (2004) and Heroes (2006).

35. Jimmy Noonan

Actor | Super Troopers

Jimmy Noonan is an American actor of Irish Ancestry. He was born in 1958 in Massapequa, NY and grew up in Rutherford, NJ. Jimmy was recognized for his work in "The Grifters" by Empire Magazine, which named him the 7th Greatest Movie Bartender of All-Time, and later for his very memorable portrayal ...