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André the Giant (1946–1993)


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 Giant grew up (very quickly, as he reached the ... See full bio »

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(age 46) in Paris, France

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 1994 Trading Mom
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 1992 Clash of the Champions XX: 20th Anniversary (TV Movie)
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 1991 Summerslam (TV Movie)
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 1991 WWF UK Rampage '91 (TV Movie)
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 1991 WrestleMania VII (TV Movie)
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 1991 Zorro (TV Series)
Nestor Vargas
- Big Brother (1991) ... Nestor Vargas
 1990 WWF WrestleMania Challenge (Video Game)
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 1990 WrestleMania VI (TV Movie)
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 1986-1990 WWF Superstars (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 3 March 1990 (1990) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 28 October 1989 (1989) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 22 July 1989 (1989) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 6 August 1988 (1988) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 30 July 1988 (1988) ... Andre the Giant
 1990 Royal Rumble (Video)
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 1989 WWF: Wrestlemania's Greatest Matches (Video)
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 1985-1989 Saturday Night's Main Event (TV Series)
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- Episode #5.2 (1989) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode #4.7 (1989) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode #4.5 (1989) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode #4.2 (1988) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode #4.1 (1988) ... Andre the Giant
 1989 Summerslam (Video)
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 1986-1989 WWF Challenge (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 23 July 1989 (1989) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 2 April 1989 (1989) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 17 January 1988 (1988) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 5 October 1986 (1986) ... Giant Machine
- Episode dated 21 September 1986 (1986) ... Giant Machine
 1989 Royal Rumble (Video)
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 1984-1988 Spectrum Wrestling (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 24 September 1988 (1988) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 4 August 1984 (1984) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 31 March 1984 (1984) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 18 February 1984 (1984) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 21 January 1984 (1984) ... Andre the Giant
 1988 Summerslam (TV Movie)
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 1988 WWF: Wrestlefest 88 (TV Movie)
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 1988 WrestleMania IV (TV Movie)
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 1987 The Princess Bride
Fezzik (as Andre the Giant)
 1987 WrestleMania III (TV Movie)
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 1973-1986 WWF Championship Wrestling (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 30 August 1986 (1986) ... Giant Machine
- Episode dated 16 March 1985 (1985) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 2 February 1985 (1985) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 12 January 1985 (1985) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 6 October 1984 (1984) ... André the Giant
 1986 WrestleMania 2 (TV Movie)
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 1984 Micki + Maude
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 1984 Conan the Destroyer
Dagoth (uncredited)
 1974-1984 World Wrestling Federation (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 22 January 1984 (1984) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 17 October 1983 (1983) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 25 June 1976 (1976) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 29 August 1974 (1974) ... Andre the Giant
 1983 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Monster
- Heaven Is in Your Genes (1983) ... Monster
 1982 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Killer Typhoon
- Ladies on the Ropes (1982) ... Killer Typhoon (uncredited)
 1980 Les brillant (TV Series)
Monsieur Petit (1980)
 1976 WWF All-Star Wrestling (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 10 April 1976 (1976) ... Andre the Giant
 1957 Stampede Wrestling (TV Series) (1957)
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Other Works:

Appeared in Cyndi Lauper music video "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" (from the film The Goonies (1985)). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jean 'The Giant' Ferre | Jean Ferré | Andre The Giant | Andre the Giant | Andre Rousimmoff | Andre Rousimoff | André el Gigante

Height:

7' (2.13 m)
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Trivia:

Because of his size, he had a custom built recliner in his home that he always sat in when he was not on the road. See more »

Trademark:

His role as Fezzick in The Princess Bride (1987) See more »

Nickname:

The Giant See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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