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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 »

Died:

(age 46) in Paris, France

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 1994 Trading Mom
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 1991 Summerslam (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 WrestleMania VI (TV Movie)
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 1990 Royal Rumble (Video)
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 1989 Summerslam (Video)
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 1989 Royal Rumble (Video)
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 1988 Summerslam (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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 1986 WrestleMania 2 (TV Movie)
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 1984 Micki + Maude
Andre the Giant (as Andre Rousimmoff)
 1984 Conan the Destroyer
Dagoth (uncredited)
 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)
 1957 Stampede Wrestling (TV Series) (1957)
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Other Works:

Honeycomb Cereal television advertisement (1987) 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:

A fan favorite for most of his career, Andre turned "heel" in 1987 in time for his WrestleMania III (1987) match vs. Hulk Hogan. He turned good again after WrestleMania VI (1990), after Bobby Heenan blamed the Giant for losing the WWF Tag Team belts he and Tonga Fifita (a.k.a. Haku) held to Bill Eadie and Barry Darsow (a.k.a. Demolition). See more »

Trademark:

Very deep voice See more »

Nickname:

The 8th Wonder of the World See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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