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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, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis with a ... See full bio »
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 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series)
The Finger
- A Foot Too Big (2014) ... The Finger (voice)
 2014 The Drunk
Governor Littleton
 2011 Cubed (TV Series)
Jesse Ventura
- Episode 84 (2011) ... Jesse Ventura
 2010 Woodshop
Mr. Madson
 2008 Borders (Short)
Conrad
 2005 The Ringer
Motivational Speaker (voice)
 1999 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Jesse Ventura
- The Cult of Celebrity (1999) ... Jesse Ventura
 1999 20/20 Vision (Short)
Buddy 'One-Arm' Sanchez
 1997 Batman & Robin
Arkham Asylum Guard
 1992 Renegade (TV Series)
Joe Don Butler
- Payback (1992) ... Joe Don Butler
 1991 Zorro (TV Series)
Big Jim Jarrett
- A New Beginning (1991) ... Big Jim Jarrett
- The Buccaneers (1991) ... Big Jim Jarrett
 1991 Ricochet
Chewalski
 1991 Tagteam (TV Movie)
Bobby Youngblood
 1985-1990 Hunter (TV Series)
Phil Slade / Jesse
- The Usual Suspects (1990) ... Phil Slade (as Jessie Ventura)
- Killer in a Halloween Mask (1985) ... Jesse
 1989 No Holds Barred
Commentator #1
 1989 Thunderground
The Man
 1987 Predator
Blain
 1984 WWF All-Star Wrestling (TV Series)
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 9 June 1984 (1984) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
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Other Works:

(Book, with Dick Russell) "American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies that the Government Tells Us". New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2010. ISBN-10 160239802X; ISBN-13: 9781602398023 See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 12 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jesse 'The Body' Ventura | Jessie Ventura

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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[interview in Minnesapolis Star-Tribune] You need to hunt something that can shoot back at you to really classify yourself as a hunter. You need to understand the feeling of what it's like to go into the field and know your opposition can take you out. Not just go out there and shoot Bambi. See more »

Trivia:

While a professional wrestler in the 1980s he began lobbying his fellow wrestlers to form a labor union. Once news of this reached Ventura's then friend Hulk Hogan, Hogan informed World Wrestling Entertainement owner Vince McMahon, who immediately put a stop to the proceedings. Hogan never bothered to tell Ventura what he did. Ventura eventually learned for himself in the 1990s, at which point he... See more »

Trademark:

Shaven head and mustache (as governor) See more »

Nickname:

"The Mind" See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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