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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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Known For

Predator
Predator Blain
(1987)
Batman & Robin
Batman & Robin Arkham Asylum Guard
(1997)
Demolition Man
Demolition Man CryoCon
(1993)
The Running Man
The Running Man Captain Freedom
(1987)

Filmography

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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)
 2003 Stuck on You
Jesse Ventura (uncredited)
 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
 1996 The X-Files (TV Series)
Man in Black #1
- Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' (1996) ... Man in Black #1
 1994 Demolition Man (Video Game)
Thug (as Jesse 'The Body' Ventura)
 1994 Major League II
Jesse Ventura
 1993-1994 WCW World Championship Wrestling (TV Series)
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 15 January 1994 (1994) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 18 December 1993 (1993) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
 1993 Clash of the Champions XXV (TV Movie)
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
 1993 Demolition Man
CryoCon
 1993 Clash of the Champions XXIII (TV Movie)
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
 1993 Clash of the Champions XXII (TV Movie)
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
 1992 Renegade (TV Series)
Joe Don Butler
- Payback (1992) ... Joe Don Butler
 1992 Clash of the Champions XX: 20th Anniversary (TV Movie)
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
 1992 Clash of the Champions XIX (TV Movie)
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
 1992 WrestleMania: The Greatest Hits (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1992 Best of Saturday Night's Main Event (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1992 SummerSlam's Greatest Hits (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1992 Wrestling Superheroes in Action (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1992 WWF Champion Hulk Hogan's Greatest Matches (Video)
Jesse the body Ventura
 1992 WWF Wrestling's Greatest Steel Cage Matches Ever! (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 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
 1985-1990 Saturday Night's Main Event (TV Series)
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- WWF Wild Kingdom (1990) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode #5.5 (1990) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode #5.4 (1990) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode #5.3 (1990) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode #5.2 (1989) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
 1986-1990 WWF Superstars (TV Series)
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 14 July 1990 (1990) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 7 July 1990 (1990) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 10 March 1990 (1990) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 3 March 1990 (1990) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode #7.7 (1990) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
 1990 Wrestling Tough Guys (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1990 Wrestling Superheroes (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1990 WWF Supertape Vol. 1 (Video)
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
 1990 The Best of Hulkamania (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1989 Hulkamania 4 (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1989 Best of the WWF Volume 20 (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1989 The Ultimate Warrior (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1989 No Holds Barred
Commentator #1
 1989 Thunderground
The Man
 1989 Best of the WWF Volume 18 (Video)
Jesse Ventura
 1989 Best of the WWF Volume 19 (Video)
Jesse The Body Ventura
 1989 Hacksaw Jim Duggan (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1989 Hulk Hogan Real American (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1989 More Saturday Night's Main Event (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1989 The Brains Behind the Brawn (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1989 WWF: Strong Men (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1988 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Baseball Announcer (uncredited)
 1988 Best of the WWF Volume 17 (Video)
Jesse The Body Ventura
 1988 Hulkamania 3 (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1988 Best of the WWF Volume 15 (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1988 Saturday Night's Main Event: The Greatest Hits (Video)
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura' Ventura
 1985-1988 WWF Prime-Time Wrestling (TV Series)
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 1 February 1988 (1988) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 6 October 1986 (1986) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 1 January 1985 (1985) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
 1988 Macho Madness (Video)
Jesse the body Ventura
 1987 The Running Man
Captain Freedom
 1987 Predator
Blain
 1987 WWF Challenge (TV Series)
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 1 February 1987 (1987) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
 1987 Best of the WWF Volume 13 (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1987 Best of the WWF Volume 14 (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1987 Hulkamania 2 (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1987 Jake the Snake Roberts (Video)
Jesse Ventura
 1987 The History of the WWF Heavyweight Championship (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1987 The Ken Patera Story (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1987 Wrestling's Most Embarrassing Moments (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1986 Best of the WWF Volume 5 (Video)
Jesse The Body Ventura
 1986 Best of the WWF Volume 6 (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1986 Best of the WWF Volume 7 (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1986 Best of the WWF Volume 9 (Video)
Jesse The Body Ventura
 1986 Ricky the Dragon Steamboat (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1986 Tag Team Champions (Video)
Jesse The Body Ventura
 1986 The British Bulldogs (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1986 The Life and Times of Captain Lou Albano (Video)
Jesse The Body Ventura
 1986 The WWF's Grand Slams (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1986 Villains of the Squared Circle (Video)
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
 1986 Wrestling's Living Legend Bruno Sammartino (Video)
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
 1986 WWF's Explosive TNT Show (Video)
Jesse the Body Ventura
 1986 WWF Grudge Matches (Video)
Jesse The Body Ventura
 1981-1985 WWF Championship Wrestling (TV Series)
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 21 December 1985 (1985) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 16 February 1985 (1985) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 30 June 1984 (1984) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 16 June 1984 (1984) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 9 June 1984 (1984) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
 1984-1985 WWF All-Star Wrestling (TV Series)
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 22 June 1985 (1985) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 8 June 1985 (1985) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 11 May 1985 (1985) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 4 May 1985 (1985) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 20 April 1985 (1985) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
 1985 Best of the WWF Volume 3 (Video)
Jesse Ventura
 1985 Best of the WWF Volume 4 (Video)
Jesse Ventura
 1985 Biggest, Smallest, Strangest, Strongest! (Video)
Jesse Ventura
 1985 Wrestling's Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams! (Video)
Jesse The Body Ventura
 1984 Spectrum Wrestling (TV Series)
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 4 August 1984 (1984) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
 1984 World Championship Wrestling (TV Series)
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
- Episode dated 14 July 1984 (1984) ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
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Other Works:

(book, with Héron Márquez) "Jesse Ventura Tells It Like It Is: America's Most Outspoken Governor Speaks Out About Government". Minneapolis,MN: Lerner Publishing Group, 2002. ISBN-10: 0822503859; ISBN-13: 9780822503859 See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Gov. Jesse Ventura | Jesse 'The Body' Ventura | Jessie Ventura

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[explaining how he adopted the name 'Jesse Ventura'] I got the good fortune of being able to name myself. When you go into the world of pro-wresting, especially as a villain, it's not always good to use your real name. And I always loved the name Jesse, I pulled out a map of California, and I started matching Jesse up and when I read 'Jesse Ventura' the light went off. See more »

Trivia:

Wrote his autobiography a couple of years back when he was still governor of Minnesota. The title of his book was "I Ain't Got Time to Bleed", which was also one of his memorable lines in Predator (1987). See more »

Trademark:

Unique voice and cunning wit See more »

Nickname:

"The Mind" See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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