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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)
The Running Man
The Running Man Captain Freedom
(1987)
Off the Grid with Jesse Ventura
Off the Grid with Jesse Ventura Himself - Host / Himself
(2014)

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
 1999 20/20 Vision (Short)
Buddy 'One-Arm' Sanchez
 1997 Batman & Robin
Arkham Asylum Guard
 1994 Demolition Man (Video Game)
Thug (as Jesse 'The Body' Ventura)
 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
 1988 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Baseball Announcer (uncredited)
 1987 Predator
Blain
 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 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
 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
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Show Show Self (93 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (31 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Book, with Julie Mooney) "Do I Stand Alone?: Going to the Mat Against Political Pawns and Media Jackals". New York: Atria, 2000. ISBN-10: 0743405862; ISBN-13: 9780743405867. 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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Personal Quote:

Yes, I do, because it's so slanted toward the incumbent to win, it's ridiculous. In the Congress today, we don't even have competitive races in all but about 15 across the country, because they control the districting and they make the districts so well -- this is Democrat, this is Republican. They all work it out in the back room. So, yes, I think term limits would be terrific. I don't believe ... 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:

Unique voice and cunning wit See more »

Nickname:

"The Body" See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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"In the year 2008, we need a wrestler in the white house." Lord_of_Chaos
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