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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)
 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
 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
 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
 1990 WWF Supertape Vol. 1 (Video)
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 1989 Hulkamania 4 (Video)
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 1989 Best of the WWF Volume 20 (Video)
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 1989 The Ultimate Warrior (Video)
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 1989 No Holds Barred
Commentator #1
 1989 Thunderground
The Man
 1989 Best of the WWF Volume 18 (Video)
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 1989 Best of the WWF Volume 19 (Video)
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 1989 Hacksaw Jim Duggan (Video)
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 1989 Hulk Hogan Real American (Video)
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 1989 More Saturday Night's Main Event (Video)
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 1989 The Brains Behind the Brawn (Video)
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 1989 WWF: Strong Men (Video)
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 1988 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Baseball Announcer (uncredited)
 1988 Best of the WWF Volume 17 (Video)
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 1988 Hulkamania 3 (Video)
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 1988 Best of the WWF Volume 15 (Video)
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 1988 Saturday Night's Main Event: The Greatest Hits (Video)
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 1988 Macho Madness (Video)
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 1987 Predator
 1987 Best of the WWF Volume 13 (Video)
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 1987 Best of the WWF Volume 14 (Video)
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 1987 Hulkamania 2 (Video)
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 1987 Jake the Snake Roberts (Video)
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 1987 The History of the WWF Heavyweight Championship (Video)
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 1987 The Ken Patera Story (Video)
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 1987 Wrestling's Most Embarrassing Moments (Video)
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 1986 Best of the WWF Volume 5 (Video)
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 1986 Best of the WWF Volume 6 (Video)
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 1986 Best of the WWF Volume 7 (Video)
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 1986 Best of the WWF Volume 9 (Video)
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 1986 Ricky the Dragon Steamboat (Video)
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 1986 Tag Team Champions (Video)
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 1986 The British Bulldogs (Video)
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 1986 The Life and Times of Captain Lou Albano (Video)
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 1986 The WWF's Grand Slams (Video)
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 1986 Villains of the Squared Circle (Video)
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 1986 Wrestling's Living Legend Bruno Sammartino (Video)
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 1986 WWF's Explosive TNT Show (Video)
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 1986 WWF Grudge Matches (Video)
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 1985 Best of the WWF Volume 3 (Video)
Jesse Ventura
 1985 Best of the WWF Volume 4 (Video)
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 1985 Biggest, Smallest, Strangest, Strongest! (Video)
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 1985 Wrestling's Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams! (Video)
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(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


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[Ventura's advice to Arnold Schwarzenegger after the latter was elected Governor of California in a 2003 recall election] Think about what you want to say, and talk from your heart. Scripts are for actors. See more »


Opted not to go for a second term as Minnesota governor, citing lack of privacy and being in the public eye so much. He said he made this decision solely based on the fact that at the time he was elected, many political figures were under scrutiny for their past histories and were having their personal lives thrust into the spotlight. Ventura said he did not want his family put into that position... See more »


Shaven head and mustache (as governor) See more »


"The Mind" See more »

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