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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 19 February 1941Amarillo, Texas, USA
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Like his younger brother Terry Funk, Dory Funk Jr. was a success in the hyperbole that is professional wrestling. Their dad, Dory Funk Sr., was a long-time pro of the "golden" era of wrestling when the matches were real. Dory Jr. got his pro start in 1963 and excelled as a wrestler, winning the coveted National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) championship from Canadian wrestler Gene Kiniski, and holding the title for four years. He also teamed frequently with Terry (who would also win the NWA title) in a successful partnership. Funk started out as a "good guy" in wrestling, but as wrestlers often do, jumped to the other side of the tracks and turned in some memorable "bad guy" performances too. He is now pretty much retired from the active circuit.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ken Severson

Spouse (2)

Marti (1984 - present) (2 children)
Jimmie (8 June 1960 - 6 July 1983) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (18)

Son of professional wrestler Dory Funk Sr., older brother of professional wrestler/actor Terry Funk.
2/11/69: Won the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) Heavyweight World Championship and held it until 5/24/73.
Younger brother, Terry Funk, was also a NWA World Champion, making the "Funks" the only brothers to win the title.
Three-time Florida State Heavyweight Champion.
Missouri Heavyweight Champion in 1974.
Is a huge legend in Japan
Also held the International heavyweight championship, Western States heavyweight championship, Western States tag team championship, Pacific Northwest tag team championship (with Lou Thesz), and the Mid-Atlantic heavyweight championship.
Was the booker (head writer) for Jim Crockett Promotions in 1983.
11/03: Announced that he will be doing full-time wrestling training for one more year and will retire in November 2004.
2/11/69: Defeated Gene Kiniski to win the NWA World Heavyweight title, and held it for four years.
He was an all-star football player at West Texas State University.
Is now retired from active wrestling and living in Florida running a training school named the "Funkin' Dojo".
2005: Inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Cousin of Billy Bob Thornton.
Brother-in-law of Vicki Funk.
Uncle of Stacy Funk and Brandee Funk.
WWE Hall of Famer.
Runs a small company called Slam! with wrestler Adam Windsor. [September 2003]

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