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Gene Kiniski (1928–2010)

Gene Kiniski was born on November 23, 1928 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as Eugene Nicholas Kiniski. He was an actor, known for Starrcade (1983), The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling (1999) and WWF in Your House: Badd Blood (1997). He died on April 14, 2010 in Blaine, Washington, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Starrcade
Starrcade Himself
(1983)
Terminal City Ricochet
Terminal City Ricochet Commander Crutcher
(1990)

Filmography

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 2001 Wrestling with the Past (TV Series)
 1994 Double Happiness
Man at Bus Stop
 1990 Terminal City Ricochet
Commander Crutcher
 1978 Paradise Alley
Wrestler
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 2000 WCW Classics (TV Series)
Himself
 1999 The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1997 WWF in Your House: Badd Blood (TV Special)
Himself
 1993 WCW Slamboree 1993 (TV Special)
Himself
 1983 Starrcade (TV Special)
Himself
 1976 The Alan Hamel Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 23 September 1976 (1976) ... Himself
 1972 AWA All-Star Wrestling (TV Series)
Himself
- All Star Wrestling (1972) ... Himself
 1959 Wrestling at the Chase (TV Series)
Himself
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Personal Details

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Trivia:

On Jan. 7, 1966, Kiniski defeated Lou Thesz to win the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) Heavyweight Championship. Kiniski would hold onto the title until Feb. 11, 1969, when he lost to Dory Funk Jr. See more »

Nickname:

Big Thunder See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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