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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 9 July 1959Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birth NameKevin Scott Nash
Nicknames The Sexecutioner
The Giant Killa
Big Daddy Cool
Diesel
Big Sexy
Vinnie Vegas
Oz
Steel
Height 6' 9" (2.06 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kevin Nash is one of the most well-known personalities in the wrestling business and has established himself not only in the realm of sports, but in the entertainment world, as well.

Kevin grew up in Detroit, Michigan with dreams of playing on a professional basketball team. He played basketball for the University of Tennessee and headed overseas for several years where his dream of becoming a pro-basketball player came true, playing for various European teams.

Only after serving in the United States Army for two years did Kevin's life turn to wrestling. He began working for Ted Turner and his WCW wrestling company , and in 1993 he signed with Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

Kevin's work in TV and film includes Brothers (2009) (FOX), Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998) (UPN), Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) (ABC), and Nikki (2000) (WB). He has also hosted "VH1's The List" and been a guest on such talk shows as "The Test", The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), Politically Incorrect (1993) and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003).

Kevin's additional work on the big screen includes Almighty Thor (2011) (dir. Christopher Ray), The Newest Pledge (2012) (dir. Jason Michael Brescia) and Monster Brawl (2011) (dir. Jesse Thomas Cook).

Kevin Nash has recently appeared in Steven Soderberg's Magic Mike (2012) with Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum as well as Rock of Ages (2012) (dir. Adam Shankman), with Tom Cruise, Paul Giamatti, and Russell Brand. Kevin has also appeared in Paramount Pictures' The Longest Yard (2005) (dir. Peter Segal), with Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Burt Reynolds; in Marvel Comics'/Artisan Entertainment's The Punisher (2004) (dir. Jonathan Hensleigh), opposite John Travolta and Thomas Jane; and as "Bass Armstrong" in DOA: Dead or Alive (2006) (dir. Corey Yuen), based on the popular video game, with Jaime Pressly. Formerly in "TNA" Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling on Spike TV, Kevin is now back with "WWE" as "Diesel".

In his free time, Kevin spends time with his wife and son.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kat Conran

Spouse (1)

Tamara Nash (29 October 1988 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (7)

His long hair, which goes down to his lower back, uncut since his WCW days. Part of his 'Big Sexy' trademark.
Trademark move: Chokeslam
Finishing move: Jackknife Powerbomb (Release Powerbomb)
Trademark move: Walking Sidewalk Slam
Trademark move: Big Boot
Trademark move: Snake Eyes
Towering height

Trivia (44)

Former WCW & WWF Tag Team Champion
Former member of the nWo & The Millionaire's Club
He is only 6' 10" tall. The 7' height was an exaggeration from his WCW days
Was offered the part in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991) because they needed someone who could wear the heavy costume.
Won the Pro Wrestler of the Year Award
Fomer WWF Intercontinental Champion
Former WWF Heavyweight Champion
Former WCW Heavyweight Champion
One of 6 Pro Wrestler to ever win the WCW and WWF Heavyweight Championships in their career.
Was offerred the part of Sabertooth in X-Men (2000) but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts.
Lost to Booker Huffman (aka "Booker T") in his final reign as WCW Champion.
Won the WCW Championship by defeating Bill Goldberg.
Lost the WWF Championship to Bret Hart (aka "The Hitman") at Survivor Series in 1995.
Defeated 46-year-old Bob Backlund to win the WWF title for the first time.
Son Tristan Nash, born 1996.
Holds the record for the shortest WWF title win: eight seconds. As soon as the bell rang, Nash (as "Diesel") kicked WWF Champion Bob Backlund in the gut, drove him into the mat with a Jacknife Powerbomb, and picked up the win.
Planned on returning to the WWE on the 2003 March 31 episode of WWF Raw (1993), but pushed it back to April 7 because he didn't want to interfere in the WWE debut of Bill Goldberg.
Lost a "hair match" to Chris Jericho in August 2003, which resulted in his trademark long hair being cut. Nash's hair hadn't been cut since his original WWF stint in 1993.
Had his hair cut short for his role in The Punisher (2004). The WWE worked it into an angle where he lost a "Hair vs. Hair" match to Chris Jericho on the August 18, 2003 live edition of WWF Raw (1993).
During his last stint with the WWE, he wrestled against real-life friend Triple H in a 'Hell in a Cell' match for the World Heavyweight Championship at the June PPV, Bad Blood 2003. Although he lost, many considered this to be his best match in the WWE.
Was accidentally stabbed by actor Thomas Jane during the shooting of a knife fight scene in The Punisher (2004). It was reported that Nash didn't notice the wound until someone told him he was bleeding.
Former member of the nWo Outsiders
Former member of the nWo Wolfpac
After tearing his quadricep, was planning on returning to the WWF as his old character, Diesel, and even dyed his hair black. But by the time his return rolled around, his hair had turned gray.
3rd wrestler to appear in a Marvel comic book movie, others are Randy Savage (Spider-Man (2002)), Tyler Mane (X-Men (2000)) & Paul Levesque (aka "Triple H") (Blade: Trinity (2004)).
As of 2004, Kevin has technically retired, however he still makes odd tag match appearances with fellow Outsider Scott Hall.
Notable Title Wins Include: WWF Tag Team Titles; WWF Intercontinental Title; WWF Heavyweight Title; WCW Tag Team Titles; WCW Television Title; WCW World Title; WCW World War 3 (3 Ring Battle Royale) Winner 1998
Played basketball for the University of Tennessee
At the 1996 Great American Bash, he planted Eric Bischoff through the stage with a Jacknife Powerbomb.
At Souled Out 2000, defeated Terry Funk to become The Commissioner of WCW.
Was the first WWE Superstar to appear as a guest on Chris Jericho's Highlight Reel on the 5th May 2003 episode of WWF Raw (1993), where he and Paul Levesque (aka "Triple H") beat the holy hell out of each other, leading to their match at Judgment Day.
Previous Managers: Diamond Dallas Page, Dusty Rhodes, Harley Race, Pamela Anderson, Shawn Michaels, Merlin the Wizard (Kevin Sullivan), Ted DiBiase, Torrie Wilson.
With team-mate Scott Hall, Kevin Nash was defeated by the tag team, formed by Shinya Hashimoto and MMA legend Naoya Ogawa.
1998 WCW World War 3 Winner.
During his senior season in high school, he was rated the second-best prep basketball player in Michigan. First was Earvin Magic Johnson.
Former World Tag Team Champion.
Nash formed a tag team in WCW dubbed the "Master Blasters", with Al Greene.
Particapted in WCW Nitro's infamous "Fingerpoke of Doom" match. In which he was the WCW World Champion at the time. He was supposed to wrestle Hollywood Hulk Hogan for the title. When the match began Hogan poked him on the chest and he fell. Hogan then pinned him and won the title. This match was considered to be the start of WCW downfall and rating soon fell afterwards.
Was considered for the role of Little John in Robin Hood (2010).
Is one of two [now former] American professional wrestlers, along with Kurt Angle, to make a brief appearance in a film as a silent Russian character who brutally dominates the protagonist in a fight, only for the hero to miraculously escape defeat and/or death. Nash did this in The Punisher (2004), and Angle in Warrior (2011).
Part of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (formerly known as NWA/TNA), whose primetime show TNA Impact! (official typeset: TNA iMPACT!) seen on Spike TV. [October 2004]
Decided to not re-sign with WWE. [January 2004]
Returned to the WWE after being out nearly nine months with a quad injury. [April 2003]
WWE Hall of Famer.

Personal Quotes (15)

It's gone on my whole life, this David and Goliath syndrome that a lot of these smaller guys always have. They think the only reason I've ever had any success in my career is because of my physical size. And you know what? If that's the case, so be it. I really don't care. Because I have that size.
The world is a mess. It seems that life gets harder on a personal level each and every day. Hug and kiss those you love every day. You never know when the tragedies of this world may visit your life.
Scott Hall is a great wrestler, a better friend, but more than anything a very caring human being. Scott never passed a homeless person or someone in need without opening his wallet. This is a guy that has the first two nickels he ever made.
If you go to an ATM for a hundred dollars and it keeps spitting twenties, when would you walk away? When it wasn't spitting twenties no more. As long as you can take the money out, you'd stay there. That's what the wrestling business is like.
I've always been into bodybuilding and keeping in shape, and I just challenge myself to see if I can continue to make improvements.
I'm a Detroit kid who grew up with that assembly line mentality: You go to work to make money.
In professional wrestling, I think that they want you to be bigger than life. It's almost like an over-acting type thing - whereas on the big screen, you're 35 feet and they've got a close-up of you to put it on the screen in the movie house. At 35 feet, it's more subtlety than the overboard drama that we do in pro wrestling.
Everyone wants to call wrestling 'the business.' Why don't you treat it like a business? I don't care if you're running a diner, if you're running a car wash or a wrestling company. It's all business.
I'm 53, and it's hard to get to the gym every day. If I know on Friday I'm going to be wrestling, then I don't want to look bad, so it gives me motivation. Plus, once you're in motion, it's a lot easier to stay in motion.
When you're in that upper echelon in wrestling, any movie you take is gonna be a pay cut. If you're gone for three months and they pay you 150 grand, you're getting killed.
I'm so super-critical of everything that I do.
I'm one of those people who can't watch themselves do anything. I could never watch myself wrestle. I've probably watched a handful of my matches. I never could watch myself. Even when I played college basketball, I hated film days... 'Oh God, I'm gonna watch myself screw up.' I'm just one of those people who can't watch their work.
When my hair is dyed, I feel like I'm 35 again.
A guy my size needs a tremendous amount of protein on a daily basis, just to maintain peak size, strength, and performance. Basically, that means six or seven small meals a day, so I depend on protein supplementation.
When you do RAW or Wrestlemania or a PPV where there's 10,000 people or more, you don't necessarily look at the people. The only time there's a realization that there's that many people is when you walk to the ring. Once you get in the ring, your focus is only on the ring, and maybe the front few rows.

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