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Date of Birth 29 November 1938Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA
Birth NameEugene Arthur Okerlund
Nickname Mean Gene
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gene Okerlund was born on November 29, 1938 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA as Eugene Arthur Okerlund. He is an actor, known for No Holds Barred (1989), Halloween Havoc (1994) and Ready to Rumble (2000). He has been married to Jeanne E. Okerlund since March 27, 1964. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Jeanne E. Okerlund (27 March 1964 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (12)

Once wrestled a tag team match with Hulk Hogan.
His son Todd played on the 1988 US Olympic Hockey Team and played for the New York Islanders briefly.
Spokesperson for a fast-food franchise using his name and likeness, Mean Gene's Burgers (also, Mean Gene's Pizza and Mean Gene's Beef Jerky).
Sang the national anthem at the very first WrestleMania (1985).
In 1993, Mean Gene jumped to World Championship Wrestling after nine long years in the WWF.
In 2000, Mean Gene started an on-air feud with WCW announcer Mark Madden, culminating in a match on Nitro.
Mean Gene and Bobby Heenan made an appearance as guest commentators for the Gimmick Battle Royal at WrestleMania X-Seven (2001).
Inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2006.
Often called "Scheme Gene" for his various promotions during and after his WWF/WCW crossover.
Was best man at the Iron Sheik's wedding.
His nickname "Mean Gene" was created by WWF broadcast colleague Jesse Ventura.
Was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 1st, 2006, by Hulk Hogan.

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