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Sylvester Ritter (1952–1998)

The man who would eventually become known as the Junk Yard Dog was born on December 13, 1953, in Wadesboro, North Carolina. He played football & wrestled in high school and was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1975 after graduating from Fayetville State University, but was cut after blowing out his knee. He tried out of the Packers and held a few ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1991 WCW Wrestle War (TV Movie)
The Junkyard Dog
 1988 Summerslam (TV Movie)
The Junkyard Dog
 1988 WCW Main Event (TV Series)
Junkyard Dog
 1986 WrestleMania 2 (Video)
Junkyard Dog
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Other Works:

Performed his own theme music, "Grab Them Cakes"

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Junkyard Dog

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm sure enough in living color!

Trivia:

Was killed in a car crash after attending his daughter's high school graduation. See more »

Trademark:

Wrestling finishing move "The Thump" See more »

Nickname:

Big Daddy See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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