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Big John Studd (1948–1995)

John Minton, or Big John Studd as he would eventually be known, was born on February 19th, 1948, in Butler, Pennsylvania. He started training to be a professional wrestler under 'Walter 'Killer' Kowalski' at the age of 18. He first worked for the WWF (then the WWWF) under the name Chuck O'Connor, then as one of the Masked Executioners in 1976, ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 47) in Burke, Virginia, USA

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 1991 The Marrying Man
Dante
 1991 Shock 'Em Dead
Officer Meak (as John Minton)
 1990 Caged in Paradiso
Big Man
 1989 Hyper Space
Psycho
 1989 Royal Rumble (Video)
Big John Studd
 1988 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
Erlick
- To Reign in Hell (1988) ... Erlick
 1987 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Igor
- Double Agent (1987) ... Igor
 1987 Hunter (TV Series)
Randy
- Bad Company (1987) ... Randy
 1986 World Wrestling Federation (TV Series)
Big John Studd
- Episode dated 20 October 1986 (1986) ... Big John Studd
 1986 WrestleMania 2 (TV Movie)
Big John Studd
 1985 The Protector
Huge Hood (as John Minton Studd)
 1984 Micki + Maude
Big John Stud (as John Minton)
 1984 Spectrum Wrestling (TV Series)
Big John Studd
- Episode dated 4 August 1984 (1984) ... Big John Studd
 1984 Wrestling at the Chase (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 28 January 1984 (1984) ... Big John Studd
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Other Works:

TV commercial for the Wild One roller coaster at Wild World Amusement Park in Maryland (1986) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Minton | Chuck O'Connor | John Minton Studd | John Studd

Height:

6' 7" (2.01 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm the REAL Giant!!

Trivia:

He received several title shots at AWA champ Verne Gagne, but was unable to win the coveted strap. See more »

Trademark:

Trademark move: Reverse Bearhug See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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