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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 »


(age 47) in Burke, Virginia, USA

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 1991 The Marrying Man
 1991 Shock 'Em Dead
Officer Meak (as John Minton)
 1990 Caged in Paradiso
Big Man
 1989 Hyper Space
 1988 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
- To Reign in Hell (1988) ... Erlick
 1987 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
- Double Agent (1987) ... Igor
 1987 Hunter (TV Series)
- Bad Company (1987) ... Randy
 1985 The Protector
Huge Hood (as John Minton Studd)
 1984 Micki + Maude
Big John Stud (as John Minton)
 1976 WWF Championship Wrestling (TV Series)
Executioner #2
- Episode dated 11 December 1976 (1976) ... Executioner #2
- Episode dated 3 July 1976 (1976) ... Executioner #2
- Episode dated 5 June 1976 (1976) ... Executioner #2
- Episode dated 27 March 1976 (1976) ... Executioner #2
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Personal Details

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


6' 7" (2.01 m)

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Personal Quote:

I'm the REAL Giant!!


Winner of the 1989 WWF Royal Rumble, last eliminating "Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase See more »


Trademark move: Butterfly Suplex See more »

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