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John Watanabe

John was born and raised in suburban Chicago. He earned a B.A. at Columbia College in Chicago, studying broadcasting. A radio announcer for Salem Communications-owned radio stations, including KDAR-FM in Oxnard, California, 2003-2009 and on Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa-owned radio stations in California and Nevada, known as the "K-Wave Radio Network"... See full bio »

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FMW: Legend Dawns
FMW: Legend Dawns FMW Announcer
FMW: The Enforcer
FMW: The Enforcer John 'Straight Up' Watanabe
FMW: The Flying Assassin
FMW: The Flying Assassin Host 'Straight Up' John Watanabe


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 2007 Dig Into History with California Jones (Video short)
 2002 FMW: Final Encounter (Video)
Don Watanabe - Ring Announcer
 2002 FMW: Rule the Asylum (Video)
Host 'Straight Up' John Watanabe
 2001 FMW: The Enforcer (Video)
John 'Straight Up' Watanabe
 2001 FMW: War of Attrition (Video)
 2001 FMW: International Slaughterhouse (Video)
 2001 FMW: The Judgment (Video)
Host 'Straight Up' John Watanabe
 2001 FMW: The Flying Assassin (Video)
Host 'Straight Up' John Watanabe
 2001 FMW: Yokohama Deathmatch (Video)
Host 'Straight Up' John Watanabe
 2000 FMW: Legend Dawns (Video)
FMW Announcer
 2000 UWA Urban Wrestling Alliance (TV Series)
Announcer / Host
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 2002 FMW: Torn to Shreds (Video documentary)
Himself - Presenter (voice)

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Actor for Gospel Light's Extra Edge DVDs, playing various comic characters in Bible-related skits. See more »


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Announced the student announcements over the high school public address system in his own wacky way, uttering one-liners and playing comedy album bits & bizarre sound effects - an unorthodox training program for his future broadcasting career. See more »


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