André the Giant (1946–1993)


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André René Roussimoff was born in a small farming community in Grenoble, France to Boris and Marian Rouismoff. His parents and four siblings were all of normal size, but André suffered from acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone. As the Giant grew up (very quickly, as he reached the ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 46) in Paris, France

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(1987)
WrestleMania III Andre the Giant
(1987)
WWF Superstars Andre the Giant / Giant Machine
(1986-1991)

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 2014 WWE 2k15 (Video Game)
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 1994 Trading Mom
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 1993 Best of WWF Steel Cage Matches (Video)
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 1992 Best of Hulkamania (Video)
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 1992 Best of Saturday Night's Main Event (Video)
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 1992 Best of WrestleMania (Video)
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 1992 SummerSlam's Greatest Hits (Video)
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 1992 Wrestling's Greatest Champions (Video)
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 1992 Wrestling Superheroes in Action (Video)
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 1992 WWF Champion Hulk Hogan's Greatest Matches (Video)
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 1992 WrestleMania: The Greatest Hits (Video)
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 1991 World Tour 1991 (Video)
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 1986-1991 WWF Superstars (TV Series)
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- Episode #4.48 (1991) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 3 March 1990 (1990) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode #3.13 (1989) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 11 November 1989 (1989) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 28 October 1989 (1989) ... Andre the Giant
 1991 Zorro (TV Series)
Nestor Vargas
- Big Brother (1991) ... Nestor Vargas
 1990 The Ultimate Warrior (Video)
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 1990 WrestleMania VI (TV Special)
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 1989 Best of the WWF Volume 18 (Video)
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 1989 Best of the WWF Volume 19 (Video)
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 1989 Hacksaw Jim Duggan (Video)
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 1989 Hulk Hogan Real American (Video)
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 1989 WWF: Strong Men (Video)
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 1989 WWF: Wrestlemania's Greatest Matches (Video)
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 1985-1989 Saturday Night's Main Event (TV Series)
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- Episode #5.2 (1989) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode #4.7 (1989) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode #4.5 (1989) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode #4.2 (1988) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode #4.1 (1988) ... Andre the Giant
 1989 Best of the WWF Volume 20 (Video)
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 1989 Fan Favourites (Video)
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 1986-1989 WWF Challenge (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 23 July 1989 (1989) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 2 April 1989 (1989) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 17 January 1988 (1988) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 14 January 1988 (1988) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 10 January 1988 (1988) ... Andre the Giant
 1988 Macho Madness (Video)
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 1988 Best of the WWF Volume 17 (Video)
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 1984-1988 Spectrum Wrestling (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 24 September 1988 (1988) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 4 August 1984 (1984) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 31 March 1984 (1984) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 18 February 1984 (1984) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 21 January 1984 (1984) ... Andre the Giant
 1988 Best of the WWF Volume 16 (Video)
The Giant Machine
 1988 Hulkamania 3 (Video)
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 1988 WWF: Wrestlefest 88 (Video)
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 1988 WrestleMania IV (TV Special)
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 1987 Best of the WWF Volume 14 (Video)
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 1987 Wrestling's Most Embarrassing Moments (Video)
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 1987 WWF Superstars (Video Game)
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 1987 The Princess Bride
Fezzik (as Andre the Giant)
 1987 WrestleMania III (TV Special)
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 1987 WWF Prime Time Wrestling (TV Series)
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- Episode #3.11 (1987) ... Andre the Giant
 1974-1987 WWF on MSG Network (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 19 January 1987 (1987) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 23 January 1984 (1984) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 17 October 1983 (1983) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode #8.4 (1980) ... André the Giant
- Episode dated 1 March 1976 (1976) ... Andre the Giant
 1986 Best of the WWF Volume 9 (Video)
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 1986 The Life and Times of Captain Lou Albano (Video)
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 1986 The WWF's Grand Slams (Video)
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 1986 Villains of the Squared Circle (Video)
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 1986 WWF's Explosive TNT Show (Video)
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 1986 WWF's Inside the Steel Cage (Video)
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 1973-1986 WWF Championship Wrestling (TV Series)
Andre the Giant / Giant Machine
- Episode dated 30 August 1986 (1986) ... Giant Machine
- Episode dated 2 February 1985 (1985) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 12 January 1985 (1985) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 6 October 1984 (1984) ... Andre the Giant
- Episode dated 29 September 1984 (1984) ... Andre the Giant
 1985 Best of the WWF Volume 1 (Video)
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 1985 Best of the WWF Volume 2 (Video)
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 1985 Best of the WWF Volume 3 (Video)
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 1985 Best of the WWF Volume 4 (Video)
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 1985 Biggest, Smallest, Strangest, Strongest! (Video)
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 1985 Cyndi Lauper: The Goonies 'R' Good Enough (Part 2) (Video short)
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 1985 Highlights of Wrestlemania (Video short)
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 1985 Roddy Piper's Greatest Hits (Video)
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 1985 The Hulkster Hulk Hogan (Video short)
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 1985 The WWF's Amazing Managers (Video)
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 1985 The WWF's Most Unusual Matches (Video)
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 1985 Wrestling's Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams! (Video)
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 1985 Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling (TV Series)
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 1984 Micki + Maude
Andre the Giant (as Andre Rousimmoff)
 1984 Conan the Destroyer
Dagoth (uncredited)
 1983 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
The Monster
- Heaven Is in Your Genes (1983) ... The Monster (as Andre the Giant)
 1982 Les Brillant (TV Series)
Jean Petit
- Monsieur Petit (1982) ... Jean Petit (as Jean Ferré)
 1982 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Killer Typhoon
- Ladies on the Ropes (1982) ... Killer Typhoon (uncredited)
 1976 WWF All-Star Wrestling (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 10 April 1976 (1976) ... Andre the Giant
 1976 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Bigfoot
- The Secret of Bigfoot: Part 2 (1976) ... Bigfoot
- The Secret of Bigfoot: Part 1 (1976) ... Bigfoot
 1967 Casse-tête chinois pour le judoka
Fighter (as Le Grand Ferré)
 1957 Stampede Wrestling (TV Series) (1957)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Honeycomb Cereal television advertisement (1987) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Andre | Jean 'The Giant' Ferre | Jean Ferré | Le Grand Ferré | Andre the Giant | Andre Rousimmoff | Andre Rousimoff | Andre Roussimoff | André el Gigante

Height:

7' 5" (2.26 m)


Parents:

Boris Roussimoff | Roussimouff, Mariann

Relatives:

Jacques Roussimoff (sibling)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I don't like to speak badly of people... See more »

Trivia:

He enjoyed the theatre and one of his dreams, which he confessed to his agent near the end of his life, was to go and see a live show. His agent offered to buy a couple of tickets so the two of them could go see a show, but André declined, explaining that - thanks to his size - he wouldn't be able to fit in the seats and he would block the view of anyone sitting behind him. See more »

Trademark:

His role as Fezzick in The Princess Bride (1987) See more »

Nickname:

The Gentle Giant See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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