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Overview (3)

Born in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Nicknames Megaman
Colossus
The Colossus of Boggo Road
Height 6' 10" (2.08 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nathan Jones is an Australian actor, power-lifting champion, strongman, and former WWE professional wrestler. He rose upon the world strongman scene in 1995, and showed magnitude to become perhaps the top competitor in the world. At 6' 11" and 330 lbs. of muscle & mayhem, the giant Australian known as "Megaman" was an imposing sight, and used his great size and strength to place high in the World Musclepower Championships.

Born in Victoria, Queensland on August 21, 1968, his mother (Adrienne Grace-Jones) is of English/Irish descent, and father (Malcolm Hirtzel) is of German/Swedish descent. Nathan's grandfather (on his father's side) at 6'7", was a Caber tossing champion in New Zealand, while his great grandfather at 6'5", known for his adept swimming skills and champion medals, joined the police force, and was inducted into their Nautical task-force, also due to his nautical engineering background as well. The story of how the ship he were on got hit and sank, his great grandfather was the only survivor out of 6 men on board, suffering under below freezing temperatures, swam across The River Thames to his survival. All the while, his grandfather (on his mother's side) held a physics & electrical engineering degree, and competed in Olympic track cycling. He even showed his devotion and cycled 25 miles a day to court his true love. (Nathan's grandmother)

As projected, he proved himself, and won the Highland Games World Strongman Challenge at age 26 in Scotland against Gary Taylor, a 6x World Record Holder & Olympian..and did it naturally. His career later turned towards Professional Wrestling and Sports Entertainment in 2002, where we made his televised World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) debut on the SmackDown! roster. Nathan most notably appeared alongside The Undertaker at WrestleMania XIX, as well as part of Team Lesnar at Survivor Series 2003. He was known as "The Colossus of Boggo Road", a title referring to his time spent in Boggo Road Gaol, a notorious maximum-security Australian prison. Although he was sentenced for the crime of string armed robberies, it was not done out of personal greed or avarice, but due to the unfairness and inequality of the system.

Nathan's introduction to the world of film & acting was after he caught the attention of martial arts movie icon Jackie Chan, who flew him to the Gold Coast for an audition for the movie "Police Story 4: First Strike". Jackie Chan saw him on the Good Morning Australia Show picking up the back of a Ford truck and pushed it for 30m. He even asked Nathan to do a jumping spin kick 8ft in the air! Being spotted by Jackie Chan was his big break.

Since then, some of his most notable roles in film have included playing David vs. Goliath type villainous characters, like Boagrius facing off Archilles (Brad Pitt) in "TROY", as Hercules O'Brien fighting Jet Li in "Fearless", or wrestling with Stone Cold Steve Austin as Petr in the jungles of "The Condemned". Then as the infamous Rictus Erectus in acclaimed Oscar-winning Australian film "Mad Max: Fury Road", son of 'The Immortan Joe', as his right-hand man and successor, he undoubtedly stands tall and out from the crowd. You can also catch him playing heavy-hitting, fully costumed characters like Akun in "Conan The Barbarian" with Jason Mamoa, or his latest "Scorpion King: Book of Souls" as Enkidu, a Golem made of clay, as the protector. He has also made his starring debut in a few Aussie horror films, and no stranger to playing intense, intimidating roles.

He lives in Queensland, Australia with his family, wife and partner Fawn Tran, and young son, Justice.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: F. Tran

Family (1)

Spouse Fawn Tran (? - present)  (1 child)

Trade Mark (6)

Trademark move: Sidewalk Slam
Trademark move: Big Boot
Trademark move: Chokeslam
Trademark move: Gutwrench Suplex
Trademark move: Scoop Lift into an Inverted DDT
Trademark move: Spinning Heel Kick

Trivia (16)

Won The Scottish Highland games
In April 7, 2002, he won the WWA Heavyweight Title.
On December 6, 2003, he apparently decided to "quit" the business during a Smackdown! tour of Asia & Australia.
He was enrolled in the WWF training school but didn't work out due to green-card issues. He later received several try-out matches with the WWE before joining them on live event cards and dark matches
He joined the WWE Smackdown brand and made his first appearance on Febuary 20, 2003. He was scheduled for a tag-team match with Mark Calaway (aka "The Undertaker") against Paul Wight (aka "Big Show") and A-Train at Wrestlemania 19; however, the WWE thought he was still a little bit too green to wrestle on such a big card.
Showed promise as a WWE Wrestler (2001-2003) until he quit, due to an exhausting touring schedule.
Fought in Pride FC's first event only to lose by a quick submission to a sumo wrestler.
He is a former player of the rugby league team Brisbane Norths, and would wear the largest sized jersey available.
Met boxer Jeff Fenech to gauge his talent as a boxer.
Previous managers: Rove McManus, Paul Heyman.
Injured his arm after being sideswiped by a cement truck in Bangkok, Thailand, in September 2008. He suffered nerve damage to his arm and was sidelined from wrestling for three months.
Recently returned to strongman competitions, now a salaried pro-strongman. [May 2005]
Currently under contract with the World Wrestling Federation and debuted on Smackdown! [March 2003]
Retired from World Wrestling Entertainment. [December 2003]
Before his career as a wrestler, he was sentenced to 16 years in 1987 at the age of 18 to Boggo Road Gaol for eight armed robberies between 1985-1987, two of which occurred in Tasmania. During the robberies, he became one of Australia's most wanted and ended up serving seven years in a maximum-security prison. In 1994, Jones was given one year work release before being discharged at the age of 25. While in prison, he was introduced to the sport of power lifting.
Had his right arm broken by Sweden's Magnus Samuelsson in the arm wresting event of the 1995 World's Strongest Man Competition.

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