Dusty Rhodes (I) (1945–2015)


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"The American Dream" has been one of the most popular and colorful professional wrestlers in history. Rhodes began wrestling in the 1960s and gained a reputation as a fast-talking, hard-rocking wrestler. He teamed early in his career with fellow Texan, the late Dick Murdoch, and, for more than 20 years, they wreaked havoc in on- and off-again tag ... See full bio »

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(age 69) in Orlando, Florida, USA

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WWE Raw Dusty Rhodes
(1997-2017)
TNA iMPACT! Wrestling Dusty Rhodes
(2004-2005)
Pro Wrestling USA Dusty Rhodes
(1984)

Filmography

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 2016 Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon (Video)
Dusty Rhodes (voice)
 2005-2015 WWE Raw (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #23.25 (2015) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #23.24 (2015) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #21.39 (2013) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #21.37 (2013) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Sign Of The Year (2013) ... Dusty Rhodes
 2014 WrestleMania XXX (TV Special)
Dusty Rhodes
 2013 WWE 2k14 (Video Game)
'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes (voice)
 2010-2013 WWE NXT (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #7.11 (2013) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #3.9 (2010) ... Dusty Rhodes
 2011-2012 WWE Smackdown! (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes
- SuperSmackDown LIVE: Blast from the Past (2012) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #13.48 (2011) ... Dusty Rhodes
 2010 WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time (Video)
Dusty Rhodes
 2009 WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 (Video Game)
Dusty Rhodes (voice)
 2007 WrestleMania 23 (TV Special)
Dusty Rhodes
 2006 Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology (Video)
Dusty Rhodes
 2006 WWE: McMahon (Video)
Dusty Rhodes
 2005 WFP: Night of Superstars 4 (Video)
Dusty Rhodes
 2004-2005 TNA iMPACT! Wrestling (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes
- TNA iMPACT! #51 (2005) ... Dusty Rhodes
- TNA iMPACT! #48 (2005) ... Dusty Rhodes
- TNA iMPACT! #45 (2005) ... Dusty Rhodes
- TNA iMPACT! #42 (2005) ... Dusty Rhodes
- TNA iMPACT! #41 (2005) ... Dusty Rhodes
 2004 IWC: Big Butler Fair (Video)
Dusty Rhodes
 2003 King of Carnage: Fatal Fourway (Video)
Dusty Rhodes
 1987-2001 WCW Worldwide (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes / 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes
- Episode dated 10 February 2001 (2001) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Episode dated 24 January 1987 (1987) ... 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes
 2000 ECW: Anarchy Rulz (Video Game)
Dusty Rhodes (voice)
 2000 WCW Classics (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes-Host
 1998 WCW Monday Nitro (TV Series)
'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes / Dusty Rhodes
- The Battle For Control (1998) ... 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes
- Cool Down in the Sunshine State (1998) ... 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes
- Contract Signing (1998) ... 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes
- Dirty Water (1998) ... 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes
- Goldberg Speaks (1998) ... Dusty Rhodes
 1998 WCW Thunder (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes
- Sidekicks (1998) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #1.7 (1998) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Benoit's Big Chance (1998) ... Dusty Rhodes
- WCW Thunder #4 (1998) ... Dusty Rhodes
 1988-1998 WCW Saturday Night (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes / 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes
- Episode dated 10 January 1998 (1998) ... 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes
- Episode dated 3 January 1998 (1998) ... 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes
- Episode dated 27 December 1997 (1997) ... 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes
- Episode dated 13 December 1997 (1997) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Episode dated 29 November 1997 (1997) ... Dusty Rhodes
 1996 WCW Main Event (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes
- Episode dated 18 August 1996 (1996) ... Dusty Rhodes
 1994 The History of SummerSlam (Video)
Dusty Rhodes
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Archie 'Mad Dog' McCray
- Who Killed Skippy's Master? (1994) ... Archie 'Mad Dog' McCray
 1992 Paradise Park
Deputy Johnny Morton
 1990 WWF Hottest Matches (Video)
Dusty Rhodes
 1989-1990 Saturday Night's Main Event (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #6.1 (1990) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #5.3 (1990) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #5.2 (1989) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #5.1 (1989) ... Dusty Rhodes
 1990 Battle of the WWF Superstars (Video)
Dusty Rhodes
 1990 WrestleMania VI (TV Special)
Dusty Rhodes
 1989-1990 WWF Superstars (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes
- Episode dated 3 March 1990 (1990) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #5.5 (1990) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Episode dated 27 January 1990 (1990) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #3.13 (1989) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Episode dated 16 December 1989 (1989) ... Dusty Rhodes
 1989 Fan Favourites (Video)
Dusty Rhodes
 1989 WWF Challenge (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes
- Episode dated 23 July 1989 (1989) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Episode dated 25 June 1989 (1989) ... Dusty Rhodes
 1988 Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup (Video)
The Midnight Rider
 1987 Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup (Video)
Dusty Rhodes
 1986 Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup (Video)
Dusty Rhodes
 1985 World Championship Wrestling (TV Series)
The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #1.52 (1985) ... The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #1.51 (1985) ... The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #1.50 (1985) ... The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #1.49 (1985) ... The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #1.48 (1985) ... The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes
 1983-1984 WCW PPV (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes
- Starrcade (1984) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Starrcade (1983) ... Dusty Rhodes
 1984 Pro Wrestling USA (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes
- Episode dated 6 October 1984 (1984) ... Dusty Rhodes
 1982-1983 Mid South Wrestling (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes / 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes / Special Referee
- Episode #5.45 (1983) ... 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes
- Episode #5.44 (1983) ... 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes / Special Referee
- A Confusing Situation (1982) ... Dusty Rhodes
- The Big Cat's Future (1982) ... Dusty Rhodes
- A Physical Altercation (1982) ... Dusty Rhodes
 1982 Gold Raiders
 1981 WWF World Championship Wrestling (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes
- Episode dated 31 October 1981 (1981) ... Dusty Rhodes
 1979 WWF on MSG Network (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes
- Episode dated 17 December 1979 (1979) ... Dusty Rhodes
- Episode dated 26 March 1979 (1979) ... Dusty Rhodes
 1977 WWF Championship Wrestling (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes
- Episode dated 1 October 1977 (1977) ... Dusty Rhodes
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Show Show Producer (11 credits)
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Show Show Thanks (8 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Virgil Runnels

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Michelle Rubio  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Dustin Rhodes | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I've wined and dined with kings and queens and I've slept in alleys and dined on pork and beans.

Trivia:

Inducted into the WCW Hall of Fame of May 21st, 1995. See more »

Trademark:

Always wears cowboy boots when wrestling See more »

Nickname:

The American Dream See more »

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