Date of Birth: Jul 15, 1951
Biography: Minnesota-born wrestler, actor, and politican. Served in the Navy during the Vietnam war and later became a wrestler for the WWF (now WWE) in the 1970s, his fame as a wrestler lead to several acting roles. After retiring from wrestling he turned his attention to politics and became mayor of the town of Brooklyn Park, MN in 1991 and later Minnesota's state governor in 1998, which he held until 2003.
Total Credits at Criticker: 36 (Actor)
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A nostalgic journey through '80s sci-fi films, exploring their impact and relevance today, told by the artists who made them and by those who were inspired to turn their visions into reality.
The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off (2009) - Direct-to-Video
Alex Jones presents the "evidence" that Barack Obama is just a front for the Bilderberg group who orchestrated the economic collapse in order to control global trade.
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura (2009) - TV Series
Jesse Ventura and his team of investigators dig deep into the behind-the-scenes government doings. What he reveals will shock you and awe you, but still, you're left to make up your own mind about what you do or do not believe (IMDb).
WWE Hall of Fame 2004 (2004) - TV Special
On March 13th, 2003 - the night before Wrestlemania XX - World Wrestling Entertainment held a very special ceremony to induct 11 legends in its hallowed Hall of Fame. These are the highlights of that ceremony. (imdb)
When underappreciated video specialist Joe Scheffer (Tim Allen) is brutally humiliated by the office bully Mark McKinney (Patrick Warburton) in front of his daughter, Joe begins a quest for personal redemption. He proceeds by enduring a personal make-over and takes martial arts lessons from a B-action star. As news spreads of his rematch with Mark, Joe suddenly finds himself the center of attention, ascending the corporate ladder and growing in popularity. He's determined to show everyone in his life that he is not a nobody, but a force to be reckoned with. (imdb)
Summerslam (1999) - TV Special
WWF Championship: Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Triple H vs. Mankind, WWF Intercontinental/European Championship: Jeff Jarrett vs. D'Lo Brown, WWF Tag Team Championship: X-Pac & Kane vs. The Big Show & The Undertaker, WWF Hardcore Championship: The Big Boss Man vs. Al Snow, WWF Women's Championship: Ivory vs. Tori, Tag Team Gauntlet Match: The Acolytes vs. Edge & Christian vs. The Hollys vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. Mideon & Viscera vs. Droz & Prince Albert (imdb)
Docu-comedy about the fanatic-like following that has sprung up around the many UFO sightings and the reported extra-terrestrial encounters. But specifically, the film is the story of one Minnesota man's search for answers. (Roswell6.com)
Slamboree '94 (1994) - TV Movie
Slamboree 1994 took place on May 22, 1994 from the Philadelphia Civic Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to the pay-per-view portion of the show WCW introduced a group of "Legends" to the crowd: Ole Anderson, Penny Banner, Red Bastien, Tully Blanchard, The Crusher, Don Curtis, Terry Funk, Verne Gagne, Hard Boiled Haggerty, Larry Hennig, Killer Kowalski, Ernie Ladd, Wahoo McDaniel, Angelo Mosca, Harley Race, Ray Stevens, Lou Thesz, Mr. Wrestling II, Tommy Young. (Wikipedia)
Beach Blast (1993) - TV Movie
Beach Blast was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event promoted by World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and held in the summers of 1992 and 1993. The 1992 WCW Beach Blast PPV event was held in June on a Saturday while the 1993 WCW Beach Blast PPV event was held in July on a Sunday. It was replaced by Bash at the Beach in 1994. WCW closed in 2001 and all rights to their television and PPV shows was bought by WWE, including the Beach Blast shows. (imdb)
Battlebowl (1993) - TV Movie
Battlebowl was a one-time professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Championship Wrestling. It was made up of tag team matches in which the partners were randomly drawn in a "Lethal Lottery" and a team had to work together to advance to the Battlebowl Battle Royal at the end of the night. The Battlebowl concept had been featured at Starrcade 1991 and Starrcade 1992, but this was the first time WCW chose to make it a standalone event. (Wikipedia)
Clash of the Champions XXIII (1993) - TV Movie
June 16, 1993 in Norfolk, Virginia (Norfolk Scope) Dick Slater replaced WCW World Television Champion Paul Orndorff, who was injured in a car accident. Earlier, Maxx Payne shot Johnny B. Badd in the face with his Baddblaster. Flair pinned Pillman (09:41), The Blonds were disqualified (11:06).
Clash of the Champions XXIV (1993) - TV Special
August 18, 1993 in Daytona Beach, Florida (Ocean Center) Lord Steven Regal replaced the injured Brian Pillman. On September 1, Anderson and Roma would be stripped of the NWA World Tag Team Championship, due to WCW withdrawing from the NWA. Bobby Eaton replaced Regal, who replaced Pillman in the earlier match. If Vader had been disqualified in the main event, he would have lost the title to Smith. Cactus Jack returned after the main event match, attacking Vader.
Clash of the Champions XXV (1993) - TV Movie
November 10, 1993 in St. Petersburg, Florida (Bayfront Arena) Ric Flair pinned Big Van Vader but the referee later reversed the decision to a disqualification victory for Flair as Vader had accidentally knocked down the referee. As a result, Vader retained the championship. (Wikipedia)
WrestleWar (1992) - TV Movie
The injured WCW World Heavyweight Champion Sting leads his Squadron into battle against the Dangerous Alliance into the unforgiving environment of War Games, and more. (imdb)
Beach Blast (1992) - TV Movie
WCW Tag Team Titles: The Steiner Brothers vs. Steve Williams & Terry Gordy, 30 Minute Iron Man Match: Rick Rude vs. Ricky Steamboat, WCW Champion Sting vs. Cactus Jack (non-title), WCW Light Heavyweight Title: Brian Pillman vs. Scotty Flamingo, Dustin Rhodes, Barry Windham & Nikita Koloff vs. Arn Anderson, Steve Austin & Bobby Eaton, Ron Simmons vs. Terrance Taylor, Greg Valentine vs. Marcus Bagwell. (imdb)
The Great American Bash (1992) - TV Movie
The Great American Bash (1992) took place on July 12, 1992 at the Albany Civic Center in Albany, Georgia. Shinya Hashimoto was substituting for the injured Akira Nogami. After the tournament the WCW and NWA World Tag Team Championships were considered to be unified and were defended together by Gordy and Williams and subsequent champions until WCW withdrew from the NWA in 1993. (Wikipedia)
Clash of the Champions XIX (1992) - TV Movie
Clash of the Champions XIX took place on June 16, 1992 in Charleston, South Carolina at the McAlister Field House of The Citadel. The event aired on TBS on June 22, 1992. There were 4600 fans in attendance and the show drew a 2.8 rating on TBS. The popularity of this event, and the opening of the new 12,000-seat arena twelve miles to the north, led this to be the last Clash on-campus. Further Charleston-based Clashes were held at the new arena.
Clash of the Champions XXI (1992) - TV Special
November 18, 1992 in Macon, Georgia (Macon Coliseum) Brian Pillman pinned Brad Armstrong after attacking him pre-match while feigning injury. Scotty Flamingo knocked out Johnny B. Badd in the second round after hitting him with a glove Page and Vegas filled with water during the 30-second rest period. This was 2 Cold Scorpio's debut in WCW. Simmons' original partner Robbie Walker was injured. This was Paul E. Dangerously's last appearance on WCW television.
An alien "policeman" (Abraxas) arrives on Earth to apprehend a renegade of his own race who impregnates a woman with a potentially-destructive mutant embryo. (imdb)
Tagteam (1991) - TV Movie
When they're fired for not throwing a match, two professional wrestlers join the police academy.
Royal Rumble (1990) - TV Special
The 3rd annual WWF Royal Rumble battle royal, The Big Boss Man vs. Jim Duggan, I Quit Match: Ronnie Garvin vs. Greg Valentine, The Bushwackers vs. the Rougeau Brothers, Lanny Poffo vs. Brutus Beefcake. (imdb)
An alcoholic bare knuckle fighter and a hobo girl go to New Orleans to make an all or nothing bet against a mysterious man in a fight to the death.
Royal Rumble (1989) - TV Special
30 men. One ring. Two start, and a new one is introduced every 2 minutes. Only way out: over the top rope. The second annual Royal Rumble features 30 top WWF stars. Also: WWF Women's Title: Rockin' Robin vs. Judy Martin, 2 out of 3 Falls: The Hart Foundation & Jim Duggan vs. The Rougeau Brothers & Dino Bravo (imdb)
Summerslam (1989) - TV Special
Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake vs. Randy Savage & Zeus, WWF Intercontinental Title: Rick Rude vs. The Ultimate Warrior, WWF Tag Team Titles: The Brain Busters vs. The Hart Foundation, The Rockers & Tito Santana vs. The Rougeau Brothers & Rick Martel, Hercules vs. Greg Valentine, Ted DiBiase vs. Jimmy Snuka, Mr. Perfect vs. The Red Rooster, The Honky Tonk Man vs. Dusty Rhodes, Twin Towers & Andre the Giant vs. Demolition & Hacksaw Jim Duggan. (imdb)
No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie (1989) - TV Special
No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie, as the event was billed, was shown on pay-per-view on December 27, 1989. The program consisted of the film in its entirety, followed by a match previously recorded at a Wrestling Challenge taping on December 12 in Nashville, Tennessee. It is currently one of the few WWE pay-per-views not yet available on the WWE Network.
Royal Rumble (1988) - TV Special
The first ever Royal Rumble battle royal, a staggered battle royal with a new participant every 2 minutes. Also: WWF Women's Tag Team Championship (2 out of 3 falls) : The Jumping Bomb Angels vs. The Glamour Girls, 2 our of 3 Falls Match: The Islanders vs. The Young Stallians, Ricky Steamboat vs. Rick Rude, & the contract signing for the Hulk Hogan/Andre the Giant rematch (imdb)
WrestleMania IV (1988) - TV Special
14 WWF Superstars compete for the vacant WWF World Heavweight Championship in a one night tournament live from the Trump Plaza. (imdb)
Summerslam (1988) - TV Special
Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage vs. Ted DiBiase & Andre the Giant, WWF Intercontinental Title: The Honky Tonk Man vs. The Ultimate Warrior, WWF Tag Team Title: Demolition vs. The Hart Foundation, Don Muraco vs. Dino Bravo, The Rougeaus vs. The British Bulldogs, The Powers of Pain vs. the Bolsheviks, Bad News Brown vs. Ken Patera, The Junk Yard Dog vs. Ravishing Rick Rude, The Big Boss Man vs. Koko B. Ware, Hercules vs. Jake the Snake Roberts. (imdb)
Survivor Series (1988) - TV Special
Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Koko B. Ware, Hercules & Hillbilly Jim vs. Ted DiBiase, Haku, The Twin Towers & Red Rooster. Andre the Giant, Rick Rude, Dino Bravo, Mr. Perfect & Harley Race vs. Jim Duggan, Jake Roberts, Ken Patera, Scott Casey & Tito Santana. The Rockers, The Powers of Pain, The Young Stallions, The British Bulldogs & The Hart Foundation vs. Demolition, The Bolsheviks, The Brain Busters, The Rougeau Brothers & Los Conquistadors. The Ultimate Warrior, The Blue Blazer, Brutus Beefcake, (imdb)
Dutch (Schwarzenegger) and his elite military unit are recruited to rescue hostages held by guerrillas in the Latin American jungle. But once there, they encounter an enemy more deadly than any on earth! (20th Century Fox)
A wrongly-convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a TV game show. (imdb)
WrestleMania III (1987) - TV Special
Hulk Hogan goes up against Andre the Giant for the WWF World Championship, while Randy 'Macho Man' Savage battles Ricky Steamboat for the Intercontinental Championship at the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit. (imdb)
Survivor Series (1987) - TV Special
Hulk Hogan, Bam Bam Bigelow, Ken Patera, Don Muracco & Paul Orndorff vs. Andre the Giant, King Kong Bundy, Butch Reed, One Man Gang & Rick Rude. Strike Force, The Killer Bees, Jim Powers & Paul Roma, The British Bulldogs & The Rougeau Brothers vs. The Hart Foundation, The Islanders, The Bolsheviks, Greg Valentine & Dino Bravo. The Fabulous Moolah, Rockin' Robin, Velvet McEntyre & The Jumping Bomb Angels vs. Sherri Martel, Lelani Kai, Dawn Marie, Donna Christanello & Judy Martin.
WrestleMania 2 (1986) - TV Special
WWF Title (Cage Match): Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy, WWF Tag Team Titles: Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine vs. The British Bulldogs, WWF Intercontinental Title: Randy Savage vs. Brutus Beefcake, WWF Women's Title: The Fabulous Moolah vs. Desiree Peterson, Tito Santana & The Junk Yard Dog vs. The Funk Brothers, Boxing Match: Mr. T. vs Roddy Piper, Flag Match, Cpl. Kirchner vs. Nikolai Volkoff, Paul Orndorff vs. Don Muracco, Jake Roberts vs. George Wells...(imdb)
The Wrestling Classic (1985) - TV Special
The Wrestling Classic was a World Wrestling Federation pay-per-view event that took place on November 7, 1985 from the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois. Features a 16-man tournamnet and Hulk Hogan vs. Roddy Piper for the WWF Championship.
WWF Saturday Night's Main Event (1985) - TV Series
Saturday Night's Main Event A professional wrestling television program on NBC that occasionally aired from 1985 to 1991, under the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/E) banner, then re-debut in March of 2006. The entire show has superstars, who all future or already Hall of Famers such as Hulk Hogan, Brutus Beefcake, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Miss Elizabeth, Triple H, John Cena, Lanny "The Genius" Poffo, Ted DiBiase, Jesse "The Body" Ventura, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and more... (imdb)