Dwayne Johnson

Actor, Wrestler, Football player
Actor Dwayne Johnson started his showbiz career as "The Rock," one of the most decorated champions in the Worldwide Wrestling Federation and one of the its most popular characters, before applying his commanding ... Read more »
Born: 05/01/1972 in Hayward, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (89)

Ballers 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Furious 7 2015 (Movie)

Hobbs (Actor)

San Andreas 2015 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

Wake Up Call 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Hercules 2014 (Movie)

Hercules (Actor)

Tosh.0 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fast & Furious 6 2013 (Movie)

Hobbs (Actor)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation 2013 (Movie)

Roadblock (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pain & Gain 2013 (Movie)

Paul Doyle (Actor)

Snitch 2013 (Movie)

John Matthews (Actor)

The Empire State 2013 (Movie)

Detective James Ransone (Actor)

The Hero 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D 2012 (Movie)

Hank (Actor)

Fast Five 2011 (Movie)

Hobbs (Actor)

Guys Choice 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Faster 2010 (Movie)

Driver (Actor)

Guys Choice 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Mad TV 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006, 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Other Guys 2010 (Movie)

Christopher Danson (Actor)

Tooth Fairy 2010 (Movie)

Derek (Actor)

2009 MTV Movie Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Planet 51 2009 (Movie)

Capt. Chuck Baker (Voice)

Race to Witch Mountain 2009 (Movie)

Jack Bruno (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Wizards of Waverly Place 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elvis: Viva Las Vegas 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Smart 2008 (Movie)

Agent 23 (Actor)

Operation Filmmaker 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 2008 MTV Movie Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

Cory in the House 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hannah Montana 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reno 911: Miami 2007 (Movie)

Head of the Bomb Squad (Actor)

Southland Tales 2007 (Movie)

Boxer Santaros/Jericho Cane (Actor)

The 2007 ESPY Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 Teen Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Game Plan 2007 (Movie)

Joe Kingman (Actor)

Gridiron Gang 2006 (Movie)

Sean Porter (Actor)

The 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Video Game Awards 2005 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Be Cool 2005 (Movie)

Elliot Wilhelm (Actor)

Doom 2005 (Movie)

Sarge (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Be Cool 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 MTV Movie Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

John Ritter Remembered 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual TRL Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Walking Tall 2004 (Movie)

Chris Vaughn (Actor)

3rd Annual Taurus World Stunt Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Teen Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rundown 2003 (Movie)

Beck (Actor)

The 33rd Annual NAACP Image Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Scorpion King 2002 (Movie)

Mathayus/The Scorpion King (Actor)

Dag 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Long Shot 2001 (Movie)

Cameo (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

TRL Uncensored 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 MTV Movie Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Teen Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd NAACP Image Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mummy Returns 2001 (Movie)

The Scorpion King (Actor)

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin: Lord of the Ring 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Mick Foley: Madman Unmasked 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 Teen Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

That '70s Show 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

WWF Smackdown 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Wrestlemania Rage Party 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Spy Hunter (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (3)

Snitch 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D 2012 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Racing Dreams 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (1)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D 2012 (Movie)

("Aloha Oe") (Song Performer)

Biography

Actor Dwayne Johnson started his showbiz career as "The Rock," one of the most decorated champions in the Worldwide Wrestling Federation and one of the its most popular characters, before applying his commanding presence and personal charisma into a successful film acting career. A bona fide pop culture figure, Johnson attracted impressive box office numbers to action and sports-oriented films like "The Scorpion King" (2002) and "Gridiron Gang" (2006), but over time, also proved himself to be an adroit comedic player with a surprisingly light tough. In fact, he memorably hosted "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), which included a hilarious parody of The Hulk called "The Rock Obama." But it was on the big screen that he made his biggest impression with turns in "The Rundown" (2003) and "Walk Tall" (2004). Johnson took a slight detour with the huge family comedy success "The Game Plan" (2007) and the summer comedy hit "Get Smart" (2008), though he endured some ridicule for starring in "Race to Witch Mountain" (2009) and "Tooth Fairy" (2010). Johnson was back on track with "Faster" (2010) and the huge hit "Fast Five" (2011), both of which confirmed his status as a top action star.

Relationships

Dany Garcia Executive Producer

Wife
Met in 1991 Married May 3, 1997 Separated in June 2007 Divorced May 19, 2008

Lauren Hashian

Companion

Rocky Johnson

Father
African-Canadian; appeared with World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in the late 1970s and 1980s; went by the name 'Soulman' Rocky Johnson

Ata Johnson

Mother

Simone Johnson

Daughter
Born Aug. 14, 2001; mother, Dany Garcia

Ricky Johnson

Uncle

Peter Maivia

Grandfather
Maternal grandfather; reportedly one of the first Samoan professional wrestlers; went by the name 'High Chief' Peter Maivia Appeared in the James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice" (1967)

Lia Maivia

Grandfather

EDUCATION

Freedom High School

Bethlehem , Pennsylvania
As a senior year was rated the eighth-best player in the state

University of Miami

Miami , Florida 1994
Played defensive tackle on the school's football team as well as wrestled; met future wife as a freshman

Milestones

2013

Starred in action drama "Snitch"

2013

Joined cast of action sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" as Roadblock

2012

Starred in adventure sequel "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"

2011

Played a federal agent in "Fast Five," the fifth film in "The Fast and the Furious" film series

2010

Played title character in comedy film "The Tooth Fairy"

2010

Cast opposite Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in action comedy "The Other Guys"

2009

Voiced NASA astronaut Captain Chuck Baker in animated film "Planet 51"

2009

Played leading role in "Race to Witch Mountain," a re-imagining of original 1975 film "Escape to Witch Mountain"

2008

Cast opposite Steve Carell in feature adaptation of Mel Brooks and Buck Henry's 1960s spy parody series "Get Smart"

2007

Played a pro quarterback who meets 8-year-old daughter he never knew he had in comedy "The Game Plan"

2007

Co-starred in Richard Kelly's ensemble film "Southland Tales"

2006

Played a probation officer who forms a football team of juvenile inmates in "Gridiron Gang"; film inspired by a 1993 documentary

2005

Cast as a a bodyguard-singer opposite John Travolta in "Be Cool"

2004

Played a former U.S. Army Special Forces who returns home in "Walking Tall" opposite Johnny Knoxville

2003

Starred opposite Seann William Scott as a bounty hunter in "The Rundown"

2002

Landed first film lead, reprising title role in spin-off "The Scorpion King"

2001

First released film role, cast as the Scorpion King in sequel "The Mummy Returns"

2000

Hosted "Saturday Night Live" (NBC); sang in skits as well as donned drag

2000

Appeared at both Democratic and Republican National Conventions

1999

TV acting debut, portraying father Rocky Johnson on episode of Fox sitcom "That '70s Show"

1996

Made World Wrestling Federation debut as The Rock, following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father

1995

Spent one year with Canadian football team Calgary Stampedes

1990

Played college football with Miami Hurricanes

1975

Father lost family savings as well as their home

Moved frequently as a child, living in Florida, Tennessee, Georgia and Hawaii

Family settled in Pennsylvania

Bonus Trivia

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"I never anticipated the success I've had. It was just five years ago that I was sleeping on a stained mattress and living on tuna fish and spaghetti." – Johnson to George Wayne in Vanity Fair magazine, May 2001

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"My goal in the World Wrestling Federation and that whole sports entertainment industry was to be the absolute best, hands down. Same thing here." – Johnson on his movie career to Premiere magazine, May 2001

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"He's got so much raw talent and natural ability that he's already beyond Jean-Claude Van Damme and the Steven Segals. I think he's going to go right to the big leagues as an action star." – director Chuck Russell quoted in Premiere magazine, May 2001

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"I never cared about being the biggest guy or the loudest or anything like that. I just wanted to be the most entertaining. So it was then that I knew I wanted to be an actor but I didn't know how I was going to make that transition. It was a long process of studying and waiting for opportunities. Then I hosted 'Saturday Night Live' a couple of times, and that prompted a lot of phone calls." – Johnson on how he started acting to CNN.com, Sept. 19, 2006

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"He's one of the hardest-working people on behalf of a movie I've worked with," says Oren Aviv, president of production for Walt Disney Studios. "He's the guy who's constantly saying, 'What else can I do?' That puts him in a unique category of less than a handful of actors working today." – from Entertainment Weekly, June 13, 2008

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