Hulk Hogan

Actor, Producer, Wrestler
Undoubtedly the most recognized personality to emerge from World Wrestling Entertainment (formerly known as the World Wrestling Federation), Hulk Hogan maintained enormous popularity as a professional wrestler ... Read more »
Born: 08/11/1953 in Augusta, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling 1998 - 2001, 2008 - 2009, 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Il China 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Voice

Suddenly Susan 1998 - 1999, 2008 - 2009, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

WWE Tough Enough 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Judge

Walker, Texas Ranger 1998 - 2001, 2008 - 2009, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hulk Hogan's MCW 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Finding Hulk Hogan 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Gnomeo & Juliet 2011 (Movie)

Terrafirminator V.O. (Voice)

Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Hercules in 3-D 2009 (Movie)

Zeuss (Actor)

The Great Debate 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

American Gladiators 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Hogan Knows Best 2004 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 Billboard Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '05 Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Damage Control 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 Teen Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love The '90s 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Inside Out: Hulk Hogan, Stage Dad 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Hulk Hogan: American Made 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Hulk Hogan: The E! True Hollywood Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Muppets From Space 1999 (Movie)

Man in Black (Actor)

Shadow Warriors 2 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ultimate Weapon 1999 (Movie)

Ben Cutter (Actor)

3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain 1998 (Movie)

David Dragon (Actor)

McCinsey's Island 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Santa With Muscles 1996 (Movie)

Blake Thorne (Actor)

Spy Hard 1996 (Movie)

Steele's Tag Team Member (Actor)

The Secret Agent Club 1995 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

Thunder in Paradise 1993 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars Gives Kids the World 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

In a New Light '93 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Nanny 1993 (Movie)

Sean Armstrong (Actor)

Saturday Night's Main Event 1985 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Thunder in Paradise 1992 (Movie)

R J "Hurricane" Spencer (Actor)

MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Stories From Growing Up 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Suburban Commando 1991 (Movie)

Shep Ramsey (Actor)

Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

No Holds Barred 1989 (Movie)

Rip (Actor)

The Valvoline National Driving Test 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock 'n' Wrestling Saturday Spectacular 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

WrestleMania 2 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Goldie and the Bears 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Rocky III 1982 (Movie)

Thunderlips (Actor)

Assault on Devil's Island (TV Show)

Actor

Dolly (TV Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken: Star Wars (TV Show)

Voice
Producer (3)

Thunder in Paradise 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Suburban Commando 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

No Holds Barred 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (1)

Mr. Nanny 1993 (Movie)

("Twinkle Twinkle Little Star") (Song Performer)

Biography

Undoubtedly the most recognized personality to emerge from World Wrestling Entertainment (formerly known as the World Wrestling Federation), Hulk Hogan maintained enormous popularity as a professional wrestler throughout a long career that saw its share of dizzying highs and humiliating lows. Though wrestling had always been defined by absolutes - the morality tale of good versus evil - the story behind the scenes was far more complex, as personal tragedies entangled in an intricate web of a billion-dollar business. But initially Hogan managed to transcend brushes with scandal early in his career, unlike numerous contemporaries, to become not only the most famous professional wrestler in the world, but also the very face of the sport itself. With his trademark red and yellow headband, Hogan rode the wave of Hulkamania - which saw his face and flexed biceps on everything from posters to lunch pails - into pop culture iconography that translated to a career outside the ring with movies like "Thunder in Paradise" (1995) and later his own reality series, "Hogan Knows Best" (VH1, 2005-07). But eventually even Hulkamania began to show cracks in its façade when Hogan was embroiled in a series of scandals that included infidelity, his son nearly killing a friend in a drunk driving accident and a leaked sex tape. Regardless of serious personal setbacks, Hogan managed to maintain a successful career while his place as wrestling's most recognizable and beloved personality was cemented into the cultural pantheon.

Relationships

Pete Bollea

Father

Ruth Bollea

Mother

Allan Bollea

Brother
Born May 1947 Died April 1986

Brooke Hogan Consulting Producer

Daughter
Born May 5, 1988; mother, Linda Hogan Appeared with family on "Hogan Knows Best" (VH1, 2005-07)

Linda Hogan Actor

Wife
Married Dec. 18, 1983 Appeared with family on "Hogan Knows Best" (VH1, 2005-07) Separated November 2007 Divorced July 27, 2009

Nick Hogan Actor

Son
Born July 27, 1990; mother, Linda Hogan Appeared with family on "Hogan Knows Best" (VH1, 2005-07)

Jennifer McDaniel Makeup

Wife
Engaged December 2009 after two years of dating Married Dec. 14, 2010

Kenneth Wheeler

Half-Brother
Older

EDUCATION

University of South Florida

Tampa , Florida
Dropped out

Hillsborough Community College

Tampa , Florida

Milestones

2008

Appeared on daughter's spin-off "Brooke Knows Best" (VH1)

2008

Hosted NBC's short-lived reboot of "American Gladiators"

2005

Starred with wife Linda and their children on VH1 reality series "Hogan Knows Best"

2002

Returned to World Wrestling Federation

1999

Appeared in "Muppets from Space"

1994

Starred in syndicated adventure series "Thunder in Paradise"

1993

Continued the comedy action route with "Mr. Nanny"

1991

Subject of pay-per-view TV biopic "Hulk Hogan: A Real American Story"

1991

Delivered comedic turn in "Suburban Commando"

1989

First starring role in film, "No Holds Barred"; also executive producer

1984

Won his first world championship over the Iron Sheik

1983

Became a member of the World Wrestling Federation

1983

Traded in Irish villain persona for that of good-guy Hulk Hogan

1982

Made film acting debut as Thunderlips in "Rocky III"

1979

Recruited by Vincent McMahon Sr. to wrestle as an Irish villain

1976

Discovered ringside by wrestlers Jack and Jerry Brisco; trained with them

Bonus Trivia

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Sent to the Florida Sheriff's Boys Ranch for fighting outside of school at age 14; became a born-again Baptist

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Hogan has won the World Wrestling Federation Championship three times since 1984.

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Hogan appeared in commercials for Right Guard deodorant and Honey Nut Cheerios.

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There were nearly 300 licensed "Hulkster" products including pillowcases and Wrestling Buddies stuffed figures.

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