Mike Tyson

One of the most accomplished and notorious figures in professional sports, Mike Tyson was a one-time heavyweight champion boxer whose success in the ring was largely undone by his excesses outside of it. Known for his ... Read more »
Born: 06/30/1966 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (58)

Superhuman 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2013, 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Ip Man 3 2016 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Meet the Blacks 2016 (Movie)

James Clown (Actor)

Mike Tyson Mysteries 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Himself

Brand: A Second Coming 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Champs 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Entourage 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Lip Sync Battle 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

I Am Ali 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 - 2005, 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Vernon God Little 2014 (Movie)

(in talks) (Actor)

Grudge Match 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

How I Met Your Mother 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scary Movie 5 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Jim Rome on Showtime 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Co2 2011 (Movie)

Griller (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Same Name 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Taking on Tyson 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hangover Part II 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Entourage 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

SOS Saving OurSelves: Help for Haiti 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Tyson 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chavez 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rocky Balboa 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Outsider 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

When Will I Be Loved? 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Black and White 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Play It to the Bone 1999 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1999 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

Mike Tyson: Fallen Champ 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Voices That Care 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 11th Annual ACE Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 22nd Annual NAACP Image Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

The 24th Annual Victor Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

A Very Special Christmas Party 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

One on One With Jim Lampley 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Boxing's Greatest Knockouts 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

People Magazine on TV 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

2014 BET Awards (TV Show)

Performer
Producer (2)

Champs 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Tyson 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

One of the most accomplished and notorious figures in professional sports, Mike Tyson was a one-time heavyweight champion boxer whose success in the ring was largely undone by his excesses outside of it. Known for his menacing demeanor and devastating power, Tyson was capable of defeating opponents with a single blow, which quickly sent him to the top of his profession, while immortalizing him in pop culture as the "baddest man on the planet." A childhood spent in poverty and violence did not prepare him for the scrutiny he endured in the public eye, and poor judgment and criminal behavior helped to unseat him from his position at the peak of his powers in the late 1990s. Stints in jail for rape charges were followed by a string of bizarre behavior, most notably the biting of opponent Evander Holyfield's ear; by the new millennium, the world had written off Tyson as a damaged animal, incapable of existing outside the ring. After each incident, Tyson attempted to make amends by devoting his energies to improving himself, but financial ruin forced him to continue boxing long after his skills had left him. Mike Tyson's spectacular power, terrible fall from grace and numerous attempts to reclaim his life as his own made him at once one of the most vilified and tragic figures in American sports history.

Relationships

Robin Givens Actor

Wife
Met 1987 Married 1988 Divorced Feb. 14, 1989 in the Dominican Republic; Givens received $1 million in cash and kept jewelry given to her by Tyson

Jimmy Kirkpatrick

Father

Lorna Smith

Mother

Lakiha Spicer

Wife
Married June 6, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV

Monica Turner

Wife
Married April 19, 1997 Divorced Jan. 13, 2003

Exodus Tyson

Daughter
Born c. 2005 died on May 26, 2009 in Phoenix, AZ after accidentally hanging herself on treadmill cord

Rayna Tyson

Daughter
Mother, Monica Turner

Amir Tyson

Son
Mother, Monica Turner

Morocco Tyson

Son
Born January 25, 2011 mother, Lakiha Spicer

Milestones

2009

Made a hilarious and memorable cameo in the comedy blockbuster "The Hangover," opposite Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis

2008

Became the subject of an eponymous documentary titled "Tyson" by filmmaker James Toback, who had previously directed him in the feature "Black and White"

2005

Announced his retirement from professional boxing

1999

Made a cameo in the comedy "Play It to the Bone," starring Antonio Banderas and Woody Harrelson

1999

Appeared in the drama "Black and White," opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Scott Caan

1985

Made his professional boxing debut on March 4, 1985, opposite Hector Mercedes

1982

Won gold at the 1982 Junior Olympics after achieving a knockout in eight seconds, the fastest in the competition's history

Met Cus D’Amato, the legendary boxing trainer who had schooled fighters like Floyd Patterson and Jose Torres; D’Amato also became Tyson's legal guardian after Lorna Smith died when he was 16

Bonus Trivia

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In July of 1991, Tyson attended the Miss Black America pageant, where he met Desiree Washington, the 18-year-old Miss Rhode Island contestant. The pair returned to Tyson’s hotel room, where he allegedly raped her. He was tried and convicted of the charge in 1992, and spent the next three years in jail on a six-year sentence.

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