Rowdy Roddy Piper

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Born: 04/17/1954 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CA

Filmography

Actor (40)

The Masked Saint 2016 (Movie)

Nicky Stone (Actor)

Don't Look Back 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Dilemma 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Moral Code 2014 (Movie)

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Other Plans 2014 (Movie)

Dean Evans (Actor)

Shut Up and Shoot! 2014 (Movie)

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2009, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kickin' It Old Skool 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Domestic Import 2006 (Movie)

Bronco Bill (Actor)

Robot Chicken 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Sin-Jin Smyth 2006 (Movie)

Trent Polly (Actor)

Hard Time 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Shepherd 1999 (Movie)

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The Misery Brothers 1998 (Movie)

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Dead Tides 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Last to Surrender 1997 (Movie)

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The Bad Pack 1997 (Movie)

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Marked Man 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sci-Fighters 1996 (Movie)

Cameron Grayson (Actor)

Terminal Rush 1996 (Movie)

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Jungleground 1995 (Movie)

Jake Cornel (Actor)

No Contest 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Tough and Deadly 1995 (Movie)

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Resort to Kill 1994 (Movie)

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Back in Action 1993 (Movie)

Frank Rossi (Actor)

The New Zorro 1989 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The Adventures of Superboy 1988 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Tag Team 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Buy and Cell 1989 (Movie)

Cowboy (Actor)

Hell Comes to Frogtown 1988 (Movie)

Sam Hell (Actor)

The Highwayman 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

They Live 1988 (Movie)

Nada (Actor)

Body Slam 1986 (Movie)

Rick Roberts (Actor)

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

Actor

WrestleMania 2 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Three Wise Guys (TV Show)

Actor

Milestones

2012

Won last documented match in a tag team with Cowboy Bob Orton against Terry Funk and Mick "Mankind" Foley

2005

Elected into WWF/WWE Hall of Fame

1992

Named WWF/WWE Intercontinental Champion

1988

Starred as an alien-fighting drifter in John Carpenter's "They Live"

1985

Wrestled against Hulk Hogan in Wrestlemania I

1984

Joined World Wrestling Federation and launches "Piper's Pit"

1975

Joined NWA Hollywood Wrestling

1968

Debuted as a professional wrestler at the age of 15

Bonus Trivia

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Adopted his wrestling moniker in the early '70s from his penchant for playing bagpipes while entering the arena and ring. An announcer dubbed him "Roddy the Piper," and the name stuck.

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Lost approximately 50 to 75% in a 1984 bout agaist Greg Valentine, who broke his left eardrum. Piper would later suffer from an equilibrium imbalance that made it difficult for him to maintain balance while wrestling.

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Told Bryant Gumbel in an interview for "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" that due to drug use and ill health during his years as a wrestler, he did not believe that he would reach the age of 65. Piper died in 2015 at the age of 61. 

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Piper enjoyed a recurring role on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" as Da' Maniac, a character that parodied Mickey Rourke's role in "The Wrestler," which itself was inspired by Piper and his performance in "They Live." Piper himself would appear on "The Jimmy Kimmel Show" during an interview with Rourke to praise the film and his performance.

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Piper gave mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey his approval to bill herself as "Rowdy."

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