Jesse Ventura

Jesse Ventura

Jul. 15th, 1951
Born in
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
6' 4"

Jesse Ventura's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura TV Show
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura
Tuesday Night Titans TV Show
Tuesday Night Titans

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


In November 1990, professional wrestler turned actor Jesse Ventura was elected to a four-year term as mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of around 56,000. Jesse served one year term and did not run for a second term. He made appearances on After his mayoral term, he purchased a small hobby farm in nearby Maple Grove, Minnesota and moved from Brooklyn Park. In November 1998, Ventura, as a member of the Reform Party, was elected Governor of Minnesota.

  • Will be paid $2 million to host his new MSNBC show (2003). UPDATE: The network announced cancellation of the show (late December 2003).
  • Took the name "Ventura" from the California city of that name which, in turn, is named after San Buenaventura.
  • A 1969 graduate of Roosevelt High School, Minneapolis,
  • Did color commentary for the Minnesota Vikings radio network
  • Jesse's son, Tyrel, is an aspiring film director.
  • Worked with Navy SEALs during the Vietnam War but never actually trained as one.
  • While a professional wrestler in the 1980s he began lobbying his fellow wrestlers to form a labor union. Once news of this reached Ventura's then friend 'Hulk Hogan' (qv), Hogan informed World Wrestling Entertainement owner 'Vince McMahon' (qv), who immediately put a stop to the proceedings. Hogan never bothered to tell Ventura what he did. Ventura eventually learned for himself in the 1990s, at which point he ceased to consider Hogan a friend.
  • During the 2000 Minnesota State Fair, at the Jesse Ventura booth, T-shirts were being sold by donation that read "Got Underwear"

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