Hulk Hogan

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Terry Gene Bollea
  • Birth Place: Augusta, GA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/11/1953, Leo
  • Profession: Pro wrestler; actor
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Hulk Hogan Fast Facts:
  • Starred in baseball and bowling as a youth, winning the Tampa city junior doubles bowling title with future pro Vic Pettit in 1966. 
  • Played bass guitar in a weekend band in high school, earning enough money to buy two 1969 Plymouth Roadrunners.  
  • Settled a lawsuit out of court with Richard Belzer regarding injuries suffered by the comedian when Hogan put him in a headlock on Hot Properties in 1985.
  • Inspired by Jesse Ventura's successful bid for governor of Minnesota, Hogan announced his candidacy for U.S. President on the Tonight Show in 1998. 
  • Inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame by Sylvester Stallone in 2005.
  • Built his Belleair mansion in Florida---site of Seasons 1 and 2 of Hogan Knows Best---with stone from demolished French castles and estates; the house was put on the market for $25 million in June 2006.
  • His 2009 autobiography, My Life Outside the Ring, details the depression he experienced in the wake of the failure of his marriage and a serious car accident involving his son.
  • A&E aired a special, Finding Hulk Hogan, in 2010, detailing Hogan's continued activity in wrestling.
  • Hulk Hogan Relationships:
  • Linda Hogan - Ex-wife
  • Pete Bollea - Father
  • Kenneth Wheeler - Half Brother
  • Allan Bollea - Brother
  • Ruth Bollea - Mother
  • Nick Hogan - Son
  • Brooke Hogan - Daughter
  • Jennifer McDaniel - Wife
  • College:
  • Attended Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL; attended University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

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