Hulk Hogan

  • Birth Name: Terry Gene Bollea
  • Birth Place: Augusta, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: Pro wrestler, Actor
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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.

Relationships

  • Allan Bollea — Brother
  • Ruth Bollea — Mother
  • Brooke Hogan — Daughter
  • Linda Hogan — Ex-wife
  • Pete Bollea — Father
  • Jennifer McDaniel — Wife
  • Kenneth Wheeler — Half Brother
  • Nick Hogan — Son

College

  • Attended Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida, United States; attended University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States

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