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Hulk Hogan Biography

Birth Name:
Terry Gene Bollea
Birth Place:
Augusta, Georgia, United States
Profession
Pro wrestler, actor

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
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  • 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