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Hulk Hogan

One of the greatest, most popular, most hated and charismatic wrestlers of all time, Hulk Hogan is one of the men who helped parlay the circus-like world of professional wrestling from cult following into the forefront of American entertainment. What many people who know about Hogan don't know is he was in the "sport" for several years in virtual obscurity before hitting the big time. Hogan made his pro debut in 1978 and wrestled as "Sterling Golden" before becoming "Hulk." Hogan was getting main event matches while wrestling in the American Wrestling Alliance (AWA) in the early 1980s before he was cast as Thunderlips in Rocky III (1982). That bit of casting propelled Hogan into the spotlight and he was soon to enter the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1983. At the time, the WWF was just beginning to go from local television (they were based in the Northeast U.S.) to national, and Hogan's personality (and some well-done marketing and PR, plus the Wrestlemania series) helped to transform not only the WWF, but wrestling into the big show it is today. Hogan won the WWF title numerous times, and was credited with dealing André the Giant his first loss in pro wrestling. Hogan was soon seen everywhere -- television, cartoons, movies, records and lunch boxes -- but he was a part of the steroid scandal in the WWF, and quietly left the organization. Hogan laid low in wrestling circles, but continued to act before coming back, this time with World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the WWF's bitter rival. Hogan helped create the New World Order, the main bunch of badmen in WCW, and became more popular than ever. He abandoned his trademark red and yellow colors for black, and even dyed his beard black. He still wrestles as of today, and, like it or not, is probably one of the best entertainers in any form of show business. He always put on a show.

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Aug 11, 1953 In Augusta, Georgia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series The Jack and Triumph Show 2015-02-20

1 win & 1 nomination.

Known For
Poster of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Poster of Robot Chicken
Poster of American Idol
Poster of The Miracle That Is Beavis, Impotence, Inventors, and Canned
The Jack and Triumph Show Unknown 2015-02-20
The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 2013-09-09
Toy Hunter Unknown 2012-08-15
The Inbetweeners Himself 2012-08-20
Hulk Hogan's Micro Championship Wrestling Himself 2011-09-14
Piers Morgan Live Unknown 2011-01-17
China, IL The Dean 19 episodes, 2011-2015 2011-10-02
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
American Gladiators Self - Host 16 episodes, 2008 2008-01-06
Brooke Knows Best Self 10 episodes, 2008-2009 2008-07-13
WWE Legends of Wrestling Himself / ... 2006-11-01
The Contender Unknown 2005-03-07
American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Robot Chicken Unknown 2005-02-20
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Unknown 2005-08-04
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Unknown 2005-08-03
Dancing with the Stars Unknown 2005-06-01
TNA iMPACT! Wrestling Unknown 2004-06-04
American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Suddenly Susan Unknown 1996-09-19
Thunder in Paradise Randolph J. 'Hurricane' Spencer 22 episodes, 1994 1994-03-21
Space Ghost Coast to Coast Unknown 1994-04-15
WWE Raw Unknown 1993-01-11
Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
The Miracle That Is Beavis, Impotence, Inventors, and Canned Unknown 1993-03-08
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Baywatch Unknown 1989-09-22
The A-Team Unknown 1983-01-23
20/20 Unknown 1978-06-06
The Love Boat Unknown 1977-05-05
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11