Jesse Ventura

Biography

James George Jano, better known by his stage name, Jesse Ventura, is an American politician, actor, author, naval veteran, and former professional wrestler who served as the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003.

Born James George Janos, Ventura served as a U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Team member during the period of the Vietnam War. After leaving the military, he embarked on a professional wrestling career from 1975 to 1986, taking the ring name Jesse "The Body" Ventura. He had a long tenure in the World Wrestling Federation as a performer and color commentator, and was inducted into the Federation's Hall of Fame in 2004. Apart from wrestling, Ventura also pursued a film career, appearing in films such as Predator (1987).

Ventura first entered politics as Mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, from 1991 to 1995. Four years after his mayoral term ended, Ventura was the Reform Party candidate in the Minnesota gubernatorial election of 1998, running a low-budget campaign centered on grassroots events and unusual ads that urged citizens not to "vote for politics as usual". Ventura's campaign was successful, with him narrowly and unexpectedly defeating both the Democratic and Republican candidates. The highest elected official to ever win an election on a Reform Party ticket, Ventura left the Reform Party a year after taking office amid internal fights for control over the party.

As governor, Ventura oversaw reforms of Minnesota's property tax as well as the state's first sales tax rebate. Other initiatives taken under Ventura included construction of the METRO Blue Line light rail in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area, and cuts in income taxes.

Ventura left office in 2003, deciding not to run for re-election. After leaving office, Ventura became a visiting fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2004. He has since also hosted a number of television shows and has written several political books. Ventura remains politically active and currently hosts a show on Ora TV called Off the Grid. He has publicly contemplated a run for President of the United States in 2016.

James George Jano, better known by his stage name, Jesse Ventura, is an American politician, actor, author, naval veteran, and former professional wrestler who served as the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003.

Born James George Janos, Ventura served as a U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Team member during the period of the Vietnam War. After leaving the military, he embarked on a professional wrestling career from 1975 to 1986, taking the ring name Jesse "The Body" Ventura. He had a long tenure in the World Wrestling Federation as a performer and color commentator, and was inducted into the Federation's Hall of Fame in 2004. Apart from wrestling, Ventura also pursued a film career, appearing in films such as Predator (1987).

Ventura first entered politics as Mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, from 1991 to 1995. Four years after his mayoral term ended, Ventura was the Reform Party candidate in the Minnesota gubernatorial election of 1998, running a low-budget campaign centered on grassroots events and unusual ads that urged citizens not to "vote for politics as usual". Ventura's campaign was successful, with him narrowly and unexpectedly defeating both the Democratic and Republican candidates. The highest elected official to ever win an election on a Reform Party ticket, Ventura left the Reform Party a year after taking office amid internal fights for control over the party.

As governor, Ventura oversaw reforms of Minnesota's property tax as well as the state's first sales tax rebate. Other initiatives taken under Ventura included construction of the METRO Blue Line light rail in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area, and cuts in income taxes.

Ventura left office in 2003, deciding not to run for re-election. After leaving office, Ventura became a visiting fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2004. He has since also hosted a number of television shows and has written several political books. Ventura remains politically active and currently hosts a show on Ora TV called Off the Grid. He has publicly contemplated a run for President of the United States in 2016.

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Gender -

Known Credits 30

Birthday 1951-07-15

Place of Birth Minneapolis - Minnesota - USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site https://www.facebook.com/jesseventura

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 The Making Of Trump as Himself
2011 Hollywood Speaks Up as Himself
2009 Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura(23 episodes)
2009 The Obama Deception as Himself
2006 WWE: The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA as Himself
2005 The Colbert Report(1 episode)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(2 episodes)
1999 Beyond the Mat as Himself
1996 Arliss(1 episode)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(2 episodes)
1995 MADtv(1 episode)
1993 Demolition Man as CryoCon
1993 The X-Files(1 episode)
1993 WWE Raw(1 episode)
1992 Renegade(1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(3 episodes)
1991 Ricochet as Chewalski
1991 Tagteam as Bobby Youngblood
1990 Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe as Abraxas
1990 Repossessed as Himself
1989 Thunderground as The Man
1989 No Holds Barred as Himself - Commentator #1
1987 The Running Man as Captain Freedom
1987 Predator as Blain
1985 Saturday Night's Main Event(41 episodes)
1984 Hunter(2 episodes)
1900 WCW WorldWide(0 episodes)
1900 AWA All-Star Wrestling(0 episodes)
1900 XFL(43 episodes)
1900 10 Things Every Guy Should Experience(1 episode)

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