Biography

James Edward Duggan, Jr., better known by his ring name "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, is an American professional wrestler. He is signed with World Wrestling Entertainment in a Legends contract. His best known character is that of an American patriot, which sees him use a 2x4 length of wood as a weapon, the battle cry "Hooo!" and the U-S-A! cheer. Duggan is a survivor of kidney cancer, an illness he was diagnosed with during his time with WCW. Duggan has claimed to have wrestled in all 50 American states and in Australia, Austria, the Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, theDominican Republic, El Salvador, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Germany, Guam, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Poland, Spain, and Switzerland. In the WWF, Duggan was the winner of the first ever Royal Rumble match in 1988 and in WCW, he was a one time United States Heavyweight Champion and a one time (and the final) World Television Champion. Duggan and his wife Debra have two daughters, Celia and Rebecca. He is a close friend of Willie Robertson who owns the Duck Commanders.

In 1987, Duggan and the Iron Sheik (Khosrow Vaziri) were pulled over by New Jersey police before a WWF event, suspecting Duggan of driving under the influence. After a search of the vehicle and the persons, police discovered that Duggan was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol, while Vaziri was high on cocaine. Small amounts of cocaine were also found in the vehicle. Duggan received a conditional release while Vaziri was placed on probation for a year. The scandal that erupted after two in-ring enemies were found drinking and doing drugs together led to the end of the angle, the Sheik's release, and Duggan's temporary departure from WWF. Duggan soon returned to wrestling.

On September 7, 1998, Duggan announced live on WCW Monday Nitro that he was diagnosed with kidney cancer. He underwent successful surgery, and because of the cancer was detected very early, no chemotherapy was needed. He wouldn't wrestle again until April 1999.

In November 2013 Duggan started an IndieGoGo campaign to cover the cost repairing his torn rotator cuff. Funding closed December 2013 and raised $10,396; well over the goal of $6,500.

Duggan is a supporter of Scottish football club Rangers F.C. and has also signed up as a life member to fans group Rangers First.

In November 2018, Duggan was hospitalized in the intensive care unit for an undisclosed reason. On November 30, Duggan posted a video on his official Facebook page explaining that his heart went into atrial fibrillation.

James Edward Duggan, Jr., better known by his ring name "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, is an American professional wrestler. He is signed with World Wrestling Entertainment in a Legends contract. His best known character is that of an American patriot, which sees him use a 2x4 length of wood as a weapon, the battle cry "Hooo!" and the U-S-A! cheer. Duggan is a survivor of kidney cancer, an illness he was diagnosed with during his time with WCW. Duggan has claimed to have wrestled in all 50 American states and in Australia, Austria, the Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, theDominican Republic, El Salvador, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Germany, Guam, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Poland, Spain, and Switzerland. In the WWF, Duggan was the winner of the first ever Royal Rumble match in 1988 and in WCW, he was a one time United States Heavyweight Champion and a one time (and the final) World Television Champion. Duggan and his wife Debra have two daughters, Celia and Rebecca. He is a close friend of Willie Robertson who owns the Duck Commanders.

In 1987, Duggan and the Iron Sheik (Khosrow Vaziri) were pulled over by New Jersey police before a WWF event, suspecting Duggan of driving under the influence. After a search of the vehicle and the persons, police discovered that Duggan was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol, while Vaziri was high on cocaine. Small amounts of cocaine were also found in the vehicle. Duggan received a conditional release while Vaziri was placed on probation for a year. The scandal that erupted after two in-ring enemies were found drinking and doing drugs together led to the end of the angle, the Sheik's release, and Duggan's temporary departure from WWF. Duggan soon returned to wrestling.

On September 7, 1998, Duggan announced live on WCW Monday Nitro that he was diagnosed with kidney cancer. He underwent successful surgery, and because of the cancer was detected very early, no chemotherapy was needed. He wouldn't wrestle again until April 1999.

In November 2013 Duggan started an IndieGoGo campaign to cover the cost repairing his torn rotator cuff. Funding closed December 2013 and raised $10,396; well over the goal of $6,500.

Duggan is a supporter of Scottish football club Rangers F.C. and has also signed up as a life member to fans group Rangers First.

In November 2018, Duggan was hospitalized in the intensive care unit for an undisclosed reason. On November 30, Duggan posted a video on his official Facebook page explaining that his heart went into atrial fibrillation.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 65

Birthday 1954-01-14

Place of Birth Glens Falls, New York, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Hacksaw” Jim Duggan
  • Derek Wood
  • Jim Duggan
  • The Convict
  • King Duggan

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Supercard: Royal Rumble 88 as Himself
Back to the Territories: Mid South as Himself
Timeline: The History of WWE 1988 as Himself
2018 Randy Savage Unreleased: The Unseen Matches of The Macho Man
2015 Swerved (1 episode) as "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
2015 The Resurrection of Jake the Snake as Himself
2014 State of Bacon as Himself
2014 WWE Legends House (10 episodes) as Himself
2014 Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies as Jim Duggan as Himself
2013 Legends of Mid-South Wrestling
2013 Blunt Movie as Wrestler
2012 WWE Royal Rumble 2012 as "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
2011 Sadermania as Himself
2011 WWE Hall of Fame 2011
2009 WWE Superstars (105 episodes)
2009 WWE Royal Rumble 2009 as Himself
2007 WWE New Year's Revolution 2007 as Himself
2006 WWE Vengeance 2006 as Himself
2006 AWE Overload (7 episodes)
2000 WCW Halloween Havoc 2000 as Himself
2000 WCW Fall Brawl 2000 as Himself
1999 WCW Starrcade 1999 as Himself
1999 WCW Fall Brawl 1999 as Himself
1999 WWE SmackDown Live (3 episodes) as Himself
1997 WCW World War 3 1997 as Himself
1996 WCW World War 3 1996 as Himself
1996 WCW Bash at the Beach 1996 as Himself
1996 WCW Slamboree 1996 as Himself
1995 WCW World War 3 1995 as Himself
1995 WCW Monday Nitro (272 episodes)
1995 WCW Bash at the Beach 1995 as Himself
1995 WCW The Great American Bash 1995 as Himself
1995 WCW Uncensored 1995 as Himself
1995 WCW SuperBrawl V as Himself
1994 WCW Starrcade 1994 as Himself
1994 WCW Halloween Havoc 1994 as Hacksaw Jim Duggan
1994 WCW Fall Brawl 1994 as Hacksaw Jim Duggan
1993 WWE King of the Ring 1993 as "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
1993 WWE U.K. Rampage 1993 as "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
1993 WWE Raw (3 episodes) as Jim Duggan (2 episodes)
1992 WWE SummerSlam 1992 as "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
1992 WWE U.K. Rampage 1992
1992 WWE WrestleMania VIII as "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
1992 WWE Royal Rumble 1992 as "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
1992 GamesMaster (1 episode)
1991 WWE Survivor Series 1991 as Himself
1991 WWE Battle Royal at the Albert Hall as Himself
1991 WWE Royal Rumble 1991 as Himself
1990 WWE Survivor Series 1990 as Himself
1990 WWE SummerSlam 1990 as Himself
1990 WWE WrestleMania VI as Himself
1990 WWE Royal Rumble 1990 as 'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan
1989 WWE Survivor Series 1989 as Himself
1989 WWE U.K. PPV 1989 as Himself
1989 WWE U.K. PPV as "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
1989 WWE SummerSlam 1989 as Himself
1989 WWE WrestleMania V as Himself
1989 WWE Royal Rumble 1989 as "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
1988 WWE Survivor Series 1988 as Hacksaw Jim Duggan
1988 WWE WrestleFest as 'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan
1988 WWE WrestleMania IV as Hacksaw Jim Duggan
1988 WWE Royal Rumble 1988 as "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
1987 WWE Survivor Series 1987 as Hacksaw Jim Duggan
1985 Saturday Night's Main Event (41 episodes)

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