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Aurelian Jake Smith, Jr. (born May 30, 1955) is a second-generation American professional wrestler, the son of former wrestler Aurelian "Grizzly" Smith. He is best known by his ring name of Jake "The Snake" Roberts, and often brought snakes into the ring, including a boa constrictor named Damien and even a de-venomed cobra, named Lucifer.

Roberts is best known for his two stints in the World Wrestling Federation—the first between 1986 and 1992, and the second between 1996 and 1997—though he also wrestled in the National Wrestling Alliance in 1983, World Championship Wrestling in 1992, and the Mexico-based Asistencia Asesoría y Administración between 1993 and 1994 and again in 1997. He appeared in Extreme Championship Wrestling during the summer of 1997, and has made sporadic appearances for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from 2006 through 2008.

Throughout his career he was known for his intense and cerebral promos, his dark charisma, his extensive use of psychology in his matches, and has been credited as inventor of the DDT maneuver. Roberts was also one of the subjects of the 1999 documentary film Beyond the Mat.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jake Roberts, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Aurelian Jake Smith, Jr. (born May 30, 1955) is a second-generation American professional wrestler, the son of former wrestler Aurelian "Grizzly" Smith. He is best known by his ring name of Jake "The Snake" Roberts, and often brought snakes into the ring, including a boa constrictor named Damien and even a de-venomed cobra, named Lucifer.

Roberts is best known for his two stints in the World Wrestling Federation—the first between 1986 and 1992, and the second between 1996 and 1997—though he also wrestled in the National Wrestling Alliance in 1983, World Championship Wrestling in 1992, and the Mexico-based Asistencia Asesoría y Administración between 1993 and 1994 and again in 1997. He appeared in Extreme Championship Wrestling during the summer of 1997, and has made sporadic appearances for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from 2006 through 2008.

Throughout his career he was known for his intense and cerebral promos, his dark charisma, his extensive use of psychology in his matches, and has been credited as inventor of the DDT maneuver. Roberts was also one of the subjects of the 1999 documentary film Beyond the Mat.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jake Roberts, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 65

Birthday 1955-05-30

Place of Birth Gainesville, TX

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Jane 'The Snake' Roberts
  • Jake Roberts
  • The Snake
  • Fred Platt
  • El Diablo
  • The Texan

Acting TV ShowsMovies

RFVideo Face Off Vol. 6: See, Hear, Speak No Evil as Himself
Credible as Himself
2018 Randy Savage Unreleased: The Unseen Matches of The Macho Man
2017 Toxic Tutu as Himself
2017 Diamond Dallas Page: Positively Living as Himself
2016 The Bet as Mr. Lucas
2015 Swerved (1 episode) as Jake "The Snake" Roberts
2015 The Old Boys
2015 At What Cost? Anatomy of Professional Wrestling as Himself
2015 WWE 24 (1 episode) as Himself
2015 The Resurrection of Jake the Snake as Himself
2014 College Fright Night as Richard Hertz
2014 El Alambrista: La Venganza
2014 Undertaker: The Streak 21-1 as Jake "The Snake" Roberts
2014 WWE Hall Of Fame 2014 as Himself
2014 Psychotic State as Himself
2013 Legends of Mid-South Wrestling
2013 WWE: Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden
2012 Little Creeps as Richard Hertz
2011 PWG: Kurt Russellreunion 2 - The Reunioning as Himself
2010 Hulk Hogan: Unreleased Collectors Series
2010 WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time
2009 Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection
2007 Life in the Fast Lane
2007 WWE: The Ladder Match
2005 WWE: Jake 'The Snake' Roberts - Pick Your Poison as Himself
2004 WWE: 'Cause Stone Cold Said So as Jake Roberts
1999 Beyond the Mat as Himself
1998 Seven Days (1 episode)
1997 WWE Royal Rumble 1997 as Jake "The Snake" Roberts
1996 WWE Survivor Series 1996 as Himself
1996 WWE SummerSlam 1996 as Jake "The Snake" Roberts
1996 WWE King of the Ring 1996 as Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
1996 WWE In Your House 8: Beware of Dog as Himself
1996 WWE In Your House 7: Good Friends, Better Enemies as Himself
1996 WWE WrestleMania XII as Jake "The Snake" Roberts
1996 WWE In Your House 6: Rage in the Cage as Himself
1996 WWE Royal Rumble 1996 as Himself
1995 Goosebumps (1 episode)
1993 Boy Meets World (1 episode)
1993 WWE Raw (1 episode) (13 episodes) as Jake Roberts
1992 WCW Halloween Havoc 1992 as Himself
1992 WWE WrestleMania VIII as Himself
1992 WWE Royal Rumble 1992 as Himself
1991 WWE This Tuesday In Texas as Himself
1991 WWE WrestleMania VII as Himself
1991 WWE Royal Rumble 1991 as Himself
1990 WWE Survivor Series 1990 as Himself
1990 WWE SummerSlam 1990 as Himself
1990 WWF/AJPW/NJPW Wrestling Summit
1990 WWE WrestleMania VI as Himself
1990 WWE Royal Rumble 1990 as Himself
1989 WWE Survivor Series 1989 as Himself
1989 WWE WrestleMania V as Himself
1988 WWE Survivor Series 1988 as Jake "The Snake" Roberts
1988 WWE SummerSlam 1988 as Jake "The Snake" Roberts
1988 WWE WrestleFest as Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
1988 WWE WrestleMania IV as Jake "The Snake" Roberts
1988 WWE Royal Rumble 1988 as Jake "The Snake" Roberts
1987 WWE Survivor Series 1987 as Jake "The Snake" Roberts
1987 WWE WrestleMania III as Jake "The Snake" Roberts
1986 WWF Wrestling Challenge (22 episodes)
1986 WWE The Big Event as Jake "The Snake" Roberts
1986 WWE WrestleMania II as Bret "Hitman" Hart
1985 Saturday Night's Main Event (41 episodes)

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