It is a known fact that a large part of professional wrestling is staged and scripted, So it comes an as little surprise that many wrestlers try their hand with acting. Plenty of wrestlers have gone on to act in various movies and TV shows, some find success others not so much. With Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s new movie Hobbs and Shaw roaring at the box office, we take a look at 15 best wrestlers turned actors of all time:
15. Bill Goldberg
Bill mostly did roles of a tough guy or a villain and never really found success in acting, however, he was a part of various movies and TV shows like Santa’s Slay and Kill Speed. He remains in the news for his tv appearances and other WWE news.
14. Terry Funk
The WWE, WCW and NWA hall of fame made his acting debut with the 1978 film Paradise Alley. Funk went on to star in various movies such as Timestalkers and The Ringer.
Terry was also a part of various TV shows like Wildside, and Tequila and Bonetti.
13. The Miz
The Miz has also appeared in movies like The Marine, Christmas Bounty, and Santa’s Little Helper. He was also a voice artist in the Scooby-Doo movies.
12. George The Animal Steele
A WWE Hall of Famer George The Animal Steele made his acting debut as Swedish wrestler turned actor Tor Johnson in the 1994 film Ed Wood.
George was also a part of other films like Used Cars, Blowfish and Boston Girls.
11. Paul “ Triple H” Levesque
He mostly plays a tough guy or just sticks to playing himself. He also appeared in various TV shows like Pacfic Blue, and Robot Chicken.
10. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper
One of the most popular superstars of the 80’s was Roddy Piper. Rowdy acted in a lot of films and had recurring roles in various TV shows.
Rowdy’s most popular role, however, will always be of John Nada in the 1988 movie They Live.
9. Kevin Nash
A wrestling legend, who was a part of various promotions has been a part of various movies. Nash gave good performances in films like The Punisher, Magic Mike, John Wick, and Rock of Ages.
Unlike many other wrestlers, Nash has been a part of films of different genres and has never been afraid to be a part of any movie and dawn any role.
8. Randy Savage
The former wrestling superstar was not a part of too many films, but his part in the first spiderman movie starring Tobey Maguire was enough to put him on this list.
The fight scene between him and spiderman was an integral point in establishing Spidermans powers. Savage was also a voice artist, giving his voice for many cartoons.