Dave Bautista became an actor after experiencing success as a WWE wrestler. Here is everything to know about the Guardians of the Galaxy star.
Dave Bautista: Biography
Dave Bautista is well known for his career in acting, wrestling, and mixed martial arts. Dave Bautista was born on January 18, 1969. His age is 48 years old. Dave Bautista is from Washington, D.C. His mother is named Donna Raye and is of Greek descent. His father is named David Michael Bautista and is of Filipino descent. His father is a hairdresser in the Washington, D.C. area. David’s parents are now divorced. David Bautista had an early life of poverty and hardship. His parents and grandparents worked multiple jobs to try and keep food on the table for the family. His grandfather on his father’s side was a soldier in the Philippine military, and also held jobs as a taxicab driver and barber. The area in which Dave Bautista grew up was dangerous. He has stated that three murders were committed in his front yard before he reached the age of nine years old. By the age of 13, Bautista was involved in stealing cars. Bautista left home around the age of 17 to live on his own and became estranged from his parents. He worked as a bouncer for clubs in the D.C. area until he was arrested after a fight in which he seriously injured two of the club goers. He went to trial for this event and was sentenced to one year of probation. Dave Bautista also worked as a lifeguard before becoming involved in bodybuilding. He believes that starting a career in bodybuilding is what got him on the right path and that it may have even saved his life.
Above can be seen a photograph of Dave Bautista at the gym, showing off his many tattoos and huge arm muscles. Dave was on a bad path until he began bodybuilding; he is lucky to have found a passion to replace his bad habits.
Dave Bautista: Wrestling and Acting Career
When Dave Bautista was 31, he made his debut as a professional wrestler for the Louisville, Kentucky based independent Ohio Valley Wrestling. He later became involved in the WWE. His televised career with the WWE began in May of 2002. Dave experience a lot of success quickly once he joined the WWE. In fact, Dave has the longest reigning title of World Wrestling Champion in the history of the WWE and has also won one WWE Tag Team Championship. Also to Dave’s credit are that he was the winner of the Royal Rumble game in 2005 and his televised appearances on the WWE are considered to be one of the top-grossing pay-per-view events ever in professional wrestling history. Dave moved on to fighting in mixed-martial arts after success in his wrestling career, making a deal with the famous Classic Entertainment & Sports. He made his debut in MMA by defeating fellow contender Vince Lucero by TKO in the 1st round. Dave Bautista later would make his acting career debut in 2006. He has had starring roles in films such as “Riddick” (2013), “The Man with the Iron Fists” (2012), “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014), and most recently “Blade Runner 2049.”
Dave Bautista, shown above, has had a unique career as a wrestler, bodybuilder, actor, and mixed-martial arts fighter. He has appeared in films such as Blade Runner 2049, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Riddick.
Dave Bautista: Fun Facts, Net Worth, Age, Height
Here are some fun facts to know about pro-wrestler and actor Dave Bautista: Dave Bautista’s full name is David Michael Bautista Jr. Dave Bautista has been married several times. His first wife from 1990 to 1998 was named Glenda. He then married a woman named Angie from 1998 to 2006. Finally, he is married to his current wife Sarah Jade since 2015. Dave Bautista has two children. Dave Bautista’s ring name in his wrestling career were – Batista, Deacon Batista, Khan, and Leviathan. Dave Bautista’s height is six feet six inches tall. Dave Bautista’s weight is 290 pounds. Dave Bautista’s net worth is said to be about thirteen million dollars.
Above is a photograph of Dave Bautista looking polished in a suit and tie. Dave has worked hard throughout his life to achieve his successes and should be very proud of them, given the difficult life he had prior to becoming famous.
Dave Bautista: In Conclusion
Dave Bautista turned his life around from a life of crime to a life of fame and success. He is a role model for other young men and women coming from poverty and with little opportunities, showing that the kind of life you are born into does not have to dictate how your entire life unfolds. Dave is talented in many ways and we look forward to seeing what more this pro-wrestler turned actor has in store for us.
Above is a picture of Dave Bautista from his fighting days with the WWE and MMA. If Dave did not get into bodybuilding and working out, he would not have turned from a path of crime to one of success as a famous wrestling star and actor.