Jesse Ventura

American professional wrestler and 38th governor of Minnesota (born 1951)

James George Janos, better known as Jesse Ventura, is an American statesman, actor, author, and former professional wrestler. He served as the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. He was elected in 1998. He was Mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota from 1991 to 1995.

Jesse Ventura
Ventura in 2016
38th Governor of Minnesota
In office
January 4, 1999 – January 6, 2003
LieutenantMae Schunk
Preceded byArne Carlson
Succeeded byTim Pawlenty
Mayor of Brooklyn Park
In office
January 11, 1991 – January 13, 1995
Preceded byJames Krautkremer
Succeeded byGrace Arbogast
Personal details
James George Janos

(1951-07-15) July 15, 1951 (age 72)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyGreen (2016–present)
Other political
Reform (1998–2000)
Independence Party of Minnesota (2000–2003)
Independent (2003–2016)
Theresa Masters (m. 1975)
EducationNorth Hennepin Community College
WebsiteOfficial website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1969–1975
Rank Petty officer third class
Battles/warsVietnam War
Awards National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Ring name(s)Jesse Ventura[1]
Billed height6 ft 2 in (1.93 m)[2]
Billed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Billed fromSan Diego, California
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Trained byEddie Sharkey
DebutJune 1974[1]

Ventura served as a Navy UDT during the Vietnam War. As an actor, he appeared in The Running Man and Predator. He called wrestling matches with Vince McMahon for TV shows and with Gorilla Monsoon for pay-per-views in the WWF. In WCW, he called matches with Jim Ross. Ventura and Ross teamed up again to call XFL football games.

Ventura was born on July 15, 1951 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[3] His height is 6' 4". His wife is Theresa Larson Masters since 1975.

In September 2019, Ventura expressed interest in running for President in 2020 under an Independent bid.[4]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Cagematch profile".
  2. "Jesse Ventura". WWE. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  3. "Jesse Ventura". Biography. Archived from the original on 2019-02-04. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  4. Rodrigo, Chris Mills (September 30, 2019). "Jesse Ventura considering run for president as independent". The Hill. Retrieved 2019-09-30.