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Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock.
He is an American and Canadian.
Johnson was a professional wrestler for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) for eight years before choosing an acting as career.
His films have grossed over $3.5 billion in North America and over $10.5 billion worldwide,
making Johnson one of the highest-paid actors at box-office stars of all time.
Johnson was a college football player for the University of Miami, he won a national championship in 1991.
He initially started his career interest for a professional career in football and entered the 1995 NFL Draft, but he went not selected .
As a result, Johnson signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL), but was not selected from the team in the middle of his first season.
Shortly after, he began training as a professional wrestler.
In 1996, Johnson secured a contract with the WWF and was promoted as the first third-generation wrestler in the company's history, as he is the son of Rocky Johnson and grandson of Peter Maivia.
He won his first WWF Championship in 1998 and helped the WWF, a boom period in the company's business in the latter 1990s and early 2000s which still hold professional wrestling records for television ratings.
In 2004, he left the WWE to pursue an acting career and went on a seven-year hiatus before returning in 2011 as a part-time performer until 2013, before wholly retiring in 2019.
Johnson had his first acting role in The Mummy Returns (2001), and played his first lead role in the spin-off The Scorpion King (2002).
He has since starred in many other films, including The Rundown (2003), The Other Guys (2010), Moana (2016), and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017). Johnson's most successful box office role has been Luke Hobbs in The Fast and the Furious franchise.
He first appeared as the character in Fast Five (2011) and helped catapult the film series into one of the top-grossing movie franchises in history. The character's popularity led to The Fast and the Furious spin-off movie Hobbs & Shaw (2019).
Our @HobbsAndShaw movie is available on digital & blu-ray TODAY!— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 5, 2019
My 5yr old 🐶 bulldog, “Hobbs” is available for birthdays, bachelorette parties and bar mitzvahs. And he drinks tequila.
Enjoy the movie! https://t.co/asvwcJv3uD #HobbsandShaw @UniversalPics @SevenBucksProd pic.twitter.com/MaBhxX4yC2
Johnson has also attained success as an author and producer. In 2000, he released an autobiography titled The Rock Says... which debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list.
In 2012, he founded the entertainment production company Seven Bucks Productions, which has since produced several films. Consistently ranked among the world's highest paid actors, Johnson made the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World list in both 2016 and 2019.
- Dog Days - Lucas, Edson (1995)
- Beyond the Mat - Himself (1999)
- Longshot - Mugger (2000)
- The Mummy Returns - The Scorpion King (2001)
- The Scorpion King - Mathayus the Scorpion King (2002)
- The Rundown - Beck (2003)
- Walking Tall - Chris Vaughn (2004)
- Be Cool - Elliot Wilhelm (2005)
- Doom - Sarge (2005)
- Dog Days II - Lucas (2005)
- Gridiron Gang - Sean Porter (2006)
- Reno 911!: Miami - Agent Rick Smith (2007)
- Southland Tales - Boxer Santaros (2007)
- The Game Plan - Joe Kingman (2007)
- Dog Days 3 - Lucas (2007)
- Get Smart - Agent 23 (2008)
- Race to Witch Mountain - Jack Bruno (2009)
- Planet 51 - Capt. Charles 'Chuck' Baker (2009)
- Tooth Fairy - Derek Thompson / Tooth Fairy (2010)
- Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? - Daniel Franklin (Patricia's new boyfriend) (2010)
- Faster - Driver (2010)
- The Other Guys - Detective Christopher Danson (2010)
- You Again - Air Marshall (2010)
- Fast Five - Luke Hobbs (2011)
- Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - Hank Parsons (2011)
- G.I. Joe - Retaliation - Jon M. Chu (2012)
- Pain & Gain - Paul Doyle (2013)
- Fast & Furious 6 - Luke Hobbs (2013)
- Empire State - Detective James Ransome (2013)
- Hercules: The Thracian Wars - Hercules (2014)
- Fast & Furious 7 - Luke Hobbs (2015)
- Moana - Maui (2016)
- Fate of the Furious -Luke Hobbs
- Baywatch (2017)
- Rampage - Davis Okoye (2018)
- Hobbs & Shaw - Luke Hobbs (2019)
- That '70s Show - Rocky Johnson (1999)
- The Net - Brody (1999)
- Star Trek: Voyager - The Champion (2000)
- Saturday Night Live - Guest host (2000 to 2008)
- Cory in the House - Himself (2007)
- Hannah Montana - Himself (2008)
- Wizards of Waverly Place - Himself (2009)
- Transformers: Prime - Cliffjumper (2010)
- Family Guy - Himself (2010)
- The Hero - Himself (2013) (host/producer)
- Wake Up Call - Himself (2014) (host/producer)
- Ballers - Spencer Strasmore (2014) (also executive producer)