Professional wrestler known as Jesse "The Body" Ventura from 1975 to 1986. After retirement he entered politics, and was the Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003.
He served in the US Navy from 1969 to 1975.
He was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame in 2004.
He fathered a son and a daughter named Tyrel and Jade, respectively.
He was once defeated by the legendary Hulk Hogan.