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Dave Bautista

Screenwriter / Actor / Film Producer / Athlete | * 01/18/1969 (55) | Washington, D.C. (United States of America (USA))
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David Michael Bautista Jr. (born January 18, 1969) is an American actor and retired professional wrestler and mixed martial artist. He rose to fame for his several stints in WWE between 2002 and 2019. Bautista began his wrestling career in 1999 and signed with WWE (then WWF) in 2000. From 2002 to 2010, he gained fame under the ring name Batista, initially as a member of Evolution. He would go on to win the WWE Championship twice, the World Heavyweight Championship four times (with his first reign remaining the longest in history at 282 days), the World Tag Team Championship three times (twice with Ric Flair and once with John Cena), and the WWE Tag Team Championship once (with Rey Mysterio). He also won the 2005 and 2014 Royal Rumble matches and subsequently headlined WrestleMania 21 and WrestleMania XXX, with the former being one of the top five highest-grossing PPV events in wrestling history. He retired from wrestling after WrestleMania 35 in 2019. As an actor, Bautista has starred in the films The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), Riddick (2013), as Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Jame... ()
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David Michael Bautista Jr. (born January 18, 1969) is an American actor and retired professional wrestler. He had several stints in WWE between 2002 and 2019. In his acting career, he is most widely known for his portrayal of Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).Bautista began his wrestling career in 1999, and in 2000 signed with the then-World Wrestling Federation (WWF, renamed WWE in 2002). From 2002 to 2010, he gained fame under the ring name Batista and became a six-time world champion by winning the World Heavyweight Championship four times and the WWE Championship twice. His first reign with the World Heavyweight Championship is the longest reign for that title at 282 days. He has also held the World Tag Team Championship three times (twice with Ric Flair and once with John Cena) and the WWE Tag Team Championship once (with Rey Mysterio). He was the winner of the 2005 Royal Rumble match and went on to headline WrestleMania 21, one of the top five highest-grossing pay-per-view events in professional wrestling history. After leaving WWE in 2010, he re-signed in December 2013, making his first appearance back in January 2014 and won that year's Royal Rumble match. He headlined WrestleMania XXX before again departing that June. In October 2018, Bautista made his second return to WWE and faced Triple H at WrestleMania 35 in April 2019, before retiring from wrestling. Altogether Bautista won a total of eleven championships throughout his wrestling career.Bautista began acting in 2006 and has starred in The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), Riddick (2013), the James Bond film Spectre (2015), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Army of the Dead (2021), and Dune (2021). He has also appeared in several direct-to-video films since 2009.In August 2012, Bautista signed a contract with Classic Entertainment & Sports to fight in mixed martial arts (MMA). He won his lone MMA fight on October 6, 2012, defeating Vince Lucero via technical knockout in the first round.

Most frequent genres for this person: Action | Drama | Documentaries

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Movies with Dave Bautista as Actor(141)

as Beast Rabban Harkonnen2024 Dune: Part Two
as Boyce2024 In the Lost Lands
2023 Dogtown
as Ray Sagona2023 Cooler
as Leonard2023 Knock at the Cabin
as Drax the Destroyer2023 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
as Scott Ward (archive footage) (uncredited)2021 Army of Thieves
as Beast Rabban Harkonnen2021 Dune
as Scott Ward2021 Army of the Dead
as Self (archive footage)2021 Being James Bond
as JJ2020 My Spy
as Vic2019 Stuber
as Batista2019 WWE WrestleMania 35
as Trent DeRosa2019 Escape Plan: The Extractors
as Drax2019 Avengers: Endgame
as Owen Davidson2018 Master Z: Ip Man Legacy
as Drax the Destroyer2018 Avengers: Infinity War
as Trent DeRosa2018 Escape Plan 2: Hades
as Everest2018 Hotel Artemis
as Michael Knox2018 Final Score
as Sapper Morton2017 Blade Runner 2049
as Sapper Morton2017 2048: Nowhere to Run
as Stupe2017 Bushwick
as Drax the Destroyer2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
as Stockwell2016 Marauders
as Tong Po2016 Kickboxer: Vengeance
as Arun2016 The Warriors Gate
as Cox2015 Heist
as Mr. Hinx2015 Spectre
as The Drug Dealer #12015 L.A. Slasher
as Batista2014 WWE WrestleMania XXX
as Batista2014 WWE Payback 2014
as Drax the Destroyer2014 Guardians of the Galaxy
as Batista2014 WWE Extreme Rules 2014
as Batista2014 WWE Royal Rumble 2014
as Diaz2013 Riddick
as Brass Body2012 The Man with the Iron Fists
as Batista (archive footage)2011 Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator
as Batista (archive footage)2011 The John Cena Experience
as Batista2010 WWE Royal Rumble 2010
as Batista2010 WWE Wrestlemania XXVI
as Big Ronnie 'B.R.'2010 Wrong Side of Town
as Batista2010 WWE Extreme Rules 2010
as Batista2009 WWE Extreme Rules 2009
as Batista2009 WWE Survivor Series 2009
as Batista2009 WWE Backlash 2009
as Officer, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team2009 My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
as Batista2009 WWE Judgment Day 2009
as Batista2008 WWE No Mercy 2008
as Batista2008 WWE SummerSlam 2008
as Batista2008 WWE No Way Out 2008
as Batista2008 WWE WrestleMania XXIV
as Batista2008 WWE Backlash 2008
as Batista2008 WWE Armageddon 2008
as Batista2008 WWE Royal Rumble 2008
as Batista2008 WWE Unforgiven 2008
as Batista2008 WWE Cyber Sunday 2008
as Bautista2007 WWE Royal Rumble 2007
as Batista2007 WWE Cyber Sunday 2007
as Batista2007 WWE No Way Out 2007
as Batista2007 WWE SummerSlam 2007
as Batista2007 WWE WrestleMania 23
as Batista2007 WWE Unforgiven 2007
as Batista2007 WWE No Mercy 2007
as Batista2007 WWE Judgment Day 2007
as Batista2007 WWE Armageddon 2007
as Batista2007 WWE Backlash 2007
as Batista2006 WWE No Mercy 2006
as Batista2006 WWE SummerSlam 2006
as Batista2006 WWE Armageddon 2006
as Wrestler (uncredited)2006 Relative Strangers
as Batista2005 WWE No Way Out 2005
as Batista2005 WWE Armageddon 2005
as Batista2005 WWE WrestleMania 21
as Batista2005 WWE Backlash 2005
as Batista2005 WWE Vengeance 2005
as Batista2005 WWE Taboo Tuesday 2005
as Batista2005 WWE Royal Rumble 2005
as Batista2005 WWE SummerSlam 2005
as Batista2005 WWE No Mercy 2005
as Batista2004 WWE SummerSlam 2004
as Batista2004 WWE Unforgiven 2004
as Batista2004 WWE Vengeance 2004
as Batista2004 WWE WrestleMania XX
as Batista2004 WWE Royal Rumble 2004
as Batista (Appearance)2003 WWE No Way Out 2003
as Batista2003 WWE Armageddon 2003
as Batista2003 WWE Royal Rumble 2003
as Deacon Batista2002 WWE Global Warning
as Batista2002 WWE Armageddon 2002
as Deacon Batista2002 WWE Judgment Day 2002

TV Shows/Series with Dave Bautista as Actor(27)

as Scott Ward (voice)2023 Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas
as Batista2020 Ruthless Aggression
as Batista2020 Undertaker: The Last Ride
as Garrett the Vampire2019 What We Do in the Shadows
as Edo Voss2019 See
as himself2019 All That
as Raw Dog Avalanche2017 Room 104
as Batista2015 WWE 24
as himself2014 WWE Rivalries
as T.I.2007 Chuck
as himself2007 Head Case
as Batista (archive footage)2006 WWE ECW
as Deacon Batista2002 WWE Velocity
as Aldar2001 Smallville
as Deacon Batista1999 WWE SmackDown
as Batista1999 WWE SmackDown
as himself1997 The View
as himself1993 WWE Raw
as Batista1993 WWE Raw
as Batista (archive footage)1993 WWE Raw
as Dave Batista1993 WWE Raw

Movies with Dave Bautista as Crew(9)

Production/Producer2024 In the Lost Lands
Production/Producer2023 My Spy: The Eternal City
Production/Executive Producer2023 The Killer's Game
Production/Producer2023 Cooler
Production/Producer2020 My Spy
Production/Producer2018 Master Z: Ip Man Legacy
Production/Producer2018 Final Score
Crew/Stunts2010 Wrong Side of Town
Crew/Stunts2007 WWE No Way Out 2007

Additional Information

Born: Saturday, 01/18 1969 (January) in Washington, D.C. (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 55 years + 177 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Wakefield High School
Other names for Dave Bautista (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Batista"
"Dave Batista"
"Deacon Batista"
"David Bautista"
"Leviathan"
"Дэйв Батиста"
"데이브 바티스타"
"Ντέιβ Μπαουτίστα"
"The Animal"
"Batista Bomb"
"デイヴ・バウティスタ"
"戴夫·巴帝斯塔"
"David Michael Bautista Jr."
Dave Bautista frequently works together with these people:
Vince McMahon (101x, Crew)
John Cena (98x, Actor)
Kevin Dunn (85x, Crew)
Randy Orton (72x, Actor)
Glenn Jacobs (70x, Actor)
Adam Copeland (67x, Actor)
Mark Calaway (56x, Actor)
Chris Irvine (54x, Actor)
Óscar Gutiérrez (52x, Actor)
Paul Heyman (15x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:236, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/17/2024