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Dave Bautista

Screenwriter / Actor / Film Producer | * 01/18/1969 (52) | 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 former professional wrestler. As a professional wrestler, he is known for his time in WWE from 2002 to 2010, in 2014, and one final run in 2018–2019. Outside of professional wrestling, he is well known for his acting career, most notably as the character Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Bautista began his wrestling career in 1999, and in 2000, he signed with the then-World Wrestling Federation (WWF, renamed to 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 R... ()
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An American actor and former professional wrestler, mixed martial artist, and bodybuilder.From 2000–2010 and 2013–2014, he was signed to WWE under the ring name Batista, where he became a six-time world champion, winning WWE's World Heavyweight Championship four times and the WWE Championship twice. He holds the record for the longest reign as World Heavyweight Champion at 282 days, and has also won 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. When Bautista returned to WWE in 2014, he won the 2014 Royal Rumble match, after which he headlined WrestleMania XXX.In August 2012, Bautista signed a contract with Classic Entertainment & Sports to fight in mixed martial arts. He won his MMA debut on October 6, 2012, defeating Vince Lucero via TKO in the first round. He was representing the Philippines during the fight. Bautista first entered the world of acting in 2006. As an actor, Bautista has starred in The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), Riddick (2013), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), the 24th James Bond film, Spectre (2015), L.A. Slasher (2015), and in the 2016 Kickboxer reboot, Kickboxer: Vengeance. Bautista is set to reprise his role as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). He has also appeared in several direct-to-video films since 2009.

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

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Movies with Dave Bautista as Actor(137)

as Drax the Destroyer2022 Thor: Love and Thunder
as Glossu Rabban Harkonnen2021 Dune
as Scott2021 Army of the Dead
as Boyce2021 In the Lost Lands
2020 Dogtown
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 himself2018 Blade Runner 101
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 (archive footage)2014 WWE Money in the Bank 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 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 Backlash 2009
as Police Officer2009 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 Wrestler2006 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 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(15)

as Batista2020 Undertaker: The Last Ride
as Garrett the Vampire2019 What We Do in the Shadows
as himself2019 All That
as Batista2015 WWE 24
as T.I.2007 Chuck
as Aldar2001 Smallville
as Batista1999 WWE SmackDown
as himself1997 The View
1993 WWE Raw
as Batista1993 WWE Raw

Movies with Dave Bautista as Crew(7)

Production/Producer2021 In the Lost Lands
Production/Producer2020 My Spy
Production/Producer2018 Master Z: Ip Man Legacy
Production/Producer2018 Final Score
Crew/Stunts2014 WWE WrestleMania XXX
Crew/Stunts2010 Wrong Side of Town
Crew/Stunts2007 WWE No Way Out 2007

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Born: Saturday, 01/18 1969 (January) in Washington, D.C. (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 52 years + 190 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN)
Other names for Dave Bautista (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"David Michael Bautista Jr."
"Batista"
"Dave Batista"
"Deacon Batista"
"David Bautista"
"Leviathan"
"Дэйв Батиста"
"데이브 바티스타"
"David Michael "Dave" Bautista Jr."
"Ντέιβ Μπαουτίστα"
Dave Bautista frequently works together with these people:
John Cena (89x, Actor)
Vince McMahon (86x, Crew)
Kevin Dunn (83x, Crew)
Randy Orton (79x, Actor)
Glenn Jacobs (59x, Actor)
Adam Copeland (52x, Actor)
Chris Irvine (51x, Actor)
Jeffrey Nero Hardy (9x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:236, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/26/2021