Jesse Ventura

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Jesse Ventura
Ventura giving a speech at Rally for the Republic in September 2008
38th Governor of Minnesota
In office
January 8, 1999 – January 6, 2003
Lieutenant Mae Schunk
Preceded by Arne Carlson
Succeeded by Tim Pawlenty
Mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
In office
1991–1995
Personal details
Born James George Janos
July 15, 1951 (1951-07-15) (age 62)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Political party Independent
Other political
affiliations
Reform Party (1998–2000)
Independence Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s) Terry Ventura
Children Tyrel Ventura
Jade Ventura
Residence Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Dellwood, Minnesota
Profession U.S. Navy UDT sailor
Professional Wrestler
Color commentator
Actor
Talk Show host
Politician
Author
Religion None (Atheist)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Flag of the United States Navy.png U.S. Navy SEALs
Years of service 1969 – 1975
Rank PO3 collar.png Storekeeper Third Class[1]
Unit Underwater Demolition Team 12 (Reserve)[2]
Awards National Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Ribbon.svg Vietnam Service Medal

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. 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.

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