Jesse Ventura

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Jesse Ventura
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Ventura in 2016
38th Governor of Minnesota
In office
January 4, 1999 – January 6, 2003
LieutenantMae Schunk
Preceded byArne Carlson
Succeeded byTim Pawlenty
Mayor of Brooklyn Park
In office
January 11, 1991 – January 13, 1995
Preceded byJames Krautkremer
Succeeded byGrace Arbogast
Personal details
Born
James George Janos

(1951-07-15) July 15, 1951 (age 68)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyGreen (2016–present)
Other political
affiliations
Reform (1998–2000)
Independence Party of Minnesota (2000–2003)
Independent (2003–2016)
Spouse(s)
Theresa Masters (m. 1975)
Children2
EducationNorth Hennepin Community College
WebsiteOfficial website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1969–1975
RankPO3 collar.png Petty officer third class
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsNational Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal ribbon.svg Vietnam Service Medal
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Jesse Ventura[1]
Billed height6 ft 2 in (1.93 m)[2]
Billed fromSan Diego, California
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Trained byEddie Sharkey
DebutJune 1974[1]
Retired1994[1]

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, 1939 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[3] His height is 6' 4". His wife is Theresa Larson Masters since 1975.

In September 2019, Ventura expressed interest in running for President in 2020 under an Independent bid.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Cagematch profile".
  2. "Jesse Ventura". WWE. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  3. "Jesse Ventura". Biography.
  4. Rodrigo, Chris Mills (September 30, 2019). "Jesse Ventura considering run for president as independent". The Hill. Retrieved 2019-09-30.