Ventura giving a speech at Rally for the Republic in September 2008
|38th Governor of Minnesota|
January 8, 1999 – January 6, 2003
|Preceded by||Arne Carlson|
|Succeeded by||Tim Pawlenty|
|Mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota|
|Born||James George Janos
July 15, 1939
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
|Reform Party (1998–2000)
Independence Party of Minnesota
|Residence||Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Dellwood, Minnesota|
|Profession||U.S. Navy UDT sailor
Talk Show host
|Awards||National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
|Service/branch||U.S. Navy SEALs|
|Years of service||1969 – 1975|
|Rank||Storekeeper Third Class|
|Unit||Underwater Demolition Team 12 (Reserve)|
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.
References[change | change source]
- "James Janos Discharge Document". militaryhub.com. http://cursor.org/venturawatch/general_info.htm. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
- "Military People: Jesse Ventura". militaryhub.com. http://www.militaryhub.com/military-people.cfm?id=42. Retrieved 2011-07-15.