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
LieutenantMae Schunk
Preceded byArne Carlson
Succeeded byTim Pawlenty
Mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
In office
Personal details
James George Janos

(1951-07-15) July 15, 1951 (age 68)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyIndependent
Other political
Reform Party (1998–2000)
Independence Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s)Terry Ventura
ChildrenTyrel Ventura
Jade Ventura
ResidenceCabo San Lucas, Mexico and Dellwood, Minnesota
ProfessionU.S. Navy UDT sailor
Professional Wrestler
Color commentator
Talk Show host
AwardsNational Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceU.S. Navy SEALs
Years of service1969 – 1975
RankStorekeeper Third Class[1]
UnitUnderwater Demolition Team 12 (Reserve)[2]

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "James Janos Discharge Document". Retrieved 2012-01-16.
  2. "Military People: Jesse Ventura". Retrieved 2011-07-15.
  3. "Jesse Ventura". Biography.