Chris Jericho

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Wrestler • Singer • Musician • Actor • Host • Dancer

Birth Date: November 9, 1970

Age: 53 years old

Birth Place: Manhasset, New York

With his athletic prowess and ladies' man swagger, Chris Jericho proved he was a true king of the ring. The professional wrestling champion was born Christopher Keith Irvine on Nov. 9, 1970 in Manhasset, NY and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Jericho - who took his stage name from German power metal band Helloween's album Walls of Jericho (1985) - began wrestling on independent matches when he was 19. He made his mainstream debut in 1996 with a pay-per-view match against Chris Benoit for World Championship Wrestling. Using his trademark moves such as the "Swinging Choke Drop" and "Liontamer," and wooing female viewers with his golden boy stature, Jericho quickly won the hearts of wrestling fans. He became a staple part of the WCW organization after he appeared on numerous televised series and specials, including "WCW Monday Nitro" (TNT, 1995-2001) and "Clash of the Champions XXXV" (1997). Jericho signed a contract with World Wrestling Federation in 1999, where he went head-to-head against marquee players such as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Triple H. Jericho was crowned the WWF's Undisputed Champion in 2001, following his wins at that year's "Royal Rumble" and "WWF Rebellion." Jericho remained an active competitor in World Wrestling Entertainment until 2010 when he put his wrestling career on hiatus.

Jericho made a crossover to acting outside the wrestling arena with appearances on the sketch comedy show "MadTV" (Fox, 1995-2009) and the sci-fi series "Aaron Stone" (Disney XD, 2009). He was also a frequent guest commentator on various VH1 specials such as "I Love the '80s 3-D" (2005) and "Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins" (2004-09). Jericho's mainstream appeal allowed him to succeed in other media ventures, including writing a best-selling memoir, A Lion's Tale : Around the World in Spandex (2007), hosting the show "Rock of Jericho" on XM Satellite Radio, and singing for the metal band Fozzy. Jericho made his mainstream feature debut with a supporting role in the 2010 comedy "MacGruber" opposite Will Forte and Ryan Phillippe. That same year, Jericho hosted the short-lived game show "Downfall" (ABC), where players attempt to correctly answer trivia questions on top of a skyscraper and prevent their prize winnings from being dropped several stories down. Jericho released his second book, Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps on February 2011, the same month it was announced that he joined the cast of the 12th season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ).

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Country Hearts Christmas

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Bones
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2023

Country Hearts

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Bones
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2023

Terrifier 2

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2022

Fast FoodiesStream

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2021

Celebrity Name That TuneStream

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2021

The Pursuit! With John Rich

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2020

The Wheelblocks Featuring Chris Jericho: Aces High

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2020

Steve Austin: The Broken Skull Sessions

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2019

Bachman

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2019

Access Daily

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2019

Lights Out With David SpadeStream

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2019

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite

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2019

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite

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Dark Side of the RingStream

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Bachman

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2018

Chris Jericho: Hunting Monsters

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WWE Marquee Matches

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2018

The Legend of... With Chris Jericho

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2017

Drop the MicStream

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2017

The 2017 Loudwire Music Awards

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2017

According to ChrisleyStream

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2017

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WWE: Best of RAW and SmackDown 2016

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2016

WWE Money in the Bank 2016

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2016

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2016

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2016

WWE: DX: One Last Stand

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2015

Superstar Ink

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2015

WWE: Very Best of Nitro: Volume 3: Part 1

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2015

WWE: Very Best of Nitro: Volume 3: Part 2

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2015

WWE: Very Best of Nitro: Volume 3: Part 3

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2015

WWE Tough Talk

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2015

WWE Unfiltered With Renee Young

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2015

Live! With Chris Jericho

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2015

Hot OnesStream

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2015

WWE: The Road is Jericho: The Epic Stories & Rare Matches from Y2J Vol. 1

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WWE: The Road is Jericho: The Epic Stories & Rare Matches from Y2J Vol. 2

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WWE: The Road is Jericho: The Epic Stories & Rare Matches from Y2J Vol. 3

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Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!Stream

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The Monday Night War

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WWE Presents Wrestling's Greatest Factions Vol. 1

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WWE Presents Wrestling's Greatest Factions Vol. 3

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WWE The Best of Raw After Show Vol. 1

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WWE The Best of Raw After Show Vol. 2

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WWE The Best of Raw After Show Vol. 3

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Signature Sounds: The Music of WWE

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WrestleMania Rewind

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But I'm Chris Jericho!

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The ThundermansStream

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DX: One Last Stand

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Whose Line Is It Anyway?Stream

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The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane

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The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro, Vol. 2

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WWE: Best of Raw and Smackdown 2012 (Vol. 1)

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Larry King NowStream

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The Best Of WCW Clash Of The Champions Vol. 3

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The Eric Andre ShowStream

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Straight Outta Dudleyville: The Legacy of the Dudley Boyz

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2012

Impractical JokersStream

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2011

WWE Chris Jericho Fatal 4 Way Match

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2011

WWE Chris Jericho vs. Batista vs. JBL

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WWE Chris Jericho vs. Christian

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Talking DeadStream

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Rey Mysterio: The Life of a Masked Man

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The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro

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The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro, Vol. 1

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2011

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2011

Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho

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2010

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

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2010

Access Hollywood Live

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2010

Ricky Steamboat: the Life Story of the Dragon

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2010

Downfall

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MacGruberStream

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2009

Lopez Tonight

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2009

Albino Farm

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2009

Bloodstained Memoirs

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Redemption Song: The Reunion

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2006

Entertainment Tonight Canada

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2005

Dancing With the StarsStream

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2005

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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2003

WWE Confidential

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2002

WWE Judgment Day

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2002

Last Call With Carson Daly

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2002

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2001

WWE Presents

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2000

WWE Judgment Day

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Insurrextion

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MADtvStream

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Uncensored

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The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

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1992

Smoky Mountain Wrestling

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‘Country Hearts Christmas’: Chris Jericho Has Holiday Spirit in UPtv Trailer (VIDEO)

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Chris Jericho on His Surprising New Acting Role in ‘Country Hearts,’ Plus AEW & More

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AEW’s Chris Jericho on What It Took to Build the ‘Cool Wrestling Company’ (VIDEO)

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AEW’s Eddie Kingston on Battling Chris Jericho & Being Unapologetically Himself

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Chris Jericho Joins ‘Joker Appreciation Society’ in ‘Impractical Jokers’ Sneak Peek (VIDEO)

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AEW Goes ‘Double or Nothing’ in Vegas as CM Punk Strikes Gold

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AEW Star Chris Jericho Reveals What’s Cooking on His ‘Fast Foodies’ Episode

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All Elite Wrestling’s Chris Jericho Prepares for War at ‘Blood & Guts’

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AEW’s Chris Jericho on Being a Reigning Champ of Quarantine

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What Makes TNT’s New ‘All Elite Wrestling’ So Special, According to Its Stars (VIDEO)

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Chris Jericho Crowned First All Elite Wrestling Champion, Capping off Historic ‘All Out’ Pay-Per-View

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Chris Jericho on Why AEW Signing Was a Game-Changer Heading Into ‘Double or Nothing’

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Chris Jericho on the Success of Fozzy, Planning a Cruise & Controlling His Own Destiny in Pro Wrestling

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