Dave Bautista

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Wrestler • Actor • Kickboxer • MMA Fighter • Bodybuilder

Birth Date: January 18, 1969

Age: 55 years old

Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia

David Michael Bautista Jr. was born on Jan. 18, 1969 in Arlington, VA. Following involvement with crime in his teen years and early adulthood, Bautista found personal reinvention in bodybuilding, which led to him launching a career in wrestling at the age of 30. After training under wrestler and manager Arthur Anoaʻi Sr., Bautista signed with the World Wrestling Federation in 2000, performing on television series like "WWE SmackDown" (UPN/The CW/MyNetworkTV/Syfy/USA/Fox 1999-). After more than a decade of earning acclaim as a professional wrestler under aliases including Deacon and Leviathan, Bautista expanded his horizons to mixed martial arts. Around the same time, Bautista explored the beginnings of an acting career, appearing in films such as "House of the Rising Sun" (2011), "The Man with the Iron Fists" (2012), and "Riddick" (2013). Bautista's proverbial big break as an actor came with his casting as Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014). He would go on to play the character in additional MCU films, all the while landing noteworthy appearances in high profile movies like "Spectre" (2015) and "Blade Runner 2049" (2017).

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Dune: Part Two

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Beast Rabban
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2024
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Live with Kelly and MarkStream

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2023

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3Stream

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Drax
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2023
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Knock at the CabinStream

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Leonard
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2023
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The Boy and the Heron

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The Parakeet King
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2023
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Parachute

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Bryce
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2023

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday SpecialStream

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Drax
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2022
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Thor: Love and ThunderStream

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Drax
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2022
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Glass Onion: A Knives Out MysteryStream

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Duke Cody
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2022
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DuneStream

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Glossu "Beast" Rabban
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2021
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Army of the DeadStream

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Scott Ward
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2021
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WWE: Undertaker: The Last Ride

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2020

WrestleMania: Extras

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2020

The Best of WWE

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2020

WWE Ruthless Aggression

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2020

My Spy

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JJ
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2020

My Spy

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2020

Gym & Fridge

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2019

The Watchlist

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2019

SeeStream

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Edo Voss
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2019
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The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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2019

WWE WrestleMania 35

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2019

Avengers: EndgameStream

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Drax
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2019
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StuberStream

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Vic Manning
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2019
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Escape Plan: The ExtractorsStream

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Trent DeRosa
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2019

Today 3rd Hour

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2018

Today 3rd Hour

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2018

WWE Untold

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2018

WWE Marquee Matches

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2018

Late Late Show With James Corden: Best of the Week

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2018

Avengers: Infinity WarStream

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Drax
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2018
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Hotel ArtemisStream

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Everest
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2018
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Escape Plan 2: HadesStream

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Trent DeRosa
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2018
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Final Score

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Knox
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2018

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

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Owen Davidson
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2018

Master Z: Nasledie Ip Mana

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2018

Daily Blast Live

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2017

STEVE on Watch

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2017

Room 104Stream

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2017
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Live with Kelly and Ryan

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2017

WWE The Day Of

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2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Stream

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Drax
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2017
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Blade Runner 2049Stream

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Sapper Morton
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2017
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Bushwick

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Stupe
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2017

Bushwick

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2017

Kickboxer: Vengeance: Extras

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2016

Marauders

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Stockwell
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2016

Kickboxer: Vengeance

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Tong Po
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2016

The Warrior's Gate

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Arun
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2016

The Late Late Show With James Corden

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2015

WWE 24

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2015

L.A. Slasher

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The Drug Dealer No. 1
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2015

SpectreStream

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Hinx
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2015
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HeistStream

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Cox
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2015
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WWE John Cena's Greatest Rivalries Vol. 1

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2014

WWE John Cena's Greatest Rivalries Vol. 2

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2014

WWE John Cena's Greatest Rivalries Vol. 3

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2014

Running Wild With Bear GryllsStream

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Reality
2014

Batista: The Animal Unleashed

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2014

Good Morning Britain

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2014

Signature Sounds: The Music of WWE

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2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

Guardians of the GalaxyStream

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Drax the Destroyer
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2014
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SummerSlam 2005

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2013

Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection

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2013

Vengeance 2005

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2013

Randy Orton: Evolution of a Predator

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2013

Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century

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2013

RiddickStream

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Diaz
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2013
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Hell in a Cell

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2012

Entertainment Studios.TV

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2012

Superstars of WrestleMania

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2012

As The Ring Turns

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2012

Batista: I Walk Alone

Self
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2012

The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption

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Argomael
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2012

The Man With the Iron Fists

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Brass Body
Movie
2012

The Jonathan Ross ShowStream

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2011

Dish Nation

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2011

Rey Mysterio: The Life of a Masked Man

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2011

Pro Wrestling

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2011

House of the Rising Sun

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Ray
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2011

The Talk

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Talk
2010

Wrong Side of Town

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Big Ronnie 'B.R.'
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2010

WWE Judgment Day

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2009

Triple H: The King of Kings

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2008

ChuckStream

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2007
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Head Case

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2007

WrestleMania 23

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2007

Entertainment Tonight Canada

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2005

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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2003

WWE Confidential

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2002

SmallvilleStream

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Aldar
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2001
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Ohio Valley Wrestling

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2001

WWE Presents

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2000

Survivor Series

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Good Morning America

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