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Dave Bautista: Movies, WWE Wrestler, Biography & More

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Dave Bautista Profile
January 18, 1969

Dave Bautista (born on January 18, 1969) an American actor, and retired professional wrestler has an interesting story. Born in Arlington, Virginia, Bautista was raised by his mother after his father left the family when he was just a child. His mother worked three jobs to support her four children and instilled in them the importance of hard work.

Bautista began his wrestling career in 1999 and quickly became one of the most popular wrestlers in the world. He won multiple championships during his time with WWE, including the World Heavyweight Championship. In 2006, he left WWE to pursue a career in mixed martial arts (MMA).

After a few years away from the wrestling world, Bautista made his return to WWE in 2014. He has since appeared in several movies, including Guardians of the Galaxy and Blade Runner 2049.

Early life and career

Dave Bautista, best known for his role as Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy, was born on January 18, 1969, in Arlington, Virginia. His mother, Donna Raye (Moses) Bautista, was a hairdresser and his father, David Michael Bautista Sr., was a carpenter. His parents divorced when he was young and his father remarried. He has four sisters and two brothers. When he was about six years old his family moved to Tampa, Florida.

Bautista wanted to be a professional wrestler like his favorite wrestler, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat. He began bodybuilding at age seventeen and won several competitions including Mr. Teenage Washington D.C., Mr. Maryland USA, and Mr. Florida USA.

Acting roles

Dave Bautista in the movie

Dave Bautista has had an extensive career in acting, starring in films such as "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Blade Runner 2049." He has also starred in television shows such as "Stargate Universe" and "NCIS: Los Angeles." Bautista is a versatile actor who is able to play both serious and comedic roles. He is a talented performer who brings a unique perspective to his characters.

Professional wrestling

Dave Bautista WWE
Dave Bautista WWE

Professional wrestling is a high-profile sport that often draws attention for its larger-than-life athletes and over-the-top storylines.

One of the most popular wrestlers of the last few decades is Dave Bautista, who has parlayed his success in the ring into a successful Hollywood career.

Bautista got his start in professional wrestling in 1999, working for regional promotions until he was signed by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 2000. He quickly rose through the ranks, winning multiple championships and becoming one of the company's top stars.

Dave Bautista WWE

In 2006, Bautista left WWE to pursue a career in acting. He has since starred in several Hollywood blockbusters, including the "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Avengers" franchises.

Personal life

Dave Bautista has had an interesting personal life. His mother, Donna Raye, worked for a newspaper; his father, David Michael Bautista, was a hairdresser. His parents divorced when he was young. When his father remarried, Bautista took his stepfather's surname and went by the name David Michael Bearing for a while before returning to his birth name.

Bautista has four sisters: two older half-sisters from his father's first marriage; and two younger sisters from his mother's second marriage. He also has three half-brothers and two stepbrothers from his father's second marriage. Bautista is the only one of his siblings to have pursued a career in wrestling.


In conclusion, Dave Bautista is a successful American actor and retired professional wrestler. He has appeared in many films and television shows and has won several awards. He is also a philanthropist and has been involved in many charitable organizations.

Full NameDavid Michael Bautista Jr.
NicknameThe Animal, Drax
Date of BirthJanuary 18, 1969
Age Years
BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States
Home TownWashington, D.C.
Educational Qualification-
SchoolWakefield High School
College/ University-
Zodiac SignCapricorn ♑
ProfessionActor, Retired Professional Wrestler, Former Mixed Martial Artist, and Bodybuilder.
Physical Stats
Height6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m)
Weight130 kg (287 lbs)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
HobbiesWrestling, Martial Arts and Acting.
Family & Relationship
Marital StatusSingle
FatherDavid Michael Bautista Sr.
MotherDonna Raye Bautista
Spouse (Wife/ Husband)Glenda Bautista ​ ​ (m. 1990; div. 1998)​ Angie Bautista ​ ​ (m. 1998; div. 2006)​ Sarah Jade ​​(m. 2015; sep. 2019)​
Son(s)Oliver Bautista
Daughter(s)Keilani Bautista, Athena Bautista
Brother(s)Michael Bautista (Step- Brother)
Sister(s)Donna Raye Bautista
ProfessionWrestling, Martial Arts and Acting.
Net Worth$16 Million
Famous forStarring as Drax the Destroyer in the MCU's Guardians of the Galaxy
DebutRelative Strangers (2006)
Awards/ HonoursAwards
International Film Festival,
Action on Film Award,
SignatureDave Bautista Autograph

Movie List

Knock at the Cabin
[ (Upcoming) ]
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
[ (Upcoming ]
Dune: Part Two
[ (Upcoming ]
Thor: Love and Thunder
[ 2022 ]
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
[ 2022 ]
Army of the Dead
[ 2021 ]
[ 2021 ]
My Spy
[ 2020 ]
Avengers: Endgame
[ 2019 ]
[ 2019 ]
Escape Plan: The Extractors
[ 2019 ]
Avengers: Infinity War
[ 2018 ]
Hotel Artemis
[ 2018 ]
Escape Plan 2: Hades
[ 2018 ]
Final Score
[ 2018 ]
Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy
[ 2018 ]
[ 2017 ]
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
[ 2017 ]
2048: Nowhere to Run
[ 2017 ]
Blade Runner 2049
[ 2017 ]
The Boss
[ 2016 ]
[ 2016 ]
The Warriors Gate
[ 2016 ]
Kickboxer: Vengeance
[ 2016 ]
. Slasher
[ 2015 ]
[ 2015 ]
[ 2015 ]
Guardians of the Galaxy
[ 2014 ]
[ 2013 ]
The Man with the Iron Fists
[ 2012 ]
House of the Rising Sun
[ 2011 ]
The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption
[ 2011 ]
Wrong Side of Town
[ 2010 ]
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?
[ 2009 ]
Relative Strangers
[ 2006 ]

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