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Jesse Ventura

Jesse Ventura
Personal data
Date of birthJuly 15, 1951(age 65)
Place of birthMinneapolis, Minnesota
Birth nameJames George Janos
Political partyReform Party (1999 2000)
Independence Party of Minnesota (2000 present)
SpouseTerry Ventura
ChildrenTyrel Ventura
Jade Ventura
ProfessionUS Navy UDT
Professional Wrestler
Color commentator
Actor
Talk Show host
Politician
Author
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1969 1975
RankPetty Officer Third Class
UnitUDT 12
SEAL Team 1 (Reserve)
AwardsNational Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
38th Governor of Minnesota
In officeJanuary 8, 1999 - January 6, 2003
LieutenantMae Schunk
Succeeded byTim Pawlenty
Preceded byArne Carlson
Mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
In office1991 - 1995

Jesse Ventura

Personal information
NameJesse Ventura
Ring nameJesse "The Body" Ventura
Billed height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)-1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Billed weight245 lb (111.1 kg)
Birth dateJuly 15, 1951(age 65)
Birth placeMinneapolis, Minnesota
Billed fromBrooklyn Park, Minnesota
San Diego, California
Trained byEddie Sharkey
DebutOctober 1975
Retired1986

Jesse Ventura

Ventura on his MSNBC talk show Jesse Ventura's America
Television
NameJesse Ventura's America
StarringJesse Ventura
Production
LocationSaint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Broadcast
Original channelMSNBC
First airedOctober 4, 2003
Last airedDecember 26, 2003

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James George Janos (born July 15, 1951), better known as Jesse Ventura, is an American politician, the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003, Navy UDT veteran, former SEAL reservist, actor, and former radio and television talk show host. As a professional wrestler, he is best known for his nickname, Jesse "The Body" Ventura, and tenure in the World Wrestling Federation as a combatant and color commentator. In 2004, he was inducted into the company's Hall of Fame.

In the Minnesota gubernatorial election of 1998, running as a member of the Reform Party, he was elected the 38th Governor of Minnesota and served from January 4, 1999, to January 6, 2003, without seeking a second term.


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