Hogan was born Terry Gene Bollea in Augusta, Georgia, the son of Peter Bollea, a construction foreman, and Ruth, a homemaker and dance teacher. He is of Italian, French, and Panamanian heritage. When he was one and a half years old, his family moved to Port Tampa, Florida.
Hulk Hogan's crossover popularity led to several television and movie roles. Early in his career Bollea played the part of Thunderlips in Rocky III (1982).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Hulk Hogan's Profile". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/h/hulk-hogan.html. Retrieved 2007-12-10.
- ↑ "$40,000 a month not enough for Hogan wife". UPI.com. November 23, 2008. http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/2008/11/23/40000-a-month-not-enough-for-Hogan-wife/UPI-16501227471351/. Retrieved 2009-06-26.
- ↑ "Hulk Hogan Joins TNA Wrestling!". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. October 27, 2009. Archived from the original on October 29, 2009. http://web.archive.org/web/20091029133223/http://www.tnawrestling.com/content/view/1770/84/. Retrieved 2009-10-27.
- ↑ Hulk Hogan (2009). My Life Outside the Ring. St. Martin's Press. p. 11. ISBN 987-0312588892.