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Terry Gene Bollea[3] (born August 11, 1953),[2] known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, actor, television personality, and musician signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he is the on-screen General Manager.[4] Hogan enjoyed mainstream popularity in the 1980s and 90s as the good-guy all-American character Hulk Hogan in the World Wrestling Federation, and as bad-guy Hollywood Hogan, the villainous New World Order leader, in World Championship Wrestling. Hogan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.

Early life

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.[5]


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. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named james
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Hulk Hogan's Profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-12-10.
  3. "$40,000 a month not enough for Hogan wife". November 23, 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-26.
  4. "Hulk Hogan Joins TNA Wrestling!". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. October 27, 2009. Archived from the original on October 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-27.
  5. Hulk Hogan (2009). My Life Outside the Ring. St. Martin's Press. p. 11. ISBN 987-0312588892.

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