Dave Bautista young
January 18, 1969
6 ft 6 in | 198 cm
130 kg | 287 pounds
55 in | 140 cm
13 US | 46 EU
36 in | 92 cm
Dave Bautista was born in Washington, D.C., United States, on January 18, 1969, is an American actor and professional wrestler.
Young Dave Bautista began his career as a professional wrestler.
He landed his debut match as Khan in 1999. He started his televised WWE career in 2002 in episode of SmackDown!, as Deacon Batista.
His nickname is "The Animal".
He won the World Heavyweight Championship four times and WWE Championship two times.
Bautista is the longest-reigning World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history.
He got his television debut in series Smallville (2006) in episode "Static", in role as Aldar.
He made his big screen debut in drama thriller movie My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009) in role as Police officer, directed by Werner Herzog.
Dave's breakthrough performance came as Drax the Destroyer in superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2021) superhero in role as Drax the Destroyer
Army of the Dead (2020) action horror heist in role as Scott Ward
Dune (2020) epic science fiction in role as Glossu Rabban, directed by Denis Villeneuve
My Spy (2020) action comedy in role as JJ
Avengers: Endgame (2019) superhero in role as Drax the Destroyer
Stuber (2019) buddy action comedy in role as Victor "Vic" Manning
Escape Plan: The Extractors (2019) prison action thriller in role as Trent DeRosa, opposite Sylvester Stallon
He played Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
He portrayed Mr. Hinx, a high-ranking member of SPECTRE in Bond movie Spectre (2015) opposite Daniel Craig.
Wrong Side of Town (2010) action in role as Big Ronnie
Riddick (2013) science fiction thriller with Vin Diesel
Heist (2015) crime thriller with Robert De Niro and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
The Man with the Iron Fists (2012) martial arts with Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu and RZA
Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) martial arts with Jean-Claude Van Damme
Marauders (2016) crime thriller with Bruce Willis
The Scorpion King 3: Battle For Redemption (2012) action fantasy opposite Billy Zane
Enter The Warriors Gate (2016) martial arts action with Ni Ni
Blade Runner 2049 (2017) neo-noir science fiction opposite Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas and Harrison Ford
Bushwick (2017) action adventure opposite Brittany Snow
Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018) action thriller opposite Sylvester Stallon and 50 Cent
Hotel Artemis (2018) cyberpunk thriller opposite Sofia Boutella, Jodie Foster and Jeff Goldblum
Final Score (2018) action thriller opposite Pierce Brosnan
He was trained by 'Wild Samoan' Afa.
Has a Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, from Cesar Gracie.
He is an avid collector of vintage metal lunch boxes.
Published his autobiography "Batista Unleashed" in 2007.
He was married to:
Sarah Jade (2015-2019)
Angie (1998-2006) hey have a son, Oliver
Glenda (1990-1998), they have two daughters, Keilani and Athena
He dated Barbie Blank (2008) and Rebecca DiPietro (2006).
I look like a gorilla, just the way I'm built.
I'm a poor kid from the streets. What I've been able to achieve has really just been through hard work and not letting anyone tell me that I couldn't do something. I always try to encourage people to just pursue your dreams.
Honestly, I don't aspire to be a huge movie star. I really just fell in love with acting... Everything I do on-screen is very subtle.
Honestly, when I first got into pro-wrestling it was just to make a buck.
I was actually sitting on stage at a press conference one day, and I totally lost touch with reality. I just thought to myself: 'Vin Diesel is sitting next to me, and Benicio Del Toro's on the other side. This is weird, man.'
My first car was given to me by my dad; it was a ’72 Volkswagen Beetle. It was yellow, and I hated that it was yellow.
Yeah, I really only have one hobby…I collect vintage lunchboxes. It’s not an obsession, but it’s definitely a strong passion of mine.
Growing up in D.C., it wasn’t bad back then as it is now. Me and my sister were the only kids in the neighborhood who weren’t Black, so we were kind of out of place to begin with.