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Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1969-01-18

125 Movies · 9 TV Series

Biography

David Michael Bautista Jr. (born January 18, 1969) is an American actor, retired professional wrestler, former mixed martial artist and bodybuilder. Bautista began his wrestling career in 1999, and signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 2000. From 2002 to 2010, he gained fame under the ring name Batista and became a six-time world champion by winning the World Heavyweight Championship four times and the WWE Championship twice. He holds the record for the longest reign as World Heavyweight Champion at 282 days and has also won the World Tag Team Championship three times (twice with Ric Flair and once with John Cena) and the WWE Tag Team Championship once (with Rey Mysterio). He was the winner of the 2005 Royal Rumble match and went on to headline WrestleMania 21, one of the top five highest-grossing pay-per-view events in professional wrestling history. Bautista re-signed with WWE in 2013, going on to win the 2014 Royal Rumble match and headline WrestleMania XXX before again departing that June. In October 2018, Bautista made his second return to WWE and faced Triple H at WrestleMania 35 in April 2019, before retiring from wrestling. Bautista began acting in 2006 and has starred in The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), Riddick (2013), the James Bond film Spectre (2015), and Blade Runner 2049 (2017). In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he has played the role of Drax the Destroyer in the films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). He has also appeared in several direct-to-video films since 2009. In August 2012, Bautista signed a contract with Classic Entertainment & Sports to fight in mixed martial arts (MMA). He won his lone MMA fight on October 6, 2012, defeating Vince Lucero via TKO in the first round.

Personal Life

Bautista married his first wife, Glenda, in 1990. They have two daughters together, Keilani (born 1990) and Athena (born 1992), before divorcing in 1998. Bautista married his second wife, Angie, on October 13, 1998. They have a son together, Oliver, after divorcing in 2006. Before the age of 40, Bautista already had two grandsons through Keilani. During his marriage to Angie, he became an avid collector of vintage metal lunchboxes. His favorite is the 1967 Green Hornet lunchbox as it has Bruce Lee on it. This collection started when he bought Angie an E.T. lunchbox and she did not want to break it, so he bought a second one. In October 2015, he married competitive pole dancer Sarah Jade. The couple separated in early 2019.On October 16, 2007, Bautista's autobiography, Batista Unleashed, was released. In an interview about the book, he claimed, "I didn't want to tell my story unless it was honest... you have to go through three sets of lawyers: Simon & Schuster lawyers, WWE lawyers, my lawyers. Everything now being the way it is, you can be sued for the simplest thing." One source of controversy was the book's mentioning of Chris Benoit, a wrestler who famously killed his wife and strangled his son in a murder-suicide, who was almost completely removed from the book. Bautista responded, "I loved the guy. I despise what he did, but that doesn't erase him from my life. I fought to keep him in there and glad they did." When asked about his ex-wife, Angie, he says, "[We] have really become close again, which we really haven't been in years. I really learned a lot about her, and she learned a lot about me from reading the book. She actually saw things from a different perspective from reading the book. So that was definitely therapeutic."He has numerous tattoos, including a large dragon on his back, red Kanji lettering on his upper left biceps which says "Angel" in tribute to Angie, a signature design on his upper right biceps, and a small sun on his abdomen which encircles his belly button. He also has a tattoo on his arm of the flags of Greece and the Philippines. While taking time off due to injury in 2009, he had both upper arms covered in large, tribal style tattoos, including the phrase "DC soldier" on his right biceps.Bautista supported Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries.

Early Life

David Michael Bautista Jr. was born on January 18, 1969, in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Arlington, Virginia, the son of Donna Raye (née Mullins) and hairdresser David Michael Bautista. His mother is of Greek descent, while his father is the son of Filipino immigrants. His paternal grandfather served in the Philippine military, worked as a taxi driver and barber, and held other jobs to feed the family. Bautista has said that he lived in poverty, and that he had a hard life—before he reached the age of nine, three murders had occurred on his front lawn. As young as age 13, he was stealing cars. By age 17, Bautista was estranged from his parents and lived on his own. He later admitted, "I am proud of my parents. They are good, honest, hard-working folks. They taught me the values of working hard." He was a nightclub bouncer until he was arrested after a fight that left two patrons injured, one of whom was rendered unconscious. After a trial, he was sentenced to one year of probation. He also worked as a lifeguard before pursuing a career in bodybuilding, crediting the latter with saving his life.During his wrestling career, Bautista went by the moniker "Batista" with a modified spelling. When he went into acting, he reverted to the original spelling of his last name, billed as Dave Bautista in all film credits.

Movies & TV Series

2014.

9 Movies
Daniel Bryan's "Monster" Video

Daniel Bryan's "Monster" Video

2014
A WWE video package cronicling the rise of the Yes Movement and buildup to WrestleMania XXX.
WWE: John Cena's Greatest Rivalries

WWE: John Cena's Greatest Rivalries

2014
A journey through the greatest rivalries of John Cena's remarkable career. From Eddie Guerrero to Edge, Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels, Triple H and the Rock.
WWE Extreme Rules 2014

WWE Extreme Rules 2014

2014
When playing by the rules gets you nowhere, it's time to get extreme! Don't miss WWE World Champion Daniel Bryan when he defends his title against Kane in an Extreme Rules Match, John Cena battles Bra...
Undertaker: The Streak 21-1

Undertaker: The Streak 21-1

2014
Documentary that reflects on the WWE career of the Undertaker, the franchise's longest serving wrestler with over two decades of action behind him. Known for his trademark finishing move, the tombston...
WWE Elimination Chamber 2014

WWE Elimination Chamber 2014

2014
Elimination Chamber was an upcoming professional wrestling PPV event produced by WWE. The fifth annual Elimination Chamber event took place on February 23, 2014, at the Target Center in Minneapolis. T...
WWE Payback 2014

WWE Payback 2014

2014
Payback (2014) took place on June 1, 2014 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. It was the second event under the Payback chronology, with the event having originated in 2013. There were two m...
WWE WrestleMania XXX

WWE WrestleMania XXX

7.13
2014
WrestleMania XXX was the 30th annual WrestleMania professional wrestling PPV event produced by WWE to be held, on April 6, 2014, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event was...
Guide to the Galaxy with James Gunn

Guide to the Galaxy with James Gunn

2014
The director and his 8-bit avatar lead you on a galactic adventure through the making of this epic movie, from vibrant concept art, elaborate makeup and amazing sets, to dancing baby Groot.
Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

6.38
2014
Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.

2010.

8 Movies
WWE Elimination Chamber 2010

WWE Elimination Chamber 2010

6
2010
Elimination Chamber (2010) was a PPV which took place on February 21, 2010 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. It was the first Elimination Chamber event. The concept of the event was tha...
WWE: Satan's Prison - The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber

WWE: Satan's Prison - The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber

2010
Eleven of the most gruelling Elimination Chamber matches brought to you from the WWE.
WWE Royal Rumble 2010

WWE Royal Rumble 2010

2010
Royal Rumble (2010) was the twenty-third annual Royal RumblePPV. It took place on January 31, 2010 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. As has been customary since 1993, the Royal Rumble match wi...
WWE: The Undertaker's Deadliest Matches

WWE: The Undertaker's Deadliest Matches

2010
WWE Extreme Rules 2010

WWE Extreme Rules 2010

2010
Extreme Rules (2010) was a PPV presented by KFC, which took place on April 25, 2010 at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. It was the second event promoted under the Extreme Rules name. Ther...
WWE Over the Limit 2010

WWE Over the Limit 2010

2010
Over the Limit (2010) was a PPV presented by Axe Hair, which took place on May 23, 2010 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. It was the first event promoted under the Over the Limit name. In ...
Wrong Side of Town

Wrong Side of Town

2010
Ex-Navy Seal Bobby Kalinowski lives a quiet, peaceful life as a landscape architect in an LA suburb with his wife Dawn and 16 year old daughter Brianna. Tonight they are invited out for an evening on ...
WWE Wrestlemania XXVI

WWE Wrestlemania XXVI

2010
WrestleMania XXVI was the twenty-sixth annual WrestleMania PPV and was presented by Slim Jim. It took place on March 28, 2010 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The first main ...

2009.

11 Movies
WWE Backlash 2009

WWE Backlash 2009

2009
Backlash (2009) was a PPV that took place on April 26, 2009, at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The 11th and final event under the Backlash banner, it featured talent from all t...
WWE: The History Of The World Heavyweight Championship

WWE: The History Of The World Heavyweight Championship

2009
It’s one of the most distinctive and storied championships in the world of sports entertainment and its titleholders are industry standard bearers. Now, for the first time ever, fans can own the defin...
WWE: The Best of Raw 15th Anniversary

WWE: The Best of Raw 15th Anniversary

2009
A collection of the greatest moments of the first 15 years of Monday Night Raw.
WWE: Batista - I Walk Alone

WWE: Batista - I Walk Alone

2009
One of WWE s most popular Superstars, Batista is truly a study in contrasts. On one hand, Batista is the smoothest of operators, known for his stylish appearance and laid-back attitude. He has the air...
WWE Hell in a Cell 2009

WWE Hell in a Cell 2009

2009
Hell in a Cell (2009) was a PPV presented by Ubisoft's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up, which took place on October 4, 2009 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. It was the first Hell...
WWE Survivor Series 2009

WWE Survivor Series 2009

2009
Survivor Series (2009) was a PPV which took place on November 22, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.. It was the 23rd annual Survivor Series event. There were two matches that were deemed...
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

2009
Brad has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a da...
WWE Bragging Rights 2009

WWE Bragging Rights 2009

2009
Bragging Rights (2009) was a PPV presented by THQ's WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010. It took place on October 25, 2009 at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first Bragging Rights event...
WWE Extreme Rules 2009

WWE Extreme Rules 2009

2009
Extreme Rules (2009) was a PPV which took place on June 7, 2009 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana and was presented by AT&T. It was the first event promoted under the Extreme Rule...
WWE Judgment Day 2009

WWE Judgment Day 2009

2009
Judgment Day (2009), a PPV presented by Columbia Picture's Terminator Salvation, took place on May 17, 2009 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. It was the eleventh and final show under the Ju...
WWE TLC: Tables Ladders & Chairs 2009

WWE TLC: Tables Ladders & Chairs 2009

2009
TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs (2009) was the first annual TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs PPV. It took place on December 13, 2009 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Each main match c...

2008.

16 Movies
WWE Unforgiven 2008

WWE Unforgiven 2008

2008
Unforgiven (2008) was a PPV, which took place on September 7, 2008 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. It was the 11th and final annual Unforgiven event, starring wrestlers from the Raw, Sm...
WWE WrestleMania XXIV

WWE WrestleMania XXIV

2008
WrestleMania XXIV was the twenty-fourth annual WrestleMania PPV. The event took place on March 30, 2008, at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. The first main event was a Singles match from the SmackDown bra...
WWE The Great American Bash 2008

WWE The Great American Bash 2008

2008
The Great American Bash (2008) was the fifth annual Great American Bash PPV. It was presented by AT&T and took place on July 20, 2008 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New Yor...
WWE: Viva La Raza - The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero

WWE: Viva La Raza - The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero

2008
Eddie Guerrero was a consummate professional wrestler, the most successful member of the three-generation Guerrero family dynasty of superstars. His matches were showstoppers wherever he competed, be ...
WWE: Triple H: The King of Kings - There is Only One

WWE: Triple H: The King of Kings - There is Only One

2008
It’s time to play "The Game" in your DVD player, as Triple H: The King of Kings highlights the biggest matches in the legendary and storied career of the 11-time World Champion Superstar.
WWE: Hell in a Cell - The Greatest Hell in a Cell Matches of All Time

WWE: Hell in a Cell - The Greatest Hell in a Cell Matches of All Time

2008
It s the most demonic structure in WWE, and careers have been permanently altered by its unforgiving steel. Some of the biggest superstars in WWE history, including Shawn Michaels, Mankind, Undertaker...
WWE Royal Rumble 2008

WWE Royal Rumble 2008

9
2008
Royal Rumble (2008) was the twenty-first annual Royal Rumble PPV. It took place on January 27, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York and featured talent from the Raw, SmackDown and ECW b...
WWE No Way Out 2008

WWE No Way Out 2008

2008
No Way Out (2008) was the tenth annual No Way Out PPV. It took place on February 17, 2008 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. It starred wrestlers from the Raw, SmackDown, and ECW br...
WWE Survivor Series 2008

WWE Survivor Series 2008

2008
Survivor Series (2008) was a PPV that took place on November 23, 2008 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, It was presented by THQ's WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009. The event, the 22nd Sur...
WWE Armageddon 2008

WWE Armageddon 2008

6
2008
Armageddon (2008) was a PPV presented by Ubisoft's Prince of Persia. It took place on December 14, 2008 at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. It featured professional wrestlers and other talent from...
WWE Cyber Sunday 2008

WWE Cyber Sunday 2008

2008
Cyber Sunday (2008) was the fifth and final Cyber Sunday (the third under this name) PPV. It took place on October 26, 2008 at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. It featured wrestlers from the...
WWE No Mercy 2008

WWE No Mercy 2008

2008
No Mercy (2008) was a PPV which took place on October 5, 2008 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon. It was the 11th and final annual No Mercy event and starred wrestlers from the Raw, SmackDown and ...
WWE Night of Champions 2008

WWE Night of Champions 2008

2008
Night of Champions (2008) was a PPV presented by P&G's Gillette Fusion Power, which took place on June 29, 2008 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. It was the first annual event to b...
WWE One Night Stand 2008

WWE One Night Stand 2008

2008
One Night Stand (2008) was a PPV that took place on June 1, 2008 at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, California. It was the fourth and final event promoted under the One Night Stand name. The ...
WWE Backlash 2008

WWE Backlash 2008

2008
Backlash (2008) was the tenth annual Backlash PPV. It took place on April 27, 2008 at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. The event starred wrestlers from the Raw, SmackDown, and ECW brands....
WWE SummerSlam 2008

WWE SummerSlam 2008

2008
Hell in a Cell: The Undertaker vs. Edge WWE Championship: Triple H vs. The Great Khali World Heavyweight Championship: CM Punk vs. JBL

2007.

14 Movies · 1 TV Series
TV
Chuck

Chuck

6.17
2007
When Buy More computer geek Chuck Bartowski unwittingly downloads a database of government information and deadly fighting skills into his head, he becomes the CIA's most vital secret. This sets Chuck...
WWE WrestleMania 23

WWE WrestleMania 23

2007
WrestleMania 23 was the twenty-third annual WrestleMania PPV. It took place on April 1, 2007 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The event was a joint-brand pay-per-view, featuring performers from the...
WWE Armageddon 2007

WWE Armageddon 2007

2007
Chris Jericho attempts to save us from WWE Champion Randy Orton. The war between Batista and Undertaker escalates with a new combatant, Edge, in the picture and any friendship that existed between Tri...
WWE Survivor Series 2007

WWE Survivor Series 2007

2007
Survivor Series (2007) was a PPV which took place on November 18, 2007 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. It was presented by THQ's WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008. It was the 21st annual Su...
WWE Cyber Sunday 2007

WWE Cyber Sunday 2007

2007
Cyber Sunday (2007) was the fourth annual Cyber Sunday PPV. It was presented by Fathead and took place on October 28, 2007 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The most important feature of Cyber...
WWE No Mercy 2007

WWE No Mercy 2007

2007
No Mercy (2007) was a PPV presented by AT&T, which took place on October 7, 2007 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. It was the 10th annual No Mercy event and starred wrestlers from the R...
WWE Unforgiven 2007

WWE Unforgiven 2007

2007
Unforgiven (2007) was the tenth annual Unforgiven PPV. It took place on September 16, 2007 from the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee and featured talent from the Raw, SmackDown, and ECW brands. The m...
WWE SummerSlam 2007

WWE SummerSlam 2007

2007
SummerSlam (2007) was the twentieth annual SummerSlam PPV. It was presented by THQ's Stuntman Ignition. It took place on August 26, 2007 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jerse...
WWE The Great American Bash 2007

WWE The Great American Bash 2007

2007
The Great American Bash (2007) was the fourth annual Great American Bash PPV. It was presented by Ziddio and took place on July 22, 2007 from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California and featured talen...
WWE Vengeance: Night of Champions 2007

WWE Vengeance: Night of Champions 2007

2007
Vengeance: Night of Champions was the seventh annual PPV within its Vengeance/Night of Champions chronology. It featured talent from the Raw, SmackDown, and ECW brands. The event was presented by RAW ...
WWE One Night Stand 2007

WWE One Night Stand 2007

2007
One Night Stand (2007) was the third annual One Night Stand PPV and was presented by Gilette. It took place on June 3, 2007 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida and fea...
WWE Judgment Day 2007

WWE Judgment Day 2007

2007
Judgment Day (2007) was the ninth annual Judgment Day PPV. It took place on May 20, 2007 from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. This was the first Judgment Day event since 2003 to be an int...
WWE No Way Out 2007

WWE No Way Out 2007

2007
No Way Out (2007) was the ninth annual No Way Out PPV event. It took place on February 18, 2007 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and was the final branded pay-per-view before the brand...
WWE Royal Rumble 2007

WWE Royal Rumble 2007

2007
Royal Rumble (2007) was the twentieth annual Royal Rumble PPV. It took place on January 28, 2007 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas and featured talent from the Raw, SmackDown! and ECW brand...
WWE Backlash 2007

WWE Backlash 2007

2007
Backlash (2007) was a PPV which took place on April 29, 2007 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. It was the ninth annual event under the Backlash name and starred talent from Raw, SmackDown!, an...

2005.

12 Movies
WWE Armageddon 2005

WWE Armageddon 2005

2005
Armageddon (2005) was the sixth Armageddon PPV. It was presented by Microsoft's XBox 360, and took place on December 18, 2005 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island and was a SmackDo...
WWE No Mercy 2005

WWE No Mercy 2005

2005
No Mercy (2005) was the eighth annual No Mercy professional wrestling PPV and was presented by Sony's PlayStation 2. It took place on October 9, 2005 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and feature...
WWE SummerSlam 2005

WWE SummerSlam 2005

2005
SummerSlam (2005) was the eighteenth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling PPV event. It was presented by THQ's WWE Day of Reckoning 2 and took place on August 21, 2005 at the MCI Center in Washing...
WWE The Great American Bash 2005

WWE The Great American Bash 2005

2005
The Great American Bash was a professional wrestling event that took place on July 24, 2005, at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. The talent that performed on the program was featured at the event....
WWE Vengeance 2005

WWE Vengeance 2005

2005
Vengeance (2005) was a professional wrestling PPV event presented by THQ's Juiced, which took place on June 26, 2005 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the fifth annual Venge...
WWE Backlash 2005

WWE Backlash 2005

2005
Backlash (2005) was the seventh annual Backlash PPV. It took place on May 1, 2005 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire and was presented by Namco's Tekken 5. The event starred ta...
WWE No Way Out 2005

WWE No Way Out 2005

2005
No Way Out (2005) was the seventh annual No Way Out PPV. It was presented by Subway and took place on February 20, 2005 from the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The main event featured a Ba...
WWE New Year's Revolution 2005

WWE New Year's Revolution 2005

2005
New Year's Revolution (2005) was the first annual New Year's Revolution PPV. It took place on January 9, 2005 at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The main event was an Elimination...
WWE Royal Rumble 2005

WWE Royal Rumble 2005

2005
Royal Rumble (2005) was the eighteenth annual Royal Rumble PPV. It was presented by PlayStation and took place on January 30, 2005 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California and featured talent fro...
WWE Survivor Series 2005

WWE Survivor Series 2005

2005
Survivor Series (2005) was the 19th annual Survivor Series PPV. It was presented by NovaLogic's Delta Force: Black Hawk Down and took place on November 27, 2005 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich...
WWE WrestleMania 21

WWE WrestleMania 21

2005
The first annual WrestleMania was held twenty years ago. On April 3, 2005, it was presented by Snickers and took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The main match on the Raw brand...
WWE Taboo Tuesday 2005

WWE Taboo Tuesday 2005

2005
Taboo Tuesday (2005) was a professional wrestling PPV event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), which took place on November 1, 2005 at the iPayOne Center in San Diego, California. It was...
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