Known For: Acting
As a teenager, Bigelow was imprisoned in the Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility for nine months for aggravated assault after getting into a fight. As a young man, he was imprisoned again for six months in Mexico City for illegally acting as a bounty hunter in Mexico.Bigelow married Dana Fisher in 1987. The couple had three children before divorcing in 2000. Following the divorce, Fisher sued Bigelow for nonpayment of child support.On July 4, 2000, Bigelow received second degree burns on 40% of his body while rescuing three children from a fire in Wayside, New Jersey. He spent 10 days in hospital after the incident.In 2004, Bigelow opened a deli in Hamlin, Pennsylvania that sold a two pound hamburger. The restaurant later folded. Bigelow later relocated to Florida in hope that the warm weather would help with his chronic pain.In May 2004, Bigelow was charged with endangering the welfare of a child through reckless driving. He attributed the incident to a seizure he had suffered, and the charges were dropped two months later. In August 2004, Bigelow was convicted of possession of marijuana.On October 2, 2005, Bigelow was hospitalized with a broken nose and several lacerations after crashing his Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Florida State Road 50 in Hernando County, Florida. Bigelow's girlfriend Janis Remiesiewicz was his passenger at the time of the crash; she suffered severe injuries, but eventually made a complete recovery and remained with Bigelow until his death.For much of his professional wrestling career, Bigelow suffered from an addiction to OxyContin. By the end of his life, Bigelow was suffering from multiple health issues and receiving Social Security Disability Benefits. He had a heart problem (arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease), diabetes, and a persistent infection. He also had severe back problems; back surgeries had reduced his height by two inches.
Bigelow attended Neptune High School in Neptune Township, New Jersey. While he did not graduate, he earned letters in football and wrestling. He placed third in the 1979 New Jersey state wrestling tournament in his sophmore year, but missed his senior season due to a cyst in his lower back. After leaving high school, he held various jobs including a bodyguard, a bouncer, and a bounty hunter. Bigelow stated that while working as a bounty hunter in Mexico, he was shot in the back by a fugitive and imprisoned for six months in Mexico City.
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