Birth Date: August 11, 1953 / Age: 59
Birth Place: Augusta, Georgia, USA
Also Credited as: Mr. America / Terry Bollea / Sterling Golden / Hollywood Hulk Hogan
Biography: Terrence Gene Bollea, best known as Hulk Hogan and Hollywood Hogan (born August 11, 1953 in Augusta, Georgia), is an American professional wrestler and actor. He is currently the star of the VH1 reality show Hogan Knows Best and is also performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand.
During his 1980s heyday wrestling for the World Wrestling Federation as the wholesome babyface character 'Hulk Hogan', Terry Bollea became one of the highest-drawing, most popular wrestlers in the history of the business. After flagging popularity, a steroid scandal, 'retirements' and lawsuits damaged his momentum in the 1990s, he jumped ship to the WWF's then-rival, World Championship Wrestling.
He later turned heel and became a sneering bad guy in July 1996, re-energizing and redefining his career as the greedy and manipulative villain Hollywood Hogan, eventually returning to face status and the WWE. During his long career, he appeared and starred in several movies and TV shows, and now busies himself with occasional World Wrestling Entertainment appearances and the management of the music career of his daughter, Brooke Hogan.
Hogan is now officially recognized as a fourteen-time World Heavyweight Champion, since his two American Wrestling Association title reigns were recently validated. His loyal fans are referred to as "Hulkamaniacs."