Professional wrestler who debuted in 1972 and became a successful fighter in the AWA, NWA, and WWF. After his retirement, he signed with the WWE in their ambassador program.
He attended Eden Prairie High School and upon completion, became a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.
In 1984 he was named Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Most Inspiring Wrestler of the Year; just seven years later, he became the magazine's Most Hated Wrestler of the Year.
He had two children with his first wife, Diane Kopp. He later married Karen Hennessy.
In 1991 he had a short feud with Hulk Hogan.