Biography facts about actor and former wrestler, The Rock known in real life as Dwayne Johnson – his family, awards, movies, net worth and more.
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name the Rock, is an American actor, producer, businessman, and retired professional wrestler.
Regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, he wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation for eight years prior to pursuing an acting career.
Dwayne Johnson is one of the world’s most famous wrestler turned actors.
He is known for his contributions to WWE and to many as The Rock, but do you know how his career started?
Johnson is not only an entertainer but a man of many talents and an entrepreneur.
He has impacted many people’s lives around the globe, not only through TV but through charity work and volunteering.
Dwayne Johnson Net Worth 2021
|Full Name||Dwayne Douglas Johnson|
|Age||49 (As of 2021)|
|Residence||Southwest Ranches, Florida, US|
|Salary||$89.4 million (June 1, 2018 – June 1, 2019)|
|Dwayne Johnson Net worth||$400 million (2021)|
|Source of wealth||Acting, Professional wrestling|
|Endorsements||Seven Bucks Productions, Under Armour|
|Charity||Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation, Make-A-Wish|
|Marital Status||Married to Lauren Hashian|
Here are 60 interesting facts about Dwayne Johnson.
Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born on May 2, 1972, in Hayward, California, US.
The Rock Johnson is 49-years-old.
Johnson spent some of his childhood growing up in New Zealand with his mother’s family.
He attended Richmond Road Primary School in Grey Lynn.
He admits to being arrested multiple times for theft and fighting before the age of 17.
Dwayne Johnson is 6 foot 5 inches (196cm). When he was in high school, he was 6 foot 4 inches (193cm) and weighed 225 pounds (102 kg).
Many of his classmates thought he was an undercover cop.
Born into a family of fighters, both Johnson’s father and grandfather were professional wrestlers, and his grandmother was a pioneer of Polynesian Pro Wrestling.
Johnson’s grandmother was a strong-willed businesswoman who was one of the first female promoters of the Polynesian Pro Wrestling.
Originally Johnson wanted to work for the FBI, so he studied criminology and physiology at a university in Miami, Florida.
Johnson made his first WWE appearance with the name Rocky Maivia in 1996. The name was a combination of his father’s first name Rocky and his grandfather’s last name Maivia.
He suffered from a knee injury and was unable to fight again until 1997, and this was his first appearance under his new name, The Rock.
WWE owner Vince McMahon originally owned the rights to the name “The Rock”; therefore, McMahon received executive producer credits for Johnson’s movies. Eventually, Johnson got the right for the name “The Rock.”
In 2000 Dwayne published “The Rock Says…” his autobiography that he co-wrote with Joe Layden. It remained number one on The New York Times Best Seller List for multiple weeks.
Johnson featured in one episode of Star Trek: Voyager in 2000, playing an alien gladiator.
In 2002 whilst filming The Scorpion King, Johnson accidentally hit co-star Michael Clarke Duncan whilst acting out a fight scene. Johnson’s elbow collided with Duncan’s chin so hard it knocked Duncan out.
Have you seen his tattoo? In 2003 Johnson got a tattoo that spans from his chest through his left arm. The tattoo is based on a Pe’a, which is a traditional style of tattoo in Samoan culture.
Johnsons tattoo took 60 hours to complete, and it tells a story of his family history and ancestry as he is half Samoan.
Johnson was the second-choice actor for playing Willie Wonker in Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation was formed in 2006. The charity works with terminally ill and at-risk children.
In 2007 Dwayne Johnson obtained a Guinness World Record for being the highest-paid actor in his debut film, The Mummy Returns. He was paid $5.5 million for the 2001 movie.
Johnson was the main character in the Universal Studios ride called Disaster! The ride was for the public to work alongside Johnson in a quest. This was then updated in 2018 with a new ride based on Fast and Furious, which also has Johnson playing a key role.
Johnson loves to play guitar, and in 2010 he told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show that Willie Nelson, the famous country singer, gave him a guitar for his birthday.
In 2012 Johnson founded his own production company called Seven Bucks Productions. The name comes from the amount of money he had in his wallet when he was cut from the Canadian Football League.
In 2013 Forbes magazine listed him as number 25 in the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities.
In 2015 Johnson donated $1,500 to a GoFundMe campaign to pay for the surgery of an abandoned dog.
Dwayne Johnson set a Guinness World Record on May 22, 2015, for most selfies taken in three minutes. Dwayne captured 105 selfies on the red carpet at the world premiere of his new film San Andreas.
In 2015 Johnson adapted two French bulldogs who were brothers and named them Hobbs and Brutus.
Sadly Brutus’ life was taken when he was a puppy after consuming a toxic mushroom whilst playing in the garden with Hobbs. Previous to this, he’d had a near-death experience when he jumped into Johnson’s pool and almost drowned.
Johnson’s stunt double is his distant cousin Tanoai Reed and has been for over 15 years. They are related through their great-grandfathers.
In January 2016, Johnson collaborated with Under Armour to create a selection of products based on Johnson.
As part of the partnership, a specialized duffle bag and backpack were created, and both products sold out on the first day of their release.
In 2017 Johnson revealed that the character of Maui in the film Moana was based on his grandfather. As well as Johnson’s voicing Maui, he had some influence in the design of the character and was inspired by his grandfather as he was a legendary Samoan wrestler.
Johnson loves fishing! Amongst many hobbies, fishing is one of his favorite pastimes. In an interview in 2017, he said he raises his own bass on his farm.
After the Hawaiian floods in 2018, Dwayne helped the non-profit organization Malama Kauai repair damages caused by the flooding.
In 2019 Johnson was awarded the 100 Most Influential People in The World award from Time magazine.
In 2019 Johnson became the host for NBC’s competition series called The Titan Games.
Dwayne Johnson is a legend to many and a global inspiration.
Despite his challenging past, he has shown that you can still achieve great things through persistence and determination.
He is a man of many talents and has not only entertained the world for decades but contributed immensely through setting up a charity and donating to good causes.
Thr Rock’s Family (parents, wife, children)
Dwayne’s father, a former wrestler, is called Rocky Johnson. The Rock’s father died in 2020 at the age of 75.
His mother is called Ata Johnson Samoan.
Johnson’s grandfather, “High Chief” Peter Maivia was a well-known wrestler.
The Rock was earlier married to producer and professional bodybuilder Dany Garcia in 1997. They have a daughter, Simone Alexandria. They separated in 2007.
But currently, in 2019, he married his long-time girlfriend Lauren Hashian.
She is a singer, songwriter, music producer, and television artist.
Dwayne The Rock Johnson’s Stream of income, Earnings and Net Worth
Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson, topped the list of highest-paid actors, he earned $89.4 million between June 1, 2018, and June 1, 2019.
He collects 15% of the pool from his mega-franchise movies, like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which collected $962.1 million worldwide.
He was also paid $20 million for his role in Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw.
The Rock is also paid $700,000 per episode for his appearance on HBO’s Ballers.
He also earns around Seven Figures in royalties for his line of Clothing, his shoe line, and the headphones deal with Under Armour.
He was also paid an upfront salary of $23.5 million, his highest ever, for the movie Jumanji: The Next Level.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dwayne Johnson’s net worth amounts to $400 million and it will keep on increasing in the near future.
Dwayne Johnson has earned a major part of his earnings from his acting career.
He is currently semi-retired as far as the wrestling front is concerned, and focuses a great deal on his career at Hollywood.
Dwayne The Rock Johnson’s Movies, Tv Shows and Video Games
Dwayne has acted in 50 – 100 movies so far and also has about 18 Television shows.
Johnson has played roles in two video games
Dwayne The Rock Johnson’s Social media accounts
Dwayne Johnson “The Rock” Movies
Dwayne Johnson’s 2021 Release “Red Notice”
Dwayne Johnson’s movies or as the fans call them, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s movies have contributed a large share to his successful career. Dwayne Johnson is one of the very few professional wrestlers who had an elaborate Hollywood career outside the ring.
|1999||Beyond the Mat||Himself|
|2001||The Mummy Returns||The Scorpion King|
|2002||The Scorpion King||Mathayus / Scorpion King|
|2004||Walking Tall||Chris Vaughn|
|2005||Be Cool||Elliot Wilhelm|
|2005||Doom||Sgt. Asher “Sarge” Mahonin|
|2006||Southland Tales||Boxer Santaros|
|2006||Gridiron Gang||Sean Porter|
|2007||Reno 911!: Miami||Agent Rick Smith|
|2007||The Game Plan||Joe Kingman|
|2008||Get Smart||Agent 23|
|2009||Race to Witch Mountain||Jack Bruno|
|2009||Planet 51||Captain Charles T. Baker|
|2010||Tooth Fairy||Derek Thompson / Tooth Fairy|
|2010||Why Did I Get Married Too?||Daniel Franklin|
|2010||The Other Guys||Christopher Danson|
|2010||You Again||Air Marshal|
|2010||Faster||James Cullen / Driver|
|2011||Fast Five||Luke Hobbs|
|2012||Journey 2: The Mysterious Island||Hank Parsons|
|2013||G.I. Joe: Retaliation||Marvin F. Hinton / Roadblock|
|2013||Pain & Gain||Paul Doyle|
|2013||Fast & Furious 6||Luke Hobbs|
|2013||Empire State||Detective James Ransome|
|2015||Furious 7||Luke Hobbs|
|2015||San Andreas||Ray Gaines|
|2015||Jem and the Holograms||Himself|
|2016||Central Intelligence||Robbie Weirdicht / Bob Stone|
|2017||The Fate of the Furious||Luke Hobbs|
|2017||Baywatch||Lieutenant Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon|
|2017||Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle||Dr. Smolder Bravestone|
|2019||Fighting with My Family||Himself|
|2019||Hobbs & Shaw||Luke Hobbs|
|2019||Jumanji: The Next Level||Dr. Smolder Bravestone|
|2021||Jungle Cruise||Francisco Lopez de Heredia / Captain Frank Skipper Wolff|
|2021||Free Guy||Bank Robber #2|
|2022||Black Adam||Teth Adam / Black Adam|
Dwayne Johnson Television Shows
|1999||That ’70s Show||Rocky Johnson|
|2000||Star Trek: Voyager||The Champion|
|2000 – 2017||Saturday Night Live||Himself / Host|
|2007||Cory in the House||Himself|
|2009||Wizards of Waverly Place||Himself|
|2014–2015||Wake Up Call||Host|
|2015||Lip Sync Battle||Himself|
|2016||2016 MTV Movie Awards||Co-host|
|2019||The Titan Games||Host|
|2021–present||Young Rock||Adult Dwayne Johnson|
|2021||Behind the Attraction||Himself|
Dwayne Johnson Video Games
|2002||The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian||Mathayus / Scorpion King|
|2006||Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run||Alex Decker|
Q. Is The Rock a billionaire?
As per reports, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is currently not a billionaire and has a total net worth of $400 million.
Q. What was Dwayne Johnson’s net worth in 2019?
Dwayne Johnson’s 2019 net worth was approximately $280 million.
Q. Who is the richest actor?
Tom Cruise is currently the richest actor in the world with a net worth of $550 million, followed by Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp.
Q. How much did Dwayne Johnson make in Moana?
The Rock earned $22 million from Moana. He received $21 million as the base pay and the remaining $1 million for his social media support towards the movie.
Q. Who is richer, Vin Diesel or Dwayne Johnson?
Reportedly, Dwayne Johnson is richer than Vin Diesel. The Rock has a net worth of $400 million compared to Vin Diesel’s net worth of $225 million.