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Hulk Hogan Movies: 3 Ninjas, Mr Nanny, Rocky III and more

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Hulk Hogan (real name Terry Bollea) is one of the most iconic wrestlers of all time, and his influence has been felt in many different mediums – including movies.

From wrestling to reality TV to the silver screen, the name “Hulk Hogan” conjures up images of strength and excitement for fans around the world. 

His roles in several films have cemented his place in pop culture history, but how many Hulk Hogan movies are there and which ones were they?

Hulk Hogan: The definitive list of movies and TV shows

Here is Hulk Hogan’s full filmography and TV Show credits via The Movie DB:

2022Woooooo! Becoming Ric Flair as Self
2022Biography: Wrestlemania I as Self
2022Biography: Rey Mysterio as Self
2022Biography: Edge as Self
2021Biography: WWE Legends (3 episodes) as Hulk Hogan
2021My Way: The Life and Legacy of Pat Patterson as Hulk Hogan
2020You Cannot Kill David Arquette as Self
2018Bruno as Himself
2017OBJECTified (1 episode) as Self
2017Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press
2014The Sheik as Himself
2013The Goldbergs (1 episode) as Hulk Hogan
2012Zombie Hamlet as Himself / Mr. Macbeth (uncredited)
2011The Real Rocky as Himsellf (Archive Footage)
2011E:60 – The Wrestler: The Scott Hall Story
2011TNA Bound For Glory 2011
2011Sadermania as Himself
2011China, IL
2011Gnomeo & Juliet as Terrafirminator V.O. (voice)
2010Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff as Himself
2009Joy Behar: Say Anything! (1 episode)
2009The Great Debate (6 episodes)
2009Little Hercules as Zeus
2008Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling (8 episodes)
2008Brooke Knows Best (20 episodes)
2008American Gladiators (20 episodes)
2007E:60 (1 episode) as Himself
2007Robot Chicken: Star Wars as Abraham Lincoln (voice)
2006Rachael Ray (1 episode)
2005It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (1 episode) as Himself
2005Hogan Knows Best (42 episodes)
2005Damage Control (20 episodes)
2005American Dad! (1 episode) as Hulk Hogan (voice)
2005Luscious Johnny: The Wrestler as Himself
2003Jimmy Kimmel Live! (4 episodes)
2000The Unreal Story Of Pro Wrestling as Himself
1999Muppets from Space as Man in Black
1999Assault on Death Mountain as Mike McBride
1998The Ultimate Weapon as Ben Cutter
19983 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain as Dave Dragon
1998McCinsey’s Island as Joe Mcgrai
1998Jefftowne as Himself
1997Assault on Devil’s Island as Mike McBride
1996Santa with Muscles as Blake
1996E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1996The Secret Agent Club as Ray Chase
1996Spy Hard as Steele’s Other Tag Team Member
1995MADtv (1 episode) as Self
1995Thunder in Paradise 3 as R J “Hurricane” Spencer
1994Thunder in Paradise 2 as Randolph J. ‘Hurricane’ Spencer
1994Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1 episode)
1994Thunder in Paradise (22 episodes) as Spencer
1993Thunder in Paradise as R.J. “Hurricane” Spencer
1993Late Night with Conan O’Brien (1 episode) as Self – Guest
1993Walker, Texas Ranger (1 episode) as Boomer Knight
1993Mr. Nanny as Sean Armstrong
1992The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1 episode)
1991Suburban Commando as Shep Ramsey
1990Gremlins 2: The New Batch as Himself
1990Happy Birthday, Bugs! 50 Looney Years as Himself
1989Baywatch (1 episode)
1985Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling (41 episodes)
1983The A-Team (2 episodes) as Himself
1982Rocky III as Thunderlips

Early Career: Movies Pre-WWF

Hogan is an iconic figure in the professional wrestling world, having become a champion and a household name.

Throughout his career, he has appeared in several movies and TV shows, starting with his first on-screen appearance in Rocky III back in 1982. But before he became a World Wrestling Federation superstar, Hulk starred in several other projects that showcased his charisma and talent as an entertainer.

In the early 1980s, Hogan had roles in numerous films such as No Holds Barred (1989) and Suburban Commando (1991).

In 1990’s Gremlins 2, Hogan made a cameo as himself at WrestleMania IV. Other movie appearances include Mr. Nanny (1993), 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998), Santa With Muscles (1996) and Spy Hard (1996).

Post-Wrestling Acting Career

Hulk Hogan has been entertaining fans in the wrestling ring for decades, but what many may not know is that he has also had an impressive post-wrestling acting career. After stepping away from the ring, Hogan took on several film and television roles which showcased his unique charisma and star power. From his big screen debut in Rocky III to his starring role in the sitcom Thunder Alley, Hogan has proven himself to be an…erm…talented actor and legendary wrestler.

Hogan’s most recognisable performance is probably in the family comedy Mr. Nanny. He plays a bodyguard hired to protect two mischievous children who have driven away all their previous babysitters.

The film was released in 1993, after Hogan had retired from the WWF hoping that he could make a run as a mainstream action star…which didn’t quite pan out before he ended up back in wrestling in 1994 for WCW.

Still, Mr Nanny managed to reach 160 in the domestic box office charts (via Box Office Mojo), beating the Tom & Jerry Movie, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, and Ernest Rides Again.

Hulk Hogan in Hollywood Blockbusters?

In terms of genuine Hollywood Blockbusters that Hogan has actually appeared in, you can only really look at the films where he had cameos and bit parts.

There isn’t one film featuring the former WWF Champion as the leading star that matched anything that the likes of The Rock, John Cena or Batista have managed to achieve in this century.

What about the Chris Hemsworth/Hulk Hogan Movie?

So way back in 2019, the Thor actor was cast to play Hulk Hogan in an eagerly-awaited biopic, but as yet it has not materialised.

The Aussie star did mention it in the summer of 2022, but only to say he did not know when it would actually be happening.

UPDATE: Hogan himself has confirmed that the biopic has been put on hold right now.

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