Dave Bautista


Biography

David Michael "Dave" Bautista Jr. (born January 18, 1969) is an American actor and former professional wrestler, mixed martial artist, and bodybuilder.

From 2000–2010 and 2013–2014, he was signed to WWE under the ring name Batista, where he became a six-time world champion, winning WWE's World Heavyweight Championship four times and the WWE Championship twice. He holds the record for the longest reign as World Heavyweight Champion at 282 days, and has also won the World Tag Team Championship three times (twice with Ric Flair and once with John Cena) and the WWE Tag Team Championship once (with Rey Mysterio). He was the winner of the 2005 Royal Rumble match and went on to headline WrestleMania 21, one of the top five highest-grossing pay-per-view events in professional wrestling history. When Bautista returned to WWE in 2014, he won the 2014 Royal Rumble match, after which he headlined WrestleMania XXX.

In August 2012, Bautista signed a contract with Classic Entertainment & Sports to fight in mixed martial arts. He won his MMA debut on October 6, 2012, defeating Vince Lucero via TKO in the first round. He was representing the Philippines during the fight. Bautista first entered the world of acting in 2006. As an actor, Bautista has starred in The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), Riddick (2013), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), the 24th James Bond film, Spectre (2015), L.A. Slasher (2015), and in the 2016 Kickboxer reboot, Kickboxer: Vengeance. Bautista is set to reprise his role as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). He has also appeared in several direct-to-video films since 2009.


2020Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as Drax
2019Escape Plan 3: Devil's Station as
2019Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 as Drax the Destroyer
2018Escape Plan 2: Hades as
2018Hotel Artemis as
2018Cheung Tin-Chi as
2018Avengers: Infinity War as Drax the Destroyer
2017Final Score as Micheal Knox
2017Blade Runner 2049 as Sapper Morton
20172048: Nowhere to Run as Sapper
2017Bushwick as Stupe
2017Guardians of the Galaxy: Inferno as Himself
2017WWE: Best of the 2000's as
2017Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as Drax the Destroyer
2016Enter the Warriors Gate as Arun
2016Randy Orton: RKO Outta Nowhere as Batista
2016Kickboxer: Vengeance as Tong Po
2016Marauders as Stockwell
2015Heist as Cox
2015Spectre as Hinx
2015L.A. Slasher as The Drug Dealer #1
2015WWE 24 as Batista
2014Guide to the Galaxy with James Gunn as Himself
2014Guardians of the Galaxy as Drax the Destroyer
2014WWE: Batista – The Animal Unleashed as
2014WWE Payback 2014 as Batista
2014Undertaker: The Streak 21-1 as Batista
2014WWE Extreme Rules 2014 as Batista
2014WWE WrestleMania XXX as Batista
2014WWE Elimination Chamber 2014 as Batista
2013Riddick as Diaz
2012The Man with the Iron Fists as Brass Body
2012WWE: Rey Mysterio - The Life of a Masked Man as Batista
2012The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption as Argomael
2011WWE: The Big Show: A Giant's World as Batista
2011Randy Orton: The Evolution Of A Predator as
2011House of the Rising Sun as Ray
2011WWE: Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century as Batista
2010WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time as
2010Satan's Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber as
2010WWE: The Undertaker's Deadliest Matches as Batista
2010WWE Over the Limit 2010 as Batista
2010WWE Extreme Rules 2010 as Batista
2010WWE Wrestlemania XXVI as Batista
2010Wrong Side of Town as Big Ronie
2010WWE Elimination Chamber 2010 as Batista
2010WWE Royal Rumble 2010 as Batista
2009WWE TLC: Tables Ladders & Chairs 2009 as Batista
2009WWE Survivor Series 2009 as Batista
2009WWE Bragging Rights 2009 as Batista
2009WWE Hell in a Cell 2009 as Batista
2009WWE Extreme Rules 2009 as Batista
2009WWE Judgment Day 2009 as Batista
2009WWE Backlash 2009 as Batista
2009WWE Superstars as
2008WWE Armageddon 2008 as Batista
2008WWE Survivor Series 2008 as Batista
2008WWE Cyber Sunday 2008 as Batista
2008WWE No Mercy 2008 as Batista
2008WWE Unforgiven 2008 as Batista
2008WWE SummerSlam 2008 as Batista
2008WWE The Great American Bash 2008 as Batista
2008WWE Night of Champions 2008 as Batista
2008WWE One Night Stand 2008 as Batista
2008WWE Backlash 2008 as Batista
2008WWE WrestleMania XXIV as Batista
2008WWE No Way Out 2008 as Batista
2008WWE Royal Rumble 2008 as Batista
2007WWE Armageddon 2007 as Batista
2007WWE Survivor Series 2007 as Batista
2007WWE Cyber Sunday 2007 as Batista
2007WWE No Mercy 2007 as Batista
2007Chuck as T.I.
2007WWE Unforgiven 2007 as Batista
2007WWE SummerSlam 2007 as Batista
2007WWE The Great American Bash 2007 as Batista
2007WWE Vengeance: Night of Champions 2007 as Batista
2007WWE One Night Stand 2007 as Batista
2007WWE Judgment Day 2007 as Batista
2007WWE Backlash 2007 as Batista
2007WWE WrestleMania 23 as Batista
2007WWE No Way Out 2007 as Batista
2007WWE Royal Rumble 2007 as Bautista
2006WWE Armageddon 2006 as Batista
2006WWE Survivor Series 2006 as Batista
2006WWE No Mercy 2006 as Batista
2006WWE SummerSlam 2006 as Batista
2006WWE The Great American Bash 2006 as Batista
2005WWE Armageddon 2005 as Batista
2005WWE Survivor Series 2005 as Batista
2005WWE Taboo Tuesday 2005 as Batista
2005WWE No Mercy 2005 as Batista
2005WWE SummerSlam 2005 as Batista
2005WWE The Great American Bash 2005 as Batista
2005WWE Vengeance 2005 as Batista
2005WWE Backlash 2005 as Batista
2005WWE WrestleMania 21 as Batista
2005WWE No Way Out 2005 as Batista
2005WWE Royal Rumble 2005 as Batista
2005WWE New Year's Revolution 2005 as Batista
2004WWE Survivor Series 2004 as Batista
2004WWE Unforgiven 2004 as Batista
2004WWE SummerSlam 2004 as Batista
2004WWE Vengeance 2004 as Batista
2004WWE WrestleMania XX as Batista
2004WWE Royal Rumble 2004 as Batista
2003WWE Armageddon 2003 as Batista
2003WWE Royal Rumble 2003 as Batista
2002WWE Armageddon 2002 as Batista
2002WWE Global Warning as Deacon Batista
2002WWE Judgment Day 2002 as Deacon Batista
2001Smallville as
1999WWE SmackDown Live as Batista
1999WWE SmackDown Live as
1996WXW Rage TV as
1993WWE Raw as Batista
1993WWE Raw as
1985Saturday Night's Main Event as
-10 Things Every Guy Should Experience as
-Highlander as The Kurgan (rumored)
2020Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as Drax
2019Escape Plan 3: Devil's Station as
2019Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 as Drax the Destroyer
2018Escape Plan 2: Hades as
2018Hotel Artemis as
2018Cheung Tin-Chi as
2018Avengers: Infinity War as Drax the Destroyer
2017Final Score as Producer
2017Final Score as Micheal Knox
2017Blade Runner 2049 as Sapper Morton
20172048: Nowhere to Run as Sapper
2017Bushwick as Stupe
2017Guardians of the Galaxy: Inferno as Himself
2017WWE: Best of the 2000's as
2017Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as Drax the Destroyer
2016Enter the Warriors Gate as Arun
2016Randy Orton: RKO Outta Nowhere as Batista
2016Kickboxer: Vengeance as Tong Po
2016Marauders as Stockwell
2015Heist as Cox
2015Spectre as Hinx
2015L.A. Slasher as The Drug Dealer #1
2015WWE 24 as Batista
2014Guide to the Galaxy with James Gunn as Himself
2014Guardians of the Galaxy as Drax the Destroyer
2014WWE: Batista – The Animal Unleashed as
2014WWE Payback 2014 as Batista
2014Undertaker: The Streak 21-1 as Batista
2014WWE Extreme Rules 2014 as Batista
2014WWE WrestleMania XXX as Batista
2014WWE Elimination Chamber 2014 as Batista
2013Riddick as Diaz
2012The Man with the Iron Fists as Brass Body
2012WWE: Rey Mysterio - The Life of a Masked Man as Batista
2012The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption as Argomael
2011WWE: The Big Show: A Giant's World as Batista
2011Randy Orton: The Evolution Of A Predator as
2011House of the Rising Sun as Ray
2011WWE: Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century as Batista
2010WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time as
2010Satan's Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber as
2010WWE: The Undertaker's Deadliest Matches as Batista
2010WWE Over the Limit 2010 as Batista
2010WWE Extreme Rules 2010 as Batista
2010WWE Wrestlemania XXVI as Batista
2010Wrong Side of Town as Big Ronie
2010WWE Elimination Chamber 2010 as Batista
2010WWE Royal Rumble 2010 as Batista
2009WWE TLC: Tables Ladders & Chairs 2009 as Batista
2009WWE Survivor Series 2009 as Batista
2009WWE Bragging Rights 2009 as Batista
2009WWE Hell in a Cell 2009 as Batista
2009WWE Extreme Rules 2009 as Batista
2009WWE Judgment Day 2009 as Batista
2009WWE Backlash 2009 as Batista
2009WWE Superstars as
2008WWE Armageddon 2008 as Batista
2008WWE Survivor Series 2008 as Batista
2008WWE Cyber Sunday 2008 as Batista
2008WWE No Mercy 2008 as Batista
2008WWE Unforgiven 2008 as Batista
2008WWE SummerSlam 2008 as Batista
2008WWE The Great American Bash 2008 as Batista
2008WWE Night of Champions 2008 as Batista
2008WWE One Night Stand 2008 as Batista
2008WWE Backlash 2008 as Batista
2008WWE WrestleMania XXIV as Batista
2008WWE No Way Out 2008 as Batista
2008WWE Royal Rumble 2008 as Batista
2007WWE Armageddon 2007 as Batista
2007WWE Survivor Series 2007 as Batista
2007WWE Cyber Sunday 2007 as Batista
2007WWE No Mercy 2007 as Batista
2007Chuck as T.I.
2007WWE Unforgiven 2007 as Batista
2007WWE SummerSlam 2007 as Batista
2007WWE The Great American Bash 2007 as Batista
2007WWE Vengeance: Night of Champions 2007 as Batista
2007WWE One Night Stand 2007 as Batista
2007WWE Judgment Day 2007 as Batista
2007WWE Backlash 2007 as Batista
2007WWE WrestleMania 23 as Batista
2007WWE No Way Out 2007 as Batista
2007WWE Royal Rumble 2007 as Bautista
2006WWE Armageddon 2006 as Batista
2006WWE Survivor Series 2006 as Batista
2006WWE No Mercy 2006 as Batista
2006WWE SummerSlam 2006 as Batista
2006WWE The Great American Bash 2006 as Batista
2005WWE Armageddon 2005 as Batista
2005WWE Survivor Series 2005 as Batista
2005WWE Taboo Tuesday 2005 as Batista
2005WWE No Mercy 2005 as Batista
2005WWE SummerSlam 2005 as Batista
2005WWE The Great American Bash 2005 as Batista
2005WWE Vengeance 2005 as Batista
2005WWE Backlash 2005 as Batista
2005WWE WrestleMania 21 as Batista
2005WWE No Way Out 2005 as Batista
2005WWE Royal Rumble 2005 as Batista
2005WWE New Year's Revolution 2005 as Batista
2004WWE Survivor Series 2004 as Batista
2004WWE Unforgiven 2004 as Batista
2004WWE SummerSlam 2004 as Batista
2004WWE Vengeance 2004 as Batista
2004WWE WrestleMania XX as Batista
2004WWE Royal Rumble 2004 as Batista
2003WWE Armageddon 2003 as Batista
2003WWE Royal Rumble 2003 as Batista
2002WWE Armageddon 2002 as Batista
2002WWE Global Warning as Deacon Batista
2002WWE Judgment Day 2002 as Deacon Batista
2001Smallville as
1999WWE SmackDown Live as Batista
1999WWE SmackDown Live as
1996WXW Rage TV as
1993WWE Raw as Batista
1993WWE Raw as
1985Saturday Night's Main Event as
-10 Things Every Guy Should Experience as
-Highlander as The Kurgan (rumored)