Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista

  • Birthday: 1969-01-18
  • Place of birth: Washington, DC, USA
  • Also know as: David Michael Bautista Jr.

Biography

Dave Bautista 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 reprised his role as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019) and Thor: Love and Thunder (2022). He has also appeared in several direct-to-video films since 2009.

Filmography

WWE Vengeance 2005

2005

As Batista

Final Score

2018

As Michael Knox

Bushwick

2017

As Stupe

2048: Nowhere to Run

2017

As Sapper Morton

Stuber

2019

As Vic

My Spy

2020

As JJ

Army of the Dead

2021

As Scott Ward

Wrong Side of Town

2010

As Big Ronnie 'B.R.'

WWE Survivor Series 2006

2006

As Batista

WWE Over the Limit 2010

2010

As Batista

WWE Backlash 2005

2005

As Batista

WWE No Mercy 2005

2005

As Batista

WWE Armageddon 2006

2006

As Batista

WWE No Way Out 2007

2007

As Batista

WWE Survivor Series 2007

2007

As Batista

WWE Cyber Sunday 2007

2007

As Batista

WWE Cyber Sunday 2008

2008

As Batista

WWE Extreme Rules 2010

2010

As Batista

Escape Plan 2: Hades

2018

As Trent DeRosa

WWE Payback 2014

2014

As Batista

Kickboxer: Vengeance

2016

As Tong Po

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

2018

As Owen Davidson

Escape Plan: The Extractors

2019

As Trent DeRosa

Traphouse

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As

Dogtown

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As

Unleashed

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As

WWE Wrestlemania XXVI

2010

As Batista

WWE SummerSlam 2008

2008

As Batista

Guardians of the Galaxy

2014

As Drax the Destroyer

WWE One Night Stand 2007

2007

As Batista

WWE Armageddon 2007

2007

As Batista

WWE WrestleMania XXX

2014

As Batista

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

2017

As Drax the Destroyer

Marauders

2016

As Stockwell

The Warriors Gate

2016

As Arun

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

2023

As Drax the Destroyer

In the Lost Lands

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As Boyce

WWE Survivor Series 2005

2005

As Batista

WWE SummerSlam 2005

2005

As Batista

WWE Armageddon 2005

2005

As Batista

WWE No Mercy 2006

2006

As Batista

WWE SummerSlam 2007

2007

As Batista

WWE No Mercy 2007

2007

As Batista

WWE Judgment Day 2009

2009

As Batista

WWE Backlash 2009

2009

As Batista

WWE Bragging Rights 2009

2009

As Batista

WWE Extreme Rules 2009

2009

As Batista

Heist

2015

As Cox

The John Cena Experience

2011

As Batista (archive footage)

Knock at the Cabin

2023

As Leonard

Riddick

2013

As Diaz

WWE Backlash 2007

2007

As Batista

WWE Armageddon 2003

2003

As Batista

WWE Judgment Day 2007

2007

As Batista

WWE Survivor Series 2004

2004

As Batista

WWE WrestleMania 21

2005

As Batista

The Man with the Iron Fists

2012

As Brass Body

WWE One Night Stand 2008

2008

As Batista

WWE Armageddon 2008

2008

As Batista

Dune

2021

As Beast Rabban Harkonnen

WWE Royal Rumble 2005

2005

As Batista

WWE Royal Rumble 2008

2008

As Batista

WWE Taboo Tuesday 2005

2005

As Batista

WWE SummerSlam 2006

2006

As Batista

WWE Survivor Series 2009

2009

As Batista

WWE: Best of the 2000's

2017

As Batista

Dune: Part Two

2023

As Beast Rabban Harkonnen

WWE Royal Rumble 2014

2014

As Batista

WWE Armageddon 2002

2002

As Batista

WWE Backlash 2008

2008

As Batista

WWE No Mercy 2008

2008

As Batista

Spectre

2015

As Mr. Hinx

Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator

2011

As Batista (archive footage)

WWE Royal Rumble 2007

2007

As Bautista

WWE Unforgiven 2007

2007

As Batista

WWE Unforgiven 2008

2008

As Batista

WWE Extreme Rules 2014

2014

As Batista

L.A. Slasher

2015

As The Drug Dealer #1

Hotel Artemis

2018

As Everest

WWE WrestleMania 35

2019

As Batista

Blade Runner 2049

2017

As Sapper Morton

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

2009

As Police Officer

WWE Royal Rumble 2010

2010

As Batista

WWE SummerSlam 2004

2004

As Batista

WWE Royal Rumble 2004

2004

As Batista

WWE Vengeance 2004

2004

As Batista

WWE Survivor Series 2008

2008

As Batista

WWE No Way Out 2008

2008

As Batista

WWE Hell in a Cell 2009

2009

As Batista

WWE WrestleMania XXIV

2008

As Batista

Being James Bond

2021

As (archive footage)

WWE No Way Out 2005

2005

As Batista

WWE Unforgiven 2004

2004

As Batista

Avengers: Infinity War

2018

As Drax the Destroyer

WWE WrestleMania 23

2007

As Batista

WWE Judgment Day 2002

2002

As Deacon Batista

WWE Global Warning

2002

As Deacon Batista

Relative Strangers

2006

As Wrestler

Avengers: Endgame

2019

As Drax

WWE No Way Out 2003

2003

As Batista (Appearance)

WWE Royal Rumble 2003

2003

As Batista

WWE WrestleMania XX

2004

As Batista

Army of Thieves

2021

As Scott Ward (archive footage) (uncredited)

Production

WWE WrestleMania XXX

2014

As Stunts

WWE No Way Out 2007

2007

As Stunts

Wrong Side of Town

2010

As Stunts

Final Score

2018

As Producer

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

2018

As Producer

My Spy

2020

As Producer

In the Lost Lands

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As Producer

Unleashed

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As Producer

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