Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista

  • Birthday: 1969-01-18
  • Place of birth: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
  • Also know as: Batista

Biography

David Michael Bautista Jr. (born January 18, 1969) is an American actor and retired professional wrestler. He had several stints in WWE between 2002 and 2019. In his acting career, he is most widely known for his portrayal of Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Bautista began his wrestling career in 1999, and in 2000 signed with the then-World Wrestling Federation (WWF, renamed WWE in 2002). From 2002 to 2010, he gained fame under the ring name Batista and became a six-time world champion by winning the World Heavyweight Championship four times and the WWE Championship twice. His first reign with the World Heavyweight Championship is the longest reign for that title at 282 days. He has also held 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. After leaving WWE in 2010, he re-signed in December 2013, making his first appearance back in January 2014 and won that year's Royal Rumble match. He headlined WrestleMania XXX before again departing that June. In October 2018, Bautista made his second return to WWE and faced Triple H at WrestleMania 35 in April 2019, before retiring from wrestling. Altogether Bautista won a total of eleven championships throughout his wrestling career. Bautista began acting in 2006 and has starred in The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), Riddick (2013), the James Bond film Spectre (2015), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Army of the Dead (2021), and Dune (2021). He has also appeared in several direct-to-video films since 2009. In August 2012, Bautista signed a contract with Classic Entertainment & Sports to fight in mixed martial arts (MMA). He won his lone MMA fight on October 6, 2012, defeating Vince Lucero via technical knockout in the first round.

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

The Killer's Game

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As Joe Flood

Traphouse

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As

Dogtown

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As

Batista - I Walk Alone

2009

As Batista

Unleashed

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As

Cooler

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As Ray Sagona

Afterburn

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As

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 Cyber Sunday 2007

2007

As Batista

WWE Survivor Series 2007

2007

As Batista

WWE No Way Out 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

Marauders

2016

As Stockwell

Escape Plan: The Extractors

2019

As Trent DeRosa

In the Lost Lands

2024

As Boyce

OVW Christmas Chaos

2001

As Leviathan

WWE Wrestlemania XXVI

2010

As Batista

WWE Survivor Series 2004

2004

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

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

2017

As Drax the Destroyer

The Warriors Gate

2016

As Arun

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

2023

As Drax the Destroyer

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 No Mercy 2007

2007

As Batista

WWE SummerSlam 2007

2007

As Batista

WWE Backlash 2009

2009

As Batista

WWE Extreme Rules 2009

2009

As Batista

WWE Judgment Day 2009

2009

As Batista

WWE Bragging Rights 2009

2009

As Batista

Heist

2015

As Cox

The John Cena Experience

2011

As Batista (archive footage)

Knock at the Cabin

2023

As Leonard

The Making of Dune

2024

As Self

Riddick

2013

As Diaz

WWE Backlash 2007

2007

As Batista

WWE Armageddon 2003

2003

As Batista

WWE Judgment Day 2007

2007

As Batista

Parachute

2023

As

WWE Royal Rumble 2005

2005

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

WWE WrestleMania XXX

2014

As Batista

Dune

2021

As Beast Rabban Harkonnen

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

2024

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

WWE Unforgiven 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 Extreme Rules 2014

2014

As Batista

L.A. Slasher

2015

As The Drug Dealer #1

Blade Runner 2049

2017

As Sapper Morton

Hotel Artemis

2018

As Everest

WWE WrestleMania 35

2019

As Batista

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

2009

As Officer, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team

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

Biography: Edge

2022

As Self - Batista

WWE Hell in a Cell 2009

2009

As Batista

WWE WrestleMania XXIV

2008

As Batista

Being James Bond

2021

As Self (archive footage)

WWE No Way Out 2005

2005

As Batista

WWE Unforgiven 2004

2004

As Batista

The Firefly Funhouse Match

2020

As Batista (archive footage)

WWE WrestleMania 23

2007

As Batista

WWE Judgment Day 2002

2002

As Deacon Batista

Relative Strangers

2006

As Wrestler (uncredited)

WWE Global Warning

2002

As Deacon Batista

Avengers: Endgame

2019

As Drax

WWE No Way Out 2003

2003

As Batista (Appearance)

WWE Insurrextion 2003

2003

As Batista

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 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

2024

As Producer

Unleashed

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As Producer

Cooler

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As Producer

My Spy: The Eternal City

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As Producer

The Killer's Game

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As Executive Producer

Afterburn

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As Producer

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