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Jesse Ventura
Ventura giving a speech at Rally for the Republic in September 2008
38th Governor of Minnesota
In office
January 8, 1999 – January 6, 2003
Lieutenant Mae Schunk
Preceded by Arne Carlson
Succeeded by Tim Pawlenty
Mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
In office
Personal details
James George Janos

July 15, 1951 (1951-07-15) (age 70)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Political party Independent
Other political
Reform Party (1998–2000)
Independence Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s) Terry Ventura
Children Tyrel Ventura
Jade Ventura
Residence Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Dellwood, Minnesota
Profession U.S. Navy UDT sailor
Professional Wrestler
Color commentator
Talk Show host
Awards National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service U.S. Navy SEALs
Years of service 1969 – 1975
Rank Storekeeper Third Class
Unit Underwater Demolition Team 12 (Reserve)

James George Janos, better known as Jesse Ventura, is an American statesman, actor, author, and former professional wrestler. He served as the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. Ventura served as a Navy UDT during the Vietnam War. As an actor, he appeared in The Running Man and Predator. He called wrestling matches with Vince McMahon for TV shows and with Gorilla Monsoon for pay-per-views in the WWF. In WCW, he called matches with Jim Ross. Ventura and Ross teamed up again to call XFL football games.

Ventura was born on July 15, 1939 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His height is 6' 4". His wife is Theresa Larson Masters since 1975.

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