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Roddy Piper

Roddy Piper

  • Born on
    • April 17th, 1954
  • Died on
    • July 31st, 2015
Roderick George Toombs (April 17, 1954 – July 31, 2015), better known as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, was a Canadian professional wrestler, amateur wrestler, comedian and actor. In professional wrestling, Piper was best known to international audiences for his work with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) between 1984 and 2000. Although he was Canadian, because of his Scottish heritage he was billed as coming from Glasgow and was known for his signature kilt and bagpipe entrance music. Piper earned the nicknames "Rowdy" and "Hot Rod" by displaying his trademark "Scottish" short temper, spontaneity, and quick wit. According to The Daily Telegraph, he is "considered by many to be the greatest 'heel' (or villain) wrestler ever". One of wrestling's most recognizable stars, Piper headlined multiple PPV events, including the WWF and WCW's respective premier annual events, WrestleMania and Starrcade. He accumulated 34 championships and hosted the popular WWF/E interview segment "Piper's Pit", which facilitated numerous feuds. In 2005, Piper was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Ric Flair, who dubbed him "the most gifted entertainer in the history of professional wrestling". Outside of wrestling, Piper acted in dozens of films and TV shows, most notably taking the lead role of John Nada in the 1988 cult classic They Live and a recurring role as a deranged professional wrestler called Da' Maniac on the FX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He is also widely known for his role in Hell Comes to Frogtown as the character Sam Hell. Description above from the Wikipedia article Roddy Piper, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Filmography

Acting (29 Credits)

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2016The Green Fairy as Oscar Wilde
2016The Masked Saint as Nicky Stone
2016The Bet as Mr. Jablonski
2014WrestleMania XXX as Roddy Piper
2011Fancypants as Smiley
2011Green Lantern: Emerald Knights as Bolphunga
2007Ghosts of Goldfield as Jackson Smith
2007Super Sweet 16: The Movie as Mitch Connors
1996Sci-fighters as Det. Cameron Grayson
1996Dead Tides as Mick Leddy
1996Terminal Rush as Bartel
1996WrestleMania XII as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
1995No Contest as Ice
1995WrestleMania XI as Roddy Piper (Referee)
1994Back in Action as Frank Rossi
1994WrestleMania X as Roddy Piper (Referee)
1992Royal Rumble as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
1992WrestleMania VIII as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
1991WrestleMania VII as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
1990WrestleMania VI as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
1989WrestleMania V as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
1988They Live as John Nada
1988Hell Comes to Frogtown as Sam Hell
1988Buy & Cell as Cowboy
1987WrestleMania III as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
1986Body Slam as Quick Rick Roberts
1986WrestleMania 2 as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
1985WrestleMania I as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
1978The One and Only as Leatherneck Joe Brady

Himself (3 Credits)

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2018Andre the Giant as Self (archive footage)
2014I Am Santa Claus as Himself
2009The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania as Himself

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