Hulk Hogan is an American actor and retired professional wrestler who had mainstream popularity in the mid 1980s through the early 1990s as the all-American, working-class hero character Hulk Hogan in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF — now World Wrestling Entertainment).
He currently stars as the host of the reality competition television series American Gladiators, since January 2008.
Hogan is the only wrestler ever to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated; he has headlined 10 WrestleManias including WrestleMania III when 93,173 fans packed the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., to see him defeat Andre the Giant.
Hogan has starred in numerous major motion pictures and makes frequent television appearances.
Most recently, Hogan, along with his family, opened their home to the American public, starring in the reality show Hogan Knows Best, which documents their every day life. Debuting in July 2005 as the highest-rated show in VH1 history, Hogan Knows Best was an instant hit.
In 2005, Hogan’s illustrious career earned him an induction into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of fame by long-time friend Sylvester Stallone.