Roddy Piper

BirthDay:

17 Apr 1954

BirthPlace:

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

BirthName:

Roderick George Toombs

Bio:

Roddy Piper was born Roderick George Toombs on April 17, 1954 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was a pro wrestler from 1973-1987 in the NWA, Pacific Northwest, California. He was a longtime mainstay in the WWF, and was one of the biggest "bad guys" in the WWF during the early '80s, before becoming a fan favorite in the late '80s. He became infamous for his mouth as much as his skills in the ring. He hosted Pipers Pit, which saluted the bad guys of professional wrestling, the most famous of which involved him smashing Jimmy Superfly Snuka over the head with a coconut. He was wrestling's most popular villain because of his feud with Hulk Hogan that culminated at Wrestlemania I. He went into semi-retirement after Wrestlemania III, when he beat and shaved the late Adrian Adonis.

He continued to wrestle into the '90s, but spent much of his time doing color commentary for WWF TV. In January 1992, he won the WWF Intercontinental Title from "The Mountie", the only title he would ever hold in his storied WWF career. After losing the title three months later, he left the WWF, and only made the occasional appearance in the ring over the next few years. In 1995, he had a stint as the WWF's interim president. He later resurfaced in WCW during the late '90s to continue his feud with "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan, until the company's demise in 2001.

Roddy Piper appeared in many action films. He died of a heart attack on July 31, 2015, in Hollywood, California.
Filmography

Actor ( 127 credits )

Grave Desperation (2018) Detective mora
Unpinned (2017) Himself
Medusa (2017) Det. Mulligan
The Chair (2016) Murphy
The Masked Saint (2016) Nicky Stone
Enter the Fist and the Golden Fleece (2016) Willy
Adventures of a Pizza Guy (2015) Marek Slavomir
Tales of the Wicked Unseen (2015) Phil Grimm
The Green Fairy (2015) Oscar Wilde
Table for 3 (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
True Giants (2014) Himself (archive footage)
I Am Santa Claus (2014) Himself
Don't Look Back (2014) Eddie Starks
The Takeaway (2014)
Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies (2014) Himself
Other Plans (2014) Dean Evans
The Monday Night War: WWE vs. WCW (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
WWE Legends' House (2014)  Himself (10 episodes, 2014)
The Chavo Show (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Reconciler (2014) Russ
Night Traveler (2013) The Pyro Messiah (voice)
Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Clear Lake (2012) Wayne
Celebrity Wife Swap (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Celebrity House Hunting (2012)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Beneath the Top Hat (2011) Arnie Wilks / Talamont
Fancypants (2011) Smiley
Pizza Man (2011) Roderick
Breaking In (2011)  Mr. Weller (1 episode, 2012)
Second City This Week (2011)  Celebrity Guest (1 episode, 2011)
World of Hurt (2011)  Rowdy Roddy Piper
Lights Out (2010) Detective Callahan
Alien Opponent (2010) Father Melluzzo
The Portal (2010) Homeless George
Adventure Time (2010)  Don John (1 episode, 2014)
WWE NXT (2010)  Rowdy Roddy Piper (1 episode, 2011)
MovieCops (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013)
Storage Wars (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Obscurus Lupa Presents (2010)  Sam Hell (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
Munchie the Agent (2010)  Roddy (1 episode, 2010)
A Family Underground (2009) Himself
WWE: Summerslam - The Complete Anthology, Vol. 1 (2009) Himself (archive footage)
Starrcade: The Essential Collection (2009) Roddy Piper
WWE Superstars (2009)  Rowdy Roddy Piper (1 episode, 2011)
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
A Gothic Tale (2008) Narrator
WWE Vintage Collection (2008)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008)
Celebrity Ghost Stories (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Schmoes Know (2008)  Guest / ... (unknown episodes)
Blind Eye (2007) Fred Mears
Street Team Massacre (2007) Roddy
Kickin' It Old Skool (2007) Himself
Inside MMA (2007)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2008)
Domestic Import (2006) Bronco Bill
Honor (2006) LT Tyrell
Shut Up and Shoot! (2006) Yokum The Bartender
Costa Chica: Confession of an Exorcist (2006) Lucas McMurter
ECW on Syfy (2006)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
WWE Legends of Wrestling (2006)  Himself (4 episodes, 2006-2012)
TNA Wrestling: The Best of Jeff Hardy - Enigma (2005) Himself (archive footage)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)  Da' Maniac (2 episodes, 2009-2013)
Robot Chicken (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Celebrity Wrestling (2005)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Hogan Knows Best (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
TNA Impact! Wrestling (2004)  Himself (2004-2005) (unknown episodes)
Cold Case (2003)  Sweet' Sil Tavern 10 (1 episode, 2010)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
X-Play (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The Mullets (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
NWA: Total Nonstop Action (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
WWE Velocity (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival (2002)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 2007)
The Test (2001)  Himself - Panelist (1 episode)
Jack of Hearts (1999) Detective Deeks
Last to Surrender (1999) Nick Ford
Legless Larry & the Lipstick Lady (1999) Legless Larry
WWE Smackdown! (1999)  Himself / ... (11 episodes, 2003-2012)
The Man Show (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Shepherd (1998) Miles
Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Mentors (1998)  Daniel Boone (1 episode, 2000)
WCW Thunder (1998)  Roddy Piper (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
First Encounter (1997)
The Bad Pack (1997) Dash Simms
Terminal Rush (1996) Bartel
Dead Tides (1996) Mick Leddy
Marked Man (1996) Frank Gibson
The Misery Brothers (1995) Himself
Jungleground (1995) Lt. Jacob 'Jake' Cornell
No Contest (1995) Ice
MADtv (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
The Outer Limits (1995)  Marlon (1 episode, 1999)
WCW Monday Nitro (1995)  Roddy Piper (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Immortal Combat (1994) John Keller
RoboCop (1994)  Faked Thief Commander Cash (1 episode, 1994)
Back in Action (1993) Frank Rossi
Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)  Cody 'The Crusader' Conway (1 episode, 1998)
WWF Raw (1993)  Himself / ... (32 episodes, 2005-2014)
Raw is War (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Highlander (1992)  Anthony Galen (1 episode, 1993)
Silk Stalkings (1991)  Jimmy Snow (1 episode, 1992)
Zorro (1990)  Bishop / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
They Live (1988) Nada
Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988) Sam Hell
Superboy (1988)  Adrian Temple (1 episode, 1992)
Buy & Cell (1987) Cowboy
Body Slam (1986) Quick Rick Roberts
WWF Superstars (1986)  Himself / ... (8 episodes, 1986-1992)
The New Hollywood Squares (1986)  Himself - Guest Appearance (1 episode, 1987)
WWF Challenge (1986)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 1987-1992)
Saturday Night's Main Event (1985)  Himself / ... (12 episodes, 1985-1992)
WWF Prime-Time Wrestling (1985)  Himself (2 episodes, 1985-1989)
Rock 'n' Wrestling (1985)  'Rowdy' Roddy Piper (1 episode)
Tuesday Night Titans (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1984)
World Pro Wrestling TV (1984)  Himself (1985)
The One and Only (1978) Leatherneck Joe Brady (uncredited)
Spectrum Wrestling (1977)  Himself (1 episode, 1984)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1985)
WCW Worldwide Wrestling (1975)  Himself (1980-1984) (unknown episodes)
World Wrestling Federation (1973)  Himself (6 episodes, 1984-1992)
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (1973)  Himself
WWF Championship Wrestling (1972)  Himself / ... (44 episodes, 1984-1986)
WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972)  Himself (2 episodes, 1984)
World Championship Wrestling (1972)  Himself (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Wrestling at the Chase (1959)  Himself (2 episodes, 1984)
The Bet (0) Mr. Jablonski

Producer ( 1 credit )

Vampire Soul: Hidden in Plain Sight (0) associate producer