*Given name is James George Janos.
*Lives on a 32-acre horse ranch in Maple Grove, Minn., with his wife, Terry, and children, Tyrell and Jade.
*US Navy active duty in Southeast Asia from 1970 to 1973.
*Professional wrestler from 1975 to 1986. Adopted the name Jesse "The Body" Ventura.
*Appeared in several action movies, including "Predator" and "Batman and Robin" and several television shows including "The X-Files."
*Mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minn., from 1990 to 1994.
*Hobbies include jet skiing at his lake cabin, horseback riding, and golf.