Chris Jericho

Active - 2005 - 2015  |   Born - Nov 9, 1970 in Manhasset, New York, United States  |   Genres - Sports & Recreation

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Biography by Cammila Collar

Pro wrestler, actor, musician, and media personality, Chris Jericho began his career around 1990, with the Hart Brothers School of Wrestling. The 20 year old found that the occupation was a good fit, and he would go on to compete with Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and the WWF/WWE. Jericho proved to be a magnetic personality for fans, and he found other outlets for himself in the media, as well, including writing a monthly column for Metal Edge magazine in the '90s, and singing for the metal band Fozzy. He also became a popular TV personality, appearing on networks like VH1 and G4 throughout the 2000s, and competing on the 12th season of the reality show Dancing With the Stars in 2011. He also appeared breifly in the 2010 comedy MacGruber.

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  • Began wrestling at 19 and trained at the Hart Brothers School of Wrestling in Ontario, Canada.
  • Is the frontman for a metal band called Fozzy.
  • Inducted into Manitoba's Order of the Buffalo Hunt in 2004 for his professional achievements and his charity work.
  • Started his own label, Ash Records, named for his son.
  • Hosts a weekly radio show, The Rock of Jericho, on XM Satellite Radio.
  • Showcases his flair for comedy in TV guest spots and in live theatrical shows. Also performs occasionally with the Groundlings improv troupe.
  • Wrote an autobiography, The Lion's Tale, in 2007. Its follow-up book, Undisputed, was released in 2011.