Instantly recognizable thanks to ever-changing brightly hued hair, multiple piercings, and flamboyant personal style, eccentric basketball superstar-cum-pro-wrestler-cum action film star Dennis Rodman has attempted to translate his remarkable on-court talents to numerous other venues, often with varying results.
Born in Trenton, NJ, in 1961, Rodman's early prominence on the court with such teams as the Detroit Pistons led the justifiably cocky hoop master to fame with both the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers. As Rodman's frantic moves and wild behavior both on and off the court began to draw attention outside of the world of the NBA, Rodman began to branch out with a career in the WCW (World Championship Wrestling) in 1997. Taking his first starring film role in Double Team the same year, Rodman's cinematic turn didn't exactly spawn the celluloid career some may have anticipated, and its follow up (Simon Sez ) made a brief bow in theaters before its hasty retreat to the home video market. A role in Cutaway followed in 2000, with Rodman once again donning his action film persona alongside veterans Tom Berringer and Stephen Baldwin. On the small screen, Rodman joined the cast of Soldier of Fortune, Inc. in 1997. Married to actress Carmen Electra in 1998, the couple remained an outwardly happy item until filing for divorce shortly after the new millennium. As a writer, Rodman's autobiography, As Bad as I Wanna Be, proved a popular read when published in 1996.
Although he became a B or C list celeb during the 21st century, he could be seen in a variety of projects and reality TV programs like The Mole, The Comebacks, and The Apprentice.