kurt-angle-bioKurt Angle

1996 Olympic Gold Medalist Pro Wrestler
Actor/Stunt Coordinator

Kurt Angle grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he still lives and spends time with his family, including his wife and five children. Since retiring from TNA in 2016, Angle has continued to wrestle as well as act and appear in movies and television events, and promote and support a number of charitable organizations. Angle recently opened up about his becoming addicted to painkillers, and has created the #AngleStrong initiative to help others battling addiction.

Honors and Awards

Kurt Angle signed with WWE in 1999, and signed with TNA Wrestling on Spike TV in September 2006. Angle is the first and only 13-time World Heavyweight Champion in professional history to have conquered all TNA and WWE top titles, in addition to TNA’s X Division Championship, the WCW Championship, Intercontinental Championship, European Championship, Hardcore Championships and King of the Ring titles. Angle is also the only wrestler in history to win every individual title in his first year as a professional. In both 2006 and 2007, Angle was voted by fans worldwide as one of the World’s Greatest Professional wrestlers of all time.

Angle is a 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist, 1995 Olympic Style World Champion, 6-time US National Champion and 2-time US Open Champion. He was NCAA champion in 1990 and 1992, Olympic alternate in 1992, and NCAA runner up in 1991. Angle has more than 32 years of blood, sweat and tears of experience on the mat, including Espoir national champ and Espoir World silver medalist. Angle was also voted by the NCAA as one of the top fifteen greatest NCAA wrestlers of all time and one of the top five best amateur and Olympic wrestlers of all time. Angle has been inducted into the National, Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center, Southwestern PA, George Tragos & Lou Thesz, Clarion University, TNA, and International Wrestling halls of fame.

Experience and Service

In addition to using his leadership skills and athletic and entertainment talents, Angle gives his personal time to support many charities, including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Wounded Warriors, Compassion International, Make-A-Wish, the Get Tough on Angina Campaign, Get Out the Vote, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “After School All Stars” and the Ultimate Teen Challenge. Angle continues setting his goals and vision to one day establishing himself as a community leader and to serve as the Chairman on the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness.

Kurt Angle has worked with Fortune 500 companies as a speaker and spokesperson. As an ambassador for both the Olympic Games and Professional Wrestling, Angle has also made many public appearances worldwide for AAFES (Amy Air Force Exchange Service), WalMart, K-Mart, Coca-Cola, AT&T, Walgreens, NASCAR and GNC.

Regular TV Appearances

TNA Wrestling Entertainment (Total Non Stop Action): IMPACT! Sept 2006 – January 2016…Himself
WWE Wrestling (World Wrestling Federation and Entertainment): 1998 – 2006…Himself
Raw, USA Network: 1999 – 2006
Smackdown, SyFy Channel: 1999 – 2006

TV Events (2006-to present)

Extreme Home Makeover Home Edition
Spike TV – Pros vs Joes
MTV – Made
Weakest Link TV Show
Spike TV Men’s Choice Awards – Host
Spike TV Bellator PPV Commentator
CMA – Co-Hosted Country Music Awards
Scream Awards- Spike TV

National Commercials

Direct Auto Insurance
Wrestlemania Harry Met Sally
7 WWE Live Events
5 Wrestlemanias
Subway – WWE Wrestlemania
Vocelli’s Pizza

National TV Programming/Featured Guest

Jay Leno – 2 appearances
Conan O’Brien – 7 appearances
Howard Stern – 5 appearances
Regis & Kelly
ESPN Totally Nascar – Kurt Angle NASCAR

Recent Films

SHARKNADO 2 – 2014
PAIN AND GAIN, Action/Drama – Michael Bay 2013
FUNNY OR DIE, Action/Comedy – Will Ferrell August, 2012
WARRIOR, Action/Drama – Lionsgate 2011
LIGHTHOUSE, Action/Drama with Danny Glover, 2011/2012
DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT – Action/Horror/Comedy – 2011
BEYOND THE MAT – Drama –2013
DEATH FROM ABOVE, Action, Horror –2013
DEVIL DOGS, Action -2010
END GAME, pilot/test, Lead Role, Serial Killer, Murder Mystery – Produced by North Shore Pictures, USA 2009