DWAYNE JOHNSON (Agent Luke Hobbs) has solidified himself as a global box-office
success with film revenues grossing in excess of $1.5 billion worldwide.
Born into a family of unique entertainers, Johnson had the opportunity to
develop a grassroots understanding of the nuances of live performance as he
watched both his father and grandfather achieve tremendous success in the world
of professional wrestling. Watching them perform throughout the country gave
Johnson a primary education that was unlike any other. After moving to
Pennsylvania in his latter teen years, Johnson focused his natural athletic
abilities on football and attracted the attention of the University of Miami.
After receiving a full football scholarship, Johnson joined UM’s powerhouse
football program and won his first national championship with the team in 1991.
He played again for the national championship in 1992, and closed out his
illustrious football career by competing for a third national championship in
1995, against the University of Nebraska in the FedEx Orange Bowl.
Upon graduation, Johnson capitalized on his inherent drive and discipline and
turned his passion for entertainment into a life-changing career. Following in
the footsteps of his World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame grandfather and
father, Johnson quickly utilized his past life lessons to develop the iconic
character The Rock. Johnson performed for more than 10 million fans a week on
television as well as both domestic and international live audiences that
reached in excess of 70,000 people. Johnson consistently sold out venues such as
the Houston Astrodome, Madison Square Garden and the Toronto SkyDome.
As the character The Rock, Johnson achieved unprecedented success and became a
New York Times best-selling author with his autobiography, “The Rock Says,” as
well as a platinum recording artist with his WWE compilation CD, on which he
performed with such artists as Grammy Award-winner Wyclef Jean.
In April 2011, Johnson will make a highly anticipated return to the WWE as the
host of WrestleMania XXVII.
Johnson pursued his desire to expand his entertainment mediums and transitioned
from television to film, playing the Egyptian man/god the Scorpion King in the
2001 blockbuster The Mummy Returns, which led to his first starring role, in The
Scorpion King in 2002. The success of that film led to subsequent leading roles
in The Rundown, Walking Tall and Gridiron Gang. He also gave an acclaimed,
standout performance in the ensemble hit Be Cool, lent his voice to Planet 51 as
astronaut Captain Charles Baker, and returned to big family comedy with his
starring role in Tooth Fairy.
Johnson most recently starred in the George Tillman-directed CBS Films feature
Faster, in which he stars as an ex-con who is set on avenging his brother’s
death, which was the result of a horrific double cross during a heist that went
wrong. He will next be seen in the Brad Peyton-directed feature Journey 2: The
Mysterious Island, the sequel to the 2008 film Journey to the Center of the
A global philanthropist, Johnson is a committed celebrity cabinet member for the
American Red Cross, has served on the national advisory board for the
Make-A-Wish Foundation, where he serves as a Wish Ambassador, and has served as
the national spokesperson for After-School All-Stars (a.k.a. The Arnold
Schwarzenegger Youth Foundation).