John Cena

John Cena

Highest Rated: 90% Bumblebee (2018)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Apr 23, 1977

Birthplace: West Newbury, Massachusetts, USA

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestler John Cena's prodigious physicality and likable persona allowed him to successfully transition to feature films, where he showed a particular talent for comedy in such films as "Trainwreck" (2015), "Sisters" (2015) and "Blockers" (2018). Born John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr., on April 23, 1977 in West Newbury, Massachusetts, he hailed from a family with a history of athletics - his grandfather, Tony Lupien, played for the Boston Red Sox and was later a successful coach and sports author - and an affinity for wrestling, due largely to his father, John Cena, Sr., a one-time ring announcer who would become something of a satellite celebrity in professional wrestling during his son's rise to fame. Cena, Jr., excelled at football at both Cushing Academy and Springfield College, where he was an All-American Division III center. Despite his penchant for weightlifting, Cena was considered too small of build to pursue a career in professional football, and after earning his degree in exercise physiology in 1998, he headed to Los Angeles, California to try his hand at bodybuilding. While training and working at Gold's Gym in Venice Beach, he was encouraged by a co-worker to try his hand at professional wrestling. He attended a training school operated by Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW), an independent promotion that provided him with his entry into the business. Billed as a cyborg-like character called "The Prototype," Cena made his debut in 1999 and rose swiftly in UPW's ranks to capture the UPW heavyweight title in a single year. Famed wrestling talent scout Jim Ross saw Cena's performance in the ring and arranged for a contract with Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), the development company for the WWE. Cena took the OVW heavyweight and tag team belts in 2002, and after several rounds of tryouts with WWE talent, was brought into the promotion's main roster. His official debut with WWE came in 2002 on an episode of "SmackDown" (UPN/CW/MyNetworkTV/SyFy/USA Network, 1999- ) as part of an open call by company president Vince McMahon. Cena stepped in to answer an open challenge from wrestler Kurt Angle to one of the company's premier "heels," (villainous characters) and though he lost the match, both McMahon and "SmackDown" viewers took note of his energy and athleticism. His rise with the WWE was swift following defeats of top wrestlers like Chris Jericho and Chavo Guerrero in 2002; by the following year, Cena - who had adopted the persona of a rapper called "The Doctor of Thuganomics" and began his bouts with a freestyle rap - began pursuing the WWE Championship with a vengeance, facing such top contenders as Brock Lesnar and Chris Benoit. He captured his first WWE title, the United States Championship, by defeating the Big Show in 2004, and followed it with a world championship belt by besting JBL the following year. He then moved to the WWE's Raw brand, where he briefly lost to his title to Angle and the Edge before successfully defending it in a series of high-profile matches against the promotion's biggest names, including the Samoan champ Umaga in 2006. Now a bona fide superstar within the WWE ranks, the promotion's motion picture wing, WWE Studios, began to craft a film career for Cena, which began with the military action drama "The Marine" (2006). A modest success during its theatrical release, it fared better on home video, and was soon followed by the crime thriller "12 Rounds" (2009), the sports drama "Legendary" (2010) and the comedy "Fred: The Movie" (2010), a vehicle for Lucas Cruikshank's YouTube character. But his primary showcase remained the WWE, which had refashioned Cena's ring persona into a sort of heroic Everyman, decked out in t-shirts and baseball caps rather than the outrageous costumes worn by most of the promotion's talent. For the next decade, Cena was locked in combat with the sport's most popular and powerful competitors, including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kane, AJ Styles, The Undertaker, Triple H and Shawn Michaels, and defended his championship title ten times between 2007 and 2017. But by the time of the final win, Cena had already established himself as a capable film actor, with a particular talent for comedy, as evidenced by such fearless turns in "Trainwreck," for which he played Amy Schumer's hyper-masculine boyfriend, and "Sisters," which cast him as a colossal drug dealer opposite stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. He also made forays into feature animation, lending his voice to "Surf's Up 2: WaveMania" (2017) and as the thoughtful title role in "Ferdinand" (2017). In 2018, he showed his ability to mix his physicality with comedy in the raucous comedy "Blockers," and underscored his appeal with younger viewers as a sympathetic government agent in "Bumblebee" (2018). The following year, he was announced as the newest cast member in the "Fast and Furious" franchise's ninth title, which was slated for 2020.

Highest rated movies

The Suicide Squad Bumblebee Blockers Trainwreck The Wall Vacation Friends Sisters F9 The Fast Saga

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 53% Vacation Friends Ron (Character) - 2021
90% 82% The Suicide Squad Peacemaker (Character) $55.8M 2021
59% 82% F9 The Fast Saga Jakob (Character) $173.0M 2021
14% 76% Dolittle Yoshi (Voice) $77.0M 2020
24% 77% Playing With Fire Jake (Character) $20.5M 2019
90% 74% Bumblebee Agent Burns (Character) $127.2M 2018
84% 51% Blockers Mitchell (Character) $59.8M 2018
72% 51% Ferdinand Ferdinand (Voice) $84.2M 2017
21% 51% Daddy's Home 2 Roger (Character) $104.0M 2017
65% 42% The Wall Shane Matthews (Character) $1.8M 2017
No Score Yet 42% Surf's Up 2: WaveMania J.C. (Voice) - 2017
30% 49% Daddy's Home Cool Dad (Character) $150.3M 2015
60% 52% Sisters Pazuzu (Character) - 2015
84% 66% Trainwreck Steven (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 69% The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown John Cenastone (Voice) - 2015
No Score Yet 43% Fred 3: Camp Fred Mr. Figglehorn (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 90% WWE Extreme Rules 2011 Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 35% Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred Fred's Dad (Character) - 2011
8% 33% The Reunion Sam Cleary (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 89% WWE: TLC - Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2009 Unknown (Character) - 2010
18% 59% Legendary Mike Chetley (Character) $191.9K 2010
0% 38% Fred: The Movie Fred's Dad (Character) - 2010
30% 45% 12 Rounds Det. Danny Fisher (Character) $12.2M 2009
No Score Yet 78% WWE - The Bash 2009 - Sacramento CA - June 28, 2009 PPV Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 67% WWE: Bragging Rights 2009 Unknown (Character) - 2009
20% 60% The Marine John Triton (Character) $18.8M 2006

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 12% Wipeout Host 2021-2022
94% 85% Peacemaker Peacemaker (Character),
Co-Executive Producer
2022
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet ET Canada Guest 2018-2019 2022
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015 2018-2019 2021-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2014 2016 2019-2022
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest,
Host
2016 2018-2019 2021-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2017 2021-2022
No Score Yet 54% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA3: What You Need to Know Guest 2021
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2009 2015 2018 2020-2021
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2016 2018 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest,
Host
2019-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dallas & Robo Robo (Voice) 2020
No Score Yet 77% Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Baron Draxum (Voice) 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2020
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet WWE Ruthless Aggression Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2020
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016-2017 2020
82% 15% A Little Late With Lilly Singh Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader Executive Producer,
Host
2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Substitute Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2014 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2016-2018
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keep It Spotless Executive Producer 2018
No Score Yet 22% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Total Bellas Other (Character),
Self
2016-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chatter Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Popcorn Guest 2018
No Score Yet 100% Desus & Mero Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet TeenNick Top 10 Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2017-2018
No Score Yet 37% The Bachelor Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2012 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke Music Performer 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016-2017
63% 66% American Grit Executive Producer,
Host
2016-2017
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 2016
38% 78% Maya & Marty Guest 2016
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2014 2016
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2012-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Chris Jericho Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2015
93% 89% Parks and Recreation Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2012 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bethenny Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet WWE Extreme Rules Self 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009-2010 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010
No Score Yet 74% Hannah Montana Himself (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet True Jackson, VP Himself/Tate Blizzard (Guest Star) 2010
89% 92% Psych Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2006 2008
No Score Yet 43% MADtv Unknown (Guest Star) 2005-2006