Roddy Piper Biography
Birthday: April 17, 1954 (Aries)
Born In: Saskatoon, Canada
Roderick George Toombs was a Canadian professional wrestler, television personality, actor, and voice-over artist. He was also known by his ring name, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. He is generally regarded as one of greatest heels (villains) of professional wrestling. Despite being a Canadian, Piper was billed as being from Scotland because of his ancestry and wore a kilt and entered the arena to bagpipe music playing in the background. Starting his wrestling career with the American Wrestling Association, Piper had long tenures with both World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). At the height of his career, he had been featured on numerous pay-per-view cards, including the respective premier annual events of both WWF and WCW: WrestleMania and Starrcade. While he held 34 titles in various promotions over the course of his long career, he never became a world champion. He was the perfect foil for the quintessential professional wrestling face (hero), Hulk Hogan. It was their mid-1980s’ feud that marked the beginning of what came to be known as the "Rock 'n' Wrestling". Piper was one of the very few professional wrestlers to make a successful transition to acting. His most iconic role was of John Nada in the 1988 cult classic ‘They Live’. In 2005, Piper was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.