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Jake Roberts

Biography

Referred to as “Jake the Snake” for bringing a python in to the band with him when he wrestled, he enjoyed an extended, popular career within the WWF and WCW. He started his wrestling profession doing small displays in Louisiana. He’s acknowledged with inventing the completing move the DDT, which became a widely-used mainstay in pro wrestling. His dad, Aurelian “Grizzly” Smith, was an expert wrestler. He once DDT’d Hulk Hogan with an bout of “The Snake Pit.”

Quick Facts


Full Name Jake Roberts
Date Of Birth May 30, 1955
Place Of Birth Gainesville, GA
Height 1.96 m
Profession Wrestler
Star Sign Gemini

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spectrum Wrestling 1988 TV Series Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Summerslam 1988 TV Movie Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Hulkamania 3 1988 Video Jake the Snake Roberts
WWF: Wrestlefest 88 1988 TV Movie Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Best of the WWF Volume 13 1987 Video Jake the Snake Roberts
Jake the Snake Roberts 1987 Video Jake the Snake Roberts
The Ken Patera Story 1987 Video Jake the Snake Roberts
WWF All-Star Wrestling 1986 TV Series Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF: The Big Event 1986 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF Championship Wrestling 1986 TV Series Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Best of the WWF Volume 8 1986 Video Jake The Snake Roberts
Villains of the Squared Circle 1986 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Stampede Wrestling 1957 TV Series 1957
Church announced The Stranger
WWE: Story Time 2016 TV Series Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
The Bet 2016/I Mr. Lucas
Lucas Bros Moving Co 2013-2015 TV Series Jake the Snake / Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
College Fright Night 2014 Richard Hertz
El Alambrista: La Venganza 2014
WrestleMania XXX 2014 TV Movie Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Catch of the Day 2014 Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Heavy Water 2014 Jed
Legends of the Mid-South Wrestling 2013 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Hogtown 2012 Short The Big Bad Wolf
Little Creeps 2012 Video Richard Hertz
The WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event 2009 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
PWU Power Surge TV 2007 TV Series 2007
PWU: Jam Session 11 & Crazy 8 2006 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
PWU: Jam Session 9 2006 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Heroes of Wrestling 1999 TV Movie Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
ECW November to Remember 1998 1998 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
TripleMania V AAA PPV 1997 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF Shotgun Saturday Night 1997 TV Series Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF Superstars 1986-1996 TV Series Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Boy Meets World 1996 TV Series Jake the Snake
Trancers 4: Jack of Swords 1994 Video Solonoid
WCW Halloween Havoc 1992 TV Movie Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Clash of the Champions XX: 20th Anniversary 1992 TV Movie Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WCW World Championship Wrestling 1992 TV Series Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF Challenge 1986-1992 TV Series Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Saturday Night's Main Event 1986-1992 TV Series Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
World Wrestling Federation 1992 TV Series Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF Prime-Time Wrestling 1987-1991 TV Series Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
This Tuesday in Texas 1991 TV Movie Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF UK Rampage '91 1991 TV Movie Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Royal Rumble 1991 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Summerslam 1990 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF: Wrestlefest '90 1990 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Royal Rumble 1990 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie 1989 TV Movie Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Royal Rumble 1989 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Best of the WWF Volume 18 1989 Video Jake Roberts
Best of the WWF Volume 19 1989 Video Jake the Snake Roberts
More Saturday Night's Main Event 1989 Video Jake the Snake Roberts

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE Raw 1993 TV Series writer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Card Subject to Change 2010 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Toxic Tutu 2016 completed Himself
At What Cost? Anatomy of Professional Wrestling 2014 Documentary completed Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE Hall of Fame 2017 TV Movie Himself
WWE: Story Time 2016 TV Series Himself - Jake Roberts
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Indie Corner TV 2016 TV Series Himself
Swerved 2015 TV Series Himself
LeagueOne: In the Spotlight! 2015 TV Series Himself
W.W.E. 24 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The Resurrection of Jake the Snake 2015 Documentary Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
ToXic Tutu Feature Film - Official Trailer 2015 Video documentary Himself
The Lost Journals of Huey Williams 2014 Short Himself
Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story 2014 Video documentary Himself
The Sheik 2014 Documentary Himself
WWE Hall of Fame 2014 TV Special Himself
Psychotic State 2014 Himself
WWE Raw 1996-2014 TV Series Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
The Monday Night War: WWE vs. WCW 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment 2013 Video documentary Himself
WWE 2k14 2013 Video Game Himself (voice, as Jake 'The Snake' Roberts)
WWE Hall of Fame 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
TNA Wrestling: Bound for Glory 2006 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Summerslam 2006 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Jake 'The Snake' Roberts: Pick Your Poison 2005 Video Himself
Trisha 2003 TV Series Himself
They Think It's All Over 2002 TV Series Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Beyond the Mat 1999 Documentary Himself
ECW Hardcore Heaven '97 1997 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Royal Rumble 1997 TV Special Jake The Snake Roberts
Survivor Series 1996 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Summerslam 1996 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
King of the Ring 1996 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF in Your House: Beware of Dog 1996 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF in Your House 7 1996 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WrestleMania XII 1996 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
In Your House 6 1996 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Royal Rumble 1996 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WrestleMania VIII 1992 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Royal Rumble 1992 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Summerslam 1991 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WrestleMania VII 1991 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Survivor Series 1990 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts - The Vipers
WrestleMania VI 1990 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Survivor Series 1989 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts - The Hulkamaniacs
Live with Kelly and Michael 1989 TV Series Himself
WrestleMania V 1989 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Survivor Series 1988 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WrestleMania IV 1988 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Royal Rumble 1988 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
The 37th Annual Slammy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself (as Jake 'The Snake' Roberts)
Survivor Series 1987 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WrestleMania III 1987 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WrestleMania 2 1986 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
World Pro Wrestling TV 1984 TV Series Himself (1985)
World Championship Wrestling 1972 TV Series Himself
AWA All-Star Wrestling 1960 TV Series Himself (1982-1986)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE Raw 2006-2014 TV Series Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE: Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden 2013 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE Saturday Morning Slam 2012 TV Series Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Undertaker: The Streak - 20-0 2012 Video documentary Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
The Epic Journey of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson 2012 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Best of King of the Ring 2011 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time 2011 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Survivor Series 2011 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History 2011 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE All Stars 2011 Video Game Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time 2010 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WrestleMania XXVI: The World Television Premiere 2010 TV Special Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon 2010 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Hulk Hogan's Unreleased Collector's Series 2009 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE: Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection 2009 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE: Greatest Stars of the '90s 2009 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE Legends of WrestleMania 2009 Video Game Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE: Summerslam - The Complete Anthology, Vol. 1 2009 Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
TNA Wrestling: Knocked Out - Pro Wrestling's Best Women's Division 2008 Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection 2008 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE - Undertaker 15-0 2008 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Giants, Midgets, Heroes and Villains II 2008 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE: Royal Rumble - The Complete Anthology, Vol. 1 2007 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 2 2007 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
The Most Powerful Families in Wrestling 2007 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE: The Ladder Match 2007 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE Smackdown! 2006 TV Series Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 3 2005 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology - Vol. 1 2005 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Road Warriors: The Life and Death of Wrestling's Most Dominant Tag Team 2005 Video documentary Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection 2003 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE: Undertaker - This Is My Yard 2001 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Deadly Venom: The Best of Sting 1993 Video short Himself
WWF Supertape Vol. 3 1991 Video Jake 'The Snake' Roberts

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