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'Rowdy' Roddy Piper

Actor/wrestler

Born - 17 April 1954, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died - 31 July 2015

Burly, fair-haired personality of Scottish ancestry, for many years a World Wrestling Federation star, portraying himself as one of the 'bad guys'. Born Roderick Toombs, he was almost as busy as an actor, his profile being highest in the late 1980s when he starred in They Live and Hell Comes to Frogtown, having made his film debut as early as 1978, in The One and Only. Subsequent films included Starrcade (1983), Body Slam (1986), Buy & Cell (1987), They Live (1988), Back in Action (1993), Immortal Combat (1994), Jungleground (1995), Marked Man (1996), The Bad Pack (1998), Shepherd (1999), Jack of Hearts (2000), Honor (2006), Street Team Massacre (2007), The Portal (2010), Fancypants (2011), Clear Lake (2012), The Takeaway (2014), The Chair (2015), The Masked Saint (2016) and Betting on Baker (2016), his last. He died from a heart attack.