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Date Of BirthFebruary 8, 1955
SpouseElizabeth Hart
FactThrew Shotput in High School

Jim Neidhart was born in Tampa, Florida, on February 8, 1955. He was the son of a professional wrestler, and he began his own wrestling career while still in high school. Neidhart quickly rose through the ranks of the professional wrestling world, and by the early 1980s he was one of the top stars in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Neidhart was best known for his partnership with Bret Hart, with whom he formed the tag team known as the Hart Foundation. The team was one of the most successful in WWF history, winning two WWF Tag Team Championships. Neidhart also had a successful singles career, winning the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 1997.

After leaving the WWF in 1997, Neidhart wrestled for a number of smaller promotions. He retired from wrestling in 2000, but made occasional appearances on WWE television shows in the following years.

Neidhart had a number of personal problems in his later years, and he was arrested several times. He died of a heart attack on August 13, 2018, at the age of 63.

Jim Neidhart was born James Henry Neidhart on February 8, 1955, in Tampa, Florida. He was the son of professional wrestler Owen Hart and his wife, Helen. Neidhart’s father was a Canadian wrestler who became a star in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. Neidhart has two sisters, Ellie and Brette.

Neidhart began his wrestling career while still in high school. He trained under his father and then under Stu Hart in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Neidhart made his professional debut in 1974. He wrestled in various Canadian and American promotions throughout the 1970s and early 1980s.

In 1982, Neidhart signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He quickly became one of the promotion’s top stars. He formed a tag team with Bret Hart, and the two men became known as the Hart Foundation. The team won the WWF Tag Team Championship twice. Neidhart also had a successful singles career, winning the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 1997.

Neidhart left the WWF in 1997. He wrestled for a number of smaller promotions before retiring from wrestling in 2000. In retirement, he made occasional appearances on WWE television shows.

Neidhart had a number of personal problems in his later years. He was arrested several times for various offenses, including domestic violence and drug possession. He also struggled with addiction to painkillers.

Neidhart died of a heart attack on August 13, 2018, at the age of 63.

General Info

Full NameJim Neidhart
Date Of BirthFebruary 8, 1955
Height1.88 m
Weight127.5 kg
ProfessionProfessional Wrestler


SpouseElizabeth Hart
ChildrenNatalya Neidhart


MoviesZombie King and the Legion of Doom, Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows
TV ShowsWCW Monday Nitro, Saturday Night's Main Event

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1Headlining the NWA (UK) Hammerlock February 2003 tour. [February 2003]
2He and Ellie have three children - Jennifer, a master gourmet chef and caterer for one of the most prestigious companies in Calgary, Natalie, and Kristen ("Muffy"), who was married in early June 2007.
3Was a member of the New Hart Foundation, a faction that was led by his brother-in-law Bret Hart, and included his late brothers-in-law Owen Hart and Davey Boy Smith, as well as the late Brian Pillman, a Hart family friend. Ironically, Neidhart and Bret, who tagged together as the Hart Foundation in the early 90s, are currently the only surviving members of the faction.
4Graduated from Newport Harbor High School in California
5Brother-in-law of Bret Hart and Owen Hart.
6From late 1991 to early 1992, he briefly commentated for WWF Superstars (1986).
7Shares birthday with professional wrestler Paul Wight and wrestling managers "Sensational" Sherri Martel and "Classy" Freddie Blassie.
8He got the name "Anvil" when he won an Anvil Tossing contest at the Calgary Stampede festival. Stu Hart paid him $500 to do it.
9Briefly commentated for WWF Superstars of Wrestling
10Father of Natty Neidhart, an upstart female wrestler in Calgary.
11Former pro-football player with the Oakland Raiders.
12Threw Shotput in High School



PWO: Wrestlelution 2 - A Coming of Age2009VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
PWO: Slamming Into Summer2009VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
PWO: Summer Splash2009VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWF Raw1994-2007TV SeriesJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart / Who / Jim 'the Anvil' Neidhart
Zombie Beach Party2003VideoSheriff Logan (as Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhardt)
WCW/NWO Fall Brawl: War Games1998TV MovieJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WCW Monday Nitro1998TV SeriesJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WCW Thunder1998TV SeriesJim Neidhart / Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWF Friday Night's Main Event1997TV SeriesJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWF Superstars1986-1996TV SeriesJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWF Action Zone1994TV SeriesJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Thunder in Paradise1994TV SeriesKawolski / Norman Kowalski / Kowalski
Eastern Championship Wrestling1993TV SeriesJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Thunder in Paradise1993VideoNorman Kowalski (as Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart)
WWF Challenge1986-1992TV SeriesJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWF Prime-Time Wrestling1985-1991TV SeriesJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWF: Wrestlefest '911991VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWF UK Rampage '911991TV MovieJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WrestleMania VII1991TV MovieJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Royal Rumble1991VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Summerslam1990VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Saturday Night's Main Event1986-1990TV SeriesJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWF: Wrestlefest '901990VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WrestleMania VI1990TV MovieJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Royal Rumble1990VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWF: Wrestlemania's Greatest Matches1989VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Summerslam1989VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Royal Rumble1989VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Summerslam1988TV MovieJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWF: Wrestlefest 881988TV MovieJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WrestleMania IV1988TV MovieJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WrestleMania III1987TV MovieJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
World Wrestling Federation1986TV SeriesJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWF Championship Wrestling1985-1986TV SeriesJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WrestleMania 21986TV MovieJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWF All-Star Wrestling1985TV SeriesJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Land of a Thousand Dances1985Video shortJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart


One from the Heart1981with the participation of


Total Divas2013TV SeriesHimself
Legends of the Mid-South Wrestling2013VideoHimself
WWE Hall of Fame 20132013TV SpecialHimself
Dynamite Kid: A Matter of Pride2013Video documentaryHimself
Hart and Soul: The Hart Family Anthology2010VideoHimself
Bret Hart: Survival of the Hitman2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 20082007Video Game shortHimself
The Hart Foundation Shoot Interview2006VideoHimself
BCW: Wrestlefest2005VideoHimself (as Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart)
Ballpark Brawl 3: Canadian Carnage2004VideoHimself
Heroes of Wrestling1999TV MovieHimself (as Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart)
Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
WCW Monday Nitro1998TV SeriesHimself
Survivor Series1997TV SpecialJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWF in Your House 16: Canadian Stampede1997TV SpecialJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
King of the Ring1997TV SpecialJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Survivor Series1994TV SpecialHimself - The Teamsters
King of the Ring1994TV SpecialJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Mr. Nanny1993Himself (uncredited)
Royal Rumble1992TV SpecialJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Best of Saturday Night's Main Event1991VideoHimself
Survivor Series1990TV SpecialHimself - The Dream Team
No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie1989TV MovieHimself
Survivor Series1989TV SpecialHimself - The Ultimate Warriors
WrestleMania V1989TV SpecialJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Survivor Series1988TV SpecialJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Royal Rumble1988TV SpecialJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
The 37th Annual Slammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself (as Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart)
Survivor Series1987TV SpecialJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWF Prime-Time Wrestling1987TV SeriesHimself
Stampede Wrestling1957TV SeriesHimself (1979-1984)

Archive Footage

Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story2014Video documentaryHimself
The Best of WWE in Your House2013VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Bret Hitman Hart: The Dungeon Collection2013VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWE Smackdown!2012TV SeriesJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Best of King of the Ring2011VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart2011VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History2011VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWE Legends of Wrestling2011TV SeriesJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
The True Story of WrestleMania2011VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time2010VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWE: Shawn Michaels - My Journey2010VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWE: Survivor Series Anthology, Vol. 22009VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWE: Allied Powers - The World's Greatest Tag Teams2009VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWE: Greatest Stars of the '90s2009VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWE Legends of WrestleMania2009Video GameHimself
WWE: Summerslam - The Complete Anthology, Vol. 12009Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWE Summerslam: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 22009Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
The WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event2009VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWE Vintage Collection2008TV SeriesJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Giants, Midgets, Heroes and Villains II2008VideoHimself
WWE: Royal Rumble - The Complete Anthology, Vol. 12007VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
The Most Powerful Families in Wrestling2007VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
The Shawn Michaels Story: Heartbreak and Triumph2007VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWE: The History of the WWE Championship2006VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWE: McMahon2006VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
The Worlds Greatest Wrestling Managers2006VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
The Bret Hart Story: The Best There Is, the Best There Was, the Best There Ever Will Be2005Video documentaryJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Hard Knocks: The Chris Benoit Story2004Video documentaryJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
WWE Bloodbath: Wrestling's Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches2003VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Wrestling Gold Vol. 2: The Maim Event2001VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Wrestling Gold Vol. 3: We Like to Hurt People2001VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Biography1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Undertaker - He Buries Them Alive1994VideoJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart
Eastern Championship Wrestling1993TV SeriesJim 'The Anvil' Neidhart

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