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Date Of BirthJune 6, 1940
DiedJanuary 30, 2010, Oxford, United Kingdom

Bruce Mitchell (born October 18, 1961) is an American retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his work with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) under the ring name Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake.

Mitchell was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He was raised in nearby Somerville. His father was a barber, from which his ring name was derived. Mitchell has three brothers and two sisters. He attended Somerville High School, where he played football and wrestled. After graduating from high school in 1979, he began working as a barber.

Mitchell began his professional wrestling career in 1982. He wrestled in various independent promotions in the New England area. In 1984, he began wrestling for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He wrestled under his real name and as “Dirty” Dan Spivey. In 1985, he began using the ring name Brutus Beefcake. He formed a tag team with Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, known as The Dream Team. They won the WWF World Tag Team Championship in 1986.

In 1988, Beefcake suffered a parasailing accident that nearly killed him. He underwent extensive facial reconstruction surgery and was out of action for nearly two years. He returned to the WWF in 1990 and won the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 1991. He left the WWF in 1992 and wrestled in various independent promotions until his retirement in 2002.

Mitchell has made several cameo appearances in film and television. He made his film debut in the 1989 film No Holds Barred, which starred Hulk Hogan. He has also appeared in episodes of the television series Married… with Children, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and The Simpsons.

Mitchell currently resides in Florida with his wife and two children. His net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million.

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Date Of BirthJune 6, 1940
DiedJanuary 30, 2010, Oxford, United Kingdom
EducationUniversity of Melbourne, Merton College, Oxford


Music GroupsThe Durutti Column, Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias, Sketch for Summer, Requiem for My Mother, The Missing Boy

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Special Effects

Pacific Rim2013pilot suits and conn pod arms: Legacy Effects - as Bruce Mitchell
Iron Man Three2013fabrication department: Legacy Effects - as Bruce Mitchell
Predators2010specialty costume fabricator: KNB EFX GROUP, INC. - as Bruce Mitchell
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem2007creature effects: Amalgamated Dynamics - as Bruce Mitchell
Resident Evil: Extinction2007fabricator: Tatopoulos Studios - as Bruce Mitchell
The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It2007Video art department: KNB EFX Group - as Bruce Mitchell
Unearthed2007creature effects fabrication: Steve Johnson's Edge FX, Inc.
The Cave2005fabricator: Patrick Tatopoulos Designs
Ghosts of Mars2001fabrication/costuming: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc. - as Bruce Mitchell
Tail Sting2001special effects coordinator

Make Up Department

Planet Terror2007special makeup effects fabrication department: K.N.B. EFX Group
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe2005fabrication department: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc. - as Bruce Mitchell
Jarhead2005makeup effects fabricator: Steve Johnson's Edge FX - as Bruce Mitchell / makeup effects painter: Steve Johnson's Edge FX - as Bruce Mitchell
Thir13en Ghosts2001special makeup effects crew: art department - as Bruce Mitchell
Spy Kids2001fabricator: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger EFX Group, Inc. - as Bruce Mitchell

Art Department

Warriors of Virtue1997model maker: additional L.A. team - as Bruce Mitchell
Fun House Express1995Short lead sculptor


Some Dis-Assembly Required2014ShortThe Robot


The Monster Show2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest Host

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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