Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$500 thousand, $500 thousand
Date Of BirthMay 30, 1955, May 30, 1955
SpouseJudy Roberts (m. 2006), Cheryl Hagood (m. 1984–2000), Judy Roberts, Cheryl Hagood, Judy Roberts, Cheryl Hagood
MarkWrestling set-up move: Short Clothesline
FactAs of January 2007 he was a professional Kingfisher in Gainesville, FL.

Jake “The Snake” Roberts is a retired professional wrestler and actor. He is best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) during the 1980s and early 1990s.

Roberts was born on May 30, 1955, in Gainesville, Texas. His parents were professional wrestlers and he has four brothers and sisters. Roberts was educated at West Texas State University, where he played football.

Roberts began his professional wrestling career in 1975. He wrestled for various promotions throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), Mid-South Wrestling, and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Roberts is a two-time former WWF Intercontinental Champion and a one-time former WWF Tag Team Champion.

Roberts has had several high-profile relationships with other wrestlers and celebrities. He was married to former wrestler Cheryl Roberts from 1984 to 1992. The couple had two children together. Roberts has also been linked to actresses such as Demi Moore and Brooke Shields.

As of 2020, Jake Roberts’ net worth is estimated to be $1 million.

General Info

Full NameJake Roberts
Net Worth$500 thousand, $500 thousand
Date Of BirthMay 30, 1955, May 30, 1955
Height1.98 m, 1.98 m, 1.98 m
Weight112.9 kg112.9 kg112.9 kg
ProfessionPornographic film actor, Professional Wrestler, Pornographic film actor, Professional Wrestler, Pornographic film actor, Professional Wrestler
NationalityAmerican, American, American


SpouseJudy Roberts (m. 2006), Cheryl Hagood (m. 1984–2000), Judy Roberts, Cheryl Hagood, Judy Roberts, Cheryl Hagood
ChildrenBrandy Grace, Brandy Grace, Brandy Grace
ParentsGrizzly Smith, Grizzly Smith, Grizzly Smith
SiblingsRockin' Robin, Michael Smith, Rockin' Robin, Michael Smith, Rockin' Robin, Michael Smith


MoviesThe Bet, Little Creeps, WWE: SummerSlam 1996, Best of the VonErichs, The Bet, Little Creeps, WWE: SummerSlam 1996, Best of the VonErichs, The Bet, Little Creeps, WWE: SummerSlam 1996, Best of the VonErichs
TV ShowsWWF Wrestling Challenge, Saturday Night's Main Event, AWA All-Star Wrestling, WWF Wrestling Challenge, Saturday Night's Main Event, AWA All-Star Wrestling, WWF Wrestling Challenge, Saturday Night's Main Event, AWA All-Star Wrestling

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#Marks / Signs
1Heel ring entry music: "Trust Me"
2Face ring entry music: "Snake Bit"
3Wrestling set-up move: Knee-lift to the face
4Wrestling set-up move: Short Clothesline
5Throws a snake on top of his defeated opponents
6Finishing Move: DDT
7Brings a bag with a snake down to ringside


1I'm not happy about where I've been, but I'm truly excited about where I'm going.
2[describing how he handled dealing with his neck and back injury from the guitar shot he took on The Snake Pit from The Honky Tonk Man] I took so many downers, muscle relaxers, and painkillers to kill the pain, that I had to have something to get me up for the show.


1WWE Hall of Famer.
2As of January 2007 he was a professional Kingfisher in Gainesville, FL.
3Wound up on a painkiller addiction due to a legitimate neck and back injury when Wayne Farris (aka "The Honky Tonk Man") hit him with an un-gimmicked guitar on his interview show "The Snake Pit". Because Roberts couldn't take the time off immediately to get it repaired, he spent about 18 months taking a load of painkillers and muscle relaxers to get to sleep, then taking something else after he woke up to get him ready for a match.
4His second wife, Cheryl, became part of a storyline with Rick Rude when she accompanied him on a tour for moral support when he was recovering from alcoholism.
5He first wanted to use a real snake when he was with Mid-South Wrestling, and promoter Vince McMahon thought it was a good idea and gave him the go-ahead. However, he was a bit hesitant at first--he eventually learned how to handle snakes and soon had little to no problem with them.
6Former Smoky Mountain Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion.
7Although he was billed as being from Stone Mountain, Georgia, he was actually born and grew up in Texas.
8His signature move, the DDT, was invented by accident. Once during a match in his National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) days, Roberts had his opponent, "The Grappler", in a front face-lock, but was tripped. Roberts' opponent fell on his head, actually knocking him out.
9In mid-1981 he and Jay Youngblood teamed up to capture the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles.
10Accompanied by Alice Cooper during his match with Wayne Farris at WrestleMania III (1987). It didn't help him--he lost the match.
11Entered the WWF as a heel wrestler and began a brief feud with Hulk Hogan, but the angle was dropped when Roberts started receiving cheers from the crowd.
12Son of wrestler 'Grizzly' Smith.
13Did an about-face and began hosting a weekly interview segment called "The Snake Pit". This is where many of his feuds began.
14Credited with training Diamond Dallas Page and Raven.
15His King Cobra actually bit the "Macho Man" Randy Savage. The snake had been de-venomised, though.
16He owns his own wrestling promotion in the UK, called Real Stars of Wrestling. This was started in November 2002.
17Became NWA (UK) Hammerlock Heavyweight Champion on 20th October 2002 in Maidstone, Kent, England by defeating "Vigilante" Johnny Moss. "Vigilante" Johnny Moss defeated him for the title the next night in Ashford, Kent, England.
18Made a return to the WWF in 1996 as a Bible-thumping Christian. This would begin "Austin 3:16".
19Defeated the legendary André the Giant in WrestleMania V (1989) via count-out.
20Was fired from the WWF in 1997 after failing to show up for work.
21Brother of former WWF stars Sam Houston and Robin Smith.




Spectrum Wrestling1988TV SeriesJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Summerslam1988TV MovieJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Hulkamania 31988VideoJake the Snake Roberts
WWF: Wrestlefest 881988TV MovieJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Best of the WWF Volume 131987VideoJake the Snake Roberts
Jake the Snake Roberts1987VideoJake the Snake Roberts
The Ken Patera Story1987VideoJake the Snake Roberts
WWF All-Star Wrestling1986TV SeriesJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF: The Big Event1986VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF Championship Wrestling1986TV SeriesJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Best of the WWF Volume 81986VideoJake The Snake Roberts
Villains of the Squared Circle1986VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Stampede Wrestling1957TV Series 1957
ChurchannouncedThe Stranger
WWE: Story Time2016TV SeriesJake 'The Snake' Roberts
The Bet2016/IMr. Lucas
Lucas Bros Moving Co2013-2015TV SeriesJake the Snake / Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
College Fright Night2014Richard Hertz
El Alambrista: La Venganza2014
WrestleMania XXX2014TV MovieJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Catch of the Day2014Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Heavy Water2014Jed
Legends of the Mid-South Wrestling2013VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Hogtown2012ShortThe Big Bad Wolf
Little Creeps2012VideoRichard Hertz
The WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event2009VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
PWU Power Surge TV2007TV Series 2007
PWU: Jam Session 11 & Crazy 82006VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
PWU: Jam Session 92006VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Heroes of Wrestling1999TV MovieJake 'The Snake' Roberts
ECW November to Remember 19981998VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
TripleMania V AAA PPV1997VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF Shotgun Saturday Night1997TV SeriesJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF Superstars1986-1996TV SeriesJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Boy Meets World1996TV SeriesJake the Snake
Trancers 4: Jack of Swords1994VideoSolonoid
WCW Halloween Havoc1992TV MovieJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Clash of the Champions XX: 20th Anniversary1992TV MovieJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WCW World Championship Wrestling1992TV SeriesJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF Challenge1986-1992TV SeriesJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Saturday Night's Main Event1986-1992TV SeriesJake 'The Snake' Roberts
World Wrestling Federation1992TV SeriesJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF Prime-Time Wrestling1987-1991TV SeriesJake 'The Snake' Roberts
This Tuesday in Texas1991TV MovieJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF UK Rampage '911991TV MovieJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Royal Rumble1991VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Summerslam1990VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF: Wrestlefest '901990VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Royal Rumble1990VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie1989TV MovieJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Royal Rumble1989VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Best of the WWF Volume 181989VideoJake Roberts
Best of the WWF Volume 191989VideoJake the Snake Roberts
More Saturday Night's Main Event1989VideoJake the Snake Roberts


WWE Raw1993TV Series writer


Card Subject to Change2010Documentary special thanks


Toxic Tutu2016completedHimself
At What Cost? Anatomy of Professional Wrestling2014Documentary completedJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE Hall of Fame2017TV MovieHimself
WWE: Story Time2016TV SeriesHimself - Jake Roberts
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Indie Corner TV2016TV SeriesHimself
Swerved2015TV SeriesHimself
LeagueOne: In the Spotlight!2015TV SeriesHimself
W.W.E. 242015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Resurrection of Jake the Snake2015DocumentaryJake 'The Snake' Roberts
ToXic Tutu Feature Film - Official Trailer2015Video documentaryHimself
The Lost Journals of Huey Williams2014ShortHimself
Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story2014Video documentaryHimself
The Sheik2014DocumentaryHimself
WWE Hall of Fame2014TV SpecialHimself
Psychotic State2014Himself
WWE Raw1996-2014TV SeriesJake 'The Snake' Roberts
The Monday Night War: WWE vs. WCW2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment2013Video documentaryHimself
WWE 2k142013Video GameHimself (voice, as Jake 'The Snake' Roberts)
WWE Hall of Fame 20132013TV SpecialHimself
TNA Wrestling: Bound for Glory2006TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Summerslam2006TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Jake 'The Snake' Roberts: Pick Your Poison2005VideoHimself
Trisha2003TV SeriesHimself
They Think It's All Over2002TV SeriesJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Beyond the Mat1999DocumentaryHimself
ECW Hardcore Heaven '971997TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Royal Rumble1997TV SpecialJake The Snake Roberts
Survivor Series1996TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Summerslam1996TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
King of the Ring1996TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF in Your House: Beware of Dog1996TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWF in Your House 71996TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WrestleMania XII1996TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
In Your House 61996TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Royal Rumble1996TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WrestleMania VIII1992TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Royal Rumble1992TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Summerslam1991TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WrestleMania VII1991TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Survivor Series1990TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts - The Vipers
WrestleMania VI1990TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Survivor Series1989TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts - The Hulkamaniacs
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHimself
WrestleMania V1989TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Survivor Series1988TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WrestleMania IV1988TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Royal Rumble1988TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
The 37th Annual Slammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself (as Jake 'The Snake' Roberts)
Survivor Series1987TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WrestleMania III1987TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WrestleMania 21986TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
World Pro Wrestling TV1984TV SeriesHimself (1985)
World Championship Wrestling1972TV SeriesHimself
AWA All-Star Wrestling1960TV SeriesHimself (1982-1986)

Archive Footage

WWE Raw2006-2014TV SeriesJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE: Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden2013VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE Saturday Morning Slam2012TV SeriesJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Undertaker: The Streak - 20-02012Video documentaryJake 'The Snake' Roberts
The Epic Journey of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson2012VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Best of King of the Ring2011VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time2011VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Survivor Series2011TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History2011VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE All Stars2011Video GameJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time2010VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WrestleMania XXVI: The World Television Premiere2010TV SpecialJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon2010VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Hulk Hogan's Unreleased Collector's Series2009VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE: Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection2009VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE: Greatest Stars of the '90s2009VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE Legends of WrestleMania2009Video GameJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE: Summerslam - The Complete Anthology, Vol. 12009Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
TNA Wrestling: Knocked Out - Pro Wrestling's Best Women's Division2008Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection2008VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE - Undertaker 15-02008VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Giants, Midgets, Heroes and Villains II2008VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE: Royal Rumble - The Complete Anthology, Vol. 12007VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 22007VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
The Most Powerful Families in Wrestling2007VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE: The Ladder Match2007VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE Smackdown!2006TV SeriesJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 32005VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology - Vol. 12005VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Road Warriors: The Life and Death of Wrestling's Most Dominant Tag Team2005Video documentaryJake 'The Snake' Roberts
The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection2003VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
WWE: Undertaker - This Is My Yard2001VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts
Deadly Venom: The Best of Sting1993Video shortHimself
WWF Supertape Vol. 31991VideoJake 'The Snake' Roberts

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