Dwayne Johnson serves as host and executive producer of NBC’s new alternative series “The Titan Games.”
With film revenues exceeding $4 billion worldwide, Johnson has solidified himself as a global box-office powerhouse in both film and television.
He was recently seen in the fourth season of HBO’s “Ballers” and starred in “Skyscraper” and “Rampage.” In February, Johnson and his Seven Bucks Productions will produce the biopic “Fighting With My Family,” which Johnson has a cameo role; the “Fast and Furious” spinoff, “Hobbs and Shaw,” where Johnson stars opposite Jason Statham; and the untitled “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” sequel.
Johnson and Seven Bucks Productions will partner in 2020 with Disney to produce “Jungle Cruise,” based on the hit theme park ride where safari guides, played by Emily Blunt and Johnson, take a group of travelers on a journey filled with dangerous animals. Adding to his slate next year, Johnson will produce and star in “Red Notice,” directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Although the release date has yet to be announced, Netflix has acquired the rights to “John Henry and the Statesmen,” directed by Jake Kasdan and produced by Seven Bucks Productions and FlynnPicture Co. Johnson will produce and headline as John Henry, one of the world’s most popular figures of folklore.
Johnson has starred in many high-profile films, including “The Mummy Returns,” “The Scorpion King,” “Baywatch,” “The Fate of the Furious,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Central Intelligence,” “Moana” and “San Andreas.”
Seven Bucks Productions recently teamed up with Spike TV to produce a monumental holiday event, “Rock the Troops,” a music and entertainment experience created to honor, inspire and captivate the brave men and women of America’s Armed Services. Seven Bucks also released a youth prison documentary, “A Rock and a Hard Place,” for HBO that became the network’s #1 watched standalone special.
Born in San Francisco and raised in Hawaii, Johnson excelled as a high school football All-American and subsequently as a star defensive lineman for the University of Miami Hurricanes, helping lead his team to a national championship. Upon graduation, Johnson followed in the footsteps of his WWE Hall of Fame father, Rocky Johnson, and grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia, by joining the competitive sports entertainment world of the WWE. Within a seven-year period (1996-03), his intense passion led to an extraordinarily successful career breaking box office attendance records across the U.S. and setting pay-per-view buy rate records during that period as well. Johnson’s creation of The Rock became one of the most charismatic and dynamic characters the industry has ever seen. In 2012, Johnson made a record-breaking return to the WWE where he crushed John Cena at WrestleMania XXVIII in Miami.
Johnson’s autobiography, “The Rock Says,” reached #1 on The New York Times bestseller list shortly after its publication in 2000. Johnson also created The Rock Foundation in 2006 with a mission to educate, empower and motivate children worldwide through health and physical fitness. In 2008, the U.S. Congress and the United States Joint Leadership Commission recognized Johnson with the prestigious Horizon Award, the U.S. Congressional Award given to an individual in the private sector who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and provided opportunities for youth nationwide.