Mean Gene Okerlund - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Mean Gene Okerlund, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Eugene Arthur Okerlund was born in Brookings, South Dakota on December 19, 1942.

He died on January 2, 2019 at the age of 76.

He is a former Ring Announcer and Interviewer of WWF.

Mean Gene Okerlund was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006 as an individual and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2016 as part of the Colleague/Territory Division wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Eugene Arthur Okerlund
  • Ring Names
    • Gene Okerlund ( January 1, 1970 - January 22, 2018)
  • Born December 19, 1942
  • Died January 2, 2019 (aged 76)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Brookings, South Dakota
  • Billed From
    • Robbinsdale, Minnesota
  • Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
  • Weight
    • 213 lbs (97 kg)
  • Nicknames Mean
  • Notes He is a former Ring Announcer and Interviewer of WWF.

Career History

  • Roles

    • Host ( June 1, 2008 - January 22, 2018)
    • Ring Announcer ( January 1, 1970 - January 22, 2018)
    • Interviewer ( January 1, 1970 - January 22, 2018)
  • Promotions / Brands

    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE April 1, 2001 January 22, 2018
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW November 6, 1993 January 31, 2001
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF January 1, 1984 September 18, 1993
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA January 1, 1970 December 31, 1983
  • Images History

    Jan 1970
    Jan 1970

  • Theme Songs

    • Theme Song "Tutti Frutti" by Elvis Presley - Single ( April 1, 2001 - January 22, 2018)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame

    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2006, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2016, Colleague/Territory Division
  • Other Accomplishments

    • New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2005)
    • WWF Slammy Award Winner - Best Commentator (1986)
    • WWF Slammy Award Winner - Best Head (1987 - with Bam Bam Bigelow)
    • PWR Lifetime Achievement Award (2011)

Teams & Relations

Mean Gene Okerlund Games Appearances (3)

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