Dusty Rhodes

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Dusty Rhodes
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Birth name Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.
Born October 12, 1945 in Austin, Texas, USA
Died June 11, 2015 in Orlando, Florida, USA from kidney failure
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
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Dusty Rhodes was an American professional wrestler and occasional actor.




Starring Roles

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Burke's Law Archie "Mad Dog" McCray 1x12 - Who Killed Skippy's Master? May 6, 1994

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

  • Three-time National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Champion
  • Numerous regional NWA championships
  • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (Class of 2010)
  • WCW Hall of Fame (Class of 1995)
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2007)
  • NWA Hall of Fame (Class of 2011)


  • Has two sons who also wrestle, Dustin Runnels (who most frequently wrestles as Goldust) and Cody Runnels (who has wrestled in WWE as Cody Rhodes and as Stardust)