Australian actor Nathan Jones has quite an amazing career trajectory. He has gone from being one of the most feared performers in the wrestling arena to one of the hottest actor in Hollywood. He recently opened up about the challenges he faced during his unlikely transition and how he overcame those challenges.
The Australian claimed that even though he believed he would make it as an actor, there were days that even he had doubts about himself. He also stated that his hard work and never-give-up attitude made him successful.
“I personally think acting and wrestling are two different worlds. In the ring, you have to pay attention to each move your opponents makes, you have to be able to counter attack him and your success primarily has to come from his failure” he said. “But in acting, it is quite different. You are your own enemy. You should constantly challenge yourself and have to be getting better every day”, he added.
Jones career as a wrestler ended in 2008 when he sustained nerve damage. “I was looking for things to do when I couldn’t wrestle anymore. I wanted to do something I loved, and then I re-discovered acting. It was something that I’ve always loved”, he said.
At the age of 16, Jones already had a formidable height of nearly 6 ft 11 inches. He used to work out regularly and was keeping bad company. Jones made into the list of Australia’s most wanted criminals. He was accused of several armed robberies.
He spent 7 years in maximum security prison after he turned 19. He claims that the time he spent in the cold jail cell caused him to revaluate his life choices. He also believes that constant support and motivation from his family and girlfriend inspired him to be the person that he is today.
Jones made his first on screen appearance through his role in 1994 Action Comedy ‘Police Story 4: First Strike’. He played the role of hit man in the movie. Since then, he has made appearance in several other movies. His appearance in 2015 action flick ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ was very well received. He has also played in movies like ‘Conan the Barbarian’, ‘Troy’ and ‘Charlie’s Farm’.
The former WWE wrestler is a man of many talents. Along with successful acting and wrestling career, he has also had a successful career as a Mixed Martial Artist and Strongman.
He has a degree in Economics.
He can be followed on Twitter @nathan2jones. He updates his fans about the latest happening in his life through his Twitter account. His love for AFL franchise Melbourne FC is also on the show in his Twitter page. It has about 20k followers as of now.
His net worth is yet to be revealed.