Mark Henry Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Mark Henry Quick Info
Height6 ft 2 in
Weight163 kg
Date of BirthJune 12, 1971
Zodiac SignGemini
SpouseJana Henry

Mark Henry is a former Olympic weightlifter, strongman, powerlifter, and WWE wrestler. At the Pan American Games 1995, he won all the three medals – Gold, Silver, and Bronze in weightlifting in the super heavyweight category. He lost his dad when he was 12. He was already 5’5″ in height and 102 kg in weight in the 4th grade.

Born Name

Mark Jerrold Henry

Nick Name

Markswoggle, Sexual Chocolate, The World’s Strongest Man

Mark Henry during the WWE Axxess fan event for WrestleMania XXX in 2014
Mark Henry during the WWE Axxess fan event for WrestleMania XXX in 2014 (Miguel Discart / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Silsbee, Texas, United States

Residence

Austin, Texas, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Mark Henry went to the Silsbee High School in his hometown of Silsbee.

Occupation

Powerlifter, Olympic weightlifter, strongman, and professional wrestler

Family

  • Father – Ernest Henry (Passed away from complications from diabetes when Mark was 12)
  • Mother – Barbara Jean
  • Siblings – Pat Henry (Older Brother)
  • Others – Kevin Henry (Cousin) (Former Professional NFL Player and former Pittsburgh Steelers)

Manager

Mark Henry can be reached through WWE Performance Center.

Build

Large

Height

6 ft 2 in or 188 cm

Weight

163 kg or 359 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Mark Henry has dated

  • Jana Henry – Mark Henry is married to Jana Henry. During the course of their marriage, she has given a birth to a son, Jacob, and a daughter, Joanna.
Mark Henry at the North Carolina National Guard's Fayetteville armory in 2011
Mark Henry at the North Carolina National Guard’s Fayetteville armory in 2011 (Air Force Staff Sergeant Kyle S. Richardson / Flickr / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Large and imposing body
  • Bushy beard

Shoe Size

16EEE

Brand Endorsements

Mark Henry has appeared in a TV commercial for –

  • Carl’s Jr. Tex Mex Bacon Thickburger
  • Hardee’s

Religion

His religious views aren’t known.

Best Known For

  • Being a successful powerlifter. In 1995, he managed to win WDFPF World Championship. He was also crowned as US National Champion on 2 occasions.
  • His successful career as a weightlifter. He was crowned U.S. National Weightlifting Champion on 3 occasions. He also won the first annual Arnold Strongman Classic in 2002.
  • His accomplished career as a professional wrestler during which he became WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship and two-time WWF World Champion.
Mark Henry during a visit to soldiers at Fort Bragg in December 2011
Mark Henry during a visit to soldiers at Fort Bragg in December 2011 (Sgt. Jessica M. Kuhn / Flickr / Public Domain)

First Wrestling Match

In September 1996, Mark made his wrestling debut in a match against Jerry Lawler at In Your House: Mind Games event.

First Film

In 2010, Mark made his theatrical film debut in the romantic comedy movie, MacGruber.

First TV Show

In 1996, Mark Henry made his first TV show appearance on the popular talk show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Personal Trainer

Mark Henry regularly hits the gym to ensure that he maintains his enviable strength. Apart from lifting heavy weights in the gym, he also focuses on cardio sessions. Overall, he tries to do cardio 4 times a week. His usual cardio sessions last about an hour.

Regarding diet, he has to eat a lot to fuel his massive body. He also drinks a lot of water throughout the day. His daily diet schedule is as follows –

  • Breakfast – He usually eats bacon or chicken for breakfast. He doesn’t count calories or size serving. He just eats till he feels full.
  • Lunch – A whole chicken with lots of potatoes.
  • Dinner – The last meal of the day is also a whole chicken and lots of potatoes.
  • Snacks – To keep hunger in check in between meals, he drinks protein shakes and eats a lot of fruits.

Mark Henry Favorite Things

SourceWikipedia
Mark Henry during WWE's Tribute to the Troops event in 2010
Mark Henry during WWE’s Tribute to the Troops event in 2010 (Shamsuddin Muhammad / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Mark Henry Facts

  1. While growing up, he dreamed of becoming a big baseball star.
  2. While trying to touch André the Giant at the wrestling show in Beaumont, Texas, he fell over the barricade. He was picked up by Andre and placed behind the barricade.
  3. At the age of 12, he was diagnosed with dyslexia.
  4. While studying in high school, he used to play football. However, after straining ligaments in the wrist in the first match of the senior year, he decided to quit playing school football.
  5. By the time he reached 4th grade, he was weighing 225 lbs and was 5 ft 5 in tall.
  6. When he was 10 years old, his mother bought a set of weights for him so that he could harness his immense growth.
  7. When he won the National High School Powerlifting Championship in 1990, he became the first teenager to squat 832 lbs (377 kg). He also became the first teenager to lift a total of 2,033 lbs (922 kg).
  8. By the time he graduated from the high school, he held national and state records in all four powerlifting categories – bench press at 525 lbs (238 kg), deadlift at 815 lbs (370 kg), squat at 832 lbs (377 kg), and a total at 2,033 lb (922 kg).
  9. By the age of 19, he had managed to qualify for the weightlifting category at the Summer Olympics. He finished in the 10th spot in the Super-Heavyweight discipline.
  10. He holds the distinction of being the first powerlifter to have raw deadlifted 903.9 lbs (410 kg) and squatted 948.0 lbs (430 kg) without a squat suit. He also became the first competitor to have managed a raw total of 2314.8 lb (1050 kg). He was drug tested before he performed all these feats.
  11. In 1996, he signed a lucrative contract deal worth $10 million with World Wrestling Federation. He was contracted for a period of 10 years.
  12. His last appearance in Olympic Weightlifting came in 1996 as he vowed not to return to the sport until it was cleaned of anabolic steroid use.
  13. In the late nineties, he was part of a couple of embarrassing and controversial storylines as he adopted the persona of Sexual Chocolate. One of the storylines from that period incorporated his supposed sexual addiction.
  14. He has revealed that he competed in 2002 Arnold Strongman Classic in honor of his mother, who had got him his first weight set.
  15. After he won Arnold Strongman Classic, he was awarded a Hummer, a vacation cruise, and $10,000 in cash.
  16. In July 2006, he got seriously injured in a 6-man tag team match. He had split his patella in two and had also torn his patella tendon off the bone.
  17. In March 2018, he was inducted by WWE into WWE Hall of Fame.
  18. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Featured Image by Miguel Discart / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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