Jesse “The Body” Ventura: Professional Wrestler to Governor of Minnesota
Like Reagan, this Vietnam vet turned professional wrestler turned politician, is known across generations; ironically, most 20 and 30-somethings associate him with his younger wrestling and acting years ("Predator") than his more recent political activity, which is the only reason my grandfather has even heard of him.
After the heel retired from wrestling and commentating, back in Minnesota, Ventura opted to run for local office; becoming Mayor of Brooklyn Park and later Governor of Minnesota by winning people over with his "Everyman" politics and down-to-earth nature. Nowadays, Jesse hosts a conspiracy theory show with his son. I wonder if he was ever tempted to use his character’s words of wisdom in office: "Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat!"