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David Michael Bautista Jr is an American actor and former wrestler who has gained fame under the ring name Batista, initially as a member of Evolution. He will provide the voice for an unknown villain in an Untitled Avatar Aang film.

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Bautista married his first wife, Glenda, in 1990. They had two daughters together, Keilani (b. 1990) and Athena (b. 1992), before they divorced in 1998. Bautista married his second wife, Angie, on October 13, 1998. They have a son together, Oliver, and divorced in 2006. Before the age of 40, Bautista already had two grandsons through Keilani. In October 2015, he married competitive pole dancer Sarah Jade. They separated in early 2019.e that caused temporary paralysis and expressive aphasia, but has fully recovered.


Bautista began his wrestling career in 1999 and signed with WWE (then WWF) in 2000. From 2002 to 2010, he gained fame under the ring name Batista, initially as a member of Evolution. He would go on to win the WWE Championship twice, the World Heavyweight Championship four times (with his first reign remaining the longest in history at 282 days), the World Tag Team Championship three times (twice with Ric Flair and once with John Cena), and the WWE Tag Team Championship once (with Rey Mysterio). He also won the 2005 and 2014 Royal Rumble matches and subsequently headlined WrestleMania 21 and WrestleMania XXX, with the former being one of the top five highest-grossing PPV events in wrestling history. He retired from wrestling after WrestleMania 35 in 2019.

Bautista appeared as the villainous Brass Body in the Universal Studios film The Man with the Iron Fists. He played Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He played Mr. Hinx in the 2015 James Bond film Spectre, and starred as the villain Tong Po in the reboot of the martial arts film named Kickboxer: Vengeance. He was widely praised for his supporting role in Blade Runner 2049.

Bautista starred in the Netflix movie Army of the Dead in 2021. He had a villainous role in Dune, a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Frank Herbert, which was released to critical and commercial success. He appeared in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery as Duke.