Image of Virgil Runnels

Virgil Runnels

Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr., better known as "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, is a semi-retired American professional wrestler currently working for WWE as the Commissioner of NXT. He makes occasional on-air appearances on other WWE television and pay-per-views and works as a backstage booker and producer in the NXT Wrestling developmental territory. Billed as "the son of a plumber", Rhodes' character was that of the working man. Rhodes is a three-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and has also won the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship once, the NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship ten times, the NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Florida version) seven times and the NWA National Heavyweight Championship one time. He has also won many other championships during his wrestling career. He is one of six men inducted into each of the WWE Hall of Fame, the WCW Hall of Fame, the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame. He is the father of professional wrestlers Dustin Rhodes and Cody Rhodes, both currently working for WWE.

Read bio at tmdb | Read bio at Wikipedia
Oct 12, 1945 In Austin, Texas
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Wrestler 1974-04-28
Latest Project:
Movie Jeff Jarrett: King of the Mountain 2022
Known For
Poster of You Cannot Kill David Arquette
Poster of Major League Wrestling: Underground TV
Poster of ECW Hardcore TV
Poster of WWE Raw
Movie TNA: Best of the Asylum Years, Vol 2 Dusty Rhodes 2022
Movie ROH: Ring of Hardcore Dusty Rhodes 2022
Movie Jeff Jarrett: King of the Mountain Dusty Rhodes 2022
Movie A Future WWE: The FCW Story Dusty Rhodes 2020-03-08
Movie You Cannot Kill David Arquette Self (archive footage) 2020-08-21
Movie Randy Savage Unreleased: The Unseen Matches of The Macho Man 2018-05-29
Movie WWE Unreleased: 1986-1995 Unknown 2017-09-05
Movie WWE: The U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness Dusty Rhodes (archive footage) 2016-04-26
Movie Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon Dusty Rhodes (voice) 2016-08-09
Movie ECW - Unreleased Vol. 3 Dusty Rhodes 2015-04-28
Movie Sting: Into the Light Dusty Rhodes 2015-10-13
Movie WCW'S Greatest Pay-Per-View Matches Volume 1 Dusty Rhodes 2014-03-12
Movie WWE United We Slam: The Best of The Great American Bash Dusty Rhodes 2014-07-15
Movie WCW War Games: WCW's Most Notorious Matches Dusty Rhodes 2013-06-25
Movie Legends of Mid-South Wrestling Dusty Rhodes 2013-09-10
Movie WWE: Starrcade - The Essential Collection Dusty Rhodes 2012-01-03
Movie nWo: The Revolution Unknown 2012-11-06
Movie The Best of WCW Clash of the Champions Dusty Rhodes 2012-05-22
Movie WWE: The True Story of WrestleMania 2011-03-13
Movie Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time Dusty Rhodes (archive footage) 2011-11-29
Movie WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time Unknown 2010-12-07
Movie Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection 2009-06-09
Movie WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event Dusty Rhodes 2009-02-10
Movie The Rise & Fall of WCW Dusty Rhodes 2009-12-17
Movie WWE: Nature Boy Ric Flair - The Definitive Collection Dusty Rhodes 2008-07-08
Movie WWE Hall of Fame 2007 Dusty Rhodes 2007-03-31
Movie WWE: Ric Flair & The Four Horsemen Dusty Rhodes 2007-04-10
Movie WWE WrestleMania 23 Dusty 2007-04-01
Movie Life In The Fast Lane Unknown 2007-11-20
Movie WWE The Great American Bash 2007 Dusty Rhodes 2007-07-22
Movie WWE: The American Dream - The Dusty Rhodes Story Dusty Rhodes 2006-06-06
Movie WWE: 20 Years Too Soon - The Superstar Billy Graham Story Dusty Rhodes 2006-06-20
Movie WWE Cyber Sunday 2006 Dusty Rhodes 2006-11-05
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2006 Dusty Rhodes 2006-11-26
Movie WWE: The Greatest Wrestling Stars of the 80's Dusty Rhodes 2005-06-14
Movie TNA Wrestling: Enigma - The Best of Jeff Hardy Dusty Rhodes 2005-10-04
Series Impact Wrestling Unknown 2004-06-04
Movie WWE: The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection Dusty Rhodes 2004-03-09
Movie HUSTLE-3 Dusty Rhodes 2004-05-08
Series Major League Wrestling: Underground TV Unknown 2003-04-07
Movie ROH The Epic Encounter Dusty Rhodes 2003-04-12
Movie MLW King of Kings Dusty Rhodes 2002-12-20
Movie WCW Greed Dusty Rhodes 2001-03-18
Movie The Unreal Story Of Pro Wrestling Dusty Rhodes 2000-02-07
Movie ECW Living Dangerously 2000 2000-03-12
Series ECW on TNN Unknown 1999-08-27
Movie WCW SuperBrawl VIII Dusty Rhodes 1998-02-22
Movie WCW Souled Out 1998 Dusty Rhodes 1998-01-24
Movie WCW Uncensored 1998 Dusty Rhodes 1998-03-15
Movie Paradise Park Deputy Johnny Morton 1996-01-01
Series WCW Monday Nitro Unknown 1995-09-04
Movie WCW Fall Brawl 1994 Dusty Rhodes 1994-09-18
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions XXVIII Dusty Rhodes 1994-08-24
Series WWE Raw Unknown 1993-01-11
Series ECW Hardcore TV Unknown 1993-04-06
Movie WCW/New Japan Supershow II Dusty Rhodes 1992-01-04
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1991 Dusty Rhodes 1991-01-19
Movie WCW Halloween Havoc '91 Dusty Rhodes 1991-10-27
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1990 Dusty Rhodes 1990-01-21
Movie WWE The Ultimate Challenge Special: The March to WrestleMania VI "The Common Man" Dusty Rhodes 1990-03-25
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1990 "The Common Man" Dusty Rhodes 1990-08-27
Movie WWE WrestleMania VI Dusty Rhodes 1990-04-01
Movie WWE WrestleMania VI Dusty Rhodes 1990-04-01
Movie PWF Homecoming "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes 1989-03-11
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1989 Himself 1989-08-28
Movie WWE Survivor Series Showdown '89 Dusty Rhodes 1989-11-12
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1989 "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes 1989-11-23
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions II: Miami Mayhem Dusty Rhodes 1988-06-08
Movie NWA Bunkhouse Stampede Dusty Rhodes 1988-01-24
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions Dusty Rhodes 1988-03-27
Movie The 3rd Annual NWA Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament The Midnight Rider 1988-04-23
Movie NWA The Great American Bash '88: The Price for Freedom Dusty Rhodes 1988-07-10
Movie NWA Starrcade '88: True Gritt Dusty Rhodes 1988-12-26
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions IV: Season's Beatings Dusty Rhodes 1988-12-07
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions III: Fall Brawl '88 Dusty Rhodes 1988-09-07
Movie NWA Super Towns on The SuperStation Dusty Rhodes 1987-02-07
Movie The Second Annual NWA Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes 1987-04-11
Movie NWA Starrcade '87: Chi-Town Heat! Dusty Rhodes 1987-11-26
Movie NWA The Great American Bash '87: War Games Dusty Rhodes 1987-07-31
Movie The First Annual NWA Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament Dusty Rhodes 1986-04-19
Movie NWA Great American Bash '86 Tour: Charlotte Dusty Rhodes 1986-07-05
Movie NWA Superstars on The SuperStation Dusty Rhodes 1986-02-07
Movie NWA Great American Bash '86 Tour: Greensboro "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes 1986-07-26
Movie NWA Starrcade 1986 Dusty Rhodes 1986-11-27
Movie NWA The Great American Bash '86: Livin' in The Promise Land Dusty Rhodes 1986-07-26
Series Saturday Night's Main Event 1985-05-10
Movie NWA The Great American Bash 1985 Dusty Rhodes 1985-07-16
Movie MSW WrestleFest Dusty Rhodes 1985-07-28
Movie NWA Starrcade '85: The Gathering "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes 1985-11-28
Movie NWA Boogie Jam Dusty Rhodes 1984-03-17
Movie Gold Raiders Unknown 1984-05-25
Movie NWA Starrcade 1984 Dusty Rhodes 1984-11-22
Movie NWA Lords of The Ring Dusty Rhodes 1984-06-30
Movie NWA Night of Champions Dusty Rhodes 1984-05-30
Movie NWA Sam Muchnick Retirement Show Dusty Rhodes 1982-01-01
Movie NWA The Last Tangle in Tampa Dusty Rhodes 1980-08-03
Movie The Super Bowl of Wrestling Dusty Rhodes 1978-01-25
Movie The Wrestler Dusty Rhodes 1974-04-28