Today In Disney History ~ May 2nd

Today In Disney History ~ May 2nd

Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, singer, and professional wrestler. He holds American and Canadian citizenships. Born in California and raised between New Zealand and the U.S. states of Hawaii and Pennsylvania, Johnson was a college football player for the University of Miami, where he won a national championship on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes football team. He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League and was cut two months into the 1995 season. This led him to become a professional wrestler like his grandfather, Peter Maivia, and his father, Rocky Johnson, from whom he also inherited his Canadian citizenship.

Johnson broke into the mainstream with roles in the blockbuster action films The Mummy Returns (2001, He played a cocky famous American football player in The Game Plan (2007). He was nominated for the Favorite Movie Actor award at the 2008 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for his role in The Game Plan but lost out to Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. He appeared in the Cory in the House episode “Never the Dwayne Shall Meet” and the Wizards of Waverly Place episode “Art Teacher” as part of his stint with The Walt Disney Company.  Johnson played ex-con cab driver Jack Bruno in Las Vegas in Race To Witch Mountain (2009) and provided the voice of Capt. Charles “Chuck” Baker in Planet 51 (2009). He starred in the family comedy Tooth Fairy (2010) and made an uncredited cameo in Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010) as a psychiatrist who asks out a recently widowed character. 
In 2016, Johnson co-starred with Kevin Hart in the action-comedy Central Intelligence and had a lead voice role in the Disney animated film Moana, in which he voiced the Polynesian demigod Maui. 

TMSM Today in Graphic by Sherry Rinaldi DeHart; Wiki; Disney Vevo YouTube

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