David Bautista Jr., born January 18, 1969, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. As a professional wrestler, he is known for his time in WWE from 2002 to 2010, in 2014, and one final run in 2018–2019. Outside of professional wrestling, he is well known for his acting career, most notably as the character Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In 2006, Bautista began starring in films such as The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), Riddick (2013), the James Bond film Spectre (2015), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), and Army of the Dead (2021). In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he has played the role of Drax the Destroyer in the films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).