Robert Maillet was born on 26 October 1969 under the birth sign of Scorpio, in Georgetown, Ontario, Canada. He is a retired professional wrestler, who competed under the ring name Kurrgan in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Robert is also known as an actor, who has starred in such film titles as “300”, “Immortals”, “Hercules”, and “Deadpool 2”.
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How Rich is He, As of Now? Robert Maillet Net Worth
His professional wrestling career lasted from 1990 until 2011, while his professional acting career started in 2006.
So, if anyone of you ever wondered how rich Robert Maillet is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his net worth is close to $2 million, accumulated through his successful careers. If he continues to expand his acting career, there is no doubt that his net worth will increase in the coming years.
Early Life, Education, Nationality, Ethnicity
Concerning his early life, Robert Maillet spent his first year of life in Ste-Marie-de-Kent in New Brunswick, to where his family moved in 1970. There he was raised by his parents, whose names and professions have not been revealed to the public yet. However, it is known that he holds Canadian nationality and is of white ethnicity. Information regarding his education is not available to the media.
Professional Wrestling Career Beginnings
Speaking about Robert’s professional wrestling career, he trained under Leo Burke, Bret Hart and Stephen Petitpas. He made his debut appearance in 1989 under the name Acadian Giant, for Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling. In November of 1991, he made his debut for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in Utica, New York, under the name Giant Kurgan, fighting against Bob Bradley and winning the match held. Thereafter, he competed in South Korea and Japan, where he worked for W*ING promotion under the new name Goliath El Gigante, really marking the establishment of his net worth.
Rise to Fame as a Professional Wrestler
After he returned to the US in 1997, Robert signed to the WWF under the new ring name The Interrogator, and started wrestling as a member of a group of wrestlers called The Truth Commission.
His career was soon moved to the next level, since the group debuted in the US Wrestling Association in Memphis (USWA). During his stint there, Robert and Recon won the USWA World Tag Team Championships three times, which added a considerable amount to his net worth. In December of the same year, he got a new name, Kurrgan, and was reintroduced to the group; however, he soon left it together with The Jackyl, and the group was disbanded. Being managed by The Jackyl, Robert continued his professional wrestling career as a solo, and became recognized as a monster heel, applying the Iron Claw to his opponents.
The Oddities and Retirement
In 1998, Robert entered the Royal Rumble, but soon withdrew for several months. He came back as a part of The Jackyl’s new group, called The Oddities.
Following The Jackyl’s replacement by Sable, Robert left behind his appearance as a heel and became a face. During the same year, all members of the group were defeated at WWF Sunday Night Heat and WWF Jakked, which led them to be released in early 1999. Robert then returned to Canada, and spent time there fighting until his retirement in 2011. To speak further of his accomplishments, he also twice won Extreme Canadian Wrestling Heavyweight Championship in British Columbia, which increased further his wealth.
The Late 2000s: Career Beginnings in Acting
Apart from his career as a professional wrestler, Robert has also tried himself in the film industry as an actor, since he made his debut film appearance in the role of the Über-Immortal in Zack Snyder’s 2006 period action film “300”, based on the comic series written by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley.
He fought against Gerard Butler’s Spartan King Leonidas, which led him to be nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Fight. Three years later, he won the role of Dredger in the period drama mystery “Sherlock Holmes”, directed by Guy Ritchie. While filming a fight scene, he accidentally slapped Robert Downey, Jr. across the face.
The Early 2010s: Significant Roles on Big Screen
With the beginning of the next decade, Robert Maillet started getting more significant roles, since he was cast as Anton ‘The Pro’ Protopov in the action thriller “The Big Bang” alongside Antonio Banderas, which was followed by his portrayal of Minotaur in the epic fantasy action “Immortals”, both in 2011.
His next major roles came in 2013, when he played Lt. Aleksei Kaidonovsky in the sci-fi monster film “Pacific Rim”, directed by Guillermo del Toro, and then landed the roles of Polyphemus in the action fantasy “Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters” and Samuel Blackwell in the film adaptation of the book “The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones” by Cassandra Clare, increasing his net worth by a large margin. During the same year, he won the recurring role of Heavy in the Syfy series “Haven”, based on Stephen King’s novel “The Colorado Kid”.
The Mid-2010s and Recent Years
Robert’s next major appearance came in 2014, when he portrayed the executioner in the 3D action-adventure “Hercules” (2014), next to Dwayne Johnson and Ian McShane.
In the same year, he was cast as Bedard in the five-episode series “Dark Rising: Warrior Of Worlds”, after which he was chosen to play The Master/Jusef Sardu in the horror drama “The Strain”, created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, which aired on the FX network from 2014 until 2017.
When the filming of the series was ended, Robert continued successfully on the big screen, by starring in the role of Tall Thug in the 2018 action comedy “Game Over, Man!”, alongside Adam Devine, Blake Anderson and Anders Holm. Most recently, he landed a small role as Sluggo in the superhero film “Deadpool 2” in 2018, and featured as Karl in the neo-noir action film “Polar” (2019).
Personal Life: His Wife Laura Eaton, Children
If to talk about his personal life, Robert Maillet is a married man. After spending some time in a relationship with Laura Eaton, the couple eventually exchanged their wedding vows at a ceremony held on 13 June 1997. He is the father of two step-daughters from her previous relationship, and also adopted a daughter from Ethiopia.
How Old is He? Appearance and Vital Statistics
Speaking about Robert Maillet’s age, as mentioned he was born in 1969 and it makes him 50 years old. Regarding his appearance, he is apparently a handsome man with short dark brown hair and dark brown colored eyes.
Robert has a muscular body, and stands at a height of 6ft 11ins (2.11m), while his weight is approximately 321lbs (146kgs).
Social Media Presence
In addition to his involvement in the entertainment industry, Robert Maillet is also active as a member across many of the most popular social media sites, which he uses not only to promote his upcoming projects but also to post photos from his private life and share various other contents with his fans. So, he runs his official Twitter account, having more than 6,000 followers. Robert also has his official Facebook Page, with almost 10,000 likes, on which you can follow him as well.