Who is Roddy Piper?

Roddy Piper was a professional TV personality, voice-over artist, actor, and wrestler from Canada. He was also popular with the name of ” ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper.” Roddy was mostly seen as one of the famous villains during his wrestling career. He started his wrestling career at the “American Wrestling Association.” Roddy also used to play in the “World Wrestling Federation” (WWF) and “World Championship Wrestling” (WCW). He succeeded to win a total of thirty-four promotional titles. Roddy had succeeded to make an amazing acting career. He entered theWWE Hall of Fame” in 2005.

Quick Info
Full NameRoderick George Toombs
Date Of Birth17th April 1954
Birth PlaceSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
Parent(s)Stanley Baird Toombs
ProfessionTV personality
Voice-over Artist
SpouseKitty Jo Dittrich
Height6 ft 2 in
Death1st July 2015

Early Life

The birthplace of Roody is Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He came into the world on 17th April 1954. His father’s name is Stanley Baird Toombs. He was an officer in the “Royal Canadian Mounted Police” (RCMP). Roddy had a cold relationship with his father. His mother’s name is Eileen.  He spent most of his childhood in Winnipeg.

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Roddy Piper went to the “Windsor Park Collegiate Secondary School.” He had taken a switchblade to the school that resulted in the expulsion of Roddy. This even disturbed his relationship with his father. Roddy left the home during his teenage. He stayed in a number of boys’ hostel. He used to work in a gymnasium for his expenses. This gave him the opportunity to get close with the professional wrestlers and get a good number of wrestling tips. Roddy even used to play bagpipes but discontinued it in the later years.


Early Career

Roddy Piper started his professional career as a boxer. He also competed wrestler before starting his professional wrestling career. Roddy had a successful career in those days. He also earned a “Black Belt” in Judo. He had even received a “Golden Gloves Boxing Championship.” The professional career Roddy started as a wrestler. His first match in-ring was in a “midget wrestling” in Churchill.

The reputed professional wrestling career of Roddy started when he fought the match against Larry Hennig during the “American Wrestling Association.” He was famous as a “jobber” in the wrestling circle between 1973 and 1975. Roddy started getting success in promotional matches in the 1970s. He was also famous as the “Masked Canadian.” Roddy also appeared as a member of the “Guerrero Family.” His natural wrestling skills get a lot of support from the audience. Roddy had also created a riot in Los Angeles.

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Likewise, he also played three matches during the promotion of helm in 1979. Roddy suffered from injuries. This resulted in pausing his professional wrestling career. He came as a “manager” during a “dog-collar match” in 1984. After the ending of his tenure as a manager, he joined “WWE” as a wrestler. He played his first match against Hogan” in “WrestleMania 2” on 31st March 1985. Roddy even faced Mr. T during a boxing match at “WrestleMania 2.” He even took a small break from professional wrestling after the match. Roddy was back in wrestling on 23rd August 1986.

Moreover, Roddy Piper also hosted a program titling “Piper’s Pit” between 1984 and 1987. He used to take interviews of professional wrestlers in the show. Roddy even earned the “Best Personality in Land of a Thousand Dances” in 1986. He only succeeded to win several belts in the “WWF/WWE.” Roddy even became the “WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion” during the “Royal Rumble” in 1992. He won the match against The Mountie.

Roddy  lost the title against Bret Hart during “WrestleMania VIII.” He became the new interim president of “WWE” in January 1996.  Piper won the match against Goldust during “WrestleMania XII.” The same night, he left WWE from the position. Roddy also started fighting in the “World Championship Wrestling” between 1996 and 2000. Roddy became part of the “WWE Hall of Fame” in 2005. He even won the “World Tag Team Championship” during “Cyber Sunday” on 5th November 2006. It was the match against Ric Flair.


Roddy Piper started his acting career in 1978 in the movie “The One and Only” 1978. He didn’t get credit for his role. He got the opportunity to play a lead role in the movie “Body Slam” in 1986. Roddy became famous as an actor for his role in the movie “They Live” in 1988. The same year, he was part of the movie “Hell Comes to Frogtown.” He kept appearing in the movies in 2015. The role of Da’ Maniac in the situational comedy “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” was his highly popular role.

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Relationship, Wife, and Personal Life

Roddy Piper tied knots with Kitty Jo Dittrich in 1982. The couple is blessed with four children. They are a son Anastacia Shea and daughter Falon Danika, Colton Baird, and Ariel Teal.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Roddy Piper was active on social media platforms. He had a Twitter account with the name “Rowdy Roddy Piper” with 671.7K followers. Roddy had a Facebook page “Roddy Piper” with 72K followers. Roddy does not have an official Instagram. He didn’t have an Instagram account. Roddy had an official website www.RowdyRoddyPiper.com

Net Worth

Roddy Piper had a long career of more than twenty-five years. He had won a lot of tournaments, also had been part of the movies as an actor, and also used to host TV shows. According to celebritynetworth.net, he had a net worth of $4 million.

Nutshell Bio, Height, Weight, and Age

The full name of Roddy is Roderick George Toombs. He died at the age of 61 on 31st July 2015. He had an attractive height of 6 feet 2 inches along with a complimentary weight of 104.3 kg. Roddy belonged to the Scottish ethnicity.