David Michael Bautista Jr. is an American actor, retired professional wrestler, mixed martial artist, and bodybuilder, best known for his role as Drax in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, portraying the character in the films Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & 2 and Avengers: Infinity War.
He was signed to WWE under the ring name Batista, where he became a six-time world champion, winning WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship four times and the WWE Championship twice. He holds the record for the longest reign as World Heavyweight Champion at 282 days and has also won the World Tag Team Championship three times (twice with Ric Flair and once with John Cena) and the WWE Tag Team Championship once (with Rey Mysterio). He was the winner of the 2005 Royal Rumble match and went on to headline WrestleMania 21, one of the top five highest-grossing pay-per-view events in professional wrestling history. When Bautista returned to WWE in 2014, he won the 2014 Royal Rumble match, after which he headlined WrestleMania XXX.
Bautista has starred in The Man with the Iron Fists, Riddick, the James Bond film Spectre, and Blade Runner 2049. He will star in The Final Score with Pierce Brosnan later this year, as well as Escape Plan 3: Devils Station with Sylvester Stalone, and an untitled Avengers Movie in 2019.