Dave Bautista stepped back into the space traveling role of Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel feature Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2. He first brought the beloved character to life in Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014, starring opposite Chris Pratt, Benicio Del Toro, Bradly Cooper, and Zoe Saldana. The film followed a ragtag group of characters on the run across the galaxy with a highly coveted object squaring off against a cosmic force of epic proportions. Dave also appeared on-screen in the much-anticipated Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the science fiction cult classic Blade Runner directed by Dennis Villeneuve and co-written by Ridley Scott.
In November 2015, Bautista was in the Sony feature Spectre, the 24th installment of the James Bond series. Starring opposite Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, and Lea Seydoux, Bautista played Hinx, a fast-driving, battle-hardened hit-man for the secretive terrorist cartel SPECTRE. Hinx had some of the most memorable scenes in the film, smashing 007 through walls during the film's infamous train fight sequence and chasing him through Rome's empty streets in a one of a kind Jaguar. In November he was in the action film Heist starring opposite Robert DeNiro and Jeffery Dean Morgan.
He can also be seen in the independent film Bushwick starring opposite Brittney Snow. The film centers on a war veteran and a young girl who must cross a treacherous five blocks in Brooklyn to escape an invading military force. Bautista stars in the independent film Warrior's Gate, produced by Luc Besson. Warriors Gate follows a teenager who is magically transported to China and learns to convert his video game skills into those of a Kung Fu warrior.
A former professional wrestler and mixed martial artist, Bautista is best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he was a six-time world champion and an international spokesman for the organization. David retired from the WWE to focus on his acting career in mid-2010.
Past film credits include Universal's Riddick and The Man with the Iron Fists. Past TV credits include Chuck, Headcase, and Smallville.
Convention Guest Appearances
- Super Hero Car Show & Comic Con 2022 - August 4-7, 2022 in San Antonio, TX 2021
Fan Expo Dallas 2021 - September 17-19, 2021 in Dallas, TXCancelled Appearance MegaCon Orlando 2021 - August 12-15, 2021 in Orlando, FLCancelled Appearance 2020 Atlanta Comic Con 2020 - July 31 - August 2, 2020 in Atlanta, GAConvention Cancelled Calgary Expo 2020 - July 17-19, 2020 in Calgary, AB, CanadaConvention Cancelled Fan Expo Dallas 2020 - June 19-21, 2020 in Dallas, TXConvention Cancelled MegaCon Orlando 2020 - June 4-7, 2020 in Orlando, FLConvention Cancelled Phoenix Fan Fusion 2020 - May 21-24, 2020 in Phoenix, AZConvention Postponed Calgary Expo 2020 - April 23-26, 2020 in Calgary, AB, CanadaConvention Postponed MegaCon Orlando 2020 - April 16-19, 2020 in Orlando, FLConvention Postponed Fan Expo Dallas 2020 - March 27-29, 2020 in Dallas, TXConvention Postponed 2019
- GalaxyCon Louisville 2019 - November 22-24, 2019 in Louisville, KY
- GalaxyCon Minneapolis 2019 - November 8-10, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN
- Rhode Island Comic Con 2019 - November 1-3, 2019 in Providence, RI
- Denver Pop Culture Con 2019 - May 31 - June 2, 2019 in Denver, CO 2018
- MCM Comic Con London 2018 - October 26-28, 2018 in London, UK
- Fandemic Tour Houston 2018 - September 14-16, 2018 in Houston, TX
- FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018 - September 6-8, 2018 in Salt Lake City, UT
Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2018 - August 23-26, 2018 in Rosemont, ILCancelled Appearance
- Raleigh Supercon 2018 - July 27-29, 2018 in Raleigh, NC
Florida Supercon 2018 - July 12-15, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, FLCancelled Appearance Fandemic Tour Sacramento 2018 - June 22-24, 2018 in Sacramento, CACancelled Appearance Phoenix Comic Fest 2018 - May 24-27, 2018 in Phoenix, AZCancelled Appearance Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia 2018 - May 17-20, 2018 in Philadelphia, PACancelled Appearance Wizard World Comic Con Portland 2018 - April 13-15, 2018 in Portland, ORCancelled Appearance
- Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2018 - April 6-8, 2018 in Chicago, IL
- Awesome Con 2018 - March 30 - April 1, 2018 in Washington, DC
11 confirmed guest appearances