Lanny Poffo was born December 28th, 1954. He is a Canadian born American citizen. His wrestling career in the WWE was highlighted by a victory over Hulk Hogan and the subsequent appearances on “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” and “The Jonathan Ross Show” He wrestled as “Leaping” Lanny Poffo and “The Genius” In both characters, he would write and recite an original poem before the match. He now travels the world for appearances and motivational speeches. He’s written two books, both of which are available on amazon.com.