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Date of Birth 3 October 1979Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth Name John Randall Hennigan
Nicknames Johnny Nitro
Joe Moe
John Morrison
The Honcho of Hotness
The Ambassador of Abdominals
The Shaolin Master of Manliness
Height 6' (1.83 m)

John Hennigan was born on October 3, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA as John Randall Hennigan. He is an actor and writer, known for ECW on Syfy (2006), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and Hercules Reborn (2014).

For his work in WWE where he was better known by his ring names John Morrison and Johnny Nitro. Since leaving WWE, Hennigan has been pursuing an acting career.

Hennigan entered Tough Enough III, a televised competition that would award the winner a WWE contract. He was one of the winners in the competition and assigned to their developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), to continue his wrestling training. While situated at OVW, he was placed in a tag team with Joey Mercury, and the duo won the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship on one occasion. Alongside their manager Melina, the stable was called MNM.

After signing with WWE, MNM was called up to the SmackDown! roster and on their debut in April 2005, Hennigan and Mercury went on to win the WWE Tag Team Championship. When their third and final reign ended in May 2006, Hennigan and Melina turned on Mercury. Hennigan and Melina were let go from the SmackDown! roster and debuted on the Raw brand. During his time with the brand, Hennigan competed in singles competition and won the WWE Intercontinental Championship twice. In June 2007, Hennigan was drafted from Raw to the ECW brand. During that time, he won the vacant ECW World Championship once; Hennigan went on to headline multiple pay-per-views for WWE, occasionally in world championship contention. He formed a partnership with The Miz in late 2007, with the two capturing the WWE Tag Team Championship and the World Tag Team Championship on separate occasions. They split in April 2009, and Morrison returned to SmackDown, where he won the Intercontinental Championship for the third time in September 2009. In November 2011, Hennigan left WWE, and began wrestling overseas and on the United States independent circuit.

In 2009, Hennigan, alongside Maryse, were interviewed on "Eurosport". In 2009, Hennigan appeared on two episodes of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, which were both aired on September 29. Hennigan is the subject of a WWE DVD, called John Morrison – Rock Star, which was released on February 16, 2010. The DVD covers his career from his name change to John Morrison up until his Intercontinental Championship win in September 2009. He appeared on an episode of Destroy Build Destroy on March 3, 2010. Hennigan was on the cover of Muscle & Fitness in June 2010, with the issue also featuring an interview and photo shoot.

Since leaving WWE, Hennigan has started to pursue acting as a career and as a way to improve his promo skills. His first role was as a wrestler in Weird Al's Broadway Style Cabaret Review. He has also had roles in Legion of the Black, The Factory and Tournament of Nerds. In 2013, he co-starred in 20 Feet Below: The Darkness Descending. In 2014 he played Hercules in the movie Hercules Reborn and will be appearing as Casey Jones in the upcoming episode of Bat in the Sun where he will go up against Kick-Ass. In winter of 2014, Hennigan, under his John Morrison name, will appear in an upcoming web series for Bat in the Sun titled Operation Black Unicorn alongside Bat in the Sun regular Kevin Porter and starring Power Rangers alumni Jason David Frank and Jason Faunt.

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