Sylvester Ritter (1952–1998)


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The man who would eventually become known as the Junk Yard Dog was born on December 13, 1953, in Wadesboro, North Carolina. He played football & wrestled in high school and was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1975 after graduating from Fayetville State University, but was cut after blowing out his knee. He tried out of the Packers and held a few ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1984-1986)
WWF All-Star Wrestling Junkyard Dog
(1985)
(1985-1988)
WWF Superstars Junkyard Dog
(1986-1987)

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 1989 WCW Saturday Night (TV Series)
The Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 18 March 1989 (1989) ... The Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 28 January 1989 (1989) ... The Junkyard Dog
 1988 Best of the WWF Volume 16 (Video)
The Junkyard Dog
 1988 Hulkamania 3 (Video)
The Junkyard Dog
 1988 Saturday Night's Main Event: The Greatest Hits (Video)
The Junkyard Dog
 1988 WCW Main Event (TV Series)
Junkyard Dog
 1985-1988 Saturday Night's Main Event (TV Series)
Junkyard Dog
- Episode #3.3 (1988) ... Junkyard Dog
- Episode #2.3 (1987) ... Junkyard Dog
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Junkyard Dog
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Junkyard Dog
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Junkyard Dog
 1987 Best of the WWF Volume 10 (Video)
Junkyard Dog
 1987 Best of the WWF Volume 11 (Video)
Junkyard Dog
 1987 Best of the WWF Volume 14 (Video)
The Junkyard Dog
 1987 George the Animal Steele (Video)
The Junkyard Dog
 1987 Jake the Snake Roberts (Video)
The Junkyard Dog
 1987 Piledriver: The Wrestling Album II, the Music Video (Video short)
Junkyard Dog
 1987 The Hart Foundation (Video)
The Junkyard Dog
 1987 Wrestling's Most Embarrassing Moments (Video)
Junkyard Dog
 1986-1987 WWF Superstars (TV Series)
Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 3 October 1987 (1987) ... Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 8 August 1987 (1987) ... Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 18 July 1987 (1987) ... Junkyard Dog
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Junkyard Dog
 1986-1987 WWF Challenge (TV Series)
Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 12 July 1987 (1987) ... Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 14 June 1987 (1987) ... Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 5 October 1986 (1986) ... Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 14 September 1986 (1986) ... Junkyard Dog
 1986 Best of the WWF Volume 8 (Video)
The Junkyard Dog
 1986 Best of the WWF Volume 9 (Video)
Junkyard Dog
 1986 The WWF's Grand Slams (Video)
Junkyard Dog
 1986 WWF Grudge Matches (Video)
Junkyard Dog
 1984-1986 WWF Championship Wrestling (TV Series)
Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 30 August 1986 (1986) ... Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 2 August 1986 (1986) ... Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 5 July 1986 (1986) ... Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 10 May 1986 (1986) ... Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 26 April 1986 (1986) ... Junkyard Dog
 1986 WWF: The Big Event (Video)
Junkyard Dog
 1986 WWF on NESN (TV Series)
The Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 8 March 1986 (1986) ... The Junkyard Dog
 1985 Biggest, Smallest, Strangest, Strongest! (Video)
Junkyard Dog
 1985 Highlights of Wrestlemania (Video short)
Junkyard Dog
 1985 The Wrestlers: Land of a Thousand Dances (Video short)
Junkyard Dog
 1985 The WWF's Amazing Managers (Video)
Junkyard Dog
 1985 The WWF's Most Unusual Matches (Video)
The Junkyard Dog
 1985 WWF All-Star Wrestling (TV Series)
Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 22 June 1985 (1985) ... Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 8 June 1985 (1985) ... Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 25 May 1985 (1985) ... Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 4 May 1985 (1985) ... Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 20 April 1985 (1985) ... Junkyard Dog
 1985 WWF Prime-Time Wrestling (TV Series)
Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 19 February 1985 (1985) ... Junkyard Dog
 1985 The War to Settle the Score (TV Movie)
Junkyard Dog
 1984 World Wrestling Federation (TV Series)
Junkyard Dog
- Hogan As Is (1984) ... Junkyard Dog
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Other Works:

Performed his own theme music, "Grab Them Cakes"

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Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm sure enough in living color!

Trivia:

Sang a track on the WWF's Wrestling Album (1985) titled 'Grab Them Cakes', which also became his theme song. See more »

Trademark:

Carried a long chain around his neck See more »

Nickname:

JYD See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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