Who Is Dwayne Johnson? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, American actor, producer, wrestler, was born on 2 May 1972. An injury ended his college football career, so he entered the ring with the Word Wrestling Federation. Dwayne Johnson made his WWF debut as Rocky Maivia in 1996 and won the WWF Intercontinental Championship from Hunter Hearst Helmsley. Dwayne Johnson appeared in The Fast and the Furious film series. Dwayne Douglas Johnson Biography and Profile.