Gene Okerlund

  • Born: 11/29/1942 in Brookings, South Dakota
  • Birthname: Eugene Arthur Okerlund
  • Height & Weight: 5'9", 213 Ib
Titles Won:
  • Slammy Award for Best Commentator (1986)
  • Slammy Award for Best Head (1987) with Bam Bam Bigelow
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2006)

“Mean” Gene Okerlund, was an American professional wrestling interviewer, announcer and television host. He was best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling.

Okerlund was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006 by Hulk Hogan. He was signed to a lifetime contract with WWE and worked for promotional programs, mostly WWE Network programming and, occasionally, the TV series.