Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American and Canadian actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler, signed with WWE. Johnson was a college football player for the University of Miami, winning a national championship on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes football team. He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, and was cut two months into the 1995 season. This led him to become a professional wrestler like his grandfather, Peter Maivia, and his father, Rocky Johnson (from whom he also inherited his Canadian citizenship). Through Maivia he is considered a non-blood relative of the Anoa'i wrestling family.
Christopher Julius "Chris" Rock III (born February 7, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, voice artist and producer.
The Rock is a 1996 American action film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, and stars Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris. The film is dedicated to Simpson, who died five months before its release. The film, set primarily on Alcatraz Island and in the San Francisco Bay Area, received generally favorable reviews from critics and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing at the 69th Academy Awards.
Timothy Raines (born September 16, 1959), nicknamed "Rock", is an American professional baseball coach and former player. He played as a left fielder in Major League Baseball for six teams from 1979 to 2002 and was best known for his 13 seasons with the Montreal Expos. He is regarded as one of the best leadoff hitters and baserunners in baseball history. In 2013, Raines began working in the Toronto Blue Jays organization as a roving outfield and baserunning instructor.
Robert "Rocky" Balboa, Sr. is a fictional southpaw boxer and the main protagonist portrayed by Sylvester Stallone who has appeared in the Rocky series from 1976 to 2006. During the series, he wins the Heavyweight Championship of the World twice.
Half Past Dead is a 2002 American action film written and directed by Don Michael Paul in his directorial debut, and produced by Steven Seagal, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Morris Chestnut, Ja Rule, and Nia Peeples. It was released in the United States on November 15, 2002.
Mitchell James "Mitch" Richmond (born June 30, 1965) is a retired American professional basketball player and current special assistant coach of the St. John's Red Storm. He played collegiately at Moberly Area Community College and Kansas State University. He was a six-time NBA All-Star a five-time All-NBA Team member and a former NBA Rookie of the Year. In 976 NBA games, Richmond averaged 21.0 points per game and 3.5 assists per game. Richmond was voted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014. His nicknames include "The Rock". His jersey No. 2 was retired in his honor by the Sacramento Kings, for whom he played seven seasons. He was on the cover of the video game NBA Live 97.
The Rock is the tenth studio album by American country music artist Tracy Lawrence. His first album of Christian music, it was released on June 9, 2009 on his own Rocky Comfort label. Lead-off single "Up to Him" debuted at number 57 on the Hot Country Songs chart, and reached 47 shortly after the album's release.
Rock is the third studio album by French nu metal band Pleymo. Released on October 27, 2003, the album sees the band shifting towards a more melodic musical style which is less aggressive than their previous releases. Rock is a concept album about a four-year-old blind boy and his imaginary twin.
The Rock is the sixth solo studio album by John Entwistle, former bassist for The Who. It was his only solo album on which he did not sing lead vocals, a role performed instead by Canadian Henry Small, formerly of Prism. Beginning in 1985, the album was recorded over an 18-month period at Entwistle's own Hammerhead Studios in England and, upon completion, was released as a private pressing by his label, WEA Records, but it was not publicly released until 1996. Having remained in the vaults for ten years, the album has subsequently been released in four different editions between 1996 and 2005, with separate covers for each.
Howard Earl Averill (May 21, 1902 – August 16, 1983) was an American player in Major League Baseball (MLB) who was a center fielder from 1929 to 1941. He was a six-time All-Star (1933–38) and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975.
Edward Charles Rakow (May 30, 1935 – August 26, 2000), nicknamed "Rock," was an American professional baseball player. The right-handed pitcher appeared in 195 games in Major League Baseball during all or parts of seven seasons (1960–65; 1967) as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Athletics, Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves. He stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and weighed 178 pounds (81 kg).
Wyatt Eure "Roxy" Snipes (October 28, 1896 – May 1, 1941) was a Major League Baseball player for the Chicago White Sox. Listed at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m), 185 lb., Snipes batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Marion, South Carolina.
Floyd Marvin Stromme (August 1, 1916 – February 7, 1993), nicknamed "Rock", was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for one season. He pitched in five games for the Cleveland Indians during the 1939 Cleveland Indians season, pitching 13 innings.
John Sam Williams (born October 26, 1966) is a retired American basketball player. Williams played collegiately for LSU, and was drafted into the National Basketball Association by the Washington Bullets in 1986 with the 12th overall pick.