Chris Jericho who is rated among the greatest pro wrestlers across the globe was born as Christopher Keith Irvine. He is a pro wrestler with striking career achievements, having been associated with many Wrestling promotions including World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment, Extreme Championship Wrestling as well as the New Japan Pro Wrestling, All Elite Wrestling which he recently signed to. His achievements include winning four Grand Slam Championships, the undisputed World Wrestling Federation Championship, World Heavyweight Championship in WCW and equally becoming Intercontinental Champion (9 times), World Championship Wrestling/World Champion (twice), The 9th Triple Crown Champion, among several others.
He was also inaugurated into the Hall of Fame of Wrestling Observer Newsletter and was awarded Tag Team of the Year alongside Big Show in 2009. Along with being a wrestler, Jericho is also a widely recognized music artist who serves as the lead songster of the musical band, Fozzy. He is additionally a writer, actor, podcaster and TV personality. For an overview of the virtuoso music artist, scroll further.
Who is Chris Jericho, and What’s His Age?
One of the most luxuriant pay-per-view performers in the annals of World Wrestling Entertainment was born into the family of Ted Irvine and Bonnie Davis in Manhasset, New York, United States on the 9th of November, 1970. His father was a Canadian retired National Hockey Player who was active during the 1960s and 1970s. During his career life, he amassed a total of 331 points in 774 games played in over a 15-year career as a pro. More so, he is an honored member of Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame and Member of Konnan’s Keepin’ It 100 Hall of Fame.
Jericho has a sister named Vanessa Gerads who works as a music instructor. He was raised by his parents in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Following his interest in watching the local wrestling events that were held at the Winnipeg Arena along with his family, the pro athlete grew a huge ardor for the sport and decided to pursue it as a career. Concerning his academic history, Chris Jericho is a graduate of Red River College located in Winnipeg where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Communications in the year 1990.
In order to hone his wrestling skills, he enrolled into the Hart Brothers School of Wrestling where he was coached by Brad Young, a local wrestler and Ed Langley. Few months after completion of his training, Jericho kick-started his career in the independent leagues and subsequently contested in other minor promotions such as Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Smoky Mountain Wrestling and Wrestling Association “R” where he achieved impressive feats by winning several Middleweight and Heavyweight Championships.
Later on, he contested in World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment. During that time, he fought against the likes of Dwayne Johnson”The Rock”, Kurt Angle, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Rob Van Dam, John Cena, Bautista, Shawn Michaels, Braun Strowman, among several others. Following the illustrious career he has achieved so far, having been a competitive wrestler for four decades, Jericho has been a recipient of many awards.
As a music artist, Chris Jericho has dropped many singles and albums which includes ‘Happenstance’, ‘Chasing the Grail’, ‘Judas’, ‘Do You Wanna Start a War’, ‘Sin and Bones’, and others. He has also served as the host of many TV shows such as VH1 special, 100 Most Shocking Music Moments, Redemption Song, and Downfall. He also contested in Celebrity Duets and Dancing with the Stars.
Working as an actor, his acting credits include Android Apocalypse, MacGruber, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, Jay and Silent Bob. He launched his podcast in 2013 titled, Talk is Jericho of which he serves as the host. Additionally, he has penned down multiple books which contain details of his personal life experiences and career, and they include his New York Times best selling autobiography entitled, A Lion’s Tale Around the World in Spandex.
Where’s Chris Jericho Now?
Following the expiration of his contract with World Wrestling Entertainment in 2018, Chris Jericho sealed a deal with the New Japan Pro Wrestling promotion, All Elite Wrestling in 2019. He has already had his first fight at the promotion’s inaugural event where he emerged victorious and has booked a place in the Promotion’s World Championship.
His Family – Wife
Chris Jericho walked down the aisle with the love of his life, Jessica Lockhart on 30th July 2000. Three years later, Jessica gave birth to their son, Ash Edward Irvine and in 2006, their twin daughters named Sierra Loretta Irvine and Cheyenne Irvine arrived. They are still waxing strong as a couple and there is no sign of any marital issue.
Although the sensational singer and wrestler may not be among the tallest wrestlers one may come across, he has an impressive height of 6 feet (1.83 m). Additionally, his well-toned body build weighs 103 kg (227 lb).