Hulk Hogan

by ethnic on July 13, 2010

Get Rich or Die Tryin' Los Angeles Premiere - Red Carpet

Birth Name: Terry Gene Bollea

Place of Birth: Augusta, Georgia, United States

Date of Birth: August 11, 1953

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), Irish, English, Scottish, French

Hulk Hogan is an American wrestler, actor, television personality, musician, and businessperson. Hulk is the son of Ruth V. (Moody) and Peter Bollea, Jr. Among his children is singer Brooke Hogan. His nephew is wrestler Horace Hogan.

Hulk’s paternal grandfather was of Italian descent and Hulk’s paternal grandmother had Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry.

Hulk’s mother was born in the Panama Canal Zone, to parents from Maryland and Maine, and had English and French ancestry. Hulk has said, at 41:22 in the linked video, that his mother was Panamanian and “really dark”. While Hulk’s mother was indeed born in Panama, she had no Panamanian ancestry (some of her family members were working on the construction of the Panama Canal at the time of her birth).

Hulk is a first cousin, once removed, of actress Elisabeth Röhm. Hulk’s paternal grandparents, Peter Bollea and Edith Medora Noonan, were also Elisabeth’s maternal great-grandparents, the parents of Elisabeth’s maternal grandmother, Carlina Bollea.

Hulk’s paternal grandfather was Peter Bollea (the son of Pietro Bollea). Hulk’s grandfather Peter was born in Cigliano, Vercelli, Piemonte, Italy.

Hulk’s paternal grandmother was Edith Medora “Dora” Noonan (the daughter of Patrick Francis/Frank Noonan and Helena Frances Arvin). Edith was born in New York, to father from Prince Edward Island, Canada and a mother from New Hampshire, and had Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry.

Hulk’s maternal grandfather was Henry Clinton Moody (the son of Henry Moody and Ida C. Swaner/Swanner). Hulk’s grandfather Henry was born in Maryland, to a father from Pennsylvania and a mother from Maryland. Ida was the daughter of William G. Swanner and Margaret M. Sanders.

Hulk’s maternal grandmother was Vernice Caroline Violette (the daughter of Frank W. Violette and Elizabeth N. Stafford). Vernice was born in Old Town, Maine, and was raised in Panama, after her father went there to work on the Panama Canal. Hulk’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of William Harrison Stafford and Caroline “Carrie” Knapp Butters.

Sources: Genealogy of Hulk Hogan –

Hulk’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Information about Hulk’s paternal grandfather, Peter Bollea –

Hulk’s maternal grandfather, Henry Clinton Moody, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Henry Clinton Moody on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Henry Clinton Moody on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Hulk’s maternal grandfather, Henry Clinton Moody –

Hulk’s maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth N. Stafford, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Hulk’s maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth N. (Stafford) Violette –

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andrew August 4, 2016 at 5:04 pm
neiltennant June 29, 2016 at 3:54 am

he is a piece of shit



andrew October 27, 2015 at 7:40 pm

who’s more Panamanian: Hulk Hogan or John McCain?

sparkles180 August 20, 2015 at 1:49 am

Omg hes scary

neiltennant August 7, 2015 at 7:50 am

what a surprise

most romney-republican voting people in america are like this

despite having a few alibi african americans in the party does not make the party tolerant and educated

People like Hulk hogan live in the 50s listening to Pat Boone and thinking that ”raping white girls” is the speciality of african americans

cwm85 August 5, 2015 at 4:56 pm

Racist pig. Calling blacks the N word all those. You are trash Hulk. Racist trash. Glad he was fired by WWE.

neiltennant August 7, 2015 at 7:49 am

he is indeed trash

and over the years i had thought that he might be a good and educated guy but i was wrong

neiltennant August 5, 2015 at 9:28 am

And here got it

racism in america still consistent
what tells this us about HULK HOGAN ? republican voting redneck racist ?

islandofAtlas July 30, 2015 at 3:14 pm

41:20 ” … my mother is panamanian. My mom was REALLY DARK… “

neiltennant August 1, 2015 at 2:57 pm

another lie

i watched the show which was aired by mtv and her mother was blue eyed and pale

how he can say REALLY DARK

neiltennant August 1, 2015 at 2:58 pm
islandofAtlas August 25, 2015 at 7:07 pm

My conclusion is she’s really Panamanian and can tan easily becoming very dark although she’s white (at least no evident admix in her features). Some fair people just cannot tan. That’s what he means probably.

neiltennant July 28, 2015 at 1:36 pm

he is stupid and from yesterday

he thinks black guys are all bad boys and on the street the whole day

but i think he would prefer that his daughter would date black guys like CARLTON BANKS of FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR :-))

hesh123 August 25, 2015 at 7:55 pm

Carlton was nice and smart so that makes sense

neiltennant July 28, 2015 at 1:34 pm

ok i get it

he is indeed a racist
and stupid as hell

racism is about stereotypes !!!!!!!!!!!

neiltennant July 28, 2015 at 1:29 pm

my best friend since 2006 call me several times CHEDDAR CHEESE fake

is this also racist ? :-))

neiltennant July 28, 2015 at 1:28 pm

hmmm i don’t believe that he is racist

he has so many african american friends, who are more than friends who are like brothers

neiltennant July 28, 2015 at 1:27 pm

what did this stupid guy say ?

i don’t get it ?

cwm85 July 26, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Ban his old wrestling matches for life’s. I bet he grew up saying the N word from his parents. Sad. All racial slurs are wrong. He really seemed to have a problem with blacks too from that audio. Very bigoted that he didn’t want his daughter dating black men. Very bigoted. I got news for you Hogan I wouldn’t be here in it wasn’t for interracial unions! Stupid racist jackass…. banned for life.

Jordan July 26, 2015 at 7:56 pm

I completely dislike all the racist slurs he said, but I don’t think it’s wierd that he doesn’t want his daughter to date black guys. I, for example, will only marry and have children with someone who is white. It is not because of hate, some of the most goodhearted people I know are black. It’s only about preserving your own kind :)

cwm85 July 26, 2015 at 8:03 pm

That is kinda racist. Your own kind is your family no matter what mixing it is. I’m glad my family did not think like you or I or many of my family members would not be here. If you choose your mate and ban a certain race because of color that’s a form of racism, discrimination believe it or not. My Dad is English, Scottish and najavo american and mom black. They had 3 boys. We are our own kind a beautiful blend of mixing of a melting pot of ethnicities. Some people on this site are very prejudice… and shallow.

Jordan July 27, 2015 at 4:13 pm

I meant my people, my fellow europeans, when I said my kind. Family is of course family mixed or not. People simply think differently :) It’s very important for me that my children will resemble myself and our ancestors.

cwm85 July 27, 2015 at 5:25 pm

That is your choice. I’m glad not everyone my family included nave a more open minded view to procreation, otherwise like I said I wouldn’t be here, or my mdad, my brother’s, my first cousin, uncle… if it wasn’t for people mating with different races. We are proud muts. Who are proud of all of our backgrounds. English, scottish, african and native american. :-)

Jordan July 28, 2015 at 7:25 am

That’s good you should always be proud of who you are!

neiltennant July 26, 2015 at 6:13 am

******** racist

stupid old republican

follers November 23, 2013 at 3:09 am

Why does Hulk say he has no Irish ancestry? I imagine he has at least a tad from his Noonan great-grandfather.

andrew June 4, 2015 at 7:04 am

Hogan was a suggestion of his agent:

“He wanted me to be an Irish American so he gave me the “Hulk Hogan” name and it symbolized me being “Irish.” That’s how the name came about”

shin June 23, 2011 at 1:59 am

Panamanian is a nationality. He’s caucasian from panama.

fuzzybear January 21, 2011 at 1:27 am

What type of Panamanian?

fuzzybear44 July 25, 2015 at 9:16 pm

So Hogan is racist. to bad grew up liking him, fan no more

andrew July 26, 2015 at 3:51 am

Why should he be racist?

fuzzybear44 July 26, 2015 at 9:05 am

@ andrew

Well that’s. One of the reasons why he was released from the WWE. His racial comments were made public, some which I heard him say via a audio conversation he made.He also from my understating,publicly apologize via twitter for his racial comments.

andrew July 26, 2015 at 11:43 am

Now I remember, you’re right.

Chris Volpe January 20, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Panamanian whoaaa thats a shocker?

Veronica January 20, 2011 at 8:28 pm

i know right!!

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