Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959) is an American actor and professional wrestler, currently signed to WWE under their Legends program.
Following a college basketball career for the University of Tennessee, Nash played professionally for German Bundesliga squad Gießen 46ers for a short time, until a knee injury ended his career. Nash has wrestled under several ring names, but is best known for his work under his real name in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). Nash also found success in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), where he was originally billed as Diesel. In 1994, Nash (as Diesel) won all three titles comprising the WWF Triple Crown and at that year's Slammy Awards won the MVP (now Superstar of the Year) and (with Shawn Michaels) Best Tag Team (now Tag Team of the Year) awards. Between WWE, WCW and TNA, Nash has won a total of 21 championships, including being a five-time world champion (four-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion and one-time WWF Champion) and a 12-time world tag team champion between the three promotions. Nash's 358-day WWF Championship reign is the longest of the 1990s. During his time in WCW, Nash became the first wrestler to defeat Goldberg and in the process ended his undefeated streak of 173–0 at Starrcade in 1998.
Nash was a member of The Kliq, an influential backstage group that included Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman. He is also one of the three founding members of the New World Order (nWo), along with Hulk Hogan and Scott Hall. Nash was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2015.
Kevin's work in TV and film includes Brothers (2009) (FOX), Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998) (UPN), Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) (ABC), and Nikki (2000) (WB). He has also hosted "VH1's The List" and been a guest on such talk shows as "The Test", The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), Politically Incorrect (1993) and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003).
Kevin's additional work on the big screen includes Almighty Thor (2011) (dir. Christopher Ray), The Newest Pledge (2012) (dir. Jason Michael Brescia) and Monster Brawl (2011) (dir. Jesse Thomas Cook).
Kevin Nash has more recently appeared in Steven Soderberg's Magic Mike (2012) with Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum as well as Rock of Ages (2012) (dir. Adam Shankman), with Tom Cruise, Paul Giamatti, and Russell Brand. Kevin has also appeared in Paramount Pictures' The Longest Yard (2005) (dir. Peter Segal), with Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Burt Reynolds; in Marvel Comics'/Artisan Entertainment's The Punisher (2004) (dir. Jonathan Hensleigh), opposite John Travolta and Thomas Jane; and as "Bass Armstrong" in DOA: Dead or Alive (2006) (dir. Corey Yuen), based on the popular video game, with Jaime Pressly.
In his free time, Kevin spends time with his wife and son.