Captain Lou Albano
Pro Wrestler / Manager / Actor
Louis Vincent Albano (July 29, 1933 – October 14, 2009) was an American professional wrestler, manager and actor.
The Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer described Albano as "one of the most important figures when it comes to the growth and popularity of pro wrestling in the Northeast." Throughout his 42-year career, Albano guided 15 different tag teams and four singles competitors to championship gold. Albano was part of the "Triumverate of Terror," a threesome of nefarious WWF managers that also included The Grand Wizard of Wrestling and Fred Blassie. The trio would be fixtures in the company for a decade, until the Grand Wizard's death in 1983.
A unique showman, with an elongated beard, rubber band facial piercings, and loud outfits, Albano was the forefather of the 1980s Rock 'n' Wrestling Connection. Collaborating with Cyndi Lauper, Albano helped usher in wrestling's crossover success with a mainstream audience. Capitalizing on his success, he later ventured into Hollywood with various television, film, and music projects.
(Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Youmacon 2006 - November 3-5, 2006 in Troy, MI