Years Active: 1975-1986
At this point we all know that Jesse was the Governor of Minnesota. He has endorsed Ron Paul on a number of occasions and expressed interest in being his running mate if the former Texas Rep. opted to campaign as an Independent. Jesse's been on a number of networks as well as radio shows and continues to be active in political commentary. He has not ruled out a run for 2016 (we'll believe it when we see it). Jesse's most controversial position (mainly due to his aggressive defense) is that he's a 9/11 "truther," he even went so far as to host his own show on TruTV called Conspiracy Theories with Jesse Ventura. He's also written a number of conspiracy-minded books (one of which is shown above) as well as filing a lawsuit against the TSA for those obnoxious airport frisk sessions—the lawsuit was dismissed a few months later. If you want visual evidence of Jesse's commitment to conspiracy movements check out his dome, he went from the tough guy, shaved head look to the grown out, balding nutty college professor look.
Ventura has been a lightning rod for controversy. One more notable incident occurred in 2006, when Ventura was allegedly punched in the face by Chris Kyle (the deadliest marksman in U.S. history who was gunned down a few months ago at a shooting range by a fellow marine). Ventura is suing Chris Kyle for defamation claiming the incident never happened. We use the verb 'is' instead of 'was' because even though Kyle's dead, Jesse's now suing the book publisher and Kyle's family. Like we said, he's kind of a controversial dude.