The Undertaker is one of the most mysterious and private individuals to ever have a career in the professional wrestling industry. Easily verifiable details, such as his age, have been the subject of controversy over the years.
The Undertaker is legitimately 53 years old; he was born on March 24, 1965, in Houston, Texas. Some fans may find that surprising since he’s been wrestling for so long. For years, the belief was that “The Deadman” was born on March 24, 1962, since IMDb.com (Internet Movie Database) had it listed as his date of birth. Two pieces of evidence, however, confirm that he was legitimately born in 1965.
According to MyHeritage’s list of births in Texas in 1965, Mark William Calaway — The Undertaker’s real name — was born in Houston on March 24, 1965. Furthermore, according to the official website of Stephen Pool Waltrip High School, he graduated from the Houston school in 1983. He debuted in wrestling the following year, joined the World Wrestling Federation when he was 25 years old and became WWF Champion at the age of 26.
Professional wrestlers often seem older than they are, especially those who have been around for years. The punishment which they subject themselves to causes them to age prematurely, and the human memory plays tricks with time. To a casual fan, it would seem as though Undertaker arrived on the scene earlier than he actually did, especially considering how much the wrestling industry has changed over the years.
The fact, however, remains that The Undertaker is younger than many of his contemporaries, including WWE Hall of Famers Bret Hart, Hulk Hogan and even “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. This in no way diminishes the scope of time his accomplishments have covered, though. It simply provides more insight into his life as a professional wrestler.