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He’s the biggest action star in the world, perhaps literally. He a bruising bulk of muscle and teeth, a smiling savage who has managed to turn many a failing franchise (The Fast and The Furious, for example) into pure box office gold.

All Baywatch’s aside, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been pretty successful in turning his pro wrestling goodwill into a strong cinematic presence, and he’s done so with a self-effacing attitude and a determined dedication to his fan base.

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He’s also done it with a devotion to family. From his father, who was also a wrestler and remains his biggest inspiration, to a daughter who he dotes on, he loves to keep things close to home. That even goes for his stunt double. Tanoai Reed is a Hawaiian born performer who just so happens to be Johnson’s cousin, and even better for all filmmakers out there, he looks just like the man with the bulging biceps and killer smile.

That even goes for his stunt double. Tanoai Reed is a Hawaiian born performer who just so happens to be Johnson’s cousin, and even better for all filmmakers out there, he looks just like the man with the bulging biceps and killer smile.

Tanoai Reed is a Hawaiian-born performer who just so happens to be Johnson’s cousin, and even better for all filmmakers out there, he looks just like the man with the bulging biceps and killer smile.

Tanoai Reed Is Just As Built As His Cousin

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Reed has been doing this for 23 years, and the two met on the set of The Rock’s big screen breakthrough, The Scorpion King. Since then, he’s been taking the risks for his more well-known relative, and the two have developed a tight bond.

Not only is there a facial resemblance, but Reed is just as big and brawny as Johnson, who he refers to lovingly as “DJ.” He’s even been hurt, doing a dangerous stunt for the film The Rundown which caused him to break an ankle.

He’s Been The Rock’s Stunt Double For Decades

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More on Tanoai can be found on Page 2…

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