John Cena Filmography

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John Cena, the 16-time world champion has made quite a name in Hollywood. John Cena made his wrestling debut in the early 2000s. He was the face of WWE for almost 15 years. John Cena is often compared to the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair when it comes to his accomplishments, in-ring and mic skills. Cena has created a legacy and often returns to the ring for marquee matches. John Cena is one of the biggest names in both wrestling and movies. He plays the role of Peacemaker in DC Universe and of Jakob Toretto in Fast and Furious franchise.

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John Cena's entire Filmography

John Cena Films

2000Ready to RumbleGym Patron
2006The MarineJohn Triton
200912 RoundsDanny Fisher
2010LegendaryMike Chetley
2010Fred: The MovieDad Figglehorn
2011The ReunionSam Cleary
2014Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania MysteryHimself (voice)
2015The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown!John Cenastone (voice)
2015Daddy's HomeRoger
2017Surf's Up 2: WaveManiaJ.C. (voice)
2017The WallStaff Sergeant Shane Matthews
2017Daddy's Home 2Roger
2017FerdinandFerdinand the Bull (voice)
2018BlockersMitchell Mannes
2018BumblebeeAgent Jack Burns
2019Playing with FireJake "Supe" Carson
2020DolittleYoshi (voice)
2021F9Jakob Toretto
2021The Suicide SquadChristopher Smith / Peacemaker
2021Vacation FriendsRon
2022The BubbleSteve
2022The IndependentNate Sterling
2023Fast XJakob Toretto
2023Hidden StrikeChris Van Horne
2023Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant MayhemRocksteady (voice)
2023Vacation Friends 2Ron
2023FreelanceMason Pettis
2024Ricky StanickyRod / Ricky Stanicky
TBAGrand Death LottoNoel
TBAHeads of State
N/ACoyote vs. AcmeAcme's lawyer

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John Cena TV Shows

YearTV ShowCharacter
2001ManhuntBig Tim
2007Extreme Makeover: Home EditionHimself
Deal or No Deal
Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race
2009, 2016, 2021Saturday Night Live
2010PsychEwan O'Hara
Fred: The MovieDad Figglehorn
True Jackson, VPHimself
Hannah Montana
Generator RexHunter Cain
2011Fred 2: Night of the Living FredDad Figglehorn
2012Fred: The Show
Fred 3: Camp Fred
2013–2018Total DivasHimself
2015Parks and Recreation
2016–2017American GritHost
20162016 ESPY AwardsHimself / Host
The Edge & Christian ShowHimself
2016–2018Total Bellas
2017Southpaw Regional WrestlingLance Catamaran
Tour de PharmacyGustav Ditters
Psych: The MovieEwan O'Hara
2018–2019Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesBaron Draxum
2018Dallas & RoboRobo
2019Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?Host
The SubstituteHimself
2020Last Week Tonight with John OliverHimself
2020The Eric Andre ShowHimself
2021–presentWipeoutHimself / Host
2022–presentPeacemakerChristopher Smith / Peacemaker
2023Die HartMr. 206

Awards Won by John Cena and Nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2017CinemaConAction Star of the YearWon
2017Teen Choice AwardsChoice Male AthleteNominated
2018People's Choice AwardsThe Comedy Movie Star of 2018BlockersNominated
2019Teen Choice AwardsChoice Action Movie ActorBumblebeeNominated
2020Nickelodeon Kids' Choice AwardsFavorite TV HostAre You Smarter than a 5th Grader?Nominated
2022Critics' Choice Super AwardsBest Actor in a Superhero MovieThe Suicide SquadNominated
2022Nickelodeon Kids' Choice AwardsFavorite Movie ActorF9: The Fast SagaNominated
2022MTV Movie & TV AwardsBest Comedic PerformancePeacemakerNominated
2022Hollywood Critics Association TV AwardsBest Actor in a Streaming Series, ComedyPeacemakerNominated
2023Critics' Choice Super AwardsBest Actor in a Superhero SeriesPeacemakerNominated

John Cena at the Oscars

96th Annual Academy Awards - Show
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On March 10, 2024, at the 96th Academy Awards aka The Oscars, John Cena caused quite a huge stir among the wrestling and Hollywood fans. To present the Award for Best Costume Design, he decided to show the importance of a costume, by showing up almost nude. Fans were surprised upon this and many praised Cena for his performance during the presentation.

Top 11 John Cena Movies

The Marine

John Cena was the main protagonist of the film and began his journey as an actor. The Marine is a story about a Triton who rescues his wife. The film is filled with thrilling action and it launched John Cena’s acting career. The Marine Franchise has grown over the years with the likes of The Miz, Shawn Michaels and Becky Lynch added to the cast.


Playing with Fire

John Cena has quite the fans amongst children and teens throughout his career. Cena did a movie that was targeted towards a less mature and childish audience, known as Playing with Fire. The story revolves around three firefighters who have to babysit kids instead of firefighting.


Daddy’s Home 2

The film stars Mark Wahlberg and Will Farell and is a sequel to Daddy’s Home. John Cena had a cameo in the first movie and a bit larger role in the sequel. John Cena is portrayed as a badass father who disapproves of the other stepdad.

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John Cena has voiced the iconic Ferdinand, along with Peyton Manning, David Tennant, and Kate McKinnon. It was marked as Cena’s first lead role in an animated movie. Previously, John Cena voiced himself in a Scooby Dooby Doo movie.



Cena can make various expressions but he had a straight face throughout the movie, Sisters. The movie stars Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, who are throwing one last party at their house. John Cena plays the role of one of the attendees who's a drug dealer.


The Wall

John Cena has been portrayed as an American hero throughout his tenure in WWE. It helped him, as his role in The Wall was about an American soldier. The Wall is a hard-hitting war film that featured John Cena and was praised for his acting skills.

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John Cena is often known for his comedic timings and the blockers showed his comic potential to a certain extent. John Cena plays the role of a concerned father who wants to keep his children pure until marriage. Cena had great chemistry with his co-stars, Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz, in this teen comedy.


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The transformers universe is growing and has been a crucial part of the mid-2000s. John Cena joined the growing franchise in Bumblebee and the movie was critically acclaimed. The movie made millions of dollars and Cena’s performance was praised.



Amy Schumer wrote and starred in Trainwreck. However, the major attraction of the film was John Cena. Cena plays the role of her boyfriend and delivers the most hilarious lines in the movie. Trainwreck allowed Cena to showcase his skills beyond the wrestling ring.


The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad is one of the best comic book movies in the past decade. John Cena’s Peacemaker was the highlight of the movie and by far the best character played by John Cena. The film revolves around a group of misfits who are sent on a government mission. Critics and the audience praised John Cena’s peacemaker and Cena will return as Peacemaker in his own show on HBO Max.


F9 (2021)

F9 or Fast and Furious 9 is the ninth installment in the Fast and Furious series and the first movie to feature John Cena. Cena plays the role of Jakob Toretto, who is the brother of Dominic Toretto, the main character in the franchise portrayed by Vin Diesel. The movie was made on a budget of around $200 Million and made more than $725 Million at the worldwide box office. Cena would go on to reprise his role in the next movie of the franchise.



What was the first John Cena's movie?

John Cena first starred in The Marine (2006) produced by WWE Studios.

What was John Cena's last movie?

John Cena most recently featured in The Independent in 2022 in the role of Nate Sterling.

What is John Cena's most successful movie?

Fast and Furious 9 is the highest grossing movie starring John Cena with a worldwide gross of more than $720 Million.

Was John Cena naked at the Oscars?

John Cena was almost completely naked at the 2024 Oscars and was wearing only a fresh coloured pocket.