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Cody Rhodes: College, Wrestler, Film & Net Worth

Are you a wrestling enthusiast? If yes, then you must have heard the name of Cody Rhodes. He is popularly known by his ring name Stardust, Code-man, and Coddles. He is a renowned American professional wrestler.

Besides wrestling, Cody is also known for his amazing acting skills. As an actor, he is popular for his roles in WWE Smackdown! (1999), Arrow (2012) and Warehouse 13 (2009).

Currently, Cody is serving in the position of executive vice president and an in-ring performer. Nevertheless, he is known for his occupancy in WWE.

Rhodes became a winner of ROH World Champion one time while he wrestled in ROH in September 2017.

Cody Rhodes with his belt
Cody Rhodes with his belt

He is also a one-time ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion (with The Young Bucks) and IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion.

Similarly, he is also the winner of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in September 2018. Till now, Rhodes has won a total of 14 championships.

Let’s get deeper into the professional wrestler Cody Rhodes’s personal and professional life. In this article, we have listed many interesting facts about Cody’s life. So, stay tuned till the end!

So, before getting started, have a look at some of the quick facts about Cody Rhodes.

Quick Facts:


Full Name Cody Garrett Runnels
Birth Date June 30, 1985
Birth Place Marietta, Georgia, U.S.
Nick Name Stardust, Code-man, and Coddles
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Education Lassiter High School
Horoscope Cancer
Father Name Dusty Rhodes
Mother Name Michelle Rubio
Age 38 Years Old
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Profession Professional wrestler, Actor, and Producer
Marital Status Married
Wife Brandi Alexis Runnels
Children Undefined
Net Worth $2 Million
Instagram @americannightmarecody
Twitter @CodyRhodes
Merch WWE Royal Rumble Figure, Short Sleeves Shirt, Signed Card
Last Update March, 2024

Cody Rhodes: Early Life, Family and Education

The American professional wrestler and actor Cody Rhodes was born too late American professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes and Michelle Runnels.

Dusty Rhodes was a trainer, booker, and WWE Hall of Famer Virgil Riley Runnels Jr. He was mostly recognized by his nickname “The American Dream.”

Furthermore, Cody Rhode’s father passed away on June 10, 2015, from the effects of kidney failure.

Talking more about Cody’s family member, he is the younger brother of an American professional wrestler, actor, & author, “The Natural” Dustin Rhodes.

He has 2 more siblings named: Kristin and Teil. His two sisters are former Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders. Cody’s parents were married for almost 37 years, until the death of his father.

Also, he is the nephew of Fred Ottman and Jerry Sags; they both are former professional wrestlers. Cody is also the godson of Magnum T.A.

Educational career

Moving on to Cody Rhodes’s educational background, he attended Lassiter High School and completed his high school studies.

At the time of high school, he had an outstanding high school wrestling career.

After completing high school, Cody Rhodes went to an acting school. For his higher studies, Cody chooses Penn State University.

During Cody Rhodes’s senior year, in 2003, he won the Georgia state tournament at 189 lb (86 kg). Furthermore, as a sophomore, he was placed sixth in the 171 lb (78 kg) division.

Cody also had the chance to act as a referee in the Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling promotion, which was his father’s. To sum up, we can say Cody Rhodes had a successful high school wrestling career.

He is also interested in video games and is a fan of the Zelda video game series. Furthermore, Cody also loves comic books and has worn wrestling gear of characters from X-Men, inspired by Archangel and Mister Sinister.

Cody Rhodes: Age, Height and Body Measurements

Cody Rhodes was born as Cody Garrett Runnels in Marietta, Georgia, USA. As of now, the professional wrestler and actor Cody Rhodes’s age is 35 years.

Likewise, he was born in 1985, and his birthday falls on June 30 every year.

Likewise, his nationality is American, and we are still unknown about Cody Rhodes’s ethnicity and religion. However, it is said that Cody’s mother, Michelle, is of Cuban descent.

Cody Rhodes stands at a tall height of 6 feet 1 inch, which is 185 cm. Also, he has a well-maintained body and weighs around 220 lb which is 100 Kg.

Cody Rhodes with his TNT belt
Cody Rhodes with his TNT belt

Cody is quite conscious about his diet and body. He frequently posts his workout videos on his social media accounts.

Cody Rhodes: Career and Background

Cody started his wrestling training at the age of 12. He gives all his credit to his father, Dusty Rhodes. Not just that, he also got trained from Ricky Morton, Danny Davis, Al Snow, and Randy Orton.

Cody started his career in May 2006 with Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). Likewise, as a professional, the first match of his life was on Indiana on May 13, at an OVW live event in Corydon, where he lost to Pat Buck.

Cody does have his own theme song, which is played at his entrance. The name of the Cody Rhodes theme song is “Kingdom.”

His career with OVW ended in 2007, where he and Shawn Spears fought in the Steel Cage. In 2007, Cody Rhodes started Teaming with Hardcore Holly. But, he lost three consecutive matches with Hardcore Holly.

Cody Rhodes got his first championship in WWE on December 10, 2007, on Raw 15th Anniversary special episode. However, in 2008 he ended his career with Teaming with Hardcore Holly.

Before joining All Elite Wrestling, Cody Rhodes played with The Legacy (2008–2010), Dashing and Un-dashing (2010–2011), Intercontinental Champion (2011–2012).

Moreover, Team Rhodes Scholars (2012–2013), Partnership with Goldust, and gimmick change (2013–2015).

Likewise, Continuing solo as Stardust and departure (2015–2016), Independent circuit (2016–2018), Ring of Honor (2016–2018), New Japan Pro-Wrestling (2016–2019).

Cody joined All Elite Wrestling in 2018, and on January 1, 2019, he announced that he would serve as on-air talent and Executive Vice Presidents in All Elite Wrestling.

Along with Cody, his fellow mate The Young Bucks also signed five-year contracts with the promotion. Cody teamed up with Allin to defeat Hobbs and Starks in special Winter On December 2, 2020.

Acting Career

Moving on to his acting career, till now, Cody Rhodes has credits in more than 800 ventures.

According to his IMDb profile, he has acted in 770 TV episodes, 115 TV specials, 38 TV series, 31 Video 9 Video Games, 4 TV movies, and 2 Featured Flim.

Not just acting, Cody has also gained experience as a producer; he has produced more than dozens of ventures. Rhodes made a video game debut in WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2011


Cody Rhodes Personal Life: Wife and Children

Most of Cody’s fans are very excited to know about his love life. We don’t have precise information about when the professional wrestler Cody Rhodes and fellow professional wrestler Brandi Reed started dating each other.

But, as per his Wikipedia bio, they got married on September 12, 2013.

Brandi is known as an American popular television personality, professional wrestler, businesswoman, and ring announcer.

Moreover, she was assigned to the farm territory Florida Championship Wrestling, from where Brandi started her career in WWE and left WWE after Cody Rhodes left in 2016.

In 2019, Brandy joined the newly created promotion All Elite Wrestling. Before marrying Brandi, there were no rumors about Cody’s girlfriend. It seems the wrestler married the first love of his life.

Furthermore, Cody Rhode’s Wife, Brandy Reed, is also a cast member of WAGS Atlanta of E! reality television. Before joining wrestling, Brandy was a figure skater and a television news anchor.

Cody Rhodes and his wife Brandi Reed, in December 2020, announced that they were expecting their first child. However, till now, they have not declared the gender and name of their baby.

Cody Rhodes: Net Worth and Salary

Following the footstep of his father, Cody Rhodes has come a long way as a Wrestler. He has earned a decent sum of money from his career as a professional wrestler and actor.

As of now, Cody Rhodes has a net worth estimated at around $2 million.

There is nothing posted about Cody Rhodes’s income on the internet.

Cody Rhodes has won two-time Georgia state champion as an amateur wrestler. In the WWE developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling, Cody Rhodes became a Triple Crown Champion.

Likewise, his wife Brandy Reed has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Cody has been associated with many foundations and charities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he released a new T-shirt, “American Nightmare,” and donated the profits from the sales to the relief of COVID-19 patients.

In 2017, Cody auctioned off his boots and donated the money to an organization that takes care of stray dogs and other pets to Austin Pets Alive.

In the same year, he donated $1,404 to a charity called St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Rhodes and WrestlePro.

Cody opened his virtual store where he sells clothes. Above all, Cody has also started American Rebel Cigarsalong with Frankie Kazarian.


Cody Rhodes: Social Media Presence

Cody Rhodes has well-maintained his social media presence. He is active on Instagram, where more than 759K people have followed Cody.

Also, Cody has a verified account on Instagram. Likewise, his Twitter account got almost 990K followers.

Cody frequently posts his workout videos and other information related to his shows on his official Instagram account.

He has got his dedicated Wikipedia bio which contains all the information regarding Cody’s professional career.

I hope you find the related information about Cody Rhodes from this article.

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Is Cody Rhodes married?

Yes, he is happily married to his wife Brandi Reed since 2013.

How old is Cody Rhodes?

Currently, the age of Cody Rhodes is 35 years.

How many kids does Cody Rhodes have?

Till now, Cody Rhodes and his wife have no kids. But yes, they are expecting their first child.

Is Cody Rhodes an actor?

Yes, the wrestler is also an actor. He has acted in various shows, movies, and other ventures.

What is Cody Rhodes’s net worth?

The estimated net worth of Cody Rhodes till now is $2 million.

Is Cody’s tattoo real?

Cody Rhodes’s neck tattoo was believed to be temporary. He had tattooed an American Nightmare logo on his neck.

Is Cody Rhodes active on social media?

Yes, he can be found on various social media like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.

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