In High School The Rock Looked Old For His Age, So His Classmates Thought He Was An Undercover Cop

Standing at a huge 6’5” and weighing some 260 pounds, Dwayne Johnson cut a formidable figure during his WWE days. But even before he became a wrestler, the man otherwise known as “The Rock” managed to unnerve people. You see, when the sports star-turned-actor was in high school, he looked considerably older than his years – so much so, in fact, that his classmates apparently believed he was actually an undercover cop.

Image: via The Hollywood Reporter
Image: Photofest via The Hollywood Reporter

And you can’t exactly blame Johnson’s peers for that misapprehension. After all, the teenager not only sported quite the mustache back then, but he also arrived at a new school at almost exactly the same time that a hot new Fox show named 21 Jump Street launched on TV. That drama centered on a group of young cops who pose as teens to catch criminals.

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