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Jake The Snake

To Be Or Not To Be

... An Actor

5/17/2013 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It's wrestling legend Jake The Snake!!! Because he's a freaking actor now!!!

Snake (real name Aurelian Smith Jr.) has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for decades -- but his rep tells TMZ, the 57-year-old has been sober for over 180 days ... and has decided to kick start his life by embarking on a new career ... as a thespian.

The rep says Jake has just started acting classes this week -- and hasn't locked down an agent yet -- but he's already been offered part in an independent film (probably playing some gruff old dude with a mustache).

Once Jake gets into the swing of things, we're told he's also planning to go on tons of auditions very soon ... TV, commercials, movies, you name it.

FYI, Jake and fellow wrestling legend/recovering addict Scott Hall are currently living with former wrestler Diamond Dallas Page, who has converted his Atlanta home into a kind of sober living facility.

Pretty cool.

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16.

Carl    

Looks a lot better now. Seeing him in recent years had really ruined my childhood memories of him wrestling. Now he's looking more like he should.

526 days ago
17.

HoTMZ    

Impressive transformation.

526 days ago
18.

dash920    

lindsay lohan should go there

526 days ago
19.

LadyN    

It's so inspiring top see Jake finally sober and looking good and Scott Hall is too now! Gotta credit DDP for helping these two seemingly lost causes to straighten out. Good luck to Jake.

526 days ago
20.

There's a problem here    

He always did look like 10 miles of bad road but he's looking like an aging alcoholic these days.

526 days ago
21.

buzz kill    

Good for him, hope he makes it.

526 days ago
22.

Tesla_Consulting    

"sober living facility" Very very cool and see you soon.

525 days ago
23.

Snookis Baby    

Damn I thought rasslin was fake. Dude looks like he has been hit by a truck.

524 days ago
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