Mark William CalawayD.O.B: 24 March, 1965
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Trained By: Don Jardine
Family Ties: Michelle McCool (Wife)
Mark Calaway was born on March 24, 1965 in Houston, Texas. He is the son of Frank Calaway and Betty Truby and has four older brothers.
Calaway attended Waltrip High School and was a member of the football and basketball teams. He graduated in 1983 and then attended Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas on a basketball scholarship.
In 1985, he began attending Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas, where he majored in Sport Management and played basketball for the Rams.
He dropped out of university in 1986 in order to pursue a career in sport, originally toying with the idea of becoming a professional basketball player in Europe, before deciding on a career in professional wrestling.