Aurelian Smith Jr. was born on May 30, 1955. He is the son of wrestler Grizzly Smith and half-brother of wrestlers Sam Houston and Rockin' Robin. Jake had a very bizarre family life which is detailed in depth in his Pick Your Poison
DVD and my review of that DVD. He made his wrestling debut in 1975. He wrestled primarily in the Georgia, Texas, and Oklahoma territories before joining the WWF in 1986.