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John Cena (b. April 23, 1977) is an American actor, producer, and wrestler who portrays Peacemaker in The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker.

Pictured: Cena as Peacemaker from the Peacemaker episode "The Choad Less Traveled"

Professional History

Since 1999, John Cena has performed as a professional wrestler for WWE, gaining him widespread fame. However, he has also found a successful career as an actor, mainly as an action star and comedian. While he often made appearances as himself, he also starred in major character roles in several films, most notably as John Triton in The Marine, Steven in Trainwreck, Agent Burns in Bumblebee, and Jakob Toretto in F9 and Fast X.

Cena nearly found himself in a role in a DC Comics adaptation when he was considered for the role of Shazam in the titular film[1], but the role instead went to Zachary Levi. Eventually, James Gunn cast Cena in DC Studios' The Suicide Squad, where he portrayed the vainglorious and jingoistic vigilante Peacemaker. Gunn enjoyed working with Cena on the film so much that his improvisations on set led to Gunn creating Peacemaker, a Max series based around Cena's character that followed up on the events of the film. Cena stars in the series and also serves as a producer, and is currently at work filming the upcoming second season of the show.

Work History

Acting Credits

The Suicide Squad August 5, 2021 Peacemaker
Peacemaker 2022- Peacemaker
     "A Whole New Whirled" January 13, 2022 Peacemaker
     "Best Friends, For Never" January 13, 2022 Peacemaker
     "Better Goff Dead" January 13, 2022 Peacemaker
     "The Choad Less Traveled" January 20, 2022 Peacemaker
     "Monkey Dory" January 27, 2022 Peacemaker
     "Murn After Reading" February 3, 2022 Peacemaker
     "Stop Dragon My Heart Around" February 10, 2022 Peacemaker
     "It's Cow or Never" February 17, 2022 Peacemaker


  • Cena previously worked with his Peacemaker costar Robert Patrick, who portrayed Peacemaker's father, the White Dragon, in his debut film, The Marine, where Cena was also the main protagonist and Patrick also played the antagonist.
  • Cena taught himself piano while filming The Suicide Squad,[2] a talent that was later utilized on Peacemaker.[3]
  • James Gunn has called Cena one of the best actors he's ever worked with.[4]
  • Cena was Gunn's second choice to play Peacemaker after fellow former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista, who had turned down The Suicide Squad to work on Army of the Dead.[5]

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