Andre On The David Letterman Show
Andre revealed a great deal about his life during TV interviews. André left home at 14 to seek opportunities outside his small town. He didn’t return home for about five years but when he did, his parents didn’t even know it was him when he knocked on the door. According to a 1981 Sports Illustrated profile, André had grown to nearly 7 feet tall since leaving home and had started wrestling professionally and appearing on TV under the alias Jean Ferré. His parents watched his matches without even realizing it was their son.