Jesse Ventura (search) went from rasslin' to politics and now wants to be a sitcom star.

The former Minnesota governor, who was partial to feather boas and sunglasses during his days as a pro-wrestler, is in talks with NBC (search) to star in a new scripted comedy series, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Ventura, whose limited acting experience includes an appearance in the beloved '80s action flick, "Predator," in which his character was disembowled by an alien, is said to be kicking around ideas and meeting with writers.

NBC officials declined to comment.

Ventura had a short-lived Saturday night series, "Jesse Ventura's America," (search) that ran for two months on MSNBC in 2003. He also was seen on NBC in 2001 as an analyst for NBC's failed Xtreme Football League venture with World Wrestling Entertainment.

The MSNBC show, which languished in development for nearly a year, was plagued by difficulties almost from the get-go because Ventura was difficult to work with, production sources said at the time.

He served as the governor of Minnesota from 1999 until 2003 and was said to have had an extremely contentious relationship with the press.