Because of his size and acting chops, he was hoping to be cast as a bouncer or bartender.
Wilson looked more like a bouncer at a waterfront bar than a ballplayer.
For instance, due to his large size, people often mistake Tank for a bouncer.
Some said yes—but one added, "why would you want to get arrested and be a bouncer?"
But the bouncer catches up with you a couple of blocks away and pops you.
It was a nightmare of smashed china, dropped cups, shouts of 'bouncer, bouncer!'
They had a bouncer on each of my elbows before I had moved five feet.
And the best thing that you can do is to join Fosbrooke and bouncer and me, in a trap to Woodstock to-morrow.
(reads) “accompanied by Mrs. bouncer, also of the Banbury Light Horse.”
Alick again began to turn, I thought, wolfish eyes at bouncer.
mid-19c. in various senses, noun derivative of bounce (v.) in its original sense of "thump, hit." Earliest attested is "boaster, bully, braggart" (1833); also "large example of its kind" (1842); "enforcer of order in a bar or saloon" (1865, American English, originally colloquial).
"The Bouncer" is merely the English "chucker out". When liberty verges on license and gaiety on wanton delirium, the Bouncer selects the gayest of the gay, and -- bounces him! ["London Daily News," July 26, 1883]