Wilson looked more like a bouncer at a waterfront bar than a ballplayer.
“Courtney Ames tries to be badass, she comes to court with a bouncer,” attorney Sean Erenstoft said.
Because of his size and acting chops, he was hoping to be cast as a bouncer or bartender.
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]