Bubba Smith

Bubba Smith

Highest Rated: 55% Police Academy (1984)

Lowest Rated: 0% Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)

Birthday: Feb 28, 1945

Birthplace: Beaumont, Texas, USA

One of the most physically formidable athletes in the history of professional football, Bubba Smith was a Super Bowl-winning defensive end for the Baltimore Colts before retiring in the mid-1970s to concentrate on acting in features and television, most notably in the "Police Academy" franchise. At 6'8," Smith was an intimidating presence on the field - he once joked that his game strategy was to grab a number of players, find out which one had the ball, and discard the rest - but spoofed his sports persona on screen by playing genial, even passive figures like "Police Academy's" Moses Hightower, a gentle florist with self-confidence issues. As an actor, Smith was frequently paired with another formidable gridiron great, Dick Butkus; their likable rapport together was often the best part of their collaborative projects. Though never a major star in Hollywood, Smith's football glories remained unvarnished after nearly four decades, and his honors included induction into the College Football Hall of Fame and the retirement of his college jersey in 2006.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood River Harold (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 17% Full Clip Sleepy (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down 'n Dirty Det. Jerry Cale (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fist of Honor Detective Johnson (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Samurai Reverend George (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 71% The Naked Truth The Cop (Character) - 1992
0% 28% Police Academy 6: City Under Siege Lt. Moses Hightower (Character) $10.6M 1989
0% 33% Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach Sgt. Moses Hightower (Character) $17.8M 1988
0% 38% Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Sgt. Moses Hightower (Character) $28.1M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Pair Benny Avalon (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil's Odds Benny Avalon (Character) - 1987
40% 39% Police Academy 3: Back in Training Sgt. Moses Hightower (Character) $40.3M 1986
43% 23% Black Moon Rising Johnson (Character) $3.4M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half-Nelson Beau (Character) - 1985
31% 42% Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Officer Moses Hightower (Character) - 1985
55% 64% Police Academy Cadet Moses Hightower (Character) - 1984
20% 51% Stroker Ace Arnold (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape From DS-3 Mac (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Superdome Moses Gordine (Character) - 1978

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Academy: The Series Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 75% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bringing Up Jack Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married ... With Children Spare Tire Dixon (Guest Star) 1994 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1st & Ten Self 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Belvedere Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary Himself (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taxi Lucius Franklin (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Semi-Tough Puddin (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Times Claude (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Bubba Smith (Guest Star) 1973

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