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      Carl Weathers

      Carl Weathers

      Highest Rated: 97% Toy Story 4 (2019)

      Lowest Rated: 9% The Comebacks (2007)

      Birthday: Jan 14, 1948

      Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

      From Apollo Creed to Col. George Dylan, and from Chubbs Peterson to, um, Carl Weathers, Carl Weathers enjoyed a long and successful career as a supporting player in some of film and television's most beloved properties, often by following one simple credo: never be afraid to poke fun at yourself. Born on January 14, 1948 in New Orleans, LA, Weathers initially held dreams of becoming a professional football star. As a student at St. Augustine High School, Weathers was a full-blown jock, involved in football, boxing, gymnastics, judo, soccer, and wrestling. After a brief stint at Long Beach City College, Weathers enrolled in San Diego State University, where he played linebacker, earning him letterman status in 1968 and 1969. The following year, Weathers went pro when he was drafted by the Oakland Raiders, though he only ended up playing seven games with them over the '70-'71 season. Following two seasons with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, Weathers enrolled in San Francisco State University, where he earned a B.A. in Drama in 1974. He started out in the business with two supporting roles in low budget blaxploitation films directed by an old friend of his, Arthur Marks: "Bucktown" (1975), and "Friday Foster" (1975). Small guest parts on episodes of "Good Times" (CBS, 1974-79), "Kung Fu" (ABC, 1972-75), and "Starsky and Hutch" (ABC, 1975-79), soon followed, before Weathers landed his career-defining role as Apollo Creed, the champion boxer faced by Sylvester Stallone's underdog, Rocky Balboa, in the inspiring sports epic, "Rocky" (1976). The film was a surprise box office smash, and went on to win several Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Weathers would reprise the role of Apollo Creed, going from Rocky's foe to one of his closest friends, in "Rocky II" (1979), "Rocky III" (1982), and "Rocky IV" (1985), in which Creed was killed in the ring by the villainous Russian fighter Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). In the late '80s and early '90s, Weathers was seemingly in nearly every action movie of note, beginning with the Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle "Predator" (1987), where he played Col. George Dylan (and shared one of cinema's classic handshakes with Schwarzenegger) and continuing through the likes of "Action Jackson" (1988), and "Hurricane Smith" (1992). Once the action roles began to dry up, Weathers simply reinvented himself once again, this time as a comedic sidekick. Weathers was introduced to a whole new generation of filmgoers as Chubbs Peterson, the eccentric one-handed golf pro who showed Adam Sandler the rules of the game in the comedy smash "Happy Gilmore" (1996). Sandler would later have Weathers reprise the role of Chubbs for a cameo in "Little Nicky" (2000). Weathers' most beloved role in the 2000s was the one he had been preparing his whole life to play: Carl Weathers. During the first season of the cult hit "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-2006, Netflix, 2013-), Weathers played a fictional version of himself, as an opportunistic cheapskate offering half-baked acting lessons to the show's delusional and naive wannabe thespian, Tobias Fünke (David Cross). Though he only appeared on three episodes, Weathers' self-aware turn was met with praise, and helped land him gigs in the big screen comedies "The Sasquatch Gang" (2006), and "The Comebacks" (2007). In 2017, Weathers brought it all full circle by reuniting with Sandler once more for the showbiz parody "Sandy Wexler" (Netflix, 2017).

      Highest rated movies

      Toy Story of Terror! poster
      Toy Story of Terror!
      Rocky poster Rocky Semi-Tough poster Semi-Tough Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago poster
      Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago
      Predator poster Predator Rocky II poster Rocky II Rocky III poster Rocky III Force 10 From Navarone poster
      Force 10 From Navarone

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      80% No Score Yet Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago Apollo Creed (Character) - 2021
      97% 94% Toy Story 4 Combat Carls (Voice) $434.0M 2019
      No Score Yet 100% John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs Self - 2017
      94% 84% Toy Story of Terror! Unknown (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 13% American Warships General McKraken (Character) - 2012
      46% 57% The Sasquatch Gang Dr. Artemis Snodgrass (Character) $9.5K 2007
      9% 33% The Comebacks Coach Freddie Wiseman (Character) $13.3M 2007
      No Score Yet 15% Alien Siege General Skyler (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 63% Balto III: Wings of Change Kirby (Voice) - 2004
      13% 49% Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights GNC Guy (Voice) $23.4M 2002
      21% 55% Little Nicky Chubbs (Character) $39.4M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Assault on Death Mountain Roy Brown (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 40% Shadow Warriors 2: Hunt For The Death Merchant Unknown (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 29% Assault on Devil's Island Roy Brown (Character) - 1997
      61% 85% Happy Gilmore Chubbs Peterson (Character) $38.8M 1996
      No Score Yet 100% In the Heat of the Night: Grow Old Along With Me Chief Hampton Forbes (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: By Duty Bound Chief Hampton Forbes (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 50% Tom Clancy's 'Op Center' Unknown (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: Who Was Geli Bendl? Chief Hampton Forbes (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: A Matter of Justice Chief Hampton Forbes (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: Give Me Your Life Forbes (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead on Delivery Billy `'Hurricane'` Smith (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Street Justice Adam Beaudreaux (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Passion Kyle Western (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 57% Hurricane Smith Billy "Hurricane" Smith (Character) - 1990
      13% 32% Action Jackson Sgt. Jericho "Action" Jackson (Character) $19.6M 1988
      80% 87% Predator Dillon (Character) $54.4M 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Defiant Ones Cullen Monroe (Character) - 1986
      37% 79% Rocky IV Apollo Creed (Character) $125.4M 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Braker Lieutenant Harry Braker (Character) - 1985
      67% 74% Rocky III Apollo Creed (Character) - 1982
      17% 70% Death Hunt Sundog (Character) - 1981
      72% 82% Rocky II Apollo Creed (Character) - 1979
      63% 56% Force 10 From Navarone Weaver (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 43% The Bermuda Depths Eric (Character) - 1978
      83% 32% Semi-Tough Dreamer Tatum (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hostage Heart Bateman Hooks (Character) - 1977
      91% 69% Rocky Apollo (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 51% Bucktown Hambone (Character) - 1975

      TV

      Credit
      93% 92% The Mandalorian Greef Karga (Character) 2019-2020 2023
      No Score Yet 73% Chicago Med Director 2021 2023
      No Score Yet 65% FBI Director 2022
      No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Director 2022
      100% 93% Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Unknown (Character),
      Guest
      2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2020
      No Score Yet 71% Hawaii Five-0 Director 2019
      78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit SA Mark Jefferies (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet 80% Magnum P.I. Dan Sawyer (Guest Star) 2018
      73% 69% Chicago Justice Mark Jefferies (Character) 2017
      No Score Yet 89% Chicago P.D. Mark Jefferies (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet 86% Chicago Fire Mark Jefferies (Guest Star) 2016-2017
      92% 78% Colony Beau (Guest Star) 2016
      75% 85% Arrested Development Carl Weathers (Guest Star),
      Self
      2004-2005 2013
      32% 0% Brothers Coach (Character) 2009
      No Score Yet 84% ER Louie Taylor (Guest Star) 2008
      90% 95% The Shield Joe Clark (Guest Star) 2003 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Colonel Brewster (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet 48% Saturday Night Live Host 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Officer Hague (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Dan Holloway (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet 100% Good Times Calvin Brooks (Guest Star) 1975