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).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
97% 94% Toy Story 4 Combat Carls (Voice) $434M 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 12% 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 16% Alien Siege General Skyler (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 63% Balto III: Wings of Change Kirby (Voice) - 2004
12% 49% Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights GNC Guy (Voice) $23.4M 2002
22% 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 43% Shadow Warriors 2: Hunt For The Death Merchant Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 31% Assault on Devil's Island Roy Brown (Character) - 1997
62% 85% Happy Gilmore Chubbs Peterson (Character) $38.8M 1996
No Score Yet 50% Tom Clancy's 'Op Center' Unknown (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 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: 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
81% 87% Predator Dillon (Character) $54.4M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Defiant Ones Cullen Monroe (Character) - 1986
40% 78% Rocky IV Apollo Creed (Character) $125.4M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Braker Lieutenant Harry Braker (Character) - 1985
63% 74% Rocky III Apollo Creed (Character) - 1982
17% 71% Death Hunt Sundog (Character) - 1981
71% 82% Rocky II Apollo Creed (Character) - 1979
59% 56% Force 10 From Navarone Weaver (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 41% The Bermuda Depths Eric (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hostage Heart Bateman Hooks (Character) - 1977
89% 31% Semi-Tough Dreamer Tatum (Character) - 1977
92% 69% Rocky Apollo (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 50% Bucktown Hambone (Character) - 1975

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 72% Chicago Med Director 2021
100% 93% Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Unknown (Character),
Guest
2020
93% 91% The Mandalorian Greef Karga (Character) 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2019
No Score Yet 75% 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% 72% Chicago Justice Mark Jefferies (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 85% Chicago P.D. Mark Jefferies (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 87% Chicago Fire Mark Jefferies (Guest Star) 2016-2017
92% 83% Colony Beau (Guest Star) 2016
74% 82% Arrested Development Carl Weathers (Guest Star) 2013 2004-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brothers Coach (Character) 2009
No Score Yet 80% ER Louie Taylor (Guest Star) 2008
90% 96% The Shield Joe Clark (Guest Star) 2007 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sheena Director 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet OP Center Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Colonel Brewster (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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 No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Times Calvin Brooks (Guest Star) 1975

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