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Carl Weathers

Lowest Rated:   9% The Comebacks (2007)
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Birthplace:   New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
A football star at San Diego State, Carl Weathers played professionally with the Oakland Raiders, acting in local stage productions during the off-season. Weathers went on to play with the British Columbia Lions in the Canadian Football League, then retired from sports in 1974, the better to devote all his time to an acting career. After yeoman service in a handful of "blaxploitation" flicks, he rose to fame as the Muhammad Ali-inspired Apollo Creed in the first Rocky film. Apollo Creed's adversarial relationship with Rocky Balboa mellowed into warm friendship in the course of the next three Rocky installments; indeed, when Apollo was killed off by "superboxer" Dolph Lundgren in Rocky IV (1985), the tragedy served as the motivation for the retired Rocky to climb into the ring yet once more. Weathers' post-Rocky projects have included the title role in Action Jackson (1988), the Sidney Poitier part in the 1985 TV-movie remake of The Defiant Ones, and the TV series Fortune Dane, Street Justice and Tour of Duty. In the early 1990s, Weathers replaced Howard Rollins Jr. in a group of In the Heat of the Night 2-hour TV specials. He developed a knack for comedy later in his career, appearing in Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky, and making a particularly memorable cameo in the sitcom Arrested Development as a stew-obsessed acting coach. In addition to his show business work, Carl Weathers has been active with the Big Brothers Association and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs
  • Actor
2017
93% Toy Story of Terror!
  • Combat Carl/Combat Carl Jr.
2013
No Score Yet American Warships
  • General McKraken
2012
46% The Sasquatch Gang
  • Dr. Artimus Snodgrass
2007
9% The Comebacks
  • Freddie Wiseman
$13.4M 2007
No Score Yet Alien Siege
  • Gen. Skylar
2005
No Score Yet Balto III: Wings of Change
  • Kirby
2005
22% Little Nicky
  • Chubbs Peterson
$38.6M 2000
No Score Yet Shadow Warriors 2: Hunt For The Death Merchant
  • Roy Brown
1998
No Score Yet Shadow Warriors: Assault on Devil's Island
  • Roy Brown
1997
60% Happy Gilmore
  • Chubbs
1996
No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: Grow Old Along with Me
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: By Duty Bound
  • Hampton Forbes
1995
No Score Yet Tom Clancy's 'Op Center'
  • Mike Rodgers (uncredited)
1995
No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: A Matter of Justice
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: Give Me Your Life
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: Who Was Geli Bendl?
  • Chief Forbes
1994
No Score Yet Hurricane Smith (Dead on Delivery)
  • Billy "Hurricane" Smith
1992
No Score Yet Dangerous Passion
  • Actor
1990
10% Action Jackson
  • 'Action' Jackson
1988
78% Predator
  • Dillon
1987
No Score Yet Fortune Dane
  • Fortune Dane
1986
39% Rocky IV
  • Apollo Creed
1985
63% Rocky III
  • Apollo Creed
1982
17% Death Hunt
  • Sundog
1981
73% Rocky II
  • Apollo Creed
1979
64% Force 10 From Navarone
  • Weaver
1978
No Score Yet The Bermuda Depths (It Came Up from the Depths)
  • Eric
1978
88% Semi-Tough
  • Dreamer Tatum
1977
96% Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • M.P.
1977
93% Rocky
  • Apollo Creed
1976
No Score Yet Bucktown, USA
  • Hambone
1975
No Score Yet Friday Foster
  • Yarbro
1975

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Chicago Fire
2012
  • Mark Jefferies
  • 2017
70% Chicago Justice
2017
  • Mark Jefferies
  • 2017
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
2014
  • Mark Jefferies State Attorney Mark Jefferies Mark Jeffries
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Boone
  • 2010
25% Brothers
2009
  • Coach
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Shield
2002-2008
  • Joe
  • 2007
  • 2003
No Score Yet Arrested Development
2003-2013
  • Himself
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 1988

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