Carl Weathers

Lowest Rated: 9% The Comebacks (2007)
Birthday: Jan 14, 1948
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.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs Actor 2017
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
61% 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
9% Action Jackson 'Action' Jackson 1988
80% Predator Dillon 1987
No Score Yet Fortune Dane Fortune Dane 1986
40% Rocky IV Apollo Creed 1985
No Score Yet The Defiant Ones Cullen Monroe 1985
66% Rocky III Apollo Creed 1982
17% Death Hunt Sundog 1981
72% Rocky II Apollo Creed 1979
58% 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


No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
  • 2019
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
SA Mark Jefferies
  • 2018
57% Magnum P.I.
Dan Sawyer
  • 2018
No Score Yet Chicago Fire
Mark Jefferies
  • 2017
73% Chicago Justice
Mark Jefferies
  • 2017
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
Mark Jefferies State Attorney Mark Jefferies Mark Jeffries
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
93% Psych
  • 2010
25% Brothers
  • 2009
88% The Shield
  • 2007
  • 2003
76% Arrested Development
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Host Guest
  • 1988
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
  • 1976
No Score Yet Good Times
  • 1975