Dick Butkus

Dick Butkus

  • Highest Rated: 85% Brian's Song (1970)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002)
  • Birthday: Dec 9, 1942
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Twice named All-American during his football-playing days at the University of Illinois, Dick Butkus went on to spend eight years (1965-1973) as linebacker for the Chicago Bears. Chosen best NFL defensive player on two separate occasions, the "Maestro of Mayhem" also held the record for second-highest number of recovered fumbles. The 6'3," 245-pound Butkus left pro football after a knee injury in 1973 but kept his hand in as a sportscaster, eventually with Chicago's WGN radio. He was appointed to the Football Hall of Fame in 1979, and an award for outstanding college linebacker has been named in his honor. With all this going for him, Butkus hardly needed movies and television to enhance his reputation, but he has appeared before the cameras on occasion. On TV, he was seen as Al Fanducci in the 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man, Brom Bones in the 1980 adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, security guard Kurt in the weekly adventure series Half-Nelson (1985), and Ed Klawicki during the 1987-1988 and 1988-1989 seasons of the popular sitcom My Two Dads. Most often, however, Dick Butkus has simply and satisfactorily played "himself," first in the award-winning TV movie Brian's Song (1970), and later in such films as Gremlins 2 (1991) and The Last Boy Scout (1993).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Amazing Sports Bloopers Actor 2002
0% Teddy Bears' Picnic Himself 2002
52% Any Given Sunday Coach 1999
46% The Last Boy Scout Himself 1991
31% Necessary Roughness Convict Football Player 1991
69% Gremlins 2: The New Batch Himself 1990
No Score Yet Spontaneous Combustion Lt. General 1990
No Score Yet Crash Course Ed Konner 1988
No Score Yet Hamburger...The Motion Picture Drootin 1986
44% Johnny Dangerously Arthur 1984
No Score Yet Cracking Up Anti-Smoking Enforcer 1983
No Score Yet The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Brom Bones 1980
No Score Yet Deadly Games Joe 1980
No Score Yet Gus Rob Cargil 1976
50% Mother, Jugs and Speed Rodeo 1976
85% Brian's Song Himself 1970

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Deal or No Deal
2005-2009
Appearing
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show
2001-2006
Himself
  • 2006
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Dick Butkus
  • 1997
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Dent Earl Dent
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Growing Pains
1985-1992
Robert
  • 1988
No Score Yet Kate & Allie
1984-1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
The Annihilator
  • 1987
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Stanley
  • 1986
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Tank Mason
  • 1985
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Clarence
  • 1982
  • 1981
No Score Yet Taxi
1978-1983
Don
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Himself
  • 1976

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