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Dick Butkus

Highest Rated:   92% Brian's Song (1970)
Lowest Rated:   0% Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002)
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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 YEAR
No Score Yet Amazing Sports Bloopers
  • Actor
2002
0% Teddy Bears' Picnic
  • Himself
2002
No Score Yet Greatest
  • Actor
2001
51% Any Given Sunday
  • Coach
1999
44% The Last Boy Scout
  • Himself
1991
31% Necessary Roughness
  • Convict Football Player
1991
67% 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
47% 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
92% Brian's Song
  • Himself
1970

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
Growing Pains
1985-1992
  • Robert
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Dent Earl Dent

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