John Matuszak

John Matuszak

  • Highest Rated: 88% Semi-Tough (1977)
  • Lowest Rated: 9% The Ice Pirates (1984)
  • Birthday: Oct 25, 1950
  • Birthplace: Oak Creek, Wisconsin
  • During his first professional "life," Wisconsin-born John Matuszak was a football player. Actually, that's an understatement: as Houston's number one pick in the 1973 NFL draft, as a wildly unpredictable defensive lineman for the Raiders, and as a veteran of two Super Bowls, Matuszak was a FOOTBALL PLAYER. Like many of his calling, Matuszak decided to try the movies, beginning with a good part in the football-oriented North Dallas Forty (1979). In his case, acting "took," and Matuszak became a successful film and TV performer after his 1982 retirement from professional sports, playing character roles in fantasy films like Ice Pirates (1984) and Goonies (1986) and making regular appearances on the TV series Hollywood Beat and First and Ten. Sadly, John Matuszak died suddenly in 1989 at the age of 38.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Down the Drain Jed Stewart 1989
No Score Yet One Man Force Jake 1989
No Score Yet Ghost Writer Chuck Aaron 1989
No Score Yet The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission Fred Collins 1988
No Score Yet P.K. and the Kid Himself 1987
60% One Crazy Summer Stain 1986
71% The Goonies Sloth 1985
9% The Ice Pirates Killjoy 1984
22% Caveman Tonda 1981
83% North Dallas Forty O.W. Shaddock 1979
88% Semi-Tough Actor 1977

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Davy Miller
  • 1986
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
Stoney
  • 1984
No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard
1979
Stoney
  • 1984
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Elmo Hitalski
  • 1982
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
Behemoth
  • 1982
No Score Yet 1st & Ten
1991
John Manzak

QUOTES FROM John Matuszak CHARACTERS

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Hey you guys!