John Matuszak - Rotten Tomatoes

John Matuszak

Highest Rated:   88% Semi-Tough (1977)
Lowest Rated:   9% The Ice Pirates (1984)
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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
70% The Goonies
  • Sloth
1985
9% The Ice Pirates
  • Killjoy
1984
24% Caveman
  • Tonda
1981
87% North Dallas Forty
  • O.W. Shaddock
1979
88% Semi-Tough
  • Actor
1977

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
  • Stoney
  • 1984

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