Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Highest Rated: 97% Airplane! (1980)
Lowest Rated: 0% Weapons (2007)
Birthday: Apr 16, 1947
Birthplace: Not Available
Among his many achievements during his illustrious career in Milwaukee and Los Angeles, six-time basketball MVP Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the all-time leading scorer. In 1978, Abdul-Jabbar translated his popularity into a film career by appearing as a hulking foe to Bruce Lee in Game of Death. The ensuing battle royale between the diminutive martial arts master and the agile seven-foot hoopster remains a highlight of martial arts cinema. Other film appearances include a memorable turn as a co-pilot who tires of being mistaken for Abdul-Jabbar in 1980's Airplane. In most of his subsequent films, Abdul-Jabbar has stuck to making cameo appearances as himself; he did however have a supporting role in the television pilot for the Robert Mitchum series Jake Spanner, Private Eye in 1989, the year he retired from professional basketball. Since then, his film and television appearances as an actor have been increasingly sporadic. Abdul-Jabbar has, however, continued to use his legendary status as an example. He is a tireless worker for various philanthropic causes and has devoted a large amount of time to helping children and steering them toward getting a good education.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet On The Shoulders Of Giants Executive Producer Screenwriter Actor 2011
No Score Yet Sons of the City: New York Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Black List: Volume One Actor 2008
0% Weapons P.J. 2007
No Score Yet Ali Rap Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Real: Rucker Park Legends---True Harlem Story Actor 2003
No Score Yet 1 Love Actor 2003
No Score Yet Bruce Lee - A Warrior's Journey Actor 2000
42% BASEketball Himself 1998
No Score Yet Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz Actor 1997
No Score Yet Rebound: The Legend of Earl the Goat Manigault Himself 1996
50% Forget Paris Himself 1995
20% Slam Dunk Ernest The Archangel of Basketball 1995
20% D2: The Mighty Ducks Celebrity at Party 1994
No Score Yet The Vernon Johns Story Executive Producer 1994
No Score Yet Bruce Lee: The Curse of the Dragon Actor 1993
8% Troop Beverly Hills Himself 1989
No Score Yet NBA Awesome Endings Actor 1989
No Score Yet NBA Home Video Actor 1989
No Score Yet Purple People Eater Actor 1988
87% Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll Actor 1987
77% Fletch Himself 1985
97% Airplane! Murdock 1980
No Score Yet The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh Himself 1979
67% Game of Death Hakim 1978
No Score Yet Goodbye Bruce Lee: His Last Game of Death Hakim 1975

TV

CREDIT
90% iZombie
2015
Zed
  • 2019
81% The Big Bang Theory
2007
Himself
  • 2019
No Score Yet To Tell the Truth
2016
Panelist
  • 2019
No Score Yet Beat Shazam
2017
Appearing
  • 2018
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Reality cast member
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Jim Jefferies Show
2017
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud
2015
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Meet the Press
1947
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest
  • 2014
54% The Crazy Ones
2013-2014
Himself
  • 2014
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Splash
2013
Reality cast member
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2012
7% Guys with Kids
2012-2013
Himself
  • 2012
No Score Yet Iconoclasts
2005-2012
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2011
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004-2017
Appearing
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Saved by the Bell: The New Class
1993-2000
  • 1998
No Score Yet Martin
1992-1997
Dr. Skyhook
  • 1996
No Score Yet Full House
1987-1995
Himself
  • 1995
83% The Critic
1994-1995
Voice
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Himself
  • 1994
No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes
1978-1986
Mr. Wilkes
  • 1985
  • 1982

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