Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson

Highest Rated: 66% Brown Sugar (2002)

Lowest Rated: 17% Hair Show (2004)

Birthday: Aug 14, 1959

Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, USA

An effervescent 6'9" point guard whose wizardry as a passer put a new dazzle in team play, Magic Johnson revolutionized the game of basketball with the Los Angeles Lakers during their 1980s dynasty. A Michigan native, Johnson led the Michigan State University Spartans to a national championship in 1979 in a ballyhooed shoot-out with Indiana State, led by hot-shooting forward Larry Bird. He left school early and was selected No. 1 in the National Basketball Association draft by the Lakers. Joining legendary center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Johnson revived the franchise, helped propel it to an NBA title in his rookie season and earned the Finals MVP honor along the way. He would lead the Lakers to five championships through the '80s, with two against rival Bird's Boston Celtics. Johnson stunned the media with his announcement in 1991 that he had contracted HIV and was retiring. After two short-lived comeback attempts and a brief stint as the Lakers' coach, he settled into TV work and branched into entertainment-related business ventures that would include a famously awful late-night talk show for Fox. He remained in the limelight as studio analyst for NBA broadcasts, including ABC/ESPN. One of the most prominent and inspirational figures living with HIV, Johnson played a pivotal role not only in the Lakers "Showtime" dynasty but in reviving the fortunes of the once moribund NBA.

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Filmography

Movies

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19% 46% Obsessed Executive Producer $68.3M 2009
17% 69% Hair Show Executive Producer $303K 2004
66% 90% Brown Sugar Executive Producer $27.4M 2002
No Score Yet 79% Passing Glory Executive Producer - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet NBA's 100 Greatest Plays Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marathon Unknown (Character) - 1992

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2020 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2019-2020 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2020 2015-2018 2013 2008-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Icons, Idols & Influencers Unknown (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Guest 2018
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2017 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magic in the Making Host 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2015 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Enterprise Business Report Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2013 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Piers Morgan Tonight Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parkers Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 89% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chris Rock Show Guest 1998
62% No Score Yet Arli$$ Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
85% 77% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 1991

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