O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson

Highest Rated: 88% The Naked Gun (1988)

Lowest Rated: 22% The Klansman (1974)

Birthday: Jul 09, 1947

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Arguably one of the best running backs in NFL history, Simpson gained celebrity carrying the ball for the Buffalo Bills. With a broad handsome face and winning smile, his transition from sports hero to performer was a natural one. Simpson began his off-field assignments by hosting segments of ABC's "Wide World of Sports" and popping up in movies such as "The Klansman," opposite Richard Burton, and "The Towering Inferno" (both 1974), opposite everybody. He became less enchanted with football and more interested in showbiz though he continued to play the game until 1979. Simpson became best known to the general public as the spokesman for the Hertz car rental company in a series of popular TV ads which began airing in 1975. He was featured performing his patented broken-field running style--in a business suit--en route to a departing plane. These commercials soon became the hallmark of the company and kept Simpson in the public eye. After his retirement from football, Simpson ventured fulltime into broadcasting and acting, working as a commentator for ABC's "Monday Night Football" and NBC's "NFL Live" pre-game show. In 1986 he joined the cast of HBO's football sitcom, "1st & Ten" as fictional former running back great T.D. Parker, a part he played for five years. Simpson returned to features with a supporting role as the accident-prone officer Nordberg in "The Naked Gun--From the Files of Police Squad!" (1988) and its two sequels. In June 1994, Simpson was detained and questioned by the LAPD regarding the murder of his estranged wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman. This occurred five years after Simpson pleaded no-contest to beating his wife, serving 200 hours of community service and paying a nominal fine. On July 17, 1994 Simpson was arrested and charged with two counts of murder after leading the LAPD on televised car chase throughout Los Angeles. On the Monday following his arrest Simpson pleaded not guilty to both murders, and the subsequent murder trial received a staggering amount of international publicity from the news and mass media. After a brief deliberation, the jury returned a verdict of "not guilty" on October 3, 1995. Two years later, however, a civil jury found him liable for damages in the murders. In 2007, Simpson was arrested in Las Vegas for a hotel room robbery, during which he took sports memorabilia that he claimed had originally been stolen from him. He was declared guilty during a 2008 trial and sentenced to 33 years in prison. On July 20, 2017, Simpson was granted parole and released after serving nine years of his original sentence.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Informants: Who Killed Nicole? Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frogmen John 'Bullfrog' Burke (Character) - 1994
54% 53% Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Nordberg (Character) $48.1M 1994
No Score Yet 32% No Place to Hide Allie Wheeler (Character) $92.5K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet C.I.A. Codename: Alexa Nick Murphy (Character) - 1992
56% 65% The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear Det. Nordberg (Character) $84.3M 1991
88% 84% The Naked Gun Det. Nordberg (Character) $77.9M 1988
No Score Yet 83% Hambone and Hillie Tucker (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cocaine and Blue Eyes Michael Brennen (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goldie and the Boxer Go to Hollywood Joe Gallagher (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Detour to Terror Lee Hayes (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goldie and the Boxer Joe Gallagher (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1979
No Score Yet 29% Firepower Catlett (Character) - 1979
62% 57% Capricorn One John Walker (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Badge Woodrow York (Character) - 1977
30% 52% The Cassandra Crossing Haley (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 10% Killer Force Alexander (Character) - 1975
22% 26% The Klansman Garth (Character) - 1974
69% 72% The Towering Inferno Jernigan (Character) - 1974

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jury Speaks Himself (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet O.J. Simpson: Made in America Unknown (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1st & Ten T.D. Parker (Character) 1986-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1979 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roots Kadi Touray (Character) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour Guest 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1973

QUOTES FROM O.J. Simpson CHARACTERS

Nordberg says: Drugs...drugs...

Lt. Frank Drebin says: Nurse! Get this man some drugs! Can't you see he's in pain?

Nurse #2 says: (Administers drugs)

Nurse #2 says: [administers drugs]

Nordberg says: No...no...heroin Frank, heroin...

Lt. Frank Drebin says: Uh...that's a pretty tall order, Nordberg. You'll have to give me a couple of days on that one.