Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal

Highest Rated: 96% The LEGO Movie (2014)

Lowest Rated: 5% Kazaam (1996)

Birthday: Mar 06, 1972

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

Basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal rose to fame in the NBA but became, quite literally, one of the biggest personalities in pop culture. Born in Newark, New Jersey, he moved frequently as a child after his mother married his stepfather, Army sergeant Phil Harrison. As a youngster, O'Neal grew so big that he was frequently mistaken for an out of uniform enlisted man on Army bases. During a two-year high school career in San Antonio, Texas, his teams lost only one game. He was recruited by Louisiana State University to play college basketball and spent three seasons at Baton Rouge where he earned All-American honors twice and was named the national College Player of the Year by the Associated Press in 1991. He was drafted first overall in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. HIs success as a professional was immediate as he averaged more than 23 points-per-game his first season and was named Rookie of the Year. In his third season, he teamed with guard Penny Hardaway to lead Orlando to the NBA Finals, where they lost to Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets. After winning a gold medal as part of the U.S. National Basketball team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, he joined the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent. O'Neal would find the greatest success of his career playing in L.A. alongside Kobe Bryant and under the direction of legendary coach Phil Jackson. The Lakers won three consecutive NBA titles and played for another during his tenure. During the early parts of his career, he had acted in the basketball themed movie "Blue Chips" with Nick Nolte. His proximity to Hollywood as a Laker allowed O'Neal to expand his acting career, starring as a genie in "Kazaam" (1996) and as a superhero in "Steel" (1997). His outgoing personality also made him a media darling and in-demand guest actor. His TV appearances, usually playing himself, included a memorable guest appearance on Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000- ) in a storyline involving the basketball star being accidentally injured by the comedian. O'Neal's contentious relationship with Bryant eventually led to him being traded to the Miami Heat in 2004. He partnered again with an All-Star guard, this time Dwyane Wade, and the team won an NBA title in 2006. The championship would by the last for the center. Injuries began to add up for O'Neal and he spent his final seasons playing diminished roles for the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Boston Celtics. Off the court, he hosted the reality competition "Shaq Vs." (ABC, 2009-10). He retired from the NBA in 2011 having scored more than 28,000 points and being named an All-Star fifteen times. He was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. Leaving basketball didn't diminish his public presence. After his playing career, he continued acting on occasion, especially in Adam Sandler vehicles. O'Neal appeared with the comedian in "Jack and Jill" (2011), "Grown Ups 2" (2013), and "Blended" (2014). He also joined fellow basketball stars Kyrie Irving, Reggie Miller, and Chris Webber for the comedy "Uncle Drew" (2018). He enjoyed a successful sports broadcasting career working with basketball. He famously teamed with Ernie Johnson Jr., Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley for the popular studio show "Inside the NBA" (TNT, 1989- ). A successful businessman outside of sports, O'Neal served on the board of directors of pizza company Papa John's.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foster Boy Executive Producer $19K 2019
42% 34% What Men Want Himself (Character) $54.6M 2019
61% 47% Uncle Drew Big Fella (Character) $42.5M 2018
No Score Yet 80% A Week in Watts Executive Producer - 2018
16% 25% Show Dogs Karma (Voice) $17.7M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steps Executive Producer - 2017
80% 80% Killer Bees Producer - 2017
14% 64% Blended Doug (Character) $46.3M 2014
96% 87% The LEGO Movie Shaq (Voice) $257.8M 2014
8% 53% Grown Ups 2 Officer Fluzoo (Character) $133.7M 2013
8% 64% The Wash Norman (Character) $10.1M 2001
12% 15% Steel John Henry Irons/Steel (Character),
Executive Producer
$1.7M 1997
32% 63% Good Burger Himself (Character) $23.7M 1997
5% 20% Kazaam Kazaam (Character) $18.9M 1996
37% 51% Blue Chips Neon (Character) $21.8M 1994

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest,
Host
2019-2020 2016-2017 2013 2008-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2020 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2018-2020
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Depth With Graham Bensinger Guest 2020 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaq Life Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2020 2011-2012
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pop of the Morning Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Best of Cheddar Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet NBA GameTime Live Host 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Ones Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA Day Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2018 2014 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beat Shazam Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2017-2018 2014-2015 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drop the Mic Contestant 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poetry in America Guest 2018
85% 76% The Simpsons Self (Guest Voice) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke Music Performer 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Running Wild With Bear Grylls Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet America's Greatest Makers Judge 2016
94% 79% Fresh Off the Boat Himself (Guest Star) 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pickle and Peanut 90's Adventure Bear (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2016
29% 55% Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedy Central Roast Unknown (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Upload With Shaquille O'Neal Host 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Criss Angel BeLIEve Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maury Guest 2013
90% 97% Southland Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Piers Morgan Tonight Guest 2011
No Score Yet 62% The Cleveland Show Himself (Guest Voice) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sonny With a Chance Himself (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
33% No Score Yet Shaq VS Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien Guest 2009
70% No Score Yet Shaq's Big Challenge Host 2007
40% No Score Yet The Tracy Morgan Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parkers Unknown (Guest Star) 2004 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Himself (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Wife and Kids Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
62% No Score Yet Arli$$ Unknown (Guest Star) 2001 1998 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Your Love Unknown (Guest Star) 2001

QUOTES FROM Shaquille O'Neal CHARACTERS

Shaq says: Aww.. They were ready for this.

Shaq says: I guess they were ready for that.

Himself says: You are free to go

Himself says: You are free to go.

Cindy Campbell says: Annnd

Cindy Campbell says: Annnd...

Himself says: (quitely) I'm sorry

Himself says: I'm sorry.

Cindy Campbell says: Like you mean it

Cindy Campbell says: Like you mean it.

Himself says: Sorry I tried to kill all man kind.. Happy!?

Himself says: Sorry I tried to kill all man kind. Happy?

Kazaam says: I am Kazaam!

John Henry Irons says: It's hammer time!

John Henry Irons says: What is this? (Holding up a large sledge hammer)

John Henry Irons says: What is this? [holding up a large sledge hammer]

Susan Sparks says: A man name 'John Henry' needs to have a hammer.

Uncle Joe says: I did the metal work and I especially like the shaft.