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Shaquille O'Neal

Highest Rated:   96% The LEGO Movie (2014)
Lowest Rated:   3% Jack and Jill (2011)
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Birthplace:   Newark, New Jersey
Shaquille O'Neal is best known as the hulking 7'1", 300-pound center of basketball's Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers, but his is the rare sports personality able to cross over, with debatable success, into other areas of entertainment, such as movies and rap music. He has also been a spokesman for such popular brands as Pepsi and Reebok.The NBA's future dominant big man and top attraction was born on March 6, 1972, in Newark, NJ, and grew up an army brat, raised on overseas military bases. An All-American and player of the year at Louisiana State University, O'Neal was selected as the top pick in the 1992 NBA draft by the Magic, immediately becoming their meal ticket and earning Rookie of the Year honors. As his persona grew toward household name status, Shaq turned his attention toward film work, first appearing as himself in the rap parody CB4 (1993) and then garnering decent reviews as -- surprise, surprise -- a basketball player in William Friedkin's courtside corruption story Blue Chips (1994).By this time, O'Neal had morphed into one of the most popular professional athletes and a Jordan-sized phenomenon, and his rap career was born. Starting to wear ornate jewelry, he recorded a song with Fu Schnickens and soon released his own album, Shaq Diesel (1993), which sold more than a million copies. Although no one has ever suggested he quit his day job to focus on rhyming, O'Neal has continued to release almost an album a year and befriended such legit collaborators as Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, and Common.It was when Shaq first tried to carry a movie and stretch his limited range that he earned his reputation as a laughable novice, unable to attract crowds in the droves that came to watch him dunk and block shots. He received top billing as a larger-than-life genie in the dopey PG-dud Kazaam (1996), which earned more critical hazings than dollars at the box office (a shade under 19 million dollars). When his follow-up, the harder-edged DC comics Superman spin-off Steel (1997) also went belly up, managing a stomach-churning 1.7 million dollars, Shaq basically hung up his high tops as an actor. Although he purportedly signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1996 off-season to be closer to Hollywood, O'Neal preferred to concentrate on his rapping and winning his first and second NBA championships in 2000 and 2001.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
14% Blended
  • Doug
2014
96% The LEGO Movie
  • Shaq
$244.9M 2014
No Score Yet Shaquille O'neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live From Las Vegas
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet The Hooping Life
  • Actor
2014
13% The Smurfs 2
  • Smooth Smurf
$71.1M 2013
7% Grown Ups 2
  • Officer Fluzoo
$127.5M 2013
No Score Yet Man In The Glass: The Dale Brown Story
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam From Orlando
  • Actor
2012
3% Jack and Jill
  • Himself
$74.2M 2011
No Score Yet Suicide Room (Sala Samobojcow)
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet The Blood Shed
  • Actor
2011
17% When in Rome
  • Himself
$32.6M 2010
No Score Yet Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam - Live from South Beach
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer Present: All Star Comedy Jam
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Steve Coogan Live: As Alan Partridge And Other Less Successful Characters
  • Director
2009
No Score Yet The Bros.
  • Himself
2007
No Score Yet One Love 3: Pure Heat
  • Actor
2006
37% Scary Movie 4
  • Himself
$90.7M 2006
No Score Yet NBA Shaquille O'Neal: Like No Other
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet One Love 2: True Ballin'
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Born to Ball: On the Hardwood
  • Actor
2005
33% The Kid & I
  • Himself
2005
67% The Year of the Yao
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet One Love: The Game, The Life
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Born to Ball: On the Hardwood
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet DJ Domination: World Domination
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Shaq's All Star Comedy Roast 2: Emmitt Smith
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Alex Thomas: Straight Clownin'
  • Actor
2002
8% The Wash
  • Wash customer
$9.8M 2001
11% Freddy Got Fingered
  • Shaq
$13.8M 2001
No Score Yet NBA Live 2001: The Music Videos
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet NBA Now! Showmen of Today
  • Actor
2000
80% He Got Game
  • Himself
1998
No Score Yet Breaking Out - The Alcatraz Concert Live!
  • Actor
1998
12% Steel
  • Executive Producer
  • John Henry Irons
1997
32% Good Burger
  • Himself
1997
No Score Yet NBA Furious Finishes
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet NBA Courtside Comedy
  • Actor
1997
6% Kazaam
  • Kazaam
  • Executive Producer
1996
37% Blue Chips
  • Neon Bodeaux
1994
52% CB4
  • Himself
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet 30 for 30
2009
  • Appearing
  • Executive Producer
  • 2016
No Score Yet Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon
2014
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015
  • Performer
  • 2016
No Score Yet Running Wild With Bear Grylls
2014
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Carbonaro Effect
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Fresh Off the Boat
2015
  • Himself
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
26% Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris
2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
  • Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet WWE Monday Night Raw
1993
  • Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2000
98% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • Himself
  • 2001
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000
  • Himself
  • 2001
75% Highston
2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest

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