Carl Weathers

Biography

Date of Birth 14 January 1948, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Height 6' 1" (1.85 m) A football star at San Diego State, Carl Weathers played professionally with the Oakland Raiders, acting in local stage productions during the off-season. Weathers went on to play with the British Columbia Lions in the Canadian Football League, then retired from sports in 1974, the better to devote all his time to an acting career. After yeoman service in a handful of "blaxploitation" flicks, he rose to fame as the Muhammad Ali-inspired Apollo Creed in the first Rocky film. Apollo Creed's adversarial relationship with Rocky Balboa mellowed into warm friendship in the course of the next three Rocky installments; indeed, when Apollo was killed off by "superboxer" Dolph Lundgren in Rocky IV (1985), the tragedy served as the motivation for the retired Rocky to climb into the ring yet once more. Weathers' post-Rocky projects have included the title role in Action Jackson (1988), the Sidney Poitier part in the 1985 TV-movie remake of The Defiant Ones, and the TV series Fortune Dane, Street Justice and Tour of Duty. In the early 1990s, Weathers replaced Howard Rollins Jr. in a group of In the Heat of the Night 2-hour TV specials. In addition to his show business work, Carl Weathers has been active with the Big Brothers Association and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

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Predator

Dillon

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Rocky

Apollo Creed

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Rocky IV

Apollo Creed

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Rocky II

Apollo Creed

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Rocky III

Apollo Creed

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Action Jackson

Action Jackson

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The Comebacks

Freddie Wiseman

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American Warships

General McKraken

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Toy Story of Terror!

Combat Carl / Combat Carl Jr. (voice)

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Chasse à mort

Sundog

Starring In
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Werner Herzog - Radical Dreamer

Sef

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Rocky IV: Rocky vs Drago - The Ultimate Director's Cut

Apollo Creed

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40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic

(archive footage)

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Toy Story 4

Combat Carls (voice)

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Think Like a Man Too

Mr. Davenport (uncredited)

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Toy Story of Terror!

Combat Carl / Combat Carl Jr. (voice)

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American Warships

General McKraken

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The Comebacks

Freddie Wiseman

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The Sasquatch Gang

Dr. Artimus Snodgrass

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Alien Siege

General Skyler

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Balto III: Wings of Change

Kirby (voice)

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Eight Crazy Nights

GNC Guy (voice)

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Little Nicky

Chubbs (uncredited)

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Shadow Warriors 2

Roy Brown

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Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II

Himself (segment "Liberian Girl")

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Shadow Warriors

Roy Brown

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Happy Gilmore

Chubbs

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Hurricane Smith

Billy 'Hurricane' Smith

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Dangerous Passion

Kyle Western

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Action Jackson

Action Jackson

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Predator

Dillon

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Rocky IV

Apollo Creed

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Rocky III

Apollo Creed

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Chasse à mort

Sundog

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Rocky II

Apollo Creed

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Force 10 from Navarone

Weaver

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It Came Up from the Depths

Eric

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Military Police

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Semi-Tough

Dreamer Tatum

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The Hostage Heart

Bateman Hooks

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Rocky

Apollo Creed

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The Four Deuces

Taxi cab driver

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Friday Foster

Yarbro

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Bucktown

Hambone

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