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Carl Weathers

actor, former professional football player
Born: 1/14/1948
Birthplace: New Orleans

Having turned a professional football career into a successful acting career, he is probably best known as Rocky's noble opponent and then friend in the first four Rocky films. Since his acting career began in 1975, Weathers has worked steadily, building a career in action-oriented flicks. He appeared in Predator (1987) and played the title character in Action Jackson (1988). On television, he landed a recurring role in the series In the Heat of the Night (1993–94) and telefilms based on the series (1994, 1995). He also played in comedies like Semi Tough (1978) and Happy Gilmore (1996). He reprised his Happy Gilmore role of Chubbs Peterson in Little Nicky (2000).

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