Carl Weathers

Carl Weathers

  • Highest Rated: 95% Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  • Lowest Rated: 9% The Comebacks (2007)
  • Birthday: Jan 14, 1948
  • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • 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. He developed a knack for comedy later in his career, appearing in Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky, and making a particularly memorable cameo in the sitcom Arrested Development as a stew-obsessed acting coach. 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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs Actor 2017
94% Toy Story of Terror! Combat Carl/Combat Carl Jr. 2013
No Score Yet American Warships General McKraken 2012
46% The Sasquatch Gang Dr. Artimus Snodgrass 2007
9% The Comebacks Freddie Wiseman $13.4M 2007
No Score Yet Alien Siege Gen. Skylar 2005
No Score Yet Balto III: Wings of Change Kirby 2005
22% Little Nicky Chubbs Peterson $38.6M 2000
No Score Yet Shadow Warriors 2: Hunt For The Death Merchant Roy Brown 1998
No Score Yet Shadow Warriors: Assault on Devil's Island Roy Brown 1997
61% Happy Gilmore Chubbs 1996
No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: Grow Old Along with Me Actor 1995
No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: By Duty Bound Hampton Forbes 1995
No Score Yet Tom Clancy's 'Op Center' Mike Rodgers (uncredited) 1995
No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: A Matter of Justice Actor 1994
No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: Give Me Your Life Actor 1994
No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: Who Was Geli Bendl? Chief Forbes 1994
No Score Yet Hurricane Smith (Dead on Delivery) Billy "Hurricane" Smith 1992
No Score Yet Dangerous Passion Actor 1990
14% Action Jackson 'Action' Jackson 1988
81% Predator Dillon 1987
No Score Yet Fortune Dane Fortune Dane 1986
40% Rocky IV Apollo Creed 1985
No Score Yet The Defiant Ones Cullen Monroe 1985
64% Rocky III Apollo Creed 1982
17% Death Hunt Sundog 1981
71% Rocky II Apollo Creed 1979
54% Force 10 From Navarone Weaver 1978
No Score Yet The Bermuda Depths (It Came Up from the Depths) Eric 1978
88% Semi-Tough Dreamer Tatum 1977
95% Close Encounters of the Third Kind M.P. 1977
94% Rocky Apollo Creed 1976
No Score Yet Bucktown, USA Hambone 1975
No Score Yet Friday Foster Yarbro 1975

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Director
  • 2019
89% The Mandalorian
2019
Greef Carga
  • 2019
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Guest SA Mark Jefferies
  • 2018
57% Magnum P.I.
2018
Dan Sawyer
  • 2018
No Score Yet Chicago Fire
2012
Mark Jefferies
  • 2017
73% Chicago Justice
2017
Mark Jefferies
  • 2017
No Score Yet Star vs. the Forces of Evil
2015
Voice
  • 2017
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
2014
Mark Jefferies State Attorney Mark Jefferies Mark Jeffries
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
92% Psych
2006-2014
Boone
  • 2010
32% Brothers
2009
Coach
  • 2009
90% The Shield
2002-2008
Joe
  • 2007
  • 2003
75% Arrested Development
2003
Himself
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Strong Medicine
2000-2006
Director
  • 2001
No Score Yet Pensacola: Wings of Gold
1997-2000
Director
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Silk Stalkings
1991-1999
Director
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1988
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Off. Hague
  • 1977
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Martin
  • 1976
No Score Yet Good Times
1974-1979
Calvin
  • 1975
No Score Yet Street Justice
1993
Sgt. Adam Beaudreaux

QUOTES FROM Carl Weathers CHARACTERS

Eric
The things out there Doc and I'm gonna get it!
Apollo Creed
Ain't gonna be no rematch...ain't gonna be no rematch.
Rocky Balboa
Don't want one.
Apollo Creed
Look. It's the name man...The Italian Stallion. The media will eat it up. Now, who discovered America? An Italian, right. What would be better than to get it on with one of its descendents?
Dillon
You got a real bad attitude.
Jericho "Action" Jackson
EX-junkie?! You're quitting?
Sydney Ash
Cold turkey. And you can have me for Thanksgiving!
Jericho "Action" Jackson
Barbecue huh? How do you like your ribs?!
Chubbs
You were great out there today.
Happy Gilmore
Thank you.
Chubbs
But not that great. A lot of that was luck.
Happy Gilmore
Some might call it luck. I like to call it.. [thinking] well, luck, I guess. So what?
Shooter McGavin
You were great out there today. But not that great. A lot of that was luck.
Chubbs
You were great out there today. But not that great. A lot of that was luck.
Happy Gilmore
Some might call it luck. I like to call it.. [thinking] well, luck, I guess. So what?
Dillon
That's a real nasty habit you got there.
Apollo Creed
Well, I've been with the best. I've beaten the best. I've retired more men than Social Security.
Apollo Creed
Well, I've been with the best, and I've BEAT the best! I've retired more men than Social Security!
Chubbs
Damn alligator bit my hand off!
Chubbs
Damned alligator BIT my hand off! [Shows Happy his wooden hand]
Happy Gilmore
Oh my god!
Happy Gilmore
OH MY GOD!
Apollo Creed
THERE IS NO TOMORROW!!!!
Apollo Creed
There is no tomorrow!
Apollo's Trainer
Now he's finished,forget this bum!
Apollo Creed
Man, I won! But I didn't beat him!
Apollo Creed
Man,I won,but I didn't beat him!
Apollo Creed
Stay in school and use your brain. Be a doctor, be a lawyer, carry a leather briefcase. Forget about sports as a profession. Sports make ya grunt and smell. See, be a thinker, not a stinker.
Apollo Creed
Stay in school and use your brain. Be a doctor, be a lawyer, carry a leather briefcase. Forget about sports as a profession. Sports make ya grunt and smell. See, be a thinker, not a stinker.