Last Updated: February 3, 2024
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Net Worth:
$8 Million
Jan 14, 1948 - Feb 1, 2024 (76 years old)
New Orleans
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
American football player, Actor, Television Director, Television producer
United States of America
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Carl Weathers was an American actor, director, producer, and retired football player who had a net worth of $8 million at the time of his death. Unfortunately, Carl died on February 1, 2024 at the age of 76.

Carl Weathers played football for the Oakland Raiders and B.C. Lions in the early '70s, and after retiring in 1974, he decided to pursue a career in acting. Carl had 80+ acting credits to his name. His notable roles include Apollo Creed in the "Rocky" films (1976ā€“1985), Colonel Al Dillon in "Predator" (1987), Jericho "Action" Jackson in "Action Jackson" (1988), and Chubbs Peterson in "Happy Gilmore" (1996).

Weathers also played a fictionalized version of himself on four episodes of the critically-acclaimed series "Arrested Development" (2004; 2013), and he began playing Greef Karga on the Disney+ series "The Mandalorian" in 2019. Carl has directed episodes of several television shows, including "Silk Stalkings" (1993ā€“1997), "Hawaii Five-0" (2019), and "Chicago Med" (2021), and he served as a producer on the TV movie "The Defiant Ones" (1986), the TV series "Fortune Dane" (1986), and the miniseries "Always Night" (2013). He also wrote and produced the 2018 short film "A Burger and a Bullet."

Early Life

Carl Weathers was born on January 14, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Carl's father worked as a day laborer. Weathers received an athletic scholarship to a private school, St. Augustine High School, when he was in eighth grade, and he participated in football, soccer, wrestling, boxing, judo, and gymnastics. The family later moved to Southern California, where Carl attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School. In 1966, he enrolled at Long Beach City College, then transferred to San Diego State University. In 1974, Carl earned a bachelor's degree in drama.

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Football Career

In college, Weathers was a defensive end on the football team. Though he was on the football team at Long Beach City College, he wasn't able to play in 1966 because he tripped over a curb near the running track and injured his ankle. After transferring to San Diego State University, he was a letterman for the school's football team, the Aztecs, in 1968 and 1969, and he helped them win the Pasadena Bowl in 1969. Carl was ranked #18 in the Final UPI Poll, and in 1970 he signed as a free agent with the Oakland Raiders. He was a linebacker for the team, playing in seven games in 1970 and one game in 1971. He helped the Raiders win the 1970 AFC West Division title, but the team released him in 1971, and he signed with the Canadian Football League team the BC Lions. Carl stayed with the Lions from 1971 until 1973, playing in 18 games, and he retired from football in 1974. During the 1999, 2000 and 2001 seasons, he narrated NFL Films' season recaps, and in 2017, he appeared in pre-draft coverage on the NFL Network.

Acting Career

During his time as a football player, Weathers had an uncredited role in the 1973 film "Magnum Force," and in 1975, he appeared in the films "Friday Foster" and "Bucktown" and guest-starred on "Good Times," "The Six Million Dollar Man," and "Kung Fu." The following year, he guest-starred on " Starsky & Hutch" and "Barnaby Jones," appeared in the film "The Four Deuces," and played Apollo Creed in "Rocky," which grossed $225 million at the box office. Carl reprised his role in 1979'sĀ  "Rocky II," 1982's "Rocky III," and 1985's "Rocky IV." After the success of "Rocky," Weathers played an MP Officer in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977) and appeared in the films "Semi-Tough" (1977), "Force 10 from Navarone" (1978), and "Death Hunt" (1982) and the TV movies "The Bermuda Depths" (1978), "Braker" (1985), and "The Defiant Ones" (1986). He played the title role on the 1986 crime drama "Fortune Dane," and in 1987, he co-starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the science fiction film "Predator."

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Carl starred in "Action Jackson" in 1988, and from 1989 to 1990, he had a recurring role as Col. Brewster on the CBS military drama "Tour of Duty." He played Adam Beaudreaux on the crime drama "Street Justice" (1991ā€“1993) and Police Chief Hampton Forbes on the police procedural "In the Heat of the Night" (1993ā€“1995). He played the title role in 1992's "Hurricane Smith," then appeared in three Adam Sandler movies: 1996's "Happy Gilmore," 2000's "Little Nicky," and the 2002 animated film "Eight Crazy Nights." Weathers appeared in the television films "Shadow Warriors: Assault on Devil's Island" (1997) and "Shadow Warriors 2: Hunt for the Death Merchant" (1999), and he guest-starred on "The Shield" in 2003 and 2007. In 2004, he guest-starred on three episodes of Fox's "Arrested Development," and he came back for one more episode in 2013 after the series was revived by Netflix. Carl appeared in the films "The Sasquatch Gang" (2006) and "The Comebacks" (2007), then he guest-starred on "ER" (2008) and "Psych" (2010).

Weathers voiced Combat Carl in the 2013 TV special "Toy Story of Terror!" and the 2019 film "Toy Story 4" which brought in $1.073 billion at the box office. He appeared in the films "Sheriff Tom Vs. The Zombies" (2013) and "Think Like a Man Too" (2014), and he played Bolton "Beau" Miller on the USA Network's "Colony" in 2016 and State's Attorney Mark Jefferies on NBC's "Chicago Justice" in 2017. Carl voiced Omnitraxus Prime and other characters on "Star vs. the Forces of Evil" from 2017 to 2019, and he guest-starred on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Magnum P.I." in 2018. Weathers landed the role of Greef Karga on "The Mandalorian" in 2019, and he directed the 2020 episode "Chapter 12: The Siege."

Personal Life

Carl married Mary Ann Castle on February 17, 1973, and they welcomed sons Matthew and Jason before divorcing in 1983. He wed Rhona Unsell on February 20, 1984, and after their 2006 divorce, Weathers was married to Jennifer Peterson from March 2007 until early 2009.


Unfortunately, Carl died on February 1, 2024 at the age of 76.

Real Estate

In 2004, Carl paid $1.365 million for a home in Venice, California. Today this home is likely worth $3-4 million.

Awards and Nominations

In 1988, Weathers earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for "Action Jackson." In 2014, he won a Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short for "Toy Story of Terror!," and Carl and his castmates received a nomination for Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short. In 2016, Weathers was inducted into the International Mustache Hall of Fame.

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