Carl Weathers Biography
(Actor and Former American Professional Football Player Known for His Role as ‘Apollo Creed’ in ‘Rocky’ Film Series)
Birthday: January 14, 1948 (Capricorn)
Born In: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Carl Weathers is an American actor best known for his work in the 'Rocky' film series. He is also a former professional footballer and has played several games for the NFL (National Football League) and the CFL (Canadian Football League). Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he began his acting career doing roles in films such as 'Friday Foster' and 'Bucktown'. Shortly after, he played his career’s most significant role in the American sports drama film 'Rocky'. He earned tremendous popularity and appreciation for his role of Apollo Creed, a tough, undisputed boxing champion. The film was a huge success commercially and won three Oscars. After appearing in a few other films, Weathers reprised his role of Apollo Creed in ‘Rocky II’. This film was a commercial success too though it didn't do as well as its prequel. Weathers continued portraying Creed in the next two films of the series. Weathers has played significant roles in several other films as well. He played a main role in the sci-fi horror film 'Predator'. He was latest seen in the sci-fi action film 'American Warships'. He is also known for his work on TV; he played a main role in the American legal drama television series 'Chicago Justice'.