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Carl Weathers


Carl Weathers is an American actor, television director, and former professional football player. Carl Weathers is best known for his roles as Apollo Creed in the Rocky film franchise, Al Dillon in Predator, Chubbs Peterson in Happy Gilmore and Little Nicky, and a fictionalized version of himself in the Fox sitcom Arrested Development. In the Cartoon Network series Regular Show, he also voiced Kirby in Balto III Wings of Change and the God of Basketball.

Early Life

Carl Weathers was born on 14 January 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States of America. As of now, he is 74 years old and he is an American citizen. Moreover, he has the sun sign of Capricorn. His father made a good living as a day worker.

From a young age, Weathers was active in sports. Besides that, there is no more information regarding his ethnicity, parents, siblings, and his childhood life. We can assume that he was well raised by his parents as a child by looking at his success in his life.

Carl Weathers

Caption: Carl Weathers posing for a photo (Source: Wikipedia)

Talking about his academic qualification, on a full sports scholarship, he attended St. Augustine High School.

He participated in sports including football, judo, and wrestling during his high school years. In 1966, he graduated. He went on to San Francisco State University and received a BA in Drama.

Carl Weathers – Net Worth 2023

As an actor and sportsperson, he has earned a decent sum of money in his career. Moreover, Carl’s net worth is estimated at around $8 million which he earned from his professional career.


Carl Weathers movies have won several successes and awards. In 2014, he won the ‘Behind the Voice Actor Award’ for ‘Best Male Vocal Performance’ for his voice performance in the TV special ‘Toy Story of Terror.’

Relationship Status

As of now, Carl Weathers is divorced. But, in the past, he’s been married three times in his life. In 1973, he married Mary Ann Castle for the first time.

After ten years of marriage, they divorced with two children. In 1984, he married Rhona Usneel. However, Weathers’s marriage ended in divorce as well. He married Jennifer Peterson in 2007. After two years, they divorced.

Being an actor and sportsperson, he has achieved name, fame, and money. But to this day, Carl is not a part of any controversy nor got into rumors.

Carl Weathers

Caption: Carl Weathers with famous actor Sylvester Stallone (Source: Pinterest)

Professional Career

Football career

During his college years, he began playing professional football. He began his football career at Long Beach City College as a defensive end. He later went to San Diego State University, where he quickly earned a letterman for the Aztecs.

After being undrafted, he signed as a free agent with the Oakland Raiders in 1970. That year, he appeared in seven games for the team, and the next year, he only appeared in one game.

Acting career

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Caption: Carl as Apollo Creed in the film Rocky II (Source: Tulsa World)

In 1975, he appeared in the film ‘Bucktown,’ directed by his friend Arthur Marks. He appeared in the film ‘Friday Foster’ in the same year. Arthur Mark, who directed and produced the last film, is again directing and producing this one.

In 1976, he became well-known for his performance in the American sports drama film Rocky. Rocky Balboa, a small-time club boxer who obtains a crack at the world heavyweight title, is the subject of a film directed by John G. Avildsen.

Weathers portrays Apollo Creed, a world champion boxer who must defend his championship against Balboa.

He reprised his role as Apollo Creed in ‘Rocky II’ in 1979, after acting in a few other films such as ‘Semi-Tough’ (1977) and ‘The Bermuda Depths (1978). The film was a commercial success and became one of the year’s highest-grossing films.

In ‘Rocky III’ (1982) and ‘Rocky IV,’ he reprised his role as Apollo Creed (1985). Moreover, Both films were economically successful and received critical accolades across the world. Following that, he played Colonel Al Dillon in the sci-fi horror action picture ‘Predator.’

In the following two decades, he appeared in several films, including ‘Hurricane Smith’ (1992), ‘Happy Gilmore’ (1996), ‘Alien Siege’ (2005), and ‘The Comebacks’ (2007). ‘American Warships,’ an American sci-fi action film, was his most recent appearance (2012).

He has also appeared in several TV series over his career. He starred in the action criminal drama series ‘Street Justice,’ which ran from 1991 to 1993. His most recent television appearance was in the American judicial drama ‘Chicago Justice,’ in which he had a major part.

Body Measurements

He is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 100 kg. Moreover, Carl has brown eyes and brown color hair. Besides that, there is no more information regarding Weathers’s other body measurements.

Carl Weathers – Social Media

Carl Weathers is pretty active on Social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. On his Instagram, there are more than 42k followers and there are more than 113k followers on Twitter. Likewise, there are more than 3k followers on his Facebook.