Carl Weathers is a renowned former professional football player who is additionally an American Actor who has been mainly known for being featured in a film known as Apollo Creed. He has been featured in different movies such as the Little Nicky, Happy Gilmore, and Predator together with other comedy series. Here is a quick summary of the biography, personal life, career, and net worth of Carl Weathers in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Carl Weathers was born on 14th January in the year 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was born to his father who worked as a daily laborer and therefore, his family was not in a good position of smooth growing. He then joined the Augustine High School from which he had an athletic scholarship. He moved together with his family to the Southern California where he joined the Long Beach Polytechnic for his High School from which he actively participated in several sporting activities such as wrestling, football, soccer, judo, boxing as well as gymnastics. He then later went to San Francisco State University.
Carl Weathers has married three times. He first tied knots with Mary Ann Castle in 1973 whom they got 3 children though separated after 10 years. He then married Rhona Usneel in 1984 and then finally married Jennifer Peterson in 2007 whom they separated after 2 years.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Carl Weathers commenced his career through playing much participation in the college football events where he played on the defensive end in his college. After this, he then commenced his professional career as a footballer under a coach known as Con Coryell in San Diego State Aztecs in the year 1968 till the year 1969. He then later got signed up as a free agent in the Oakland Raiders in the year 1970 where he played seven games with the Raiders as a linebacker.
He was then dropped by raiders after which he was then signed in by the B.C Lions in the Canadian Football League from which he played a total of 18 games till the year 1973 from which he then retired from football in 1974. On retiring, he then joined the acting career from which his first appearance was in Friday Foster together with Mark Buster. He then got auditioned in the rocky movies series through which he played the role of Apollo Creed in the year 1979, 1982, and 1985.
He was then starred as a comedic actor from 2014 from which he has appeared in some comedy series such as Arrested Development. Following his success in his football career as well as in the film industry, he has won some of the awards such as Behind the Actor’s Awards among other awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Carl Weathers has an estimated net worth of $7 million. This comes from the fortunate earnings he made in his successful football career and later in his professional career as an actor. He has been featured in several films which have given him many earnings in the Rocky movies as well as being featured in the comedy series.
Being a very outstanding person, Carl Weathers has had both successes as a football player from which he starred both the Canadian Football League together with NFL. In addition to this, his success was not limited, but he also has much success as an actor by featuring several Rocky series.