Carl Weathers, best known for his role in the original hit film and it’s sequels, Rockyhas been acting for over four decades and still continues to keep his name out there in Hollywood. Weathers enjoys a whole new set of fans from his role in the funny Happy Gilmore with Adam Sandler and on the series Arrested Development.
Weathers, an action star in his own right, had the unique opportunity to work with both Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the prime of their careers. Appearing with Schwarzenegger in 1987’s Predator, Weathers said there was always competition among the men in the cast — all gym rats — on set, including Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham and Bill Duke.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he graduated in 1966 and then attended Long Beach City College and San Diego State University. During high-school Weathers was an all around athlete, involved in boxing, football, gymnastics, judo, soccer, and wrestling. He earned his B.A. in Drama from San Francisco State University in 1974.
Weathers had a brief professional career with the Oakland Raiders from 1970 – 71 all the while going back to school to get his degree in drama.