About Carl Weathers

Carl Weathers is a former professional football player and a talented actor. He is known for his acting in an American boxing drama film called Rocky, where he portrayed the character of Apollo Creed. He also received success after starring in the television series named Street Justice as Detective Adam Beaudreaux.

Quick Info 
Full NameCarl Weathers
Date of BirthJanuary 14, 1948
Birth PlaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
OccupationActor, professional American football player (Linebacker )
Football CareerOakland Raiders (1970–1971)
B.C. Lions (1971–1974)
Spouse(s)Mary Ann Castle
​​(m. 1973; div. 1983)​
Rhona Unsell
​(m. 1984; div. 2006)​
Jennifer Peterson
​​(m. 2007; div. 2009)
Net worthUS $6 million

Early life

Carl Weathers was born on 14th January of 1948 in the Louisiana state called New Orleans in the United States. His nationality is American, as he was born and grew up there. He completed his high school from St. Augustine High School on a scholarship. He grew up in a low-income family as his father used to be a day laborer. He is a San Francisco State University graduate. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in acting.

Weathers used to participate in various sports like gymnastics, wrestling, soccer, football, and boxing during his high school. During his university, he was an active football player.

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Carl Weathers started his career as a football player. He was the defensive end of the team. He joined the Long Beach City College in Long Beach of California. During his first year of the game season, he could not play because of his ankle injury. Shortly after that, Weathers moved to San Diego State University and started his football career as a letterman. There in the university, Weathers was coached by Don Coryell.

Weathers joined the draft and was assigned to the Oakland Raiders team. His position this time was a linebacker, and he played as a free agent. He played for the team in the season 1970 appearing in 7 games, and played only a single game in the following season. After that, Weathers signed the contract with BC Lions and played for two seasons till 1973. After a year, Weathers retired from football and joined the acting career for good.




Carl Weathers made his film debut in 1973, where he appeared in the action thriller film called Magnum Force as a demonstrator. He dropped the central role in an American blaxploitation film named Friday Foster in 1975. In the movie, he portrayed the character of Yarboror, and the same year, he appeared in another crime drama film called Bucktown as Hambone.

Following year, Carl Weathers portrayed the character of Apollo Creed in the film Rocky and then he continued appearing on its series Rocky II in 1979, Rocky III in 1982, and Rocky IV in 1985. In 1988, Weathers starred in an action film called Action Jackson alongside Vanity. In the movie, he portrayed the character of Sgt. Jericho “Action” Jackson. For his performance, he received his first NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture. He then starred in another action film called Hurricane Smith in 1992 as Billy “Hurricane” Smith.

Besides acting, he has also voiced in the animated film like Eight Crazy Nights, Balto III: Wings of Change, and Toy Story 4.

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Carl Weathersmade his television debut in 1975. He made his small appearances in series like Good Times, The Six Million Dollar Man, Kung Fu, Starsky & Hutch. He also appeared in TV films like The Bermuda Depths in 1978 as Eric, starred in the crime drama film Braker in 1985 as Harry Braker. He then starred in a crime drama Tv film named The Defiant Ones in 1986.

Carl Weathers dropped the central role in a crime drama series called Fortune Dane in 1986. In 1989, he dropped the recurring role in a military drama series called Tour of Duty, where he portrayed the character of Colonel Carl Brewster. He then starred in the Tv film Dangerous Passion in 1990 and went onto play the central role in a successful crime drama series called Street Justice as Adam. After the end of the series, he went onto starring in another police procedural series called In the Heat of the Night. It was also successful, and the series ended in 1995.

Weathers received another central role in 2017 in the legal drama series called Chicago Justice, where he portrayed the character of Mark Jeffries. In 2019, he made his appearance in a tv series called The Mandalorian as Greef Karga.


Personal life

Love Life:

Talking about Carl Weathers’ personal love life, he is a divorced man and is currently believed to be single. He was married to Mary Ahn Castle for ten years (1973-1983). They together had two children, namely Jason and Matthew Weathers, and both of them are sons. A year after their separation, Weathers started dating Rhona Unsell, and their relationship ended in 2006. He was also rumored to be dating actress Kathie Lee Clifford shortly for a year during those times. In 2007, Weathers hooked up with Jennifer Peterson, and they broke up in 2009. Weathers is believed to have dated numerous women since then, but there are no concrete proofs about his love life.

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Social Media:

Carl Weathers is an active social media user. @TheCarlWeathers can connect him on Twitter, and he has over 69.3 thousand followers. He also has an Instagram account by the name @carlweathers and has over 26.9 thousand followers. He is mostly active on Twitter.


Physical statistics & others

Carl Weathers is 72 years old as of 2020, and he is healthy, strong, and active as ever. He has a height of 6 feet and 2 inches with a bodyweight of around 100 kg. As expected from a former football player, he has an athletic body build. He possesses dark brown short afro hair and dark brown eye. His distinctive features include his unique mustache.

He belongs to black ethnicity as he has African-American ancestry. His sexual orientation is straight. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Net worth

As of 2020, Carl Weathers’ net worth is estimated to be around 6 million dollars. He earns all his millions from acting only since he is already retired from football. His per episode appearances in the television series make him millions. He also earns an extra from brand endorsements and commercials he does.