Carl Weathers Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Carl Weathers Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 80 kg
Date of Birth January 14, 1948
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Eye Color Dark Brown

Carl Weathers is an American actor, director, producer, voice actor, writer, and professional football player who is best known for having been cast as Apollo Creed in the Rocky series of films as well as for portraying the character of Chubbs Peterson in Happy Gilmore and Little Nicky. He has also been active in sports and has played for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League and the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League.

Born Name

Carl Weathers

Nick Name

Carl

Carl Weathers as seen while posing for the camera during the promotion of the series, 'Explosion Jones', in October 2017
Carl Weathers as seen while posing for the camera during the promotion of the series, ‘Explosion Jones’, in October 2017 (Luigi Novi / Wikimedia / CC BY 4.0)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Carl Weathers studied at St. Augustine High School which is an all-boys parochial high school located in New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated in 1966. Later, he attended the Long Beach City College before transferring to San Diego State University where he played and became a letterman for the San Diego State Aztecs in 1968 and 1969.

Then, Carl Weathers got enrolled at the San Francisco State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in drama in 1974. Moreover, he has also taken drama classes with actress Donna Pescow.

Occupation

Actor, Professional Football Player, Director, Producer, Writer, Voiceover Artist

Carl Weathers (Left) as seen while posing for a picture alongside Vivica A. Fox and Michael Madsen promoting their animated TV series, 'Explosion Jones', in October 2017
Carl Weathers (Left) as seen while posing for a picture alongside Vivica A. Fox and Michael Madsen promoting their animated TV series, ‘Explosion Jones’, in October 2017 (Luigi Novi / Wikimedia / CC BY 4.0)

Family

  • Father – He was a day laborer.

Manager

Carl Weathers is represented by Luber Roklin Entertainment, Talent Management Company, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm

Weight

80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Carl Weathers has dated –

  1. Mary Ann Castle (1973-1983) – The duo has been blessed with 2 sons, namely, Jason and Matthew.
  2. Rhona Unsell (1984-2006)
  3. Kathie Lee Gifford (1984-1985)
  4. Jennifer Peterson (2007-2009)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Carl Weathers is of African-American descent.

Carl Weathers as seen while speaking at the Calgary Comic Expo in April 2015
Carl Weathers as seen while speaking at the Calgary Comic Expo in April 2015 (Youngjim / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Sports a mustache

Brand Endorsements

Carl Weathers has done endorsement work for –

  • Bud Light (TV Commercial) (2010)
  • Old Spice Deodorant with Tony Stewart (TV Commercial) (2010)
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children (TV Commercial) (2014) (along with Bernie Kopell, Cloris Leachman, and Markie Post)
Carl Weathers as seen at the 'Explosion Jones' press room at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, New York, United States in October 2017
Carl Weathers as seen at the ‘Explosion Jones’ press room at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, New York, United States in October 2017 (Luigi Novi / Wikimedia / CC BY 4.0)

Carl Weathers Facts

  1. While growing up, he used to play a variety of sports such as boxing, football, gymnastics, judo, soccer, and wrestling.
  2. Carl Weathers has said that when he was young, he used to dream about becoming an actor.
  3. He made his theatrical film debut by playing the role of Demonstrator in the action thriller film, Magnum Force in 1973. However, his part went uncredited.
  4. As a director, he has worked on a couple of shows like Silk StalkingsPensacola: Wings of Gold18 Wheels of JusticeFor the People, Strong Medicine, and Sheena.
  5. Carl Weathers has provided his vocals to a few video game characters which include Colonel Samuel Garrett from Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction and Jax Briggs from Mortal Kombat X.
  6. He has also gained a decent social media fan base with more than 50k followers on Twitter.
  7. Carl Weathers has served as a producer on projects such as A Burger and a BulletThe Defiant Ones, and Fortune Dane.

Featured Image by Luigi Novi / Wikimedia / CC BY 4.0

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