The man best remembered as Apollo Creed — heralded actor Carl Weathers — has lived a life few can even dream of.
The New Orleans native played professional football for the Oakland Raiders in 1970 – 71 and for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League between 1971 -73. He landed his first acting roles in blaxploitation films “Bucktown” and “Friday Foster” in 1975. His breakthrough, of course, came in 1976, when Sylvester Stallone cast Weathers as Creed in “Rocky.” After that he would not only reprise that role in three additional Rocky films, but go onto star in memorable roles in box-office giants “Predator,” “Happy Gilmore,” and the Oscar-worthy “Action Jackson.”
And yet, with all of his immense success, what does Weathers consider his finest life achievement? On March 3, Weathers told ESPN Radio host Dan LeBatard it was his induction into the International Mustache Hall of Fame.
To rejoice in Weathers’ astute notation of his career achievement born from his sexually dynamic Mustached American lifestyle, click here and listen at the 7:00 mark of the video.