O.J. Simpson: In The Movies


O.J. Simpson is a very famous person, or infamous depending on your view of the man.  Before he was convicted of kidnapping and acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, he was a great football player and top celebrity.

During his football playing days, O.J. Simpson was definitely one of the more popular players in the country. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1968 at USC and then was drafted by the Buffalo Bills who were at the time members of the American Football League. His first few years weren’t extremely successful, but in 1973 he became the first player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season. He also won the NFL rushing title four times during the early and mid 1970s. He finished his playing career as a member of the San Francisco 49ers, playing football professionally in the city where he grew up. For his exploits on the field, O.J. Simpson would be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Simpson’s popularity transferred over to the screen too as he was very successful with product endorsements and even acted during his playing days. He eventually ventured into television and movie roles on a larger basis after retirement, here is a look at his acting credits.

Dragney 1967 – 1 episode

It Takes a Thief – 1 episode

Ironside – 1 episode

Medical Center – 1 episode

Cade’s County – 1 episode

The Klansman

The Towering Inferno

Killer Force

The Cassandra Crossing

Roots – 1 episode

A Killing Affair

Capricorn One

Firepower

Goldie and the Boxer

Goldie and the Boxer Go to Hollywood

Hambone and Hillie

Student Exchange

The Naked Gun

In the Heat of the Night – 1 episode

1st & Ten – 7 episodes

The Naked Gun 2 1/2

CIA Code Name: Alexa

No Place to Hide

Frogmen

Naked Gun 33 1/3

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