Carl Weathers (born January 14, 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American actor and a former professional football player.
His best known roles are boxing champion Apollo Creed in the Rocky films, CIA operative Al Dillon in Predator, Jericho "Action" Jackson in Action Jackson, retired professional golf player Chubbs Peterson in Happy Gilmore and a fictionalized version of himself in Arrested Development. He voiced Omnitraxus on Star vs. the Forces of Evil and also plays Greef Karga in Star Wars: The Mandalorian, some episodes of which he also directed.
This actor is an example of:
- Adam Westing: Arrested Development, made during a major low point in his career, portrays him as a huge cheapskate whose "acting" lessons are often just tips on spending less money.
- An Arm and a Leg: Some of his more famous roles have him playing a character who loses or has lost a hand, like Al Dillon, Chubbs Peterson and Combat Carl. In honor of the Predator being a Guest Fighter in Mortal Kombat X, NetherRealm Studios gave Jax, a man who had his arms ripped off and replaced with cybernetic ones, a DLC skin based on Dillon, complete with Weathers doing the voice for the skin.