Carl Weathers (born January 14, 1948) is an American actor, director and producer who played Dillon in the 1987 film Predator. He is perhaps best known for his role as Apollo Creed in the Rocky series (1976-1985). Other notable films Weathers has appeared in include Magnum Force (1973), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1978), The Defiant Ones (1986) and Happy Gilmore (1996). Aside from his work in film, Weathers has had an extensive career in television; there he is perhaps best-known for playing a tight-fisted parody of himself in the sitcom series Arrested Development (2003-2013). Notably, footage of Weathers playing Dillon is also used in that show.


Year Title Notes
1973 Magnum Force Uncredited
1975 Friday Foster With Yaphet Kotto
1976 The Four Deuces
1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind With Lance Henriksen
1978 The Bermuda Depths
Force 10 from Navarone
1979 Rocky II
1981 Death Hunt
1982 Rocky III
1985 Rocky IV
1986 The Defiant Ones
1987 Predator
1988 Action Jackson With Steve Boyum, William H. Burton, Jr., Robert Davi, Bill Duke, Diana James, Henry Kingi, Sonny Landham and Gerard G. Williams
1990 Dangerous Passion
1992 Hurricane Smith
1995 Op Center
1996 Happy Gilmore
1997 Shadow Warriors: Assault on Devil's Island
1999 Shadow Warriors 2: Hunt for the Death Merchant
Elevator Seeking
2002 Eight Crazy Nights
2004 Balto III: Wings of Change
2006 The Sasquatch Gang
2007 The Comebacks With Casey Sander
2012 American Warships
2013 Sheriff Tom vs. The Zombies

Documentary Appearances


  • Carl Weathers makes an appearance in the 2015 fighting game Mortal Kombat X as part of the Predator/Prey Pack DLC.


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