Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  • Born on
    • April 17th, 1947
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.; April 16, 1947) is an American former professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. NBA coach Pat Riley and players Isiah Thomas and Julius Erving have called him the greatest basketball player of all time. Abdul-Jabbar has also been an actor, a basketball coach, a best-selling author, and a martial artist, having trained in Jeet Kune Do under Bruce Lee and appeared in his film Game of Death (1972) and other TV Shows a series.


Acting (10 Credits)

2016O.J.: Made in America
2009How Bruce Lee Changed the World
2007Weapons as P.J.
1998BASEketball as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1995Slam Dunk Ernest as Archangel
1995Forget Paris as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1994D2: The Mighty Ducks as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1994The Stand as Monster Shouter
1980Airplane! as Roger Murdock
1978Game of Death as Hakim

Himself (11 Credits)

2020Be Water as himself
2015Kareem: Minority of One as Himself
2015Kobe Bryant's Muse as Himself (archive footage)
2009Kobe Doin' Work as himself
2000Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey as Himself
1996Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault as himself
1993The Curse of the Dragon as Self
1989Troop Beverly Hills as Himself
1985Fletch as Himself
1979The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh as Himself
1979The Visitor as Himself (uncredited)


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