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O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson

  • Born on
    • July 9th, 1947
James "O. J." Simpson (born July 9, 1947), nicknamed "The Juice", is a retired American collegiate and professional football player, football broadcaster, actor, and convicted felon. Originally attaining a public profile in sports as a running back at the collegiate and professional levels, Simpson was the the American Football League's Buffalo Bills' first overall pick in the 1969 Common Draft, and the first professional football player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season, a mark he set during the 1973 season. While five other players have passed the 2,000 rush yard mark he stands alone as the only player to ever rush for more than 2,000 yards in a 14-game season (professional football changed to a 16-game season in 1978). He also holds the record for the single season yards-per-game average which stands at 143.1 ypg. Simpson was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985. He also had successful careers in acting and sports commentary. In 1995, Simpson was acquitted of the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman after a lengthy, internationally publicized criminal trial — the People v. Simpson. A 1997 judgment against Simpson for their wrongful deaths was awarded in civil court, and to date he has paid little of the $33.5 million judgment. His book, If I Did It (2006), which purports to be a first-person fictional account of the murders had he actually committed them, was withdrawn by the publisher just before its release. The book was later released by the Goldman family. In September 2007, Simpson was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, and charged with numerous felonies, including armed robbery and kidnapping. In 2008 he was found guilty and sentenced to 33 years imprisonment, with a minimum of 9 years without parole. He is currently serving his sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada. Description above from the Wikipedia article O. J. Simpson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Acting (12 Credits)

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1994Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult as Nordberg
1992CIA Code Name: Alexa as Nick Murphy
1992No Place to Hide as Allie Wheeler
1991The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear as Nordberg
1988The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! as Det. Nordberg
1987Back to the Beach as Man At Airport
1979Firepower as Catlett
1977Capricorn One as Cmdr. John Walker
1976The Cassandra Crossing as Haley
1976Killer Force as Alexander
1974The Klansman as Garth
1974The Towering Inferno as Jernigan

Himself (2 Credits)

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2016O.J.: Made in America as Himself (archive footage)
2016O.J.: Made in America as Himself (archive footage)

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