Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Defensive Linemen in the Movies: Reggie Doss

Reggie Doss was aother longtime NFL defensive linemen with the Rams, he only got one cameo, as a "football player" at a party in the Mark Harmon film Worth Winning.

Doss is in the middle looking toward the women.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Scenes from Disney's Gus (1976)

Here are some screenshots from Gus. We've identified some of the California Atoms players, but could use help on some others. See if you fans can identify any of the players used as extras.
Dick Butkus as Rob Cargil
Atoms versus the Green Bay Packers
Atoms versus the Los Angeles Rams
Rams WR Harold Jackson as Atoms player
     
Eddie McMilliam, Cody Jones and Fred Dryer as Atoms Player

Richard Kiel intimidates Butkus

Cody Jones (center) and Jim Jodat of the Rams as Atoms player
Player on far left is as of yet unidentified

Rick Kay (left) and LawrenceMcCutcheon (right).
 #61 is unidentified

McCutcheon (left) and Dryer (right) Middle player is
as of yet unidentified

Dryer (left) Harold Jackson (#24) others not
identified as of yet.


Johnny Unitas as huimself in broadcast booth

Unitas and Bob Crane as "Pepper"

#73 is LA Ram Charlie Cowan

Don Knotts and Ed Asner as the coaches





Rick Kay as Atoms linebacker

Jim Peterson as Atoms linebacker

Dick Butkus as Atoms linebacker

Don Knotts and Butkus


Gary Grimes as Andy Petrovic.
Player on right resembles Night Train Lane

Dryer

Cowan left. Others unknown










Sunday, January 11, 2015

Doug France in Hollywood

Rams offensive lineman Doug France, according to IMDB, had several roles in movies and television.

 In 1979, in the fine film North Dallas Forty he landed the role of  Alcie Weeks, an All-Pro defensive tackle:


In on the TV series  1981 B.J. and the Bear he was a prison guard Football Player along with a few other NFL players.




Also in 1981 in the series The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo he played a Bodyguard

The next year  in The Greatest American Hero he was Caprice, a football player





Finally, in 1984, he was Mean Mick Matthews, a heavy who was disguised as a monk that helped teh stars of the show out of a jam.






Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Defensive Linemen in the Movies: Charles DeJurnett

Charles DeJurnett was a longtime NFL defensive linemen, playing mostly defensive tackle but also some defensive end and nose tackle, he was a decent inside rusher.

He didn't really get to act much and he's not listed anywhere in IMDB, other than in NFL games, DeJurnett was an extra (no lines)  in North Dallas Forty.

He was in the weight room scene and the fight scene.