Wednesday, July 1, 2111

NFL and Hollywood Connection

Perhaps since movies and football began in the early 20th century and captured the fascination of the nation, there has been quite an interesting connection with the NFL and Hollywood. Both in football players acting in films and television and also in movies and television featuring football as a theme or even a small subplot.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Otis Sistrunk in Hollywood

Otis Sistrunk was a defensive lineman for the Oakland Raiders in the 1970s and was one of several Raiders who gave acting a go.

Otis played a short-order cook in the movie Carwash—

He was also an uncredited character called Cop Chasing Dan" iBabyface and he was in Doc Hooker's Bunch (a Western comedy) as a character named "Iron".

Sistrunk as "Iron"—

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Tony Gonzales in Hollywood

Tony Gonzales was a former Chiefs and Falcons tight end who begain acting roles in 2006. Here are a couple of highlights.

He has played Special Agent Tony Francis on the TV Series NCIS:

In xXx: Return of Xander Cage Gonzales played Paul Donovan:

Mark Schlereth in Hollywood

Mark Schlereth played Roc Hoover in the TV Series Guiding Light from 2007-09:

In 2012 he played Coach Dolen in Red Dawn:

Frank McRae in Hollywood

Frank McRae played for the Bears and according to IMDB had over 40 acting roles in films and television spanning from 1972 through 2006.

In Red Dawn McRae played the high school teacher who was shot by invading Cuban and Russian paratroopers. His name in the film was Mr. Teasdale.

 He played Captain Haden in 48 Hours and Another 48 Hours.
McRae played "Jim the Mechanic" in Used Cars:
Last Action Hero had McRae playing  Lt. Dekker:

Friday, June 8, 2018

Jim Nicholson in Hollywood

Chief offensive tackle Jim Nicholson only had one role in a film. He was "Ice Man" in 1974's The Longest Yard