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.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Pete Koch in Hollywood

 In 1986 Hoch was in Heat with Burt Reynolds—



Koch was "Swede" in Heartbreak Ridge—




He was "Claude Delancy" in Loverboy—


In all, Koch has 44 credits to his name according to IMDB.com

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story

Lionsgate released a preview of its upcoming film on Kurt Warner's life story entitled American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story.

It features Zachary Levi as Warner, Dennis Quaid as former St. Louis Rams head coach Dick Vermeil and Anna Paquin as Warner's wife, Brenda.









 

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"—









Saturday, July 7, 2018

RIckey Bell Story—Triumph of the Heart

 In 1991 A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story, a TV Movie was released about the life and death of Bucs running back Ricky Bell. Mario Van Peebles starred as Bell.
















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: