Former or current sport athletes as actors?

There has been a bunch of former, or currently active, sport athletes becoming actors, whether it's a one-time only deal or for the long haul. Which of these do you think is the best?? (Feel free to come up with suggestions if I'm missing anyone worth mentioning)

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1.
Vinnie Jones
Actor, Snatch
Vincent Peter Jones was born on January 5, 1965 in Watford, England. He first came to public notice as a professional footballer, playing in the English Football League. Noted as one of soccer's hard men, he leaped to fame when a photographer, at a match, snapped him "marking" Newcastle United's Paul Gascoigne...
“ Gone In 60 Seconds, Eurotrip, X-Man: The Last Stand, The Condemned, Escape Plan ” - JuulDK
 
2.
Mike Tyson
Producer, Tyson
One of the most frightening human beings ever to step into the boxing ring, Mike Tyson was the model of the supreme gladiator - unbeaten and unbeatable. Never before had one individual captured the attention of the wider world via sport except Muhammad Ali. Michael Gerard Tyson was born in Brooklyn...
“ Rocky Balboa, The Hangover, How I Met Your Mother, Scary Movie 5 ” - JuulDK
 
3.
Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his mother is of Samoan background (her own father was Peter Fanene Maivia...
“ Scorpion King, The Rundown, Walking Tall, Gridiron Gang, Fast and Furious 5 & 6 ” - JuulDK
 
4.
Steve Austin
'Stone Cold' Steve Austin was born in Victoria, Texas, as Steven James Anderson, on December 18, 1964, the youngest of five children. His mother, Beverly Jane (Harrison), remarried to Kenneth Williams, and he took his stepfather's surname. He played football at the North Texas State University. He was worthy of achieving a free education because of his football skills in school...
“ The Longest Yard, The Condemned, The Expendables, Grown Ups 2 ” - JuulDK
 
5.
John Cena
Actor, WWE Raw
John Felix Anthony Cena, better known as WWE superstar John Cena, was born on April 23, 1977 in West Newbury, Massachusetts, to Carol (Lupien) and John Cena. He is of Italian (father) and French-Canadian and English (mother) descent, and is the grandson of baseball player Tony Lupien. When he was in college...
“ The Marine, Legendary ” - JuulDK
 
6.
Michael Jordan
Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born in Brookyln, New York on February 17, 1963. He was the fourth of five children born to James and Deloris. James Jordan was a mechanic and Deloris Jordan was a bank teller. Soon after Michael's birth, James and Deloris felt that the streets of Brooklyn were unsafe to raise a family, so they moved the family to Wilmington, North Carolina...
“ Space Jam ” - JuulDK
 
7.
Ray Allen
Ray Allen was born at Castle Air Force Base, near Merced, California, to Flora (Day) and Walter Allen, Sr. He graduated from Hillcrest High school in Dalzell, South Carolina in 1993 after taking the varsity basketball team (the Wildcats) to the State Championships. He was the 1996 Big East Player of the Year...
“ He Got Game ” - JuulDK
 
8.
Joe Namath
Self, Namath
The son of a steel worker from Beaver Falls, Pa., Joseph William Namath (Joe Willie) came from the rich football tradition that is in Pennsylvania. After starring for Paul 'Bear' Bryant's Alabama Crimson Tide teams in the 1960s, Namath was drafted by both the National Football League's (NFL) St. Louis Cardinals and the rival American Football League's (AFL) New York Jets in 1965...
“ The Last Rebel, The Avalanche Express, The Chattanooga Choo, The Brady Bunch ” - JuulDK
 
9.
Terry Crews
Terry Crews was born in Flint, Michigan, to Patricia and Terry Crews, Sr. He earned an Art Excellence Scholarship to attend Western Michigan University and also earned a full-ride athletic scholarship to play football. Crews was an All-Conference defensive end, and was a major contributor on the 1988 MAC champion WMU Broncos...
“ White Chicks, The Longest Yard, Get Smart, Gamer ” - JuulDK
 
10.
Hulk Hogan
Actor, Rocky III
One of the greatest, most popular, most hated and charismatic wrestlers of all time, Hulk Hogan is one of the men who helped parlay the circus-like world of professional wrestling from cult following into the forefront of American entertainment. What many people who know about Hogan don't know is he was in the "sport" for several years in virtual obscurity before hitting the big time...
“ Rocky III ” - JuulDK
 
11.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Actor, Airplane!
Legendary US NBA basketball player with the Milwaukee Bucks (1969-1975) and the Los Angeles Lakers (1975-1989), the 7' 2" Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Lew Alcindor) has made numerous guest appearances on US TV shows including Man from Atlantis, 21 Jump Street, Tales from the Darkside and Scrubs. However...
“ Airplane!, 21 Jump Street ” - JuulDK
 
12.
Lou Ferrigno
An internationally famous and well respected bodybuilder / actor, Lou Ferrigno first appeared on TV screens in 1977 as the musclebound The Incredible Hulk, the alter ego of meek scientist Bruce Banner. Ferrigno was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1951 and as a child suffered from an ear infection that resulted in permanent partial hearing loss...
“ The Hulk, King of Queens, I Love You Man ” - JuulDK
 
13.
Bubba Smith
The athletically gifted 6' 7" Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith played defensive end / defensive tackle for the National Football League's Baltimore Colts (1967-1971), Oakland Raiders (1973-1974), and Houston Oilers (1975-1976). After the conclusion of his football career, Smith moved into a TV & film career...
“ Police Academy ” - JuulDK
 
14.
“ Any Given Sunday, Shaft ” - JuulDK
 
15.
Jim Brown
Often mentioned as the greatest player in NFL history, this ruggedly handsome African American fullback for the Cleveland Browns first appeared on movie screens in the western Rio Conchos, followed by a strong supporting role as convict commando "Jefferson" in the terrific WW2 action film The Dirty Dozen...
“ The Running Man, Any Given Sunday ” - JuulDK
 
16.
Jason Lee
Born in Orange, California in 1970, Jason Lee is an American film photographer, actor, producer, and director. Well known for having been a professional skateboarder during skateboarding's very pivotal late 80s and early 90s, Lee would go on to pursue acting in 1993, working in film, television, and voiceover, and with such directors as Kevin Smith, Cameron Crowe, Lawrence Kasdan, and Brad Bird...
“ My Name Is Earl ” - JuulDK
 
17.
“ The Little House on the Prairie ” - JuulDK
 
18.
Carl Weathers
Actor, Predator
Carl Weathers was born on January 14, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana. A famous and successful football star at San Diego State, he played with the Oakland Raiders and retired from the sport in 1974, in order to give full attention to his goal: to be a real actor. Weathers first played small parts in two blaxploitation flicks...
“ Rocky 1-4, Happy Gilmore ” - JuulDK
 
19.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and one day be the Governor of California!...
“ Terminator, Kindergarten Cop, Batman, Predator, The Expendable, Escape Plan ” - JuulDK
 
20.
“ Double Team, Simon Sez ” - JuulDK
 
21.
Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal is regarded as one of the most dominant athletes and arguably the most gregarious personality in sports history. He wrote an autobiography (Shaq Talks Back), preserves an online presence for his fan base and produced a number of albums (Biological Didn't Bother, Shaq-Fu: Da Return, etc.)...
“ Kazaam, Scary Movie 4, Grown Ups 2 ” - JuulDK
 
22.
Mike Henry
Mike Henry was born August 15th, 1936. He was an athletic professional football player at the time he entered the movies. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1958-61) and the Los Angeles Rams (1962-64). During part of that time (1961-64) he was under contract with Warner Brothers and played a variety of bit parts (TV's Surfside 6...
“ Tarzan, The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit ” - JuulDK
 
23.
Jason Statham
Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been a Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992. He has also been a fashion model...
“ The Transporter, Crank, Death Race, The Expendables ” - JuulDK
 
24.
Chuck Connors
Chuck Connors was born Kevin Joseph Connors in Brooklyn, New York, to Marcella (Londrigan) and Alban Francis "Allan" Connors. His parents were immigrants from the Dominion of Newfoundland (now part of Canada), and were of Irish descent. Chuck and his two-years-younger sister, Gloria, grew up in a working-class section of the west side of Brooklyn...
“ The Rifleman, Soylent Green ” - JuulDK
 
25.
Buster Crabbe
Buster Crabbe graduated from the University of Southern California. In 1931, while working on That's My Boy for Columbia Pictures, he was tested by MGM for Tarzan and rejected. Paramount Pictures put him in King of the Jungle as Kaspa, the Lion Man (after a book of that title but clearly a copy of the Tarzan stories)...
“ Tarzan The Fearless, Flash Gordon ” - JuulDK
 
26.
Sonja Henie
The daughter of a fur wholesaler in Norway, Sonja Henie received her first pair of ice skates when she was six. At 14 she was the Norwegian Skating Champion. At 15 she would win the Olympic gold medal in Skating, a feat she would repeat in 1932 and 1936. In 1936 she would turn professional and tour with her own ice show...
“ Thin Ice, Second Fiddle, One in a Million ” - JuulDK
 
27.
Johnny Weissmuller
Johnny Weissmuller was born as Peter Johann Weißmüller in Freidorf, today a district of the city of Timisoara in Romania, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Weissmuller would later claim to have been born in Windber, Pennsylvania, probably to ensure his eligibility to compete as part of the US Olympic team...
“ Tarzan, Jungle Jim ” - JuulDK
 
28.
“ See No Evil ” - JuulDK
 
29.
“ The Longest Yard, Get Smart, MacGruber ” - JuulDK
 
30.
“ The Longest Yard, Ready to Rumble, Santa's Slay, Half Past Dead 2 ” - JuulDK
 
31.
Kevin Nash
Actor, John Wick
Kevin Nash is one of the most well-known personalities in the wrestling business and has established himself not only in the realm of sports, but in the entertainment world, as well. Kevin grew up in Detroit, Michigan with dreams of playing on a professional basketball team. He played basketball for...
“ The Longest Yard, DOA: Dead or Alive, Magic Mike ” - JuulDK
 
32.
Jesse Ventura
Actor, Predator
Jesse Ventura was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Bernice Martha (Lenz), a nurse who was of German descent, and George William Janos, a steam fitter of Slovak ancestry. In November 1990, professional wrestler turned actor Jesse Ventura was elected to a four-year term as mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota...
“ Predator, The Running Man, Demolition Man, Batman & Robin ” - JuulDK
 
33.
Dan Marino
Marino was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he became the most prolific and celebrated passer in Pitt Panther history and a first-round draft pick for Don Shula of the Dolphins. Marino has established a record number of records on the All-Time Quarterback list...
“ Ace Ventura, Bad Boys II, Holy Man, The Simpsons ” - JuulDK
 
34.
“ Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla ” - JuulDK
 
35.
Pelé
Simply he was, and for many people still is, the greatest football player of the world. Not a single thing was impossible for him: he won three World Cup with his National Team of Brazil (Sweden 1958, Chile 1962, Mexico 1970). He scored more than 1.200 goals during his long career (more than 1.300 official matches)...
“ Victory, A Minor Miracle, Hotshot ” - JuulDK