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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 (1977), 21 Jump Street (1987), Tales from the Darkside (1983) and Scrubs (2001). However, he's best known to ... See full bio »
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 2006 Whitepaddy
Hank
 2002 The Tim McCarver Show (TV Series)
 1996 Martin (TV Series)
Dr. Skyhook
- Why Can't We Be Friends: Part 2 (1996) ... Dr. Skyhook
 1994 The Stand (TV Mini-Series)
The Monster / Monster Shouter
- The Dreams (1994) ... The Monster
- The Plague (1994) ... Monster Shouter
 1993 Matrix (TV Series)
Blind Man
- Shadows from the Past (1993) ... Blind Man
 1991 Uncle Buck (TV Series)
Judge
- The People's Half Court (1991) ... Judge
 1991 Amen (TV Series)
The Wiz
- The Deacon's Slam Dunk (1991) ... The Wiz
 1990 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Wesley Williams
- Hi Mom (1990) ... Wesley Williams
 1989 Jake Spanner, Private Eye (TV Movie)
Man at Sal's House
 1987 Bustin' Loose (TV Series)
- Go for the Gold (1987)
 1982-1985 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Mr. Wilkes
- A Tale of Two Teachers (1985) ... Mr. Wilkes
- Substitute Teacher (1982) ... Mr. Wilkes
 1985 Fletch
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 1985 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
The Djinn, Jan Bin Jan
- Djinn, No Chaser (1985) ... The Djinn, Jan Bin Jan
 1980 Airplane!
Murdock (as Kareem Abdul-Jabaar)
 1977 Man from Atlantis (TV Series)
Thark
- Giant (1977) ... Thark
 1977 Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Star
- Episode dated 5 September 1977 (1977) ... Guest Star
 1974 Emergency! (TV Series)
Man Stuck in Car
- Foreign Trade (1974) ... Man Stuck in Car
 1971 Mannix (TV Series)
Jeff
- A Day Filled with Shadows (1971) ... Jeff (as Lewis Alcindor)
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Other Works:

(early 1980s) TV commercial (PSA, w/Willie Shoemaker): National Aeronautics and Space Administration See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 22 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Kareem Abdul-Jabaar | Lewis Ferdinand Alcindor | Lewis Alcindor | Lew Alcindor

Height:

7' 2" (2.18 m)
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Personal Quote:

Maybe the worst racism of all is denying that racism exists, because it keeps us from repairing the damage. This country needs a social colonoscopy to look for the hidden racist polyps. The finish line is when racism no longer exists, not when people claim it doesn't exist because they don't personally notice it. Why is it that the people who are declaring racism dead are mostly white? See more »

Trivia:

Played for UCLA (1965-1969). The Sporting News College Player of the Year (1967, 1969). Three-time First Team All-America (1967-1969). Two-time National Player of the Year (1967, 1969). Three-time NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1967-1969). Naismith Award winner (1969). Leading scorer in UCLA history. Led NCAA with .667 field goal percentage (1967) and .635 field goal percentage (1969). See more »

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Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Aries

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