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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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 2014 The Crazy Ones (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- March Madness (2014) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 2006 Scrubs (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- My Cabbage (2006) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 1996 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Frank, the Writer (1996) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 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)
 1977 Man from Atlantis (TV Series)
Thark
- Giant (1977) ... Thark
 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:

TV commercial: Coors Light beer. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 5 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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[on an interview between Barack Obama and ballerina Misty Copeland] Throw in a rabbi and a priest and you've got the start of a classic water cooler joke. But add first black U.S. President and first black female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theater and it's no longer a joke but an uplifting ideal for a new generation of African Americana. Two shining models of how diligence, ... See more »

Trivia:

Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament wrote a song about him based on the urban myth that he lost all of his money investing in hotels for tall people. The song, entitled "Sweet Lew," appears on the album "Lost Dogs." See more »

Trademark:

Towering height See more »

Nickname:

Known as "The Big 'A'" before his name change. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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