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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (I)


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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Known For

BASEketball
BASEketball Himself
(1998)
Airplane!
Airplane! Roger Murdock
(1980)
D2: The Mighty Ducks
(1994)

Filmography

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 2014 The Crazy Ones (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- March Madness (2014) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 2006 Whitepaddy
Hank
 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)
 1982-1985 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Mr. Wilkes
- A Tale of Two Teachers (1985) ... Mr. Wilkes
- Substitute Teacher (1982) ... Mr. Wilkes
 1980 Airplane!
Roger Murdock (as Kareem Abdul-Jabaar)
 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:

Book: "Black Profiles in Courage: A Legacy of African American Achievements". 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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Personal Quote:

[observation, 2016] Most young people today know Muhammad Ali only as the hunched old man whose body shook ceaselessly from Parkinson's. But I, and millions of other Americans black and white, remember him as the man whose mind and body once shook the world. We have been better off because of it. See more »

Trivia:

Father of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 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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