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Walter Payton (1953–1999)

Walter Payton, nicknamed "Sweetness, " is the NFL's all-time leading rusher. His playing career lasted from 1975 to 1987. In those years, he amassed 16,026 rushing yards. He made a few appearances on television (as a guest star), but he was known as a profoundly personal man. See full bio »

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Filmography

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 2001 ESPN SportsCentury (TV Series documentary)
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- Walter Payton (2001) ... Himself
 1998 For Your Love (TV Series)
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- The Most Valuable Player (1998) ... Himself
 1997 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 30 April 1997 (1997) ... Himself
 1995 Coach (TV Series)
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- Turtle World (1995) ... Himself (as Walter J. Payton)
 1994 Summerslam (TV Special)
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 1985-1989 Ebony/Jet Showcase (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 3 November 1989 (1989) ... Himself
- Episode dated 13 November 1987 (1987) ... Himself
- Episode dated 18 October 1985 (1985) ... Himself
 1989 Donahue (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 29 May 1989 (1989) ... Himself
 1989 The Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series)
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- Episode #1.74 (1989) ... Himself
 1989 The Pat Sajak Show (TV Series)
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- Episode #1.60 (1989) ... Himself
 1975-1987 NFL Monday Night Football (TV Series)
Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers (1987) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Chicago Bears vs. Denver Broncos (1987) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears (1987) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions (1986) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears (1986) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
 1987 ESPN's Sunday Night Football (TV Series)
Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings (1987) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
 1987 The Grand Knockout Tournament (TV Special)
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 1987 The New Hollywood Squares (TV Series)
Guest Appearance
- Episode dated 15 June 1987 (1987) ... Guest Appearance
 1987 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Himself - Co-Host / Various / Michael Jackson
- Walter Payton & Joe Montana/Debbie Harry (1987) ... Himself - Co-Host / Various / Michael Jackson
 1986 Super Bowl XX (TV Movie)
Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
 1986 1985 NFC Championship Game (TV Movie)
Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
 1985 1984 NFC Championship Game (TV Movie)
Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
 1985 The Super Bowl Shuffle (Video short)
Himself - The Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew
 1976-1984 The NFL on CBS (TV Series)
Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears (1984) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Chicago Bears vs. Kansas City Chiefs (1981) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Chicago Bears vs. Washington Redskins (1978) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks (1976) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
 1975 The NFL on NBC (TV Series)
Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Baltimore Colts vs. Chicago Bears (1975) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
 1973 Soul Train (TV Series documentary)
Guest
- Dance Contest Show: The Sylvers (1973) ... Guest
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Diet Coke (1985)

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Walter J. Payton

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

(1975-1987) Running back for Chicago Bears football team: 7-time All-Pro selection; led Bears to their only Super Bowl championship, 1986. Also holds all-time rushing record for one game, 275 yards. Graduate of Jackson State University, Mississippi. Running back for the National Football League's Chicago Bears, 1975-1987. Retired as the NFL's [all-time] 2nd leader in rushing yards with 16,726 (... See more »

Nickname:

Sweetness

Star Sign:

Leo

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