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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 28 February 1945Orange, Texas, USA
Date of Death 3 August 2011Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA  (complications from phentramine overdose)
Birth NameCharles Aaron Smith
Height 6' 7" (2.01 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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, with initial guest appearances on prime time TV shows including Wonder Woman (1975), Charlie's Angels (1976) and Eight Is Enough (1977).

Smith is best known to international film audiences as the softly spoken police officer "Moses Hightower" from the Police Academy (1984) series of comedies, in which he has appeared in all but one of the numerous sequels.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: firehouse44@hotmail.com

Trade Mark (1)

Towering height

Trivia (10)

Graduated from Michigan State University in 1966.
Three-time NCAA All-American at Michigan State.
Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1988.
Brother, Tody Smith, was also a professional football player.
Known for his Miller Lite Beer commercials - "I also like the easy opening cans.".
Was a professional football player, prior to his acting career.
Played defensive end/defensive tackle for the National Football League's Baltimore Colts (1967-1971), Oakland Raiders (1973-1974), and Houston Oilers (1975-1976).
Was of the belief, as stated in several interviews, that Super Bowl III (1969), the biggest upset in Super Bowl history of which he was on the losing end of, was rigged.
Was selected by the Baltimore Colts as the No. 1 pick in the National Football League's 1967 college draft.
Played in the 10-10 tie that gave Notre Dame the national championship in 1966 and is considered one of the greatest college football games.

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