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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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Airplane! Roger Murdock
(1980)
Fletch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(1985)
Forget Paris Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(1995)
Veronica Mars Producer
(2019)

Filmography

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 2021 Dave (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2021) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 2019 iZombie (TV Series)
Zed
- Dead Lift (2019) ... Zed
 2019 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- The D & D Vortex (2019) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 2018 Fresh Off the Boat (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Fresh Off the RV (2018) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 2017 The Comedy Get Down (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- LA Story Part 1 (2017) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 2017 Linkin Park: Good Goodbye (Music Video)
The judge
 2014 The Crazy Ones (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- March Madness (2014) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 2012 Guys with Kids (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- First Birthday (2012) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Pilot (2012) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 2011 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Love Is a Many Strangled Thing (2011) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (voice)
 2008 Will.i.am: Yes We Can (Music Video)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 2006 Whitepaddy
Hank
 2006 Scrubs (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- My Cabbage (2006) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 2000 The Brian Benben Show (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Motivating Kevin (2000) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 2000 The War Next Door (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Death Dish (2000) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 1998 Saved by the Bell: The New Class (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Maria's Revenge (1998) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 1998 BASEketball
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 1998 The Gregory Hines Show (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- To Volunteer Is Human (1998) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 1997 Boston Common (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- The Occidental Purists (1997) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 1997 Living Single (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Back in the Day (1997) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 1996 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Frank, the Writer (1996) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 1996 Martin (TV Series)
Dr. Skyhook
- Why Can't We Be Friends: Part 2 (1996) ... Dr. Skyhook
 1995 Slam Dunk Ernest (Video)
The Archangel of Basketball
 1995 Forget Paris
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 1995 Full House (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Air Jesse (1995) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 1994 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Will's Misery (1994) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 1994 The Critic (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- A Day at the Races and a Night at the Opera (1994) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (voice)
 1994 The Stand (TV Mini Series)
Monster Shouter
- The Dreams (1994) ... Monster Shouter
- The Plague (1994) ... Monster Shouter
 1994 D2: The Mighty Ducks
Celebrity at Party
 1994 Phenom (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- What's in a Vow? (1994) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 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
 1991 Good Sports (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Pros and Ex-Cons (1991) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 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)
 1987 Stingray (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Blood Money (1987) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 1986 Stop the Madness (Music Video)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 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
 1984 Pryor's Place (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Too Old Too Soon, Too Smart Too Late (1984) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 1980 Airplane!
Roger Murdock (as Kareem Abdul-Jabaar)
 1979 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 1979 The Visitor
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (uncredited)
 1978 Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Episode #1.6 (1978) ... Guest Performer
 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
 1974 The Game of Death
Hakim / Mantis
 1971 Mannix (TV Series)
Jeff
- A Day Filled with Shadows (1971) ... Jeff (as Lewis Alcindor)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Wickes Furniture See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 5 Interviews | 7 Articles | 23 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

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

Height:

7' 2" (2.18 m)

Spouse:

Janice 'Habiba' Brown  (divorced)  (4 children)
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Personal Quote:

I saw Islam as the correct way to live, and I chose to try to live that way. See more »

Trivia:

When he appeared on "Celebrity Jeopardy!", the camera had to be moved back 5 feet from its usual position, in order to keep all three contestants in frame; this was due to KAJ's height. 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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