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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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Known For

Airplane!
Airplane! Roger Murdock
(1980)
Fletch
Fletch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(1985)
Forget Paris
Forget Paris Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(1995)
BASEketball
BASEketball Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(1998)

Filmography

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 2018 Looking for Alaska (TV Mini-Series) (announced)
Chip 'The Colonel' Martin (2018)
 2017 The Comedy Get Down (TV Series)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- LA Story Part 1 (2017) ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 2017 Linkin Park: Good Goodbye (Video short)
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
 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
 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
 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
 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)
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)
 1986 Stop the Madness (Video short)
 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
 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:

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Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 5 Interviews | 6 Articles | 22 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Instagram | Official Site

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:

Diagnosed with leukemia in December, 2008. See more »

Trademark:

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Nickname:

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

Star Sign:

Aries

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