Bubba Smith

One of the most physically formidable athletes in the history of professional football, Bubba Smith was a Super Bowl-winning defensive end for the Baltimore Colts before retiring in the mid-1970s to concentrate on ... Read more »
Born: 02/27/1945 in Orange, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

Full Clip 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Married... With Children 1990 - 1995, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Police Academy: The Series 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1997 (Tv Show)

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Daddy Dearest 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Holy Matrimony 1994 (Movie)

Hutterite Boy (Actor)

Silence of the Hams 1994 (Movie)

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Coach 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fist of Honor 1993 (Movie)

Detective Johnson (Actor)

The Naked Truth 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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1st & Ten: In Your Face! 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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My Samurai 1991 (Movie)

Reverend George (Actor)

Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Secret Agent 00 - Soul 1990 (Movie)

cameo appearance (Actor)

The Greatest Practical Jokes of All Time 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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All-American Sports Nuts 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Diet America Challenge 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Police Academy 6: City Under Siege 1989 (Movie)

Hightower (Actor)

The 1989 Mother/Daughter USA Pageant 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach 1988 (Movie)

Hightower (Actor)

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol 1987 (Movie)

Hightower (Actor)

Super Night at the Super Bowl 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wild Pair 1987 (Movie)

Benny Avalon (Actor)

Black Moon Rising 1986 (Movie)

Johnson (Actor)

Police Academy 3: Back in Training 1986 (Movie)

Sergeant Hightower (Actor)

Battle of the Network Stars XVIII 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Half-Nelson 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment 1985 (Movie)

Hightower (Actor)

Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Blue Thunder 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Police Academy 1984 (Movie)

Moses Hightower (Actor)

Stroker Ace 1983 (Movie)

Arnold (Actor)

Fighting Back 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Semi-Tough 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Semi-Tough 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Open All Night (TV Show)

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Stuck With Each Other (TV Show)

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Superdome (TV Show)

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The Big Black Pill (TV Show)

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Unitas (TV Show)

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Biography

One of the most physically formidable athletes in the history of professional football, Bubba Smith was a Super Bowl-winning defensive end for the Baltimore Colts before retiring in the mid-1970s to concentrate on acting in features and television, most notably in the "Police Academy" franchise. At 6'8", Smith was an intimidating presence on the field - he once joked that his game strategy was to grab a number of players, find out which one had the ball, and discard the rest - but spoofed his sports persona on screen by playing genial, even passive figures like "Police Academy's" Moses Hightower, a gentle florist with self-confidence issues. As an actor, Smith was frequently paired with another formidable gridiron great, Dick Butkus; their likable rapport together was often the best part of their collaborative projects. Though never a major star in Hollywood, Smith's football glories remained unvarnished after nearly four decades, and his honors included induction into the College Football Hall of Fame and the retirement of his college jersey in 2006.

Relationships

Tody Smith Actor

Brother
Played football for the University of Southern California and for the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Oilers and Buffalo Bills Later became Bubba's agent Died at 50 in 1999

EDUCATION

Michigan State University

East Lansing , Michigan 1967
Awarded with All-America honors in 1965 and 1966 for college football.

Charlton-Pollard High School

Beaumont , Texas 1963

Milestones

1997

Reprised role of Moses Hightower on an episode of "Police Academy: The Series"

1991

Appeared in two episodes of Fox's "Married... with Children"

1986

Again reprised role of Moses Hightower for "Police Academy 3: Back in Training" and "Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol"

1985

Reprised role as Moses Hightower for "Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment"

1985

Starred on NBC's short-lived series, "Half Nelson"

1984

First regular series role on ABC's "Blue Thunder"

1984

Breakthrough film role, playing Moses Hightower in "Police Academy"

1981

Had a recurring role on the short-lived ABC sitcom, "Open All Night"

1979

Made his film debut in "A Pleasure Doing Business"

1978

Guest starred on "Good Times" (CBS) as Marion 'Sweet Daddy' Williams' bodyguard

1978

Made small screen debut in an episode of "The New Adventures of Wonder Woman" (CBS)

1975

Finished his career with the Houston Oilers

1972

Traded to the Oakland Raiders

1970

Won Super Bowl V at the end of the 1970 season with The Colts

1967

Was the No. 1 NFL draft pick from Michigan State University when he joined the Baltimore Colts

Became a spokesperson for Miller Lite beer

Bonus Trivia

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In his senior season at Michigan State, he played in the "Game of the Century" (a 10–10 tie at home against the University of Notre Dame).

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In 1988, Smith was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame.

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Michigan State retired his number 95 jersey on Sept. 23, 2006.

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