Joe Namath

Joe Namath went from bad-boy jock to cosmopolitan raconteur and hero of one of the greatest underdog stories in American sports as he quarterbacked the New York Jets to a stunning defeat of the Baltimore Colts in Super ... Read more »
Born: 05/31/1943 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (46)

Jim Rome on Showtime 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

The Wedding Ringer 2015 (Movie)

Football Legend (Actor)

Harry Benson: Shoot First 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

The Simpsons 1997, 2002, 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Namath 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The Bear: The Legend of Coach Paul Bryant 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Super Bowl at 30: Big Game America 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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King Orange Jamboree Parade 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The NFL at 75: An All-Star Celebration 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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King Orange Jamboree Parade 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The John Larroquette Show 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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

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Dorf's Family Stump 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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1st & Ten: Do It Again 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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NBC Saturday Sports Showcase 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Spy Magazine Presents How to Be Famous 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The 11th Annual ACE Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Host

1st & Ten: The Bulls Mean Business 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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America's Junior Miss 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Our Kids and the Best of Everything 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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

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True Confessions 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Whatta Year... 1986 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Chattanooga Choo Choo 1984 (Movie)

Newt (Actor)

Texaco Star Theater: Opening Night 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Bonnie and the Franklins 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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The Nashville Palace 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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All-American Pie 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Waverly Wonders 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Avalanche Express 1978 (Movie)

Leroy (Actor)

The Mad Mad Mad Mad World of the Super Bowl 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Plimpton! Showdown at Rio Lobo 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Super Comedy Bowl 1 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Last Rebel 1970 (Movie)

Burnside Hollis (Actor)

The Joe Namath Show 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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C.C. and Company 1969 (Movie)

C.C. Ryder (Actor)

Norwood 1969 (Movie)

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Marriage Is Alive and Well (TV Show)

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Biography

Joe Namath went from bad-boy jock to cosmopolitan raconteur and hero of one of the greatest underdog stories in American sports as he quarterbacked the New York Jets to a stunning defeat of the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. Namath first garnered national attention at the helm of the University of Alabama's football team and his graduation spurred a bidding war between the National Football League and upstart American Football League. He signed with the AFL's New York Jets in 1965 and quickly became the league's poster boy, dubbed "Broadway Joe" for his flair on and off the field. Adopting the free-spirit lifestyle and aesthetic of the 1960s, Namath became the first quarterback in the history of the game to pass for 4,000-plus yards in a season. In 1969, he made good on an impromptu guarantee of victory against the Colts in the third interleague championship game as the Jets proved the younger, brasher AFL could compete with the NFL. He transcended sports as a commercial spokesperson and much-in-demand guest on the popular variety shows of the period and later starred on a short-lived sitcom "The Waverly Wonders" (NBC, 1978). Upon his retirement in 1977, he remained active as a television guest star and icon of the sport. Though lacking the efficiency of football's great QBs, Namath arguably became its first modern superstar, leaving a legacy not just with his play but with the swagger he brought to it and his broader imprint on a radically changing popular culture.

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