O J Simpson

Sports commentator, Actor, Football player
Arguably one of the best running backs in NFL history, Simpson gained celebrity carrying the ball for the Buffalo Bills. With a broad handsome face and winning smile, his transition from sports hero to performer was a ... Read more »
Born: 07/09/1947 in San Francisco, California, USA


Actor (47)

O.J.: A Study in Black and White 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)


O.J. Simpson: The E! Interview 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


Nothing but the Truth 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

O.J. in Black and White 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


O.J. Simpson: Beyond the Verdict 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)


Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult 1994 (Movie)

Nordberg (Actor)

Pumped! 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)


No Place To Hide 1993 (Movie)

Allie Wheeler (Actor)

Super Bowl Live 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


Bob Hope & Friends: Making New Memories 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)


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


C.I.A. - Code Name Alexa 1991 (Movie)

Nick Murphy (Actor)

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear 1991 (Movie)

Nordberg (Actor)

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


Richard Lewis: "I'm Doomed" 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)


Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)


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


In the Heat of the Night 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)


The Thirteenth Annual Circus of the Stars 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)


1st & Ten: Going For Broke 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)


America's Tribute to Bob Hope 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)


The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad! 1988 (Movie)

Nordberg (Actor)

1st & Ten: The Championships 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)


The Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)


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


Training Camp: The Bulls Are Back 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)


Hambone and Hillie 1983 (Movie)

Tucker (Actor)

Firepower 1979 (Movie)

Catlett (Actor)

A Killing Affair 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)


Capricorn One 1978 (Movie)

Navy Commander John Walker (Actor)

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)


The Cassandra Crossing 1976 (Movie)

Father Haley (Actor)

The Diamond Mercenaries 1974 (Movie)

'Bopper' Alexander (Actor)

The Klansman 1973 (Movie)

Garth (Actor)

The Towering Inferno 1973 (Movie)

Security Chief Jernigan (Actor)

Why? 1970 (Movie)


Cocaine and Blue Eyes (TV Show)


Detour to Terror (TV Show)


Goldie and the Boxer (TV Show)


Roots (TV Show)


Student Exchange (TV Show)

Producer (1)

High Five 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer


Arguably one of the best running backs in NFL history, Simpson gained celebrity carrying the ball for the Buffalo Bills. With a broad handsome face and winning smile, his transition from sports hero to performer was a natural one. Simpson began his off-field assignments by hosting segments of ABC's "Wide World of Sports" and popping up in movies such as "The Klansman," opposite Richard Burton, and "The Towering Inferno" (both 1974), opposite everybody. He became less enchanted with football and more interested in showbiz though he continued to play the game until 1979. Simpson became best known to the general public as the spokesman for the Hertz car rental company in a series of popular TV ads which began airing in 1975. He was featured performing his patented broken-field running style--in a business suit--en route to a departing plane. These commercials soon became the hallmark of the company and kept Simpson in the public eye.


Paula Barbieri

Dating when he was arrested for the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in 1994 no longer together

Christie Prody

Dated in 1999 made claim in September 2000 that Simpson broke into her house but did not file formal complaint later made claims that Simpson had described in detail the murders of his ex-wife and Ron Goldman, charges Simpson vehemently denied

Jimmy Simpson

Separated from Simpson's mother and abandoned family c. 1951 died in 1986

Eunice Simpson

Died in November 2001 at age 80

Aaren Simpson

Born in September 1977 died in an August 1979 pool accident mother, Marguerite Whitley

Nicole Simpson

Murdered outside her Brentwood, CA home June 13, 1994 Simpson charged with her murder, but was acquitted after lengthy and highly publicized 1995 criminal trial

Arnelle Simpson

Born in December 1968 mother, Marguerite Whitley

Sydney Simpson

Born October 17, 1985 mother, Nicole Brown Simpson

Jason Simpson

Born in April 1980 mother, Marguerite Whitley

Justin Simpson

Born August 6, 1988 mother, Nicole Brown Simpson

Melvin Simpson

Born in 1946

Carmelita Simpson

Born in 1948

Marguerite Whitley

High school sweethearts


City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, California 1964 - 1966
Attended for two years; made junior college All-American two years in a row

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California 1968
Awarded the Heisman Trophy

Galileo High School

San Francisco, California
Became an All-City sprinter



Found guilty on all charges including kidnapping and robbery (October 3)


Simpson was sentenced to up to 33 years in prison (December 5)


Simpson was charged with multiple felony counts, including kidnapping and robbery in a bungled attempt to recover memorabilia of his storied sports career (September)


Found guilty of the murder of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman by civil jury (February 4)


Acquitted of the double murder of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman (October 3)


Led the LAPD on a car chase around Los Angeles for several hours before turning himself in (June 17)


Charged and arrested in the double murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman (June 17)


Pleaded not guilty to the charges of double murder (June 20)


Returned to features after a four-year absence with a supporting role in "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!"


Joined the cast of HBO's football series "1st & Ten"


Worked as a commentator on Monday Night Football on ABC


TV producing debut (as executive producer), "Goldie and the Boxer"


Retired from pro football


First leading role, the TV-movie "A Killing Affair"


TV debut (non-football related), "Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes"


TV acting debut, "Roots" (ABC)


Signed a three-year contract with the Bills for $2.5 million over three years


Feature acting debut, "The Klansman"


Broke the previous all-time record held by Jim Brown for yards run in a season with 2,003 yards


Signed to the Buffalo Bills as number one draft pick


Became one of the highest paid football players in history when signed to a $400,000 four-year contract


Played for the Bills for nine years

Raised in Potrero Hill section of San Francisco

Traded to the San Francisco 49ers

Worked as an anchor on ABC's "Wide World of Sports"

Reprised role for The Naked Gun sequels "The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear" (1991) and "Naked Gun 33?: The Final Insult" (1994)

Signed a six-figure deal as spokesman for car rental company, Hertz Corp.; Made commercials and advertisements for the company

Bonus Trivia


In 1989, Simpson was ordered to undergo psychiatric counseling and put on two years' probation after pleading no-contest to beating his wife Nicole.


On June 12, 1994 Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman were found dead outside Brown's condominium. Simpson was charged with their murders. After failing to turn himself in, he became the object of a low-speed pursuit in a white Ford Bronco SUV. The pursuit, arrest, and trial were among the most widely publicized in American history.


On Oct. 3, 1995, Simpson was acquitted of the double murder of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman. The verdict was seen live on TV by more than half of the U.S. population, making it one of the most watched events in American TV history.


On Feb. 5, 1997 a civil jury in Santa Monica, CA unanimously found Simpson liable for the wrongful death of and battery against Goldman, and battery against Brown. Simpson was ordered to pay $33,500,000 in damages. However, California law protects pensions from being used to satisfy judgments, so Simpson was able to continue much of his lifestyle based on his NFL pension. In February 1999, an auction of Simpson's Heisman Trophy and other belongings netted almost $500,000. The money went to the Goldman family. Simpson's payment for appearing in the video game All Pro Football 2K8 was also seized.


In September 2007, a group of men led by Simpson entered a room at the Palace Station hotel-casino and took sports memorabilia at gunpoint, which resulted in Simpson being questioned by police. Two days later, Simpson was arrested and initially held without bail. Along with three other men, Simpson was charged with multiple felony counts, including criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, assault, robbery, and using a deadly weapon. Simpson and his co-defendant were found guilty of all charges on Oct. 3, 2008.


On Dec 5, 2008, O.J. Simpson was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison for a hotel armed robbery.