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Trying to build a list of sports celebrities who have made the transition to films or entertainment. (I include wrestling as a sport)

Obviously having an autograph card in either category is a requirement for the list.

Currently I have:

John David Washington
Terry Bradshaw
Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Jim Brown
The Rock
John Cena
Fred Williamson
OJ Simpson
Dick Butkus
Howie Long
Brian Bosworth

I am sure there are a bunch more.
 
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Shaquille O'Neal (as Steel, a Superman spin-off in the comics). I assume he's had sports autograph cards.
 
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Vinnie Jones (From Wimbledon FC and Wales football...he tended to kick his opponents more than the ball Big Grin ...to lots of TV and movies but I can only see a card for X-Men Last Stand)

Vijay Amritraj (From tennis to a few parts but nothing much else that matched his part on Octopussy, but he does have a card in a Star Trek set too)
 
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Gina Carano
 
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Couple of nice people I had the pleasure to meet while they were here . . .

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper (yes I enjoy his lousy movies)

Joan Marie Laurer aka Chyna (Third Rock From The Sun)
 
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(No autos, but Capt. Lou Albano, who had a few acting credits, was on UTK's football team for a while in 1952!)





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Don't forget Hulk Hogan and Bob Uecher.
 
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Kenny Florian MMA + Battlebots Announcer.
 
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Did not know about Alex Karras, that's awesome!
 
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Don't forget Hulk Hogan and Bob Uecher.


Does Bob have an autograph card? Not sure I have seen one.
 
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Don't forget Hulk Hogan and Bob Uecher.


Does Bob have an autograph card? Not sure I have seen one.


My bad, the best I can find is a signed Hall of Fame postcard. I assumed that with all the Legends signature cards in baseball products and those mixed sets he must have signed for somebody, but I guess not. There are plenty of in-person autographs, so he doesn't look rare. I'm sure at least Topps must have asked him.
 
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Thinking outside of the box a little but UFC legend Georges St-Pierre has dabbled in acting and has a Captain America autograph. Ray Park from X-Men and Star Wars (Darth Maul) is also a martial artist. And if you consider bodybuilding a sport you have Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno.
 
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I know James Worthy played a Klingon in an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" but I didn't see an autograph card listed in any of the sets in the Beckett Non-Sports Almanac.
 
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Although calling her an actress is a stretch I guess Ronda Rousey qualifies.
 
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I do consider them especially St-Pierre. Arnold, Lou and Ray are already well embedded into non-sports culture.

I guess my thought was individuals that I would need to buy a sports card of if I wanted them for my non-sports collection.

But so far a great list!

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Thinking outside of the box a little but UFC legend Georges St-Pierre has dabbled in acting and has a Captain America autograph. Ray Park from X-Men and Star Wars (Darth Maul) is also a martial artist. And if you consider bodybuilding a sport you have Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno.
 
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Bob Uecker
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Tradingcarddb lists dozens of James Worthy auto cards, and a few O. J. Simpson, but doesn't picture them to hotlink.

Howie Long had a bit of an acting career.



As did Bubba Smith



Fred Williamson had a long acting career.




Tiny Lister


Rosey Grier was in few movies

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I remember Howie Long being in a Glenn Frey video. In the 80's you could call that an acting job.
 
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I remember Howie Long being in a Glenn Frey video. In the 80's you could call that an acting job.


He did try to break into the movies and actually starred in Firestorm, which I can remember seeing. He also had a bigger role in Broken Arrow, which I also saw. He was no worse than any of the other sports stars turned actors, but maybe he liked the broadcast booth better.
 
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In other words, you guys couldn't find any!
 
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