5 Defining TV Roles of Carl Weathers’ Amazing Career

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Carl Weathers at "The Mandalorian" premiere in November 2019. Photo by John Salangsang/Shutterstock (10474209cg)

Carl Weathers, who gave us countless amazing performances over the course of the past five decades, passed away at the age of 76. Weathers was best known as the star of the Rocky franchise, but he also starred in many amazing TV shows, starting with these five.

Street Justice

Following the success of Rocky and Predator, Weathers took the lead role in the ’90s series Street Justice, about a former Vietnam vet who now works as a cop.

In the Heat of the Night

After Street Justice wrapped up, Weathers also starred in the final two seasons of the police drama In the Heat of the Night, as the chief of the police Hampton Forbes.


Weathers always felt right at home in police procedurals, but if you want to see him explore different genres, his recurring role in the sci-fi series Colony is also worth checking out.

Arrested Development

If you want to discover Weathers’ funny side, you shouldn’t miss his meta and self-aware portrayal of himself in the cult comedy show Arrested Development, where he portrays Tobias Fünke’s acting coach.

The Mandalorian

The role of Greef Karga in The Mandalorian, the former leader of the Bounty Hunters’ Guild, marked Weathers’ final TV appearance and it introduced him to a whole new generation of Star Wars fans.