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O.J. Simpson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson (born July 9, 1947), nicknamed "The Juice", is a retired American collegiate and professional football player, football broadcaster, actor, and convicted felon. Originally attaining a public profile in sports as a running back at the collegiate and professional levels, Simpson was the the American Football League's Buffalo Bills' first overall pick in the 1969 Common Draft, and the first professional football player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season, a mark he set during the 1973 season. While five other players have passed the 2,000 rush yard mark he stands alone as the only player to ever rush for more than 2,000 yards in a 14-game season (professional football changed to a 16-game season in 1978). He also holds the record for the single season yards-per-game average which stands at 143.1 ypg. Simpson was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985. He also had successful careers in acting and sports commentary. In 1995, Simpson was acquitted of the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman after a lengthy, internationally publicized criminal trial — the People v. Simpson. A 1997 judgment against Simpson for their wrongful deaths was awarded in civil court, and to date he has paid little of the $33.5 million judgment. His book, If I Did It (2006), which purports to be a first-person fictional account of the murders had he actually committed them, was withdrawn by the publisher just before its release. The book was later released by the Goldman family. In September 2007, Simpson was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, and charged with numerous felonies, including armed robbery and kidnapping. In 2008 he was found guilty and sentenced to 33 years imprisonment, with a minimum of 9 years without parole. He is currently serving his sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada. Description above from the Wikipedia article O. J. Simpson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jul 9, 1947 In San Francisco, California
Movie/TV Credits:
30
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story 2015-09-30
Known For
Poster of Absolutely 100% Guilty
Poster of The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
Poster of Medical Center
Poster of Ironside
Filmography
Movie The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story Himself 2015-09-30
Movie Juiced with O.J. Simpson Himself 2006-05-10
Movie Absolutely 100% Guilty Himself 1999-03-01
Movie The Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult Nordberg 1994-03-18
Movie CIA Code Name: Alexa Nick Murphy 1992-01-20
Movie No Place To Hide Allie Wheeler 1992-11-06
Movie The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear Nordberg 1991-06-28
Movie The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Det. Nordberg 1988-12-02
Movie Back to the Beach Man At Airport 1987-08-07
Movie Student Exchange Soccer Coach 1987-11-29
Series 1st & Ten T.D. Parker 1984-12-02
Movie Hambone and Hillie Tucker 1983-04-24
Series Late Night with David Letterman Unknown 1982-02-01
Movie Detour to Terror Lee Hayes 1980-02-22
Movie The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story Himself 1980-05-25
Movie Firepower Catlett 1979-04-27
Movie Goldie and the Boxer Joe Gallagher 1979-12-29
Series Roots Unknown 1977-01-23
Movie Capricorn One Cmdr. John Walker 1977-12-17
Movie A Killing Affair Woodrow York 1977-09-21
Movie Killer Force Alexander 1976-01-14
Movie The Cassandra Crossing Haley 1976-12-18
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie The Klansman Garth 1974-10-25
Movie The Towering Inferno Jernigan 1974-12-14
Series The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour Unknown 1971-08-01
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Series Here's Lucy Unknown 1968-09-23
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20