Carl Weathers is the actor who played Apollo Creed in the films Rocky, Rocky II, III and IV. Carl, who also played professional football with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, by whom he was drafted in 1970, embarked on his Hollywood film acting career at the time of his retirement from the NFL in 1975. CARL-header-USE He also played the part of Dillon in Predator opposite Arnold Schwarzenagger, former golf pro Chubbs Peterson in Happy Gilmore opposite comedian/actor Adam Sandler, with whom he also appeared in Little Nicky, and an exaggeratedly frugal fictionalized version of himself in the FOX television series Arrested Development.