|Date of Birth||January 14, 1948|
|Origin||New Orleans, Louisiana, USA|
Weathers was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. During high school, he was a successful football star at San Diego State. He later played for the Oakland Raiders (NFL) and the British Columbia Lions (CFL) before retiring in 1974 to pursue a career in acting.
Weathers first appeared in several blaxploitation films of the 70s, but his breakthrough came when he played boxer Apollo Creed opposite Sylvester Stallone in the hit film Rocky. He reprised the role in the next three sequels. He also appeared in the hit action film Predator, with Arnold Schwarzenegger.