Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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O. J. Simpson Biography (1947-)
Full name, Orenthal James Simpson; born July 9, 1947, in San Francisco, CA; son of Jimmie (a bank custodian and chef) and Eunice (a hospital administrator; maiden name, Durton) Simpson; married Marguerite Whitley, June 24, 1967 (divorced, 1980); married Nicole Brown, 1985 (divorced, 1992; deceased, 1994); children: (first marriage) Aaren (deceased), Arnelle, Jason; (second marriage)Sydney, Justin. Addresses: Contact--O. J. Simpson Enterprises, 11661San Vicente Blvd., Suite 632, Los Angeles, CA 90049.
- Birth Details
- July 9, 1947
- San Francisco, California, United States
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Commentator, ABC's Monday Night Football, ABC, 1983-85.
- Cohost, NFL Live, NBC, 1990-94.
- Also commentator, Wide World of Sports, ABC.
Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
- Woodrow York, A Killing Affair (also known as Behind the Badge), CBS, 1977.
- Joe Gallagher, Goldie and the Boxer, NBC, 1979.
- Lee Hayes, Detour to Terror, NBC, 1980.
- The Golden Moment--An Olympic Love Story, NBC, 1980.
- Joe Gallagher, Goldie and the Boxer Go to Hollywood, NBC, 1981.
- Coach Seaver, "Student Exchange" (also known as "Foreign Exchange"), Disney Sunday Movie, ABC, 1987.
Credits; Television Appearances; Miniseries
- Kadi Touray, Roots, ABC, 1977.
Credits; Television Appearances; Pilots
- Michael Brennen, Cocaine and Blue Eyes, NBC, 1983.
- Also appeared in Frogmen, NBC.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- "Community Relations DR-10," Dragnet, NBC, 1968.
- "The Last Ten Yards," Medical Center, CBS, 1969.
- "Blackout," Cade's County, CBS, 1972.
- "Final Semester," Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law, ABC, 1973.
- Here's Lucy, CBS, 1973.
- "Disposable Heroes, the Other Side of Football," America Undercover, HBO,1985.
- T. D. Parker, "Training Camp: The Bulls Are Back," First and Ten, HBO, 1986.
- T. D. Parker, "The Championships," First and Ten, HBO, 1986.
- T. D. Parker, "Going for Broke," First and Ten, HBO, 1987.
- T. D. Parker, "The Bulls Mean Business," First and Ten, HBO, 1988.
- T. D. Parker, "Do It Again," First and Ten, HBO, 1989.
- T. D. Parker, "In Your Face!," First and Ten, HBO, 1990.
- Pumped!, ESPN, 1994.
Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
- Superstars Competition, ABC, 1975.
- Color commentator, Summer Olympics, ABC, 1976.
- Dick Clark's Good Ol' Days: From Bobby Sox to Bikinis, NBC, 1977.
- Host, The Heisman Trophy Awards Special, ABC, 1977.
- Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1, CBS, 1977.
- Color commentator, Rose Bowl, ABC, 1979.
- Color commentator, Rose Bowl, ABC, 1980.
- Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Stand Up and Cheer for the National FootballLeague's 60th Year, NBC, 1981.
- Special events commentator, Summer Olympic Sports, ABC, 1984.
- Whatta Year ... 1986, ABC, 1986.
- The Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies, ABC, 1987.
Credits; America's Tribute to Bob Hope (also known as America at Its Finest
- A Tribute to Bob Hope Cultural Center), NBC, 1988.
- The 13th Annual Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1988.
- Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary, NBC, 1989.
- Bob Hope and Friends: Making New Memories (also known as Bob Hope's FirstTime with ...), NBC, 1991.
- The Naked Gun 2 1/2: Looking Down the Barrel of Comedy, HBO, 1991.
- Contributing analyst, Super Bowl Live, NBC, 1993.
- 75 Seasons: The Story of the National Football League, TNT, 1994.
- Also host, Superbowl Saturday Night.
Credits; Television Executive Producer; Movies
- Goldie and the Boxer, NBC, 1979.
- Detour to Terror, NBC, 1980.
- Goldie and the Boxer Go to Hollywood, NBC, 1981.
Credits; Television Executive Producer; Pilots
- High Five, NBC, 1982.
- Cocaine and Blue Eyes, NBC, 1983.
Credits; Television Work; Specials
- Coproducer, Superbowl Saturday Night.
Credits; Film Appearances
- Garth, The Klansman, Paramount, 1974.
- Security Chief Jernigan, The Towering Inferno, Warner Bros., 1974.
- "Bopper" Alexander, The Diamond Mercenaries (also known as Killer Force),American International, 1975.
- Father Haley, The Cassandra Crossing, AVCO-Embassy, 1977.
- John Walker, Capricorn One, Warner Bros., 1978.
- Catlett, Firepower, Associated Film Distribution, 1979.
- Tucker, Hambone and Hillie, New World, 1984.
- Nordberg, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, Paramount, 1988.
- Nordberg, The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, Paramount, 1991.
- Nick Murphy, CIA--Code Name Alexa, PM Home Video, 1993.
- Allie Wheeler, No Place to Hide, Cannon, 1993.
- Nordberg, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, Paramount, 1994.
- Also appeared in Why?, 1971.
- O. J. Simpson: The Interview, H & K, 1996.
- Appeared in his own fitness video, c. 1994.
- (With Pete Axthelm) O. J.: The Education of a Rich Rookie (autobiography), Macmillan, 1970.
- Also author of I Want to Tell You, 1995.
- Baker, Jim, The Buffalo Bills: O. J. Simpson, Rushing Champion, PrenticeHall, 1974.
- Baker, Jim, O. J. Simpson's Most Memorable Games, Putnam, 1978.
- Belsky, Dick, The Juice: Football's Superstar (biography), H. Z.
- Walck, 1977.
- Burchard, Marshall, and Sue Burchard, Sports Hero, O. J. Simpson (biography), Putnam, 1975.
- Cerasini, Marc A., O. J. Simpson: American Hero, American Tragedy (biography), Windsor Publishing Corp., 1994.
- Davis, Don, Fallen Hero, St. Martin's Paperbacks, 1994.
- Deegan, Paul J., O. J. Simpson (biography), Creative Education (Mankato,MN), 1974.
- Fox, Larry, The O. J. Simpson Story: Born to Run (biography), Dodd, Mead, 1974.
- Gutman, Bill, O. J. (biography), Grosset & Dunlap, 1974.
- Hill, Raymond, O. J. Simpson (biography), Random House, 1975.
- Jameson, Jon, The Picture Life of O. J. Simpson (biography), F.
- Watts, 1976.
- Libby, Bill, O. J.: The Story of Football's Fabulous O. J. Simpson (biography), Putnam, 1974.
- May, Julian, O. J. Simpson: Juice on the Gridiron (biography), CrestwoodHouse (Mankato, MN), 1974.
- Morse, Ann, Football's Greatest Running Back, O. J. Simpson, Creative Education, 1976.
- Schmitz, Dorothy Childers, O. J. Simpson: The Juice Is Loose (biography), Crestwood House, 1977.
- Simpson, O. J., and Pete Axthelm, O. J.: The Education of a Rich Rookie(autobiography), Macmillan, 1970.
- Young, A. S., Black Champions of the Gridiron: O. J. Simpson and Leroy Keyes, Harcourt, Brace & World, 1969.
- Newsweek, August 29, 1994, pp. 42-49.
- People Weekly, July 4, 1994, pp. 32-39; February 20, 1995, pp. 56- 60.
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