Carl Weathers, who starred opposite Sylvester Stallone in the first four “Rockymovies, died Thursday Matt Luber confirmed to Variety that he died Thursday. He is 76 years old.

Weathers also starred in 1987’s The Predator and had a memorable role in Adam Sandler‘s Happy Gilmore. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in the Star Wars series The Mandalorian.

He voiced Fighting Carl in Toy Story 4 and played a fictional version of himself in Arrested Development. His other appearances include the TV seriesStreet Justice,” “Colony,” “The Shield,” “Chicago Justice” and “Brothers,” and the films “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Death Hunt” and “The Return.”

After working with Sandler on the 1996 golfing comedy “happy Gilmore,” Weathers in brief reprised his position in “Little Nicky” and voiced a person in Sandler’s lively Hanukkah comedy “8 crazy Nights.”

Born Jan. 14, 1948, in New Orleans, Weathers played a ramification

of sports activities which include boxing, soccer, wrestling and gymnastics. He performed football in university at San Diego country college and helped the Aztecs win the 1969 Pasadena Bowl. at the same time as at SDSU, Weathers additionally pursued a degree in theatre arts, but in 1970 he signed with the Oakland Raiders as a free agent, and he played in 8 games in the NFL as a linebacker across seasons.

After his stint in expert football, Weathers pivoted more critically to appearing, landing small roles in Arthur Marks’ blaxploitation films “Bucktown” and “Friday Foster,” as well as tv series consisting of “desirable instances,” “Kung Fu,” “Cannon” and “Starsky and Hutch.”

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