Carl Weathers: Remembering the Legendary Actor

Carl Weathers, the renowned actor known for his roles in “Rocky,” “The Mandalorian,” and “One Chicago” shows, passed away at the age of 76. The news of his passing was announced by his family, who expressed their deep sorrow and shared their admiration for his exceptional life and indelible contributions to the world of film, television, arts, and sports.

A Legacy of Iconic Roles

Carl Weathers left an unforgettable mark on the entertainment industry with his portrayal of Apollo Creed, Rocky’s opponent-turned-friend in the “Rocky” franchise. His powerful performance alongside Sylvester Stallone cemented his status as a movie star. Weathers also showcased his versatility in films like “Predator” with Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Happy Gilmore” with Adam Sandler, and “Toy Story 4,” where he voiced Combat Carl.

A Versatile Television Presence

Carl Weathers graced the small screen with his presence in numerous television shows, including “Development,” “Colony,” “Psych,” and “The Shield.” His portrayal of Greef Karga in “The Mandalorian” made him a fan-favorite among Star Wars enthusiasts.

Mark Jefferies in the “One Chicago” Universe

NBC viewers will fondly remember Carl Weathers’ portrayal of Mark Jefferies, the State’s Attorney in “Chicago Justice,” a spin-off from the “One Chicago” universe. Although the show lasted only one season, Weathers’ character left a lasting impression. He also appeared in several episodes of “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Fire” as Mark Jefferies.

Streaming Availability

For fans who wish to revisit Carl Weathers’ performances in the “One Chicago” shows, his episodes are available for streaming. In “Chicago P.D.,” he appeared in Season 3, Episode 21, and Episodes 12, 15, and 21 from Season 4. “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire,” and “Chicago P.D.” air Wednesdays on NBC.

Carl Weathers’ passing is a profound loss for the entertainment industry and his fans worldwide. His remarkable talent and dedication to his craft will continue to inspire generations to come.