Athletes who've dabbled in acting

Published On: Jun 10 2011 01:41:14 PM PDT   Updated On: Mar 17 2014 11:00:00 PM PDT

College basketball greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan are just some of the athletes who've also challenged themselves on the set, making appearances in movies and television shows. Take a breather from tourney action and check out some more.

acting athletes - Merlin Olsen
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Pro Football Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen made the Pro Bowl in 14 of his 15 seasons. After retiring, he found acting work in TV shows such as "Little House on the Prairie" and "Father Murphy."

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