Athletes who've dabbled in acting

Published On: Jun 10 2011 01:41:14 PM PDT   Updated On: Mar 17 2016 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. As you gear up for another day of tourney action, check out some more.

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Alex Karras (right) was a former football player best known for playing with the Detroit Lions from 1958–1962 and 1964-1970. He also acted, including the role of "Mongo" in "Blazing Saddles" and George Papadapolis in TV's "Webster."


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