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Alex Karras

Alex Karras

Alexander George Karras (born July 15, 1935 in Gary, Indiana) is a former football player and actor best known for being on the Detroit Lions (1958-1971) and for his role on the ABC sitcom Webster (alongside his real-life wife Susan Clark) as the titular character's adoptive father.

During his NFL career he, along with Packer great Paul Hornung, was suspended for one season (1963) for gambling. He later figured prominently in a George Plimpton sports book, Paper Lion.

He was a commentator and analyst in Monday Night Football from 1974 to 1976, being replaced by returning MNF original commentator, Don Meredith. He also played a minor role in Blazing Saddles as the sheriff's deputy Mongo; in one especially memorable scene, he knocks out a horse with one punch. He also appeared as the Sheriff, Porky's brother, in Porky's and as western settler Hans Brumbaugh in Centennial. He also played a bodyguard named Squash in the movie Victor/Victoria. Sometime in the 70's he played a backwoods boy turned Olympic weightlifter named Hugh Ray Feather.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Alex Karras Facts

OccupationActor, Athlete
BirthdayJuly 15, 1935
SignCancer
BirthplaceGary, Indiana, USA
Date of deathJanuary , 2121 (age 185)
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Alex Karras compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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