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Bubba Smith Net Worth, Biography & Wiki in 2017

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Bubba Smith net worth:
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Bubba Smith Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Charles Aaron Smith was born on 28 February 1945, in Orange, Texas USA, to Georgia Oreatha and Willie Ray Smith Sr., of African-American descent. He was an American Football player who later became an actor, best known as a defensive end for the Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers in the National Football League (NFL), as well as for his role as Moses Hightower in the “Police Academy” films.

A football star-turned-actor, how wealthy was Bubba Smith? Sources state that Smith acquired a wealth of over $500,000, accumulated during his football career, as well as through his involvement in the film and television industry.

Bubba Smith Net Worth $500,000

Smith grew up in nearby Beaumont, Texas. He developed an interest in football during his early years, as his father was an established high school coach. His brother, Tody Smith, was also a professional football player. Smith attended Beaumont’s Charlton-Pollard High School, playing for his father and establishing himself as one of the best high school players in Texas. He wanted to play for the University of Texas, but as they played in a segregated conference, he enrolled at Michigan State University instead, joining its team, the Spartans. While at Michigan, he was named All-American two times, and participated in ‘The Game of the Century’ in 1966, a 10–10 tie with Notre Dame considered one of the greatest college football games, with both teams being undefeated, untied and ranked atop the national polls. Notre Dame took the championship and Smith’s team finished second in the final voting for the national championship. He graduated from Michigan in 1966 with a degree in sociology, and was eventually inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

In 1967 Smith was selected first overall by the Baltimore Colts in the 1967 NFL Draft. He went on to spend five seasons with the team, playing in two Super Bowls, suffering defeat by the New York Jets in 1969, and then winning over the Dallas Cowboys in 1971. Smith’s tenure with the Colts greatly added to his net worth.

In 1972 he was traded to the Oakland Raiders, remaining for two seasons with the team, further increasing his wealth.

Smith then played for the Houston Oilers in 1975-1976, before retiring from professional football.
Over the course of his nine-year career as defensive end in the NFL, in which he was selected All-Pro, All-Conference two times, and participated in two Pro Bowls, Smith established a reputation as a valuable player and amassed a significant fortune.

Following his retirement, he went on to pursue an acting career, landing small parts in both the big and small screen in the late ’70s and early ’80s. His most notable role was that of Moses Hightower in the “Police Academy” film series, playing in six out of the seven movies, which enabled him to gain great popularity in the acting world. It also earned him a sizable net worth.

Aside from the popular film series, his other projects included the films “Stroker Ace”, “Black Moon Rising”, “The Silence of the Hams” and “Full Clip”, as well as the TV series such as “Blue Thunder”, “Married… with Children”, “Tales of the Gold Monkey”, “The Odd Couple” and “MacGyver”. All contributed to his wealth.

Smith was the longtime spokesman of the law firm Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg. He was also known for appearing in many Miller Lite beer ads, with his phrase “I also love the easy-opening cans”.

Smith died in 2011 aged 66, from heart disease perhaps brought on by acute drug intoxication. A few years after his death, it was revealed that he had suffered from CTE, a brain disease caused by repeated head trauma, being the 90th former NFL player to have had the disease.

When it comes to Smith’s personal life, very little has been known about it. He was once married, but sources don’t have any additional details regarding his private life.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
DaZe: Vol. Too (sic) - NonSeNse2016Bubba
Blood River2010Harold
Full Clip2006Sleepy
The Coach2004ShortHulk Referee
Down 'n Dirty2001Det. Jerry Cale
The Flunky2000Bubba Smith
Police Academy: The Series1998TV SeriesCapt. Moses Hightower
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1997TV SeriesSecurity Guard
Drifting School1995Peter Jackson
The Silence of the Hams1994Olaf
Daddy Dearest1993TV SeriesCop #1
Family Matters1993TV SeriesBones
Fist of Honor1993Detective Johnson
My Samurai1992Reverend George
The Naked Truth1992The Cop
MacGyver1991TV SeriesBailey
Married with Children1991TV SeriesSpare Tire Dixon
Gremlins 2: The New Batch1990Bubba Smith
Stuck with Each Other1989TV MovieAugie
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege1989Hightower
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach1988Hightower
The Wild Pair1987Benny Avalon
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol1987Hightower
Police Academy 3: Back in Training1986Sgt. Hightower
Black Moon Rising1986Johnson
Half Nelson1985TV SeriesKurt
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment1985Hightower
Half Nelson1985TV MovieBeau
Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed1985TV MovieBubba
The New Mike Hammer1984TV SeriesBuddy Lofton
Blue Thunder1984TV SeriesLyman 'Bubba' Kelsey
Police Academy1984Moses Hightower
Stroker Ace1983Arnold
Hart to Hart1983TV SeriesJimmy Joe Newton
Taxi1982TV SeriesLucius Franklin
Open All Night1981-1982TV SeriesRobin
Escape from DS-31981Mac
The Big Black Pill1981TV MovieBig Foot
Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier1980TV MovieJacobs
Vega$1980TV SeriesPeter Bridges
Eight Is Enough1980TV SeriesNed Naughton
Semi-Tough1980TV SeriesPuddin
The White Shadow1980TV SeriesStrong Man
B.J. and the Bear1980TV SeriesDanny's Henchman
A Pleasure Doing Business1979Joe Marsh
The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang1979TV MovieLuther
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1979TV SeriesRhino
Charlie's Angels1979TV SeriesToby
Good Times1978TV SeriesClaude
Superdome1978TV MovieMoses Gordine
Wonder Woman1978TV SeriesRojak
The Odd Couple1973TV SeriesBubba Smith

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bubba Until It Hurts1985Video executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Police Academy: The Series1998TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
20th Annual Trumpet Awards2012TV Special in memory of
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment - Accidental Heroes: The Best of...2004Video documentary short special thanks
Police Academy 3: Back in Training - All Washed Up: Floating Memories2004Video documentary short special thanks
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol - Remembering a Lofty Investigation2004Video documentary short special thanks
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach - Mistaken Identity: Case Reopened2004Video documentary short special thanks
Police Academy - Behind Academy Doors: Secret Files Revealed2004Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Negermagasinet2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment - Accidental Heroes: The Best of...2004Video documentary shortHimself / Hightower
Police Academy 3: Back in Training - All Washed Up: Floating Memories2004Video documentary shortHimself / Sergeant Moses Hightower
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol - Remembering a Lofty Investigation2004Video documentary shortHimself / Hightower
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach - Mistaken Identity: Case Reopened2004Video documentary shortHimself / Sergeant Moses Hightower
Police Academy - Behind Academy Doors: Secret Files Revealed2004Video documentary shortHimself / Cadet Moses Hightower
Sports Geniuses2000TV SeriesHimself
Big Game XXVIII: Road Runner vs. Coyote2000TV MovieHimself - Sideline Announcer
Married with Children1994TV SeriesHimself
Coach1992TV SeriesHimself
Who's the Boss?1991TV SeriesHimself
1st & Ten: The Championship1991TV SeriesHimself
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
Mr. Belvedere1987TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1986TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Mary1986TV SeriesHimself
Battle of the Network Stars XVIII1985TV SpecialHimself - NBC Team Captain
Bubba Until It Hurts1985VideoHimself
Just Men!1983TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life: 30th Anniversary Special1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
1974 AFC Championship Game1974TV SpecialHimself - Oakland Raiders Defensive End
NFL Monday Night Football1974TV SeriesHimself - Oakland Raiders Defensive End
1971 AFC Championship Game1972TV SpecialHimself - Baltimore Colts Defensive End
The NFL on NBC1970-1971TV SeriesHimself - Baltimore Colts Defensive End
1971 NFL Pro Bowl1971TV SpecialHimself - AFC Defensive End
Super Bowl V1971TV SpecialHimself - Baltimore Colts Left Defensive End
1970 AFC Championship Game1971TV MovieHimself - Baltimore Colts Defensive End
The NFL on CBS1970TV SeriesHimself - Baltimore Colts Defensive End
The Merv Griffin Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl III1969TV SpecialHimself - Baltimore Colts Left Defensive End
1968 NFL Championship Game1968TV SpecialHimself - Baltimore Colts Defensive End
The Ed Sullivan Show1965TV SeriesHimself - Football Player

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Football Life2014TV SeriesHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Psychopathic: The Videos2007VideoHimself (segment "Woo woo woo") (uncredited)
Negermagasinet2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege - Unholy Alliance: A Retrospective2004Video documentary shortHightower (uncredited)
Married with Children1995TV SeriesSpare Tire Dixon

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