Bosworth, Brian 1965-

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Bosworth, Brian 1965-


Full name, Brian Keith Bosworth; born March 9, 1965, in Oklahoma City, OK (some cities say Irving, TX); son of Foster (a factory worker) and Kathy Bosworth; married Katherine Nicastro, December 10, 1993 (filed for divorce); children: three. Education: University of Oklahoma, B.B.A., 1987.


Agent—Switzer Talent Agency, 700 Timberdell Rd., Norman, OK 73072.


Actor. Former professional football player (linebacker) for the National Football League's Seattle Seahawks, 1987-90; commentator for the XFL, 2000-01; commentator for TBS college football show. Appeared in print ads for Right Guard deodorant, 1988-89; appeared in television commercials, including Jack in the Box restaurants, 2001.

Awards, Honors:

Selected All-American, 1984, 1985, 1986; Butkus Award, 1985, 1986; Big Eight Conference Player of the Year, 1986; Showest Award, male star of tomorrow, National Association of Theatre Owners, 1992; Teen Choice Award nomination, choice movie sleazebag, 2005, for The Longest Yard.


Film Appearances:

Joe Huff/John Stone, Stone Cold, Columbia, 1991.

John North, One Tough Bastard (also known as North's War and One Man's Justice), Live Entertainment, 1995.

Ken Fairchild, Spill (also known as Acid Death and Virus), Spill Film Productions, 1996.

John Gray/Wayne Garret, Black Out (also known as A.K.A. and Midnight Heat), New City Releasing, 1996.

Joe Elkhart, Back in Business (also known as Heart of Stone), Colombia TriStar Home Video, 1997.

Action star, Three Kings, Warner Bros., 1999.

Alec Carville and Felix Grady, The Operative, Studio Home Entertainment, 2000.

Detective Steven Birnam, Phase IV, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2001.

Captain Jack Tyree, Mach 2, New City Releasing, 2001.

Guard Garner, The Longest Yard, Paramount, 2005.

John Vonarb, Down and Distance, Gorilla Films, 2007.

Donan, Clown Face, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

John Lawless, Lawless, Fox, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Welcome Home, America!—A USO Salute to America's Sons and Daughters, ABC, 1991.

Buy Me That Too! A Kid's Survival Guide to TV Advertising, HBO, 1991.

Voices That Care, Fox, 1991.

Hype with John Stossell, ABC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1987.

Himself, "Championship Game," 1st & Ten, HBO, 1991.

Mad TV, Fox, 1997.

"Bo Jackson," ESPN SportsCentury, ESPN, 2000.

Bobby Usher, "ManHunt," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 2000.

Duane "Bull" Merrick, "Shattered," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2005.



(With Rick Reilly) The Boz: Confessions of a Modern Anti-Hero, Doubleday, 1988.



Newsmakers 1989, Issue 4, Gale Research, 1989.


Entertainment Weekly, July 26, 1996, p. 63.

New York Times, January 17, 1997.

The Sporting News, June 30, 1997, p. 46.

Time, October 28, 1996, p. 31.