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John Matuszak

John Daniel Tooz Matuszak was an American football defensive lineman in the National Football League and also an actor. Matuszak was born in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Tampa and played for their football team. Matuszak also played for the Houston Oilers of the NFL and joined the Houston Texans of the World Football League, but never played for them. His first major role as an actor was in the 1979 movie "North Dallas Forty" as a football player. He also appeared in the movies "Caveman", "The Ice Pirates", and "One Crazy Summer" but is known for his role in "The Goonies". He also had guest appearances on popular TV shows "Perfect Strangers", "M*A*S*H", "The Dukes of Hazzard", "Hunter", "Silver Spoons", "The A-Team", "1st & Ten", "Miami Vice" and "Cheers". He died on June 17, 1989 aged 38 due to a heart failure.

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Oct 25, 1950
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie North Dallas Forty 1979-08-03
Latest Project:
Movie Down the Drain 1990-04-25
Known For
Poster of Ghost Writer
Poster of Aaron's Way
Poster of The Goonies
Poster of The A-Team
Movie Down the Drain Jed Stewart 1990-04-25
Movie One Man Force Jake 1989-09-21
Movie Ghost Writer Chuck Aaron 1989-12-07
Series Aaron's Way Unknown 1988-03-09
Series Superboy Unknown 1988-10-08
Movie The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission Fred Collins 1988-11-10
Series The Charmings Unknown 1987-03-20
Movie One Crazy Summer Stain 1986-08-08
Series Amen Unknown 1986-09-27
Movie The Goonies Sloth 1985-06-07
Series Tall Tales & Legends Mountain Man 1985-09-25
Series Hollywood Beat 1985-09-21
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Movie The Ice Pirates Killjoy 1984-03-16
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series The A-Team Davey Miller 1983-01-23
Movie Caveman Tonda 1981-04-17
Movie North Dallas Forty O. W. Shaddock 1979-08-03
Series Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23