Greef Karga, a character in the Disney+ television series “The Mandalorian,” is portrayed by the American actor Carl Weathers. Weathers is best known for his roles in films such as the “Rocky” series and “Predator,” as well as his work as a television director.
Carl Weathers Early Years
Born on January 14, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Weathers initially pursued a career in professional football and played as a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Oakland Raiders and later for the Canadian Football League (CFL). However, he ultimately turned to acting, beginning his career with small roles in films and television shows in the 1970s.
|Full Name||Carl Weathers|
|Born||January 14, 1948|
|Birthplace||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Known For||“Rocky” series, “Predator,” “The Mandalorian”|
|Other Notable Works||“Action Jackson,” “Happy Gilmore,” “Toy Story 4”|
|NFL Career||Played as a linebacker for the Oakland Raiders and the Canadian Football League|
|Directing Credits||“Hawaii Five-0,” “For All Mankind,” “The Mandalorian”|
|Notable Awards||Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor (1987)|
Other Acting Roles
Weathers has appeared in numerous other popular films over the years, including “Action Jackson,” “Happy Gilmore,” and “Toy Story 4.” He has also made numerous television appearances on shows such as “Chicago Justice,” “Arrested Development,” and “Psych.” Weathers has received critical acclaim for his work both in front of and behind the camera, having directed episodes of shows like “Hawaii Five-0,” “For All Mankind,” and “The Mandalorian.”
Role in the Mandalorian
As Greef Karga, Weathers plays a recurring character in “The Mandalorian,” a bounty hunter and former magistrate of the planet Nevarro who enlists the help of the show’s titular character in various missions. Karga serves as an ally to the Mandalorian and helps him navigate the criminal underworld of the Star Wars universe. Weathers’ performance as Karga has been well-received by both fans and critics of the series.