Athletes who've dabbled in acting

Published On: Jun 10 2011 03:41:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 02 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

College basketball greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan are just some of the athletes who've also challenged themselves on the set, making appearances in movies and television shows. Take a breather from tourney action and check out some more.

acting athletes - Roddy Piper
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Andre the Giant wasn't the only wrestler who found acting roles in the 1980s. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has made a career out of low-budget movies, but is most famous for 1988's "They Live."

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