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      Shaquille O'Neal

      Shaquille O'Neal

      Highest Rated: 96% The LEGO Movie (2014)

      Lowest Rated: 5% Kazaam (1996)

      Birthday: Mar 6, 1972

      Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

      Basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal rose to fame in the NBA but became, quite literally, one of the biggest personalities in pop culture. Born in Newark, New Jersey, he moved frequently as a child after his mother married his stepfather, Army sergeant Phil Harrison. As a youngster, O'Neal grew so big that he was frequently mistaken for an out of uniform enlisted man on Army bases. During a two-year high school career in San Antonio, Texas, his teams lost only one game. He was recruited by Louisiana State University to play college basketball and spent three seasons at Baton Rouge where he earned All-American honors twice and was named the national College Player of the Year by the Associated Press in 1991. He was drafted first overall in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. HIs success as a professional was immediate as he averaged more than 23 points-per-game his first season and was named Rookie of the Year. In his third season, he teamed with guard Penny Hardaway to lead Orlando to the NBA Finals, where they lost to Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets. After winning a gold medal as part of the U.S. National Basketball team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, he joined the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent. O'Neal would find the greatest success of his career playing in L.A. alongside Kobe Bryant and under the direction of legendary coach Phil Jackson. The Lakers won three consecutive NBA titles and played for another during his tenure. During the early parts of his career, he had acted in the basketball themed movie "Blue Chips" with Nick Nolte. His proximity to Hollywood as a Laker allowed O'Neal to expand his acting career, starring as a genie in "Kazaam" (1996) and as a superhero in "Steel" (1997). His outgoing personality also made him a media darling and in-demand guest actor. His TV appearances, usually playing himself, included a memorable guest appearance on Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000- ) in a storyline involving the basketball star being accidentally injured by the comedian. O'Neal's contentious relationship with Bryant eventually led to him being traded to the Miami Heat in 2004. He partnered again with an All-Star guard, this time Dwyane Wade, and the team won an NBA title in 2006. The championship would by the last for the center. Injuries began to add up for O'Neal and he spent his final seasons playing diminished roles for the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Boston Celtics. Off the court, he hosted the reality competition "Shaq Vs." (ABC, 2009-10). He retired from the NBA in 2011 having scored more than 28,000 points and being named an All-Star fifteen times. He was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. Leaving basketball didn't diminish his public presence. After his playing career, he continued acting on occasion, especially in Adam Sandler vehicles. O'Neal appeared with the comedian in "Jack and Jill" (2011), "Grown Ups 2" (2013), and "Blended" (2014). He also joined fellow basketball stars Kyrie Irving, Reggie Miller, and Chris Webber for the comedy "Uncle Drew" (2018). He enjoyed a successful sports broadcasting career working with basketball. He famously teamed with Ernie Johnson Jr., Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley for the popular studio show "Inside the NBA" (TNT, 1989- ). A successful businessman outside of sports, O'Neal is also known for serving on the board of directors of pizza company Papa John's.

      Highest rated movies

      Uncle Drew Blue Chips
      Blended
      Grown Ups 2
      The Wash
      Steel
      Kazaam

      Photos

      Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille O''Neal at arrivals for Carnival Cruise Line Deck Party, Chelsea Piers, New York, NY June 18, 2019. Photo By: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection Shaquille ONeal at arrivals for Warner Media Upfronts 2019, One Penn Plaza, New York, NY May 15, 2019. Photo By: Jason Mendez/Everett Collection Shaquille O''Neal at arrivals for Turner Broadcasting Upfront 2017, One Penn Plaza, New York, NY May 17, 2017. Photo By: John Nacion/Everett Collection STEEL, Shaquille O'Neal, 1997 BLUE CHIPS, Shaquille O'Neal (center), Matt Nover (shirt off), 1994. BLUE CHIPS, Shaquille O'Neal, 1994. BLUE CHIPS, Nick Nolte, Shaquille O'Neal, 1994 UNCLE DREW, FROM LEFT: KYRIE IRVING, REGGIE MILLER, NATE ROBINSON (FRONT), SHAQUILLE O'NEAL (BACK), CHRIS WEBBER (BACK), ERICA ASH, LILREL HOWERY (FRONT), LISA LESLIE, 2018. © LIONSGATE STEEL, Shaquille O'Neal, 1997, (c) Warner Brothers UNCLE DREW, FROM LEFT, SHAQUILLE O'NEAL, CHRIS WEBBER, NATE ROBINSON, REGGIE MILLER, KYRIE IRVING, ON-SET, 2018. PH: QUANTRELL D. COLBERT. ©LIONSGATE UNCLE DREW, SHAQUILLE O'NEAL, 2018. PH: QUANTRELL D. COLBERT. ©LIONSGATE WHAT MEN WANT, FROM LEFT: SHAQUILLE O'NEAL, GRANT HILL, 2019. PH: JESS MIGLIO/© PARAMOUNT UNCLE DREW, SHAQUILLE O'NEAL, 2018. PH: QUANTRELL D. COLBERT/© LIONSGATE Jimmy Kimmel Live, Shaquille O'Neal, 'Episode 28', Season 1, Ep. #28, 03/06/2003, ©ABC Good Morning America, Shaquille O'Neal, 11/03/1975, ©ABC Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, Shaquille O'Neal, 'Shaquille O'Neal', Season 1, Ep. #4, 10/06/2015, ©NBC GROWN UPS 2, from left: Shaquille O'Neal, Peter Dante, Nick Swardson, David Spade, Chris Rock, Kevin James, Adam Sandler, 2013. ph: Tracy Bennett/©Columbia Pictures Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night, Titus Ashby (L), Shaquille O'Neal (R), 06/05/2008, ©ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night, Titus Ashby (L), Shaquille O'Neal (C), Jimmy Kimmel (R), 06/05/2008, ©ABC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 96% Stand Self - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Eye Artist Self - 2022
      No Score Yet 67% Steps Executive Producer - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen of Basketball Executive Producer - 2021
      83% 65% Foster Boy Executive Producer $19.0K 2019
      42% 40% What Men Want Self $54.6M 2019
      61% 48% Uncle Drew Big Fella (Character) $42.5M 2018
      16% 27% Show Dogs Karma (Voice) $17.7M 2018
      No Score Yet 80% A Week in Watts Executive Producer - 2018
      No Score Yet 80% Killer Bees Producer - 2017
      15% 64% Blended Doug (Character) $46.3M 2014
      96% 87% The LEGO Movie Shaq (Voice) $257.8M 2014
      8% 53% Grown Ups 2 Officer Fluzoo (Character) $133.7M 2013
      67% 70% The Year of the Yao Self $34.7K 2004
      No Score Yet 60% Alex Thomas: Straight Clownin' Unknown (Character) - 2002
      8% 64% The Wash Norman (Character) $10.1M 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet NBA Now! Showmen of Today Unknown (Character) - 2000
      33% 63% Good Burger Self $23.7M 1997
      8% 19% Steel John Henry Irons/Steel (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $1.7M 1997
      5% 20% Kazaam Kazaam (Character) $18.9M 1996
      38% 51% Blue Chips Neon (Character) $21.8M 1994

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 24% The Jennifer Hudson Show Guest 2023
      No Score Yet 100% Big RV Remix Self 2023
      No Score Yet 92% Shaq Self 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 60 Days In Self 2022
      82% 95% Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers Self 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Celebrity Renovation Guest 2022
      No Score Yet 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2020 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaq Life Self 2020-2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Greatest #AtHome Videos Guest 2021
      No Score Yet 62% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest,
      Host
      2008-2011 2013 2016-2017 2019-2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Restaurant Recovery Self 2021
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014-2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2011-2012 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Ones Guest 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beat Shazam Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2016 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Drop the Mic Contestant 2018
      No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Poetry in America Guest 2018
      85% 76% The Simpsons Self (Guest Voice) 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke: The Series Music Performer 2017
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014-2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon Guest 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Running Wild With Bear Grylls Self 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet America's Greatest Makers Judge 2016
      94% 80% Fresh Off the Boat Himself (Guest Star) 2015-2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pickle and Peanut 90's Adventure Bear (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2016
      29% 56% Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris Guest 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedy Central Roast Unknown (Character) 2015
      No Score Yet 10% The View Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Upload With Shaquille O'Neal Host 2013-2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Criss Angel BeLIEve Guest 2013
      90% 98% Southland Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011-2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2012
      No Score Yet 65% The Cleveland Show Himself (Guest Voice) 2011
      No Score Yet 83% Sonny With a Chance Self 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      33% No Score Yet Shaq VS Executive Producer,
      Self
      2009-2010
      70% No Score Yet Shaq's Big Challenge Host 2007
      40% No Score Yet The Tracy Morgan Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parkers Unknown (Guest Star) 2002 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      92% 90% Curb Your Enthusiasm Himself (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet 73% My Wife and Kids Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      62% No Score Yet Arli$$ Unknown (Guest Star) 1996 1998 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet For Your Love Unknown (Guest Star) 2001