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The athletically gifted 6' 7" Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith played defensive end / defensive tackle for the National Football League's Baltimore Colts (1967-1971), Oakland Raiders (1973-1974), and Houston Oilers (1975-1976). After the conclusion of his football career, Smith moved into a TV & film career, with initial guest appearances on prime time TV shows including Wonder Woman (1975), Charlie's Angels (1976) and Eight Is Enough (1977). Smith is best known to international film audiences as the softly spoken police officer "Moses Hightower" from the Police Academy (1984) series of comedies, in which he has appeared in all but one of the numerous sequels.  See full bio on IMDb »

'Police Academy' Star Bubba Smith Died from Diet Pill Overdose

'Police Academy' Star Bubba Smith
Died from Diet Pill Overdose

"Police Academy" star and NFL legend Bubba Smith died from taking too many diet pills ... this according to the L.A. County Coroner.The Coroner just released the actor's causes of death -- the… READ MORE >

Bubba Smith 911 -- He's Not Answering the Door!

Bubba Smith 911
He's Not Answering the Door!

TMZ has obtained the 911 call made by Bubba Smith's caretaker last week -- moments before the "Police Academy" star's body was discovered in his L.A. home.Bubba's cause of death is still deferred,… READ MORE >

- 2723 days ago
 Steve Guttenberg: 'Bubba Smith Was My Friend'

Steve Guttenberg
"Bubba Smith Was My Friend"

Steve Guttenberg just released a statement to TMZ about the passing of his good friend and "Police Academy" co-star Bubba Smith. "Bubba was my friend. His generosity was far larger than his… READ MORE >

- 2730 days ago
Bubba Smith's Final Film -- Spoofing Police Academy

Bubba Smith's Final Film

Bubba Smith's final movie role was a spoof of the character he made famous during his run of "Police Academy" flicks ... but TMZ has learned it may never be released to the public. Back in 2009,… READ MORE >

- 2730 days ago
'Police Academy', NFL Legend Bubba Smith Dead -- Dies at 66


Former NFL great Charles "Bubba" Smith -- who later starred in the "Police Academy" movies -- was found dead today in his Los Angeles home. He was 66 years old.Law enforcement officials tell TMZ… READ MORE >

- 2730 days ago
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