The NFL Goes Hollywood

Alex Karras
Text: Josh Zembik
Photo: Walter Iooss Jr./SI

Alex Karras

Although he was a member of the 1960s All-Decade NFL Team, Alex Karras is far better known as Emmanuel Lewis's adoptive father on the 1980s sitcom Webster. Shockingly, he didn't even showcase his full range in Webster. Karras was considered for the role of Carlo Rizzi in The Godfather, and appeared in both Blazing Saddles and Victor/Victoria.

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