George Foreman was known for his intimidating presence inside the boxing ring. With that said, Foreman knew how to play nice when it came to Hollywood. For those who only knew Foreman in his later years, this may not come as a surprise. After all, “Big George” did find his way into millions of homes with the George Foreman Grill, often appearing in commercials advertising the product.
List of George Foreman’s TV Appearances
So, which TV shows featured Foreman at least once? It’s time to peep the list:
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sanford and Son
The Larry Sanders Show
Garfield and Friends
Navy Seals: Untold Stories
The Prosecutors: In Pursuit of Justice
King of the Hill
Keep in mind that this list doesn’t include Foreman’s film appearances in Play It to the Bone, The Fighter, and Let’s Do It Again. In Play It to the Bone, Foreman played the role of an HBO commentator, which was his real-life gig at one point in time. In The Fighter, which stars Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams, “Big George” is featured as a fight announcer. Foreman is a factory worker in Let’s Do It Again.
Foreman usually appeared on one episode of each TV show he was on. This was the case for Home Improvement, Sanford and Son, The Six Million Dollar Man, Good Sports, The Larry Sanders Show, Garfield and Friends, Navy Seals: Untold Stories, The Prosecutors: In Pursuit of Justice, and King of the Hill.
George was Foreman’s own TV series. The sitcom aired for one season and had a nine-episode run.
On April 28, Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World will be released in theaters in the United States. Foreman is an executive producer for the film, which makes sense given that this is his story to tell.