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Walter Payton (1953–1999)


Walter Payton, nicknamed "Sweetness, " is 2nd on the NFL's All time rushing list. His playing career lasted from 1975 to 1987. In those years, he amassed 16,026 rushing yards. He made a few appearances on television (as a guest star), but he was known as a profoundly personal man. See full bio »

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Saturday Night Live Himself - Co-Host / Michael Jackson / Various
(1987)
The NFL on CBS Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
(1975-1988)
NFL Monday Night Football Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
(1975-1987)
The NFL on NBC Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
(1975-1986)

Filmography

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 1998 For Your Love (TV Series)
Himself
- The Most Valuable Player (1998) ... Himself
 1997 Live! with Kelly (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 13 October 1997 (1997) ... Himself
 1997 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 30 April 1997 (1997) ... Himself
 1995 Coach (TV Series)
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- Turtle World (1995) ... Himself (as Walter J. Payton)
 1994 75 Seasons: The Story of the NFL (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1994 Summerslam (TV Special)
Himself
 1994 WWE Raw (TV Series)
Himself
- Sunday Night Slam Recap (1994) ... Himself
 1985-1989 Ebony/Jet Showcase (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 3 November 1989 (1989) ... Himself
- Episode dated 13 November 1987 (1987) ... Himself
- Episode dated 18 October 1985 (1985) ... Himself
 1989 Donahue (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 29 May 1989 (1989) ... Himself
 1989 The Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.74 (1989) ... Himself
 1989 The Pat Sajak Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.60 (1989) ... Himself
 1988 Greatest Sports Legends (TV Series)
Himself
- Walter Payton (1988) ... Himself
 1975-1988 The NFL on CBS (TV Series)
Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- NFC Divisional Playoff: Washington Redskins vs. Chicago Bears (1988) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Raiders (1987) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- NFC Divisional Playoff: Washington Redskins vs. Chicago Bears (1987) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Chicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys (1986) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- NFC Divisional Playoff: New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears (1986) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
 1975-1987 NFL Monday Night Football (TV Series)
Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers (1987) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Chicago Bears vs. Denver Broncos (1987) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears (1987) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions (1986) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears (1986) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
 1987 ESPN's Sunday Night Football (TV Series)
Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings (1987) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
 1987 The Grand Knockout Tournament (TV Special)
Himself
 1987 The New Hollywood Squares (TV Series)
Himself - Panelist
- Episode dated 15 June 1987 (1987) ... Himself - Panelist
 1987 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Himself - Co-Host / Various / Michael Jackson
- Walter Payton & Joe Montana/Debbie Harry (1987) ... Himself - Co-Host / Various / Michael Jackson
 1975-1986 The NFL on NBC (TV Series)
Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Cleveland Browns vs. Chicago Bears (1986) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Indianapolis Colts vs. Chicago Bears (1985) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Cincinnati Bengals vs. Chicago Bears (1980) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Kansas City Chiefs vs. Chicago Bears (1977) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
- Baltimore Colts vs. Chicago Bears (1975) ... Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
 1986 Super Bowl XX (TV Special)
Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
 1986 1985 NFC Championship Game (TV Special)
Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
 1985 The Super Bowl Shuffle (Video short)
Himself - The Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew
 1985 1984 NFC Championship Game (TV Special)
Himself - Chicago Bears Running Back
 1984 Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 10 December 1984 (1984) ... Himself
 1978 1978 NFL Pro Bowl (TV Special)
Himself - NFC Running Back(MVP)
 1973 Soul Train (TV Series)
Guest
- Dance Contest Show: The Sylvers (1973) ... Guest
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Diet Coke (1985)

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Walter J. Payton

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

When brother Eddie Payton (who also played in the NFL) was asked how it felt to be the brother of a star, he replied, "I don't know. You better go ask Walter!". See more »

Nickname:

Sweetness

Star Sign:

Leo

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