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“Police Academy Actor Found Dead At Home”


Former NFL defensive end and longtime television and movie actor Charles Aaron “Bubba” Smith was found dead in his Los Angeles home today.

Coroner’s reports have not yet been released, but according to the Los Angeles Times, it is believed that Smith died of natural causes.

Smith was found at his home on Sunlight Place in Baldwin Hills by a caretaker, he was 66.

Although Smith was an NFL defensive end and tackle for the Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers, he later had a career in Hollywood as movie and TV actor. The NFL star will best be remembered as the silent but strong figure in the Police Academy movies.

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74 thoughts on ““Police Academy Actor Found Dead At Home”

  1. The married with children episode he did was probably the funniest of the series.. RIP Bubba… Going to watch police Academy in salute….

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  2. RIP OFFICER MOSES HIGHTOWER I JUST WATCHED POLICE ACADEMY “1” LAST WEEKEND WOW!!

    IT WAS LIKE I WAS WATCHING IT FOR THE FIRST TIME AND IT CAME ON SAT & SUN AND I WATCHED IT BOTH TIMES

    TO HIS FAMILY HE WILL BE TRULY MISSED 😦

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  3. Wow.
    I’m shocked.
    I remember Bubba when he played.
    He was a great player and person.
    A good actor too.

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    1. Bubba will be missed… I agree the man had class and its not so much about if he had acting skills or if the part he played needed them . Its aabout the man himself. He will live on in our memories forever.

      😦 RIP Bubba

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    1. He will be missed 😦

      @Yvonne, my prayers go out to his family…there has to be somebody close to him. he was a great person..thanks for the great moment in football and the movies…god bless you BUBB..

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  4. R.I.P. Bubba.
    @Tracy, he also was on Good Times back in the day as one of “Sweet Daddy Williams'” bodyguards.

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