John Matuszak

1950 - 1989

John Matuszak  American Actor


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John Matuszak passed away on 17th Jun 1989 aged 38.


John Matuszak was in a relationship with Stephanie Cozart Burton (1980 - 1989).


American Actor John Matuszak was born John Daniel Matuszak on 25th October, 1950 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and passed away on 17th Jun 1989 Burbank, California aged 38. He is most remembered for Caveman. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

John Matuszak was in an on-screen matchup with Barbara Bach in Caveman (1981).

John Matuszak is a member of the following lists: Super Bowl champions, 20th-century American male actors and American male television actors.


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First Name John
Middle Name Daniel
Last Name Matuszak
Full Name at Birth John Daniel Matuszak
Alternative Name Tooz
Age 38 (age at death) years
Birthday 25th October, 1950
Birthplace Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died 17th June, 1989
Place of Death Burbank, California
Cause of Death heart failure
Height 6' 8" (203 cm)
Weight 272lbs (123 kg)
Build Large
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Missouri, Tampa
Occupation Actor
American Football Position Defensive End
Draft Drafted by the Houston Oilers in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1973 NFL Draft.
Claim to Fame Caveman

John Daniel "Tooz" Matuszak (October 25, 1950 – June 17, 1989) was an American football defensive end in the National Football League who later became an actor. He was the first draft pick of 1973 and played most of his career with the Oakland Raiders until he retired after winning his second Super Bowl in 1981. Matuszak participated in the 1978 World's Strongest Man competition, where he placed ninth. As an actor, he played the deformed Sloth in the 1985 movie The Goonies and Tonda in Caveman. His biography, Cruisin' with the Tooz, written with Steve Delsohn was published in 1987. He had a premature death caused by an accidental propoxyphene overdose. There were also traces of cocaine found in the blood stream.

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John Matuszak38 ScorpioActor
Stephanie Cozart Burton55Make-Up Artist


Down the Drain1990Jed StewartMovie
One Man Force1989JakeMovie
The Princess and the Dwarf1989Movie
Ghost Writer1989Chuck AaronMovie
The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission1988Fred CollinsTV Movie
Aaron's Way1988PurqueTV Show
Heartbeat1988WarnickTV Show
T and T1988RubberheadTV Show
The Adventures of Superboy1988AndroidTV Show
The Charmings1987RockTV Show
One Crazy Summer1986StainMovie
Amen1986Elmo The HandymanTV Show
Perfect Strangers1986CobraTV Show
Fathers and Sons1986Mad DogTV Show
The Goonies1985SlothMovie
Stir Crazy1985GrossbergerTV Show
Tall Tales & Legends1985Mountain ManTV Show
Hollywood Beat1985George GrinskyTV Show
Command 51985Nick KowalskiTV Movie
The Ice Pirates1984KilljoyMovie
1st & Ten: The Championship1984John ManzakTV Show
Hunter1984LincolnTV Show
Miami Vice1984LascoeTV Show
The A-Team1983Davey MillerTV Show
Matt Houston1982HaroldTV Show
Silver Spoons1982ElmerTV Show
The Fall Guy1981DwayneTV Show
North Dallas Forty1979O. W. ShaddockMovie
The Dukes of Hazzard1979StoneyTV Show
Trapper John, M.D.1979Joe McGurskiTV Show
M*A*S*H1972Cpl. Elmo HitalskiTV Show
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forestmaidenSep 3, 2010

When John lived in Houston he was playing for the Kansas City Cheifs and I dated him for a few months.He was kind and I cared for him alot.He did do alot of cocaine and that was why I quit dating him.Still I think of him often.I`m sure he is happy in his eternal life.

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