Meet the “Rocky” Cast: Major Characters & Biographies
Dive into the lives and careers of the iconic Rocky cast, from Sylvester Stallone’s legendary Rocky Balboa to the ensemble shaping the narrative. Explore the biographies of these actors and their roles in the Rocky movie series.
The real-life son of Sylvester Stallone, Sage Stallone was a natural for the role of Rocky Balboa Jr. in Rocky V. The movie delves into the challenges Rocky Jr. faces amid his father’s fame – something Sage was intimately familiar with. Read more about Sage Stallone.
Antonio Tarver portrayed Mason Dixon in “Rocky Balboa.” His professional boxing stats, including a record of 31 wins and 6 losses, contributed to the realism of the fight scene in the film. In his boxing career, Tarver held the WBC, WBA (Super), IBF, and The Ring magazine light heavyweight titles. Read more about Antonio Tarver.
Michael B. Jordan, acclaimed for his role in the “Creed” movie franchise, received numerous awards, including NAACP Image Awards. His portrayal of Apollo Creed’s illegitimate son Adonis Creed brought a fresh dimension to the Rocky franchise. Read more about Michael B. Jordan.
Tony Bellew, a former professional boxer with a record of 30 wins and 3 losses, portrayed Ricky Conlan in the “Creed” movies. Before acting, he had a successful boxing career in the cruiserweight division, winning multiple titles and earning respect in the sport.
Bianca Taylor, played by Tessa Thompson in the “Creed” movies, is a talented singer-songwriter and Adonis Creed’s love interest and later wife. Thompson’s acting career includes roles in films like “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Sorry to Bother You.”
Phylicia Rashad portrayed Mary Anne Creed, Apollo Creed’s widow and Adonis Creed’s mother, in the “Creed” movies. Beyond Creed, she gained prominence for her role as Clair Huxtable in “The Cosby Show.”