Chicago Justice Casts Carl Weathers

Chicago Justice Adds Rocky Veteran Carl Weathers as State's Attorney

Chicago Justice is getting a powerful new player in Rocky‘s Carl Weathers, it was announced Saturday at PaleyFest’s salute to Dick Wolf.

Weathers — who famously portrayed Apollo Creed in the Rocky films and recently co-starred on USA Network’s Colony — will play State’s Attorney Mark Jefferies in the backdoor pilot, airing as Episode 21 of Chicago P.D. this spring.

The latest offshoot in the #OneChicago franchise also features Philip Winchester (Strike Back), Joelle Carter (Justified) and Nazneen Contractor (Heroes Reborn).

Weathers’ other TV credits include Arrested Development, Brothers and In the Heat of the Night.

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  1. wrstlgirl says:

    This cast is fantastic!!

  2. Steven says:

    Why hasn’t Charisma Carpenter or Rachel Nichols joined the cast? Cmon NBC! Make this happen!

    • Ray says:

      100% agree, Rachel Nichols should have been the first cast member added. Also Charisma Carpenter as a lawyer turned pot dealer turned prosecutor or defense attorney writes itself.

  3. kate says:

    does this mean he won’t be giving acting lessons to tobias anymore? ;)

  4. Mr. Tran K says:

    Can’t wait to see Apollo Creed teaming up with Michael Stonebridge. Making up character names.

  5. Trev says:

    Charisma Carpenter tho!!!

  6. Melody says:

    Carl Weathers is almost 70. He looks fantastic for his age and he was so good in Colony!

  7. mArS says:

    So he won’t return to #COLONY…

  8. BCsDave says:

    I really liked him on Colony, thought he and Josh Holloway had a good dynamic together. This is probably why he left the show. Better paying gig the Chicago series.

  9. Jazzy says:


  10. Ally McDruff says:

    NBC please hire Katie Cassidy! She’ll make one kick-ass lawyer!