Birth Name Orenthal James Simpson
Nickname The Juice
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Mini Bio (1)
O.J. Simpson was born on July 9, 1947 in San Francisco, California, USA as Orenthal James Simpson. He is an actor and producer, known for The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988), The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) and The Towering Inferno (1974). He was previously married to Nicole Brown Simpson and Marguerite L. Whitley.
Nicole Brown Simpson
(2 February 1985 - 1992) (divorced) (2 children)
Marguerite L. Whitley (24 June 1967 - 1979) (divorced) (3 children)
A computer game (from Banana Productions) entitled "O.J.'s All- American Race to Acquittal" debuted in January 1995, and reveals among other things that O.J.'s full name, Orenthal James Simpson, is an anagram of "O.J. on simple harassment.".
Charged and tried for the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in June 1994. In November 1995 he was found not guilty after 1-1/2 years of confinement.
Football player turned actor/sportscaster
(2/4/97) Held liable for the deaths of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman by a jury in a civil suit. A few days later, the jury awarded compensatory damages to the Goldmans in the amount of $8.5 million, and punitive damages in the amount of a further $25 million.
Children by first wife, Marguerite L. Whitley: Arnelle L. Simpson (born 4 December 1968) Jason L. Simpson (born 21 April 1970) Aaren Lashone Simpson (24 September 1977 - 26 August 1979) (drowned in family swimming pool)
Children by second wife Nicole Brown Simpson: Sydney Brooke Simpson (born 17 October 1985), Justin Ryan Simpson (born 6 August 1988).
Was in a street gang called The Persian Kings c. 1954.
Was working on a TV movie entitled Frogmen (1994) shortly before the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. It was reportedly designed to be a pilot for a proposed series, but has never aired.
Won the Heisman Trophy in 1968 as a halfback for the University of Southern California.
When he retired in 1979 he held the following NFL records: rushing yards in a season with 2,003 (since broken by Eric Dickerson), and touchdowns in a season with 23 (since broken by John Riggins in 1983).
Running back for the Buffalo Bills (1969-77) and San Francisco 49ers (1978-79).
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.
Was considered for the title role in The Terminator (1984), but producers feared he was "too nice" to be taken seriously as a cold-blooded killer.
Ranks 16th on NFL All-Time Rushing Attempts List (2,404).
Ranks 14th on NFL All-Time Rushing Yardage List (11,236).
Ranks 21st on NFL All-Time Rushing Average List (4.674).
Tied for 30th with Herschel Walker on NFL All-Time Rushing Touchdowns List (61).
During his 1998 guest appearance on The Ruby Wax Show (1997), he pretended to stab host Ruby Wax with a banana while mimicking the theme music from Psycho (1960).
Howard Stern's book "Miss America" was originally titled "Getting Away With Murder" and had a photo of O.J. and Stern (taken at Donald J. Trump's wedding) on the cover.
At the height of his football fame, polls indicated he was one of the top three most recognized faces in North America.
A Hungarian metal band ('Húsdaráló Project') wrote a song about him.
Nicole Brown Simpson appeared as a bus passenger in an uncredited role in the made-for-TV movie Detour to Terror (1980) starring Simpson.
Was Ahmad Rashad's best man at his 1985 wedding to Phylicia Rashad. Bill Cosby walked her down the aisle at the ceremony.
The first pro football player to grace the cover of "Rolling Stone" (September 8, 1977).
The second professional athlete to host Saturday Night Live (1975) (February 25, 1978). He was the only former host not invited to attend the show's 25th Anniversary Special.
Under terms of their divorce, Marguerite Simpson received a $500,000 trust fund for herself and her two children. In addition, she received $600,000 to purchase a new home and 50% of his deferred income from his pro-football employment contracts. They also divided $3 million in community property.
Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.
In an interview with Michael Kay on "CenterStage", Kevin Costner cited Simpson as his favorite athlete, calling him the greatest football player he ever saw.
A Las Vegas (NV) jury convicted him of armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008, 13 years to the day after he was acquitted of killing ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
In November 2006 publisher Judith Regan arranged for Simpson to write a hypothetical confession to the Nicole Brown Simpson / Ron Goldman murders. The book, "If I Did It", attracted so much negative publicity that it was quickly canceled.
Multiple attempts at a Hollywood comeback yielded no offers.
Appears briefly as an extra in "An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn".
Inducted into the California Community College Sports Hall of Fame in 1984 (inaugural class).
Serving a 33-year sentence in Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, NV, for a robbery and kidnapping committed in Las Vegas. 
In 2003 he was residing outside Miami, Florida.
Was ordered to pay $43 million in punitive damages to the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown for their wrongful deaths. (February 5, 1997).
Personal Quotes (22)
[1998, in Esquire Magazine] Let's say I committed this crime . . . even if I did do this, it would have been because I loved her very much, right?
[1975, in Playboy magazine] The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top.
[1995, on his acquittal] When things have settled down a bit I will pursue as my primary goal in life the killer or killers who slaughtered [Nicole Brown Simpson] and [Ron Goldman].
[1970s, interview with Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service about his acting career] Obviously, I'm not Dustin Hoffman. I have to play an athletic type, just as Woody Allen has to play a wimp type. No matter how many acting lessons I took, the public just wouldn't buy me as Othello.
If there wasn't no fight, there wasn't no weekend.
[about the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman] I've been very clear. I won. I didn't commit the crime.
I could not tell you the date of my mother's death. I could not tell you the date of my dad's death. These are not dates that I find significant.
[about the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman] I'm absolutely, 100 percent, not guilty.
[about the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman] I did not have anything to do with these murders. Ever.
Money takes wings. The only thing that endures is character.
[upon being told that his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson was dead] Oh my God, Nicole is killed? Oh my God, she is dead?
My NFL pension can barely pay my son's tuition. You know, it's very little money.
[about allegations that he had beaten his wife Nicole Brown Simpson on at least one occasion] I didn't beat her. I just pushed her out of bed.
I tend to watch a little TV . . . Court TV, once in a while. Some of the cases I get interested in.
I think I've been a great citizen.
I had one fight in my adult life. I had the famous '89 fight with [Nicole Brown Simpson] which she admits that she initiated the physical part.
I have always wanted to be liked and respected.
I'm enjoying the money, the big house, the cars; what ghetto kid wouldn't?
[on talking about his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson to his children] It will come up in conversations where it's in a part of the conversation. Or we may be somewhere and I would tell some story about their mother and I. You know, we always honor her birthday.
[upon being told that his children had been taken out of his house to a police station] What do you mean you have my children at the police station? Why are my kids at the police station?
[about the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman] I don't know how often I can discuss one incident in my entire life, but I'll continue to do that.
[about the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman] I really have reached a point where I can write a book about all of this.
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