O.J. Simpson attends a parole hearing in 2017
OJ Simpson at a parole hearing in 2017 | Jason Bean/Reno Gazette-Journal-Pool Photo via USA TODAY NETWORK

OJ Simpson is a former NFL running back and actor who earned the 1968 Heisman Trophy after a superstar career at the University of Southern California. “The Juice” entered the NFL as the No. 1 pick in the 1969 draft. Simpson spent 11 seasons with the Buffalo Bills and one season with the 49ers before retiring in 1979. He joined the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

In the late ’80s and early ’90s, Simpson acted in The Naked Gun trilogy (1988, 1991, and 1994). He also appeared in Hertz commercials and Monday Night Football among other gigs.

Once a beloved NFL star, Simpson is most known for being tried and acquitted for murdering his ex-wife, Brown, and her companion, Ron Goldman. Later, a civil trial deemed him responsible for both deaths. In 2007, he was arrested for armed robbery and kidnapping, receiving a 33-year prison sentence with the possibility of parole after nine years. In 2017, Simpson was granted parole. Now, he resides in Florida.


  • Full name: Orenthal James Simpson
  • Age: 74 years old (Born on July 9, 1947)
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Spouse: Marguerite L. Whitley (m. 1967–1979); Nicole Brown (m. 1985–1992)
  • Children: Arnelle L. Simpson (b. 1968), Jason Lamar Simpson (b. 1970), Aaren Lashone Simpson (1977–1979), Sydney Brooke Simpson (b. 1985), and Justin Ryan Simpson (b. 1988)
  • Hometown: San Francisco, California (born in)
  • Net worth: estimated $250 million – $3 million

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