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John Matuszak

AKA John Daniel Matuszak

Born: 25-Oct-1950
Birthplace: Oak Creek, WI
Died: 17-Jun-1989
Location of death: Burbank, CA [1]
Cause of death: Accident - Overdose [2]
Remains: Buried, Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Cudahy, WI

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Football, Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Oakland Raider turned actor

[1] St. Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, CA

[2] Acute propoxyphene intoxication

Father: Marvin Matuszak
Mother: Audrey
Brother: Christopher (d. cystic fibrosis)
Brother: David (d. cystic fibrosis)
Sister: Karen
Sister: Dawn
Girlfriend: Stephanie Cozart
Girlfriend: Rachel Toni

    High School: Oak Creek High School, Oak Creek, WI
University of Missouri
    University: BA Educational Psychology, University of Tampa

    Alcoholics Anonymous
    Theta Chi Fraternity
    Assault Columbia, MO (Oct-1970)
    Breach of Contract attempted to join the Houston Texans of the World Football League (Aug-1974)
    Drug Overdose Valium and alcohol, Liberty, MO
    Drug Possession: Marijuana 4 grams, Tampa, FL (3-Jul-1976)
    Failure to Appear Tampa, FL (Feb-1977), arrested (Jul-1977)
    Driving While Intoxicated Stockton, CA (Nov-1979)
    Driving While Intoxicated Hayward, CA (Feb-1981)
    Unlawful Possession of a Firearm loaded .44 Magnum, Hayward, CA (Feb-1981)
    Disorderly Conduct Saw Mill Saloon, Oak Creek, WI (29-Apr-1982), pled no contest
    Driving While Intoxicated Milwaukee, WI (Jun-1984)
    Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 9mm, Milwaukee, WI (Jun-1984), convicted (Mar-1985)
    Battery Hollywood, CA (Mar-1987), pled guilty
    Malicious Mischief Hollywood, CA (Mar-1987), pled guilty
    Driving While Intoxicated Universal City, CA (Dec-1988)
    unknown detox facility twice
    Drug Overdose Darvocet (17-Jun-1989), fatal
    Heart Attack
    Autopsy (Jun-1989)
    Irish Ancestry
    Polish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Cocaine, Marijuana, Performance-Enhancing Drugs, Alcoholism

    Oakland Raiders (1976-81)
    Kansas City Chiefs (1974-75)
    Houston Oilers (1973-74)

    Hollywood Beat George Grinsky (1985)

    Down the Drain (1990) · Jed Stewart
    One Man Force (21-Sep-1989)
    The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (14-Feb-1988)
    P.K. and the Kid (Jan-1987) · Himself
    One Crazy Summer (8-Aug-1986) · Stain
    The Goonies (7-Jun-1985) · Sloth
    The Ice Pirates (16-Mar-1984)
    Caveman (17-Apr-1981) · Tonda
    North Dallas Forty (3-Aug-1979) · O. W. Shaddock

Author of books:
Cruisin' with the Tooz (1987, memoir, with Steve Delsohn)

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