Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone
, better known as Sylvester Stallone
, is an American actor and filmmaker who is best known for his titular roles as Rocky Balboa
in the Rocky film series
and John Rambo
in the Rambo film series
. He is also well-known for portraying Barney Ross in The Expendables
franchise, Gabriel "Gabe" Walker in the 1993
action adventure film Cliffhanger
. He also voiced Weaver
in DreamWorks' Antz
, Joe the Lion in Zookeeper
, and Victor Von Ion
in Ratchet & Clank
For Disney, he guest-starred on The Muppet Show in Episode 320. He also portrayed Judge Joseph Dredd in Judge Dredd, Angelo "Snaps" Provolone in Oscar, and Stakar Ogord in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Additionally, Stallone's roles as Rocky Balboa from the Rocky films and John Rambo from the Rambo films were spoofed by Scuttle in The Little Mermaid, Genie in Aladdin and the King of Thieves, later in the TV series, Quack Pack by Donald Duck, Timon & Pumbaa by Timon, and Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers by Dale as Ramdale. In one Aladdin episode, Iago and Abu were seen imitating his role as Rambo, while in another by Abis Mal. The Disney animators later used recordings of him as Rambo in Disney's Raw Toonage, a rooster soldier named Rambones.
Angelo "Snaps" Provolone
Rambones as seen with other various Disney Raw Toonage
Sylvester Stallone on Muppets Tonight.
Sylvester Stallone speaks at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con.
Sylvester Stallone attending the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival in May 2014.
Sylvester Stallone receiving his award for "Best Supporting Actor" at the 73rd annual Golden Globes in January 2016.