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O.J. Simpson Biography

Birth Name:
Orenthal James Simpson
Birth Place:
San Francisco, California, United States
Actor, producer, former football player

Fast Facts

  • His name, Orenthal, was given by his aunt after the name of her favorite French actor
  • As a child he had to wear braces on his legs because he developed rickets
  • Played football for his high school team, the Galileo Lions
  • Attended City College of San Francisco and with the football team won the Prune Bowl
  • Was an aspiring track athlete and ran with the USC sprint relay quartet that broke a world record in 1967
  • Played professional football with the Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers


  • Melvin Leon Simpson -- Brother
  • Sydney Brooke Simpson -- Daughter
  • Marguerite L. Whitley -- Ex-wife
  • Nicole Brown -- Ex-wife
  • Jimmy Lee Simpson -- Father
  • Eunice (née Durden) -- Mother
  • Carmelita Simpson-Durio -- Sister
  • Shirley Simpson-Baker -- Sister
  • Justin Ryan Simpson -- Son