Shaq signs on to play a cop in Southland

ShaqFormer NBA basketballer Shaquille O’Neal will make an appearance in cop drama Southland this year.

O’Neal will play an officer called Earl Dayton on the show, who is an old friend of John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz).

Shaq has popped up in a number of TV shows and films throughout his career, including appearances in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Scary Movie 4, Blue Chips and a leading role as a genie in Kazaam.

He is expected to shoot his scenes in Los Angeles this week.

Here’s some vintage Shaq in Kazaam:

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