There are a lot of former pro athletes who make the turn to acting but a lot of them can't act and have terrible careers like Brian Bosworth.
Bubba for his time was a decent actor appearing in Tv shows like "Married with Children", "Blue Thunder" and movies like "Police Academy", "Charlie's Angels".
He mostly played tough guys, but he could make them believable. He could also play the good guy very well like in "Police Academy", and "Blue Thunder". He also had a role in black Tv shows like "Good Times." He's not a household name, but he does stick out for being one of the better former athletes turned actor.