The transcript below is from the video β€œRocky IV (1985) Cast: Then and Now [37 Years After]” by Big Star-X.

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Hello, friends! In this video, you’ll see how have the actors of the movie Rocky IV changed. You’ll know their real names and age. I will show you how they looked then, in 1985, and what’s with them now, in 2022. Don’t forget to like and subscribe to the channel. Let’s go!

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Rocky Balboa by Sylvester Stallone

Rocky Balboa is a first-class boxer and a loving husband and father. He is a purposeful person who has great stamina. He wants his son not to follow in his footsteps, but to think with his head. Usually wears a ring on his right hand. He was played by Sylvester Stallone.

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Paulie by Burt Young

Paulie is Adrian’s brother and is also on good terms with Rocky. By nature, he is a very rude person, but Paulie cherishes his friends. Has problems with alcohol and often lashes out others due to dissatisfaction with his life. Likes to smoke cigars. Played by Burt Young.

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Commentator by Al Bandiero

American Commentator #2 (Al Bandiero) was present with a working purpose at the fight between Rocky and Ivan, which took place in the USSR. He works in tandem with another commentator, but for the most part, keeps silent and closely observes the course of the battle.

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Adrian by Talia Shire

Adrian (Talia Shire) is the sister of Paulie and loves Rocky Balboa. She is not enthusiastic about Boxing, but she always worries and tries to support her husband and friends during their participation in battles. Sincerely rejoices at the attention and gifts of Rocky.

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Nicoli Koloff by Michael Pataki

Nicoli Koloff represents the interests of Ivan Drago in America and zealously defended the interests of his country. He always appears in public in a suit with the badge of the USSR flag pinned to his jacket. Played by Michael Pataki, who died in 2010 from cancer.

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Commentator by Stu Nahan

Commentator #1, along with his colleague, was selected to work on the demonstration show in Las Vegas. He is used to dressing presentably for work, wearing a suit and a bow tie. Able to clearly notice details and sum up. Played by Stu Nahan, who died of lymphoma in 2007.

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Duke by Tony Burton

Duke (Tony Burton) was a professional boxer in his youth, but then retired and began to train young fighters. He has a lot of experience and was a mentor to Rocky, as well as Creed whom he treated like a son. Knows how to soberly look at the situation and knows when to stop.

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Sports Announcer by R.J. Adams

Sports Announcer hosted a fight that took place in the USSR between Drago and Rocky. He looks neat and rather solemn, but his clothes do not hinder his movements. Differs in observation and good reaction. Played by R.J. Adams, who died in 2015 from a heart attack.

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Ivan Drago by Dolph Lundgren

Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) is the best Soviet boxer, who also has the title of captain. He is taciturn, distinguished by tenacity, and has a tall stature cum a powerful physique. Ivan moves fast and has a very strong punch, earning him the nickname “Siberian Express”.

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The Godfather of Soul by James Brown

The Godfather of Soul was invited to perform for a fight between Creed and Drago. He knows how to move, sing well and he is always well received by the audience. Likes to perform in brilliant costumes. Played by James Brown, who died in 2006 of pneumonia.

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Russian Cornerman by Mark DeAlessandro

Russian Cornerman works in Ivan Drago’s team and helps him while participating in battles. He tries to do his job clearly and quickly, as well as not used to bickering and most often laconic. He wears a sports uniform in the colors of his polity. Played by Mark DeAlessandro.

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Apollo Creed by Carl Weather

Apollo Creed is a good friend of Balboa and sometimes refers to him as “a stallion”. He sometimes behaves self-confidently and during the battle, he is not used to giving up but tries to go to the end. Likes to swim in the pool. The role was played by Carl Weathers.

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Ring Announcer by LeRoy Neiman

Ring Announcer (LeRoy Neiman) speaks clearly, loudly, and often carries a small cheat sheet with him. He likes to smoke cigars and always has one with him, even when he enters the ring, although he doesn’t smoke there. He can be recognized by his lush and long moustache.

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Commentator by Warner Wolf

Commentator #2 in Las Vegas, who, along with his partner, followed the demonstration battle that took place between Ivan Drago and Apollo Creed. He is observant, notices details, and can speak quite quickly. Usually wears a suit to work. He was played by Warner Wolf.

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Reporter by Jeff Austin

Reporter is present at all important events taking place in the world of Boxing. He carries a small notebook with him to record important moments and has a rather loud voice that allows the interviewee to hear his question among crowds of journalists. Played by Jeff Austin.

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Caretaker by George Pipasik

Caretaker (George Pipasik) hosted Balboa and his team at his home in preparation for the fight with Ivan Drago. He is not conflicted, observant, and at the same time not too talkative, and also tries not to get into the affairs of his guests. Likes to play chess.

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Reporter by Julie Inouye

Reporter keeps up with her colleagues and tries not to miss the most significant moments and events that relate to Boxing. She is distinguished by self-confidence and a desire to achieve her goals. She has curly shoulder-length hair. The role was played by Julie Inouye.

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Commentator by Barry Tompkins

American Commentator #1 (Barry Tompkins) was sent along with his colleague to the USSR to review the fight between Balboa and Drago. He has a well-placed voice, and also, by virtue of profession, carefully monitors everything that happens both in the ring and in the hall.

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Referee by Lou Filippo

Las Vegas Referee worked during the exhibition fight between Drago and Apollo. He always responsibly treats his official duties and at the same time maintains the utmost care and speed of reaction. He was played by Lou Filippo, who died in 2009 from a stroke.

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Ludmilla by Brigitte Nielsen

Ludmilla is Ivan’s wife and Olympic champion in swimming. Often behaves arrogantly, and is also an insensitive person, for whom the main thing is victory. She knows English well but sometimes can express herself incorrectly. The role was played by Brigitte Nielsen.

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Rocky Jr. by Rocky Krakoff

Rocky Jr. is the only son of Balboa and Adrian. He loves his parents and wants to learn how to fight just like his father. Rocky Jr loves to film with his camcorder and enjoyed playing with the robot. Sometimes he can play pranks on his father. Played by Rocky Krakoff.

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Clubber Lang by Mr. T

Clubber Lang held the heavyweight title prior to his loss to Balboa. He is used to Boxing in a rather aggressive style, inflicting powerful blows on his opponent. Time after time, he performs in black and white boxer shorts with the inscription Clubber. Played by Mr. T.

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