At the age of 33 and after 11 seasons in which he won four Super Bowls, Robert James Gronkowski announced his official retirement from the NFL.
The tight end from Amherst, New York, is one of the most recognized and charismatic players in the league. In addition to having played for the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he managed to make his way in the entertainment industry and this has also allowed him to increase his fortune, which -according to several financial experts- is around $45 million.
Between movies and television series
In addition to having been featured as host of the talk show called Crashletes aired by the children’s television network Nickelodeon in 2015, Gronkowski also participated in films and television series.
His first experience on movie sets came in Entourage, an action movie where the soccer player played himself, in 2015.
Two years later, while playing for New England, Rob Gronkowski had a busy schedule, because in addition to his work as an athlete, he also ventured into television by taking part in two episodes of Seven Bucks Digital Studios and in one more of the popular cartoon series Family Guy.
As for filming movies, the player was part of the cast of four films: The Lit Party, You Can’t Have It, The Clapper and American Violence.
And if that wasn’t enough, Rob also debuted in music video production by being part of 3LAU: On My Mind and Swish Swish, in the latter alongside singers Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj.
After a hiatus from the entertainment world, the burly athlete returned to the recording sets to work on a couple of movies, Deported and Boss Level.
In addition, he also took part in WWF SmackDown, WrestleMania 36 and WWE Raw.
And to top it all off, Gronkowski was one of the characters featured in the music video Kygo & Sasha Sloan: I’ll Wait.