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John Frederick Dryer was born on 6 July 1946, in Hawthorne, California USA, to Genevieve Clark and Charles Dryer. He is an actor and former American Football player in the National Football League(NFL), best known as a defensive end for the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams, and as the only player to score two safeties in one game. As an actor, he is best known for starring in the television series “Hunter”.
So just how rich is Fred Dryer? According to sources in late 2016, Dryer has amassed a net worth of over $12 million, earned during his football career, as well as through his involvement in the film and television industry.
Fred Dryer Net Worth $12 Million
Dryer attended Lawndale High School in Los Angeles County, where he started his football career. He later enrolled in El Camino Junior College, eventually transferring to San Diego State University, playing on the defensive line for the SDS Aztecs, which became the College Division National Champions in both seasons that Dryer played, being named the #1 team by both the Associated Press and United Press International, and sharing the College-Division title with North Dakota State in 1968. Dryer himself was named the outstanding defensive lineman on the team, earning the Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy as well as a spot on the 1968 Little All-America Team. He was eventually inducted into the San Diego State University Aztec Hall of Fame, and was named to the College Football Hall of Fame, one of only three SDSU Aztecs to achieve this distinction. He was also named to the San Diego Sports Hall of Fame.
Dryer was drafted in the first round, as the 13th overall pick by the New York Giants in the 1969 NFL Draft. He was the starting right defensive end for three years, leading the Giants in quarterback sacks in each season, which significantly contributed to his popularity, and helping his net worth.
In 1972 he joined the Los Angeles Rams – his tenure with the Rams being marked with an extraordinary performance of recording two safeties by tackling two opposing quarterbacks in their end zone during the fourth quarter of the match against the Green Bay Packers in 1973, the only player in the NFL history to achieve this feat, considerably boosting his popularity.
After 13 years in the NFL, Dryer retired from football in 1981, having established a sizable wealth. For some time he worked as a color analyst for the CBS NFL coverage, eventually pursuing an acting career. His most notable role came in 1984, when he was cast in the leading role of Det. Sgt. Rick Hunter in the television crime drama series “Hunter”, the performance that enabled the former athlete to make a name for himself in the acting world, and considerably adding to his net worth. He also directed several episodes of the show. In the meantime, he starred in the action thriller film “Death Before Dishonor”.
During the next decade, Dryer produced the television series “Land’s End” and starred in it as Mike Land, and started his own production company, Fred Dryer Productions. Several years later, he launched another production company, Dryer/Padgett Films, with his son-in-law, actor Jason Padgett. His net worth was still growing.
In 2013 he was cast as Mr. Collins in the sitcom “The Exes”, and the same year he starred in the drag racing film “Snake and Mongoose”, and then appeared in the series “Crisis” in 2014. His most recent television appearance was in the series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” in 2015.
Additionally, Dryer serves as a spokesman for the law service Injury Solutions, representing football players who have suffered serious injury.
In his private life, in 1983 Dryer married Tracy Vaccaro, an actress and former Playboy centerfold, with whom he had worked on “Hunter” and “Land’s End”; the couple divorced in 1988, after having one child together. Sources believe Dryer is single at present.
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|Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||2015||TV Series||Octavian Bloom|
|Crisis||2014||TV Series||Thomas Jefferson Smith|
|The Wrong Woman||2013||TV Movie||Detective Sanford|
|The Millers||2013||TV Series||Sarge / Frank|
|Snake and Mongoose||2013||Ed Donovan|
|The Exes||2013||TV Series||Mr. Collins|
|Accidentally on Purpose||2009||TV Series||Edward|
|Suits on the Loose||2005||Senator Roy Boxwell|
|Out of Practice||2005||TV Series||Michael|
|Fire Over Afghanistan||2003||Colonel Collins|
|Hunter||2003||TV Series||Lt. Rick Hunter|
|Hunter: Back in Force||2003||TV Movie||Det. Sgt. Rick Hunter|
|Hunter: Return to Justice||2002||TV Movie||Rick Hunter|
|Justice League||2002||TV Series||Sgt. Rock / Flagship Pilot #2|
|Highway 395||2000||Wade, Rawley|
|Wild Grizzly||2000||TV Movie||Ranger Frank Bradford|
|Relic Hunter||2000||TV Series||Randall Fox|
|Warm Texas Rain||2000||Video||Karl Lorens|
|The Independent||2000||Jean Claude|
|Stray Bullet||1999||Forest Mason|
|Diagnosis Murder||1997-1998||TV Series||Police Chief Masters|
|Ask Harriet||1998||TV Series||Prof. Derrick Smythe|
|Land's End||1995-1996||TV Series||Mike Land / Dr. Amore|
|The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A.||1995||TV Movie||Lt. Rick Hunter|
|Day of Reckoning||1994||TV Movie||Jack O'Brien|
|Hunter||1984-1991||TV Series||Det. Sgt. Rick Hunter|
|Mickey's 60th Birthday||1988||TV Movie||Det. Sgt. Rick Hunter|
|Cheers||1982-1987||TV Series||Dave Richards|
|Death Before Dishonor||1987||Gunnery Sgt. Burns|
|Cannonball Run II||1984||Sergeant in CHP Car (as Fred Dreyer)|
|Hart to Hart||1984||TV Series||Boyd Miller|
|The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins||1984||TV Movie||Barney Daniels|
|The Rousters||1983||TV Series||Will Clayton|
|The Rousters||1983||TV Movie||Will Clayton|
|Something So Right||1982||TV Movie||Mike Bosnick|
|CHiPs||1982||TV Series||Lt. John LeGarre|
|The Kid from Nowhere||1982||TV Movie||Larry Kandal|
|A Girl's Life||1981||TV Movie||Johnny Paloney|
|The Star Maker||1981||TV Movie||Milt Cooperman|
|Lou Grant||1981||TV Series||Mike Hauser|
|Laverne & Shirley||1980||TV Series||Lifeguard|
|Gus||1976||Atoms player (sideline & showers) (uncredited)|
|Hunter||2003||TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes|
|Hunter: Back in Force||2003||TV Movie executive producer|
|Hunter: Return to Justice||2002||TV Movie executive producer|
|The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A.||1995||TV Movie executive producer|
|Day of Reckoning||1994||TV Movie executive producer|
|Hunter||1989-1991||TV Series executive producer - 44 episodes|
|Land's End||1995-1996||TV Series 22 episodes|
|Hunter||1987-1990||TV Series 5 episodes|
|The Nina Foch Course for Filmmakers and Actors||2010||Video documentary special thanks|
|The Return of Superstars||2012||TV Movie||Himself - Host|
|Namath||2012||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Celebrity Ghost Stories||2010||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|TV Land Moguls||2009||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself|
|NFL Films Presents||2006||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|When Playboy Ruled the World||2004||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Hollywood Squares||2003||TV Series||Himself|
|Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion||2002||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Playboy Exposed: Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored||2001||Video documentary||Himself|
|The More You Know||1989||TV Series||Himself|
|The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards||1989||TV Special||Himself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Male Performer in New Television Series|
|Later with Bob Costas||1989||TV Series||Himself|
|NFL Monday Night Football||1970-1980||TV Series||Himself - Los Angeles Rams Defensive End / Himself - New York Giants Defensive End|
|Super Bowl XIV||1980||TV Movie||Himself - Los Angeles Rams Right Defensive End|
|1979 NFC Championship Game||1980||TV Special||Himself - Los Angeles Rams Defensive End|
|The NFL on CBS||1969-1979||TV Series||Himself - Los Angeles Rams Defensive End / Himself - New York Giants Defensive End|
|The NFL on NBC||1979||TV Series||Himself - Los Angeles Rams Defensive End|
|1978 NFC Championship Game||1979||TV Special||Himself - Los Angeles Rams Defensive End|
|1976 NFC Championship Game||1976||TV Special||Himself - Los Angeles Rams Defensive End|
|1975 NFC Championship Game||1976||TV Special||Himself - Los Angeles Rams Defensive End|
|Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color||1977||TV Series||Atoms Player|
|NFL Films Presents||1967||TV Series documentary||Himself|
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|1||Has established his own production company, Fred Dryer Productions. (wwww.fdprods.com)|
|2||One of his college football teammates at San Diego State was Carl Weathers.|
|3||Due to the fact that the enormous Dryer is a foot taller than his "Hunter" co-star Stepfanie Kramer, she had to stand on an egg crate while they were in the same shot so that both of them could be seen.|
|4||Has one daughter with his ex-wife Tracy Vaccaro.|
|5||Once promised to set his hair on fire in the end zone if he ever scored an NFL touchdown. Fortunately, never did.|
|6||Father died of Lupus when Fred was 17.|
|7||Born on the same day as George W. Bush and Sylvester Stallone.|
|8||Nearly won the role of Sam Malone on Cheers (1982), but lost it to Ted Danson when the writers decided they'd rather have the owner of the bar be a baseball player instead of a football player.|
|9||Holds the NFL record for most safeties in a single game: 2.|
|10||Member of the College Football Hall of Fame.|
|1||"I hate these people (the Rams and their owner, Georgia Frontiere) for what they did, taking the Rams logo with them when they moved to St. Louis. That logo belonged to Southern California." - on the Rams' move to St. Louis. Months later, the Raiders moved back to Oakland.|
|2||Tattoo on right shoulder|