Frederick Robert Williamson, also known by his nickname “The Hammer”, was born on the 5th March 1938, in Gary, Indiana USA. He is best known for being a retired professional American Football player, who played as a defensive back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and later in the American Football League (AFL) for the Oakland Raiders, and Kansas City Chiefs. He is also recognized as an actor, director and producer. Have you ever wondered how rich Fred Williamson is, as of mid-2016? It has been estimated from authoritative sources that the total size of Fred’s net worth is over $15 million, which has been mostly accumulated through his successful career as a professional NFL and AFL player. Another source is coming from his career in the film industry as an actor and producer.
Fred Williamson Net Worth $15 Million
Fred Williamson spent his childhood in his hometown, Gary, where he finished high school education at Froebel High School in 1955. After matriculation, he enrolled at Northwestern University, where he earned a BA degree in Architecture in 1960. Before Fred became a renowned actor, he played football for seven years in the NFL and AFL, for teams the Pittsburgh Steelers through the 1960 season, then he moved to the AFL and played for the Oakland Raiders from 1961 until 1964, and from 1965 until 1967 for the Kansas City Chiefs. During his career he made three All-Star game appearances in 1961, 1962 and 1963, and with the Chiefs he became the AFL champion in 1966, which largely increased his net worth.
After he decided to retire, he focused on acting, making his debut appearance in the TV series “Ironside” in 1968. Before the 1960s ended he made several brief appearances in such TV series as “The Outsider” (1969), and “Julia” (1969-1971). In the 1970s, his career began to improve, and he made a big screen appearance in the film “MASH” (1970), with Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould in lead roles. He then appeared in “Black Caesar” (1973), “Boss Nigger” (1975), and “Blind Rage” (1978), among others, all of which have added to his net worth. Role after role, his name became more known in the entertainment industry, increasing his net worth by a large margin, as he has appeared in more than 100 film and TV titles since the 1970s. Some of his most famous roles are from the films “Inglorious Bastards” (1978), “The Last Fight” (1983), “Detective Malone” (1991), “Steele`s Law” (1991), “Deceptions” (1992) “From Dusk ‘Til Dawn” (1996), and “Starsky And Hutch” (2004), among many others, all of which have added to his net worth.
Most recently, Fred will appear in such films as “The Gold Rush Boogie”, and “Old School Gangstas”, which are currently in pre-productions, and “Victory by Submission”, and “Check Point”, which are scheduled for release in 2016, which will also increase his net worth. Apart from his career as an actor, Fred has also been recognized as a film director, and producer, having 20 film titles to his name, including “Boss Nigger” (1975), “The Messenger” (1986), “South Beach” (1993), “Silent Hunter” (1995), “On the Edge” (2002), and “Atomic Eden” (2015), among many others, which also represents a large part of his net worth.
Speaking about his personal life, Fred Williamson has been married thrice. The name of his first wife, with whom he has a child, is unknown to the media. Later, he was married to Jeanette, with whom he has two children, and currently he is in marriage with Linda Williamson. Their current residence is in Palm Springs, California. Fred is also known for owning black belts in taekwondo, Shotokan karate, and Kenpō.
High School - Froebel High School, Gary, IN College - Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
Played football at Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois).
Is typically seen with his trademark cigar, either in film or in person during private interviews.
Perpetually wears his Super Bowl I ring, never taking it off
'There's only two things that I demand of my scripts, and they're the same things my audiences demand. First, I have to get the girl. And second, I have to win all the fights. We don't need suspense. With those two ingredients, the picture is assured of being a hit.'