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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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 5, 1938
Birth place: Gary, Indiana, United States
Height:6' 3" (1.91 m)
Profession:Actor, Director, Producer
Education:Northwestern University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Linda Williamson
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Has three sons, Fred Jr. Frank, and Jeff.
2Living on the family ranch near Portales, New Mexico. [2003]
3Signed with Oakland Raiders [1961]
4Traded to Kansas City Chiefs. Played in Super Bowl I vs Green Bay. [1965]
5Played in the CFL [1968]
6Signed by San Francisco 49ers. Traded before the start of the 1960 season and played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. [1960]
7Speaks Italian fluently.
8Played for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl I in January of 1967.
9Turned down a role in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) because he didn't want to parody the "cool hero" image he had developed in films during the 1970s.
10Was one of the judges in the Miss Universe pageant in 1976.
11Has black belts in the following martial arts: Kenpo, Shotokan Karate, and Tae-Kwon-Do.
12Got the nickname Hammer while playing football because he was known to hit hard. "Put the hammer on you".
131959 Northwestern University graduate.
14Graduated from high school in 1955.
15Appeared (mostly) nude in October 73 issue of Playgirl Magazine.
16Did a season of NFL Monday Night Football (1970) with Howard Cosell.
17He is a trained Architect.
18High School - Froebel High School, Gary, IN College - Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
19Played football at Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois).


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Is typically seen with his trademark cigar, either in film or in person during private interviews.
2Perpetually wears his Super Bowl I ring, never taking it off


Quotes

#Quote
1'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.'


Pictures

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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Festival AwardInternational Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, LondonBest Feature FilmAtomic Eden (2015)· Nico Sentner
· Joern Zielke
· Lorenzo Lamas


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Chance in the World2017post-productionCharlie
The Black Cobra Returns2017announcedDetective Robert Malone (rumored)
Victory by Submission2016completedPokey Lewis
Beyond Controlpost-productionChief Private Investigator
The Gold Rush Boogiepre-productionBubba
The Last Hit ManannouncedDakota Smith
Unkillable2017Master Lee
Check Point2017Chester
Jackson Bolt2016Tommy
Real Husbands of Hollywood2014-2016TV SeriesJet Black
Atomic Eden2015Stoker - The Leader
Comedy Bang! Bang!2012-2015TV SeriesChief / Dale's Boss
Billy Trigger2014Pops
.3572013Hammer
Daddy-O Died So That Love Could Live2012ShortCommander Death Blood
Last Ounce of Courage2012Warren Hammerschmidt
The Voices from Beyond2012Agent Farley
Dropping Evil2012Commander Death Blood
Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption2011Moses
Street Poet2010Gabriel
Shoot the Hero2010The General
Pushing Daisies2009TV SeriesRoland 'Rollie' Stingwell
Knight Rider2009TV SeriesDEA Director
Hello Paradise2007-2008TV Series
Revamped2007VideoCaptain Michaels
Fighting Words2007Gabriel
Vegas Vampires2007Fred Pittman
Crooked2006Jack Paxton
Spaced Out2006VideoThe Hammer
Transformed2005VideoThe Hammer
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide2005TV SeriesCoach Stax
If Love Hadn't Left Me Lonely2004VideoWillie Brownlee Davis
Starsky & Hutch2004Captain Doby
Sexual Predator Alert2002TV SeriesHost
On the Edge2002Dakota Smith
Shadow Fury2001Sam
Down 'n Dirty2001Dakota Smith
Carmen: A Hip Hopera2001TV MovieLou
Deadly Rhapsody2001Jake
The Rage Within2001Dakota Smith
Submerged2000Captain Masters
Active Stealth1999VideoCapt. Reynolds
Whatever It Takes1998/IIPaulie Salano
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal1998TV SeriesFred Milton Di genova / Fred Milton Di Genova
Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror1998VideoSheriff Skaggs
Blackjack1998TV MovieTim Hastings
Ride1998Casper's Dream Dad
Fast Track1997-1998TV SeriesLowell Carter
Night Vision1997Dakota 'Dak' Smith
Arli$$1996TV SeriesFred Williamson
Original Gangstas1996John Bookman
From Dusk Till Dawn1996Frost
Silent Hunter1995Sheriff Mantee
Murder Was the Case: The Movie1995Video shortThe Hammer (segment "Doggy Dogg World")
Renegade1994TV SeriesJean Luc Leveaux
South Beach1993Mack Derringer
Deceptions1992Brady
State of Mind1992Loomis
Three Days to a Kill1992Cal
Steele's Law1991John Steele
Detective Malone1991Det. Robert Malone
Black Cobra 3: The Manila Connection1990Lt. Robert Malone
Delta Force Commando II: Priority Red One1990Captain Sam Beck
The Kill Reflex1989Soda Cracker
The Black Cobra 21989Lt. Robert 'Bob' Malone
Deadly Intent1988VideoCurt Slate
Amen1988TV SeriesBarnet Thompson
Delta Force Commando1988Capt. Samuel Beck
Cobra nero1987Detective Robert Malone
Eroi dell'inferno1987Feather
The Messenger1986Jake Sebastian Turner
Foxtrap1986Thomas Fox
The Equalizer1985TV SeriesLt. Mason Warren
Half Nelson1985TV SeriesChester Long
Half Nelson1985TV MovieChester Long
Vivre pour survivre1985Noah Barclay
Deadly Impact1984Lou
I guerrieri dell'anno 20721984Abdul
The Big Score1983Detective Frank Hooks
The Last Fight1983Jesse Crowder
Warriors of the Wasteland1983Nadir
Vigilante1983Nick
Warrior of the Lost World1983Henchman
One Down, Two to go1982Cal
1990: The Bronx Warriors1982The Ogre
Fear in the City1981John Dikson
Lou Grant1981TV SeriesCrusher Carter
Fantasy Island1979TV SeriesJackson Malone
CHiPs1979TV SeriesTy
Supertrain1979TV SeriesAl Roberts
Wheels1978TV Mini-SeriesLeonard Wingate
The Inglorious Bastards1978Pvt. Fred Canfield
Mr. Mean1977Mr. Mean
Joshua1976Joshua
Police Story1973-1976TV SeriesSergeant Bunny Green / Snake McKay
Blind Rage1976Jesse Crowder
Death Journey1976Jesse Crowder
No Way Back1976Jesse Crowder
Adiós Amigo1976Big Ben
Mean Johnny Barrows1976Johnny Barrows
The New Spartans1975Lincoln Jefferson Washington IV
Take a Hard Ride1975Tyree
Bucktown1975Duke Johnson
Boss Nigger1975Boss Nigger
The Rookies1974TV SeriesJohnny Barrows
Three the Hard Way1974Jagger Daniels
Black Eye1974Shep Stone
Tough Guys1974Joe Snake
Crazy Joe1974Willy
Hell Up in Harlem1973Tommy Gibbs
That Man Bolt1973Jefferson Bolt
The Soul of Nigger Charley1973Charley
Black Caesar1973Tommy Gibbs
Hammer1972B.J. Hammer
The Legend of Nigger Charley1972Nigger Charley
Julia1969-1971TV SeriesSteve Bruce / Dave Boyd
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon1970Beach Boy
MASH1970Dr. Oliver 'Spearchucker' Jones
The Bold Ones: The Protectors1969TV SeriesArnold Bartell / Officer Williams
Star Trek1969TV SeriesAnka
The Outsider1969TV SeriesRandall
Ironside1968TV SeriesDet. Sgt. La Peer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Hit Manannounced
Vegas Vampires2007
If Love Hadn't Left Me Lonely2004Video
On the Edge2002
Down 'n Dirty2001
Original Gangstas1996uncredited
Silent Hunter1995
South Beach1993
Three Days to a Kill1992
Critical Action1991
Steele's Law1991
The Kill Reflex1989
The Messenger1986
Foxtrap1986
The Big Score1983
The Last Fight1983
One Down, Two to go1982
Mr. Mean1977
Death Journey1976
No Way Back1976
Adiós Amigo1976
Mean Johnny Barrows1976

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Hit Manproducer announced
Atomic Eden2015executive producer
On the Edge2002producer
Down 'n Dirty2001producer
Night Vision1997producer
Original Gangstas1996producer
South Beach1993producer
Three Days to a Kill1992producer
Steele's Law1991producer
Taxi Killer1988producer
The Messenger1986producer
Foxtrap1986producer
One Down, Two to go1982producer
Mr. Mean1977producer
Death Journey1976producer
No Way Back1976executive producer - as Jeff Williamson / producer
Adiós Amigo1976producer
Mean Johnny Barrows1976producer
Boss Nigger1975producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vegas Vampires2007screenplay
Three Days to a Kill1992
Steele's Law1991
The Messenger1986story
The Last Fight1983writer
One Down, Two to go1982story - as Jeff Williamson
Mr. Mean1977as Jeff Williamson
Joshua1976story and screenplay
No Way Back1976
Adiós Amigo1976written by
Boss Nigger1975written by

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mean Johnny Barrows1976uncredited

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Messenger1986production assistant - as Jeff Williamson

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vixen Highway 2006: It Came from Uranus!2010special thanks
Macked, Hammered, Slaughtered and Shafted2004Documentary special thanks
Forgive Me Father2001special thanks
One Way Out1986special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wild Ride to Super Bowl I2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Da Hammer: Interview with Fred Williamson2003Video shortHimself
Baadasssss Cinema2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jim Brown: All American2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (Pittsburgh, Oakland, Kansas City 1960-67 / Actor, Producer, Director) (as Fred 'Hammer' Williamson)
Hollywood Goes to Hell2000TV Short documentaryHimself
The Independent2000Himself
The Jamie Foxx Show2000TV SeriesHimself
Intimate Portrait1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Pitch1997DocumentaryHimself
Full Tilt Boogie1997DocumentaryHimself - 'Frost'
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986TV SeriesHimself
Fist of Fear, Touch of Death1980DocumentaryHammer, the ladies man
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1972-1974TV Series documentaryGuest / Himself
The Merv Griffin Show1972TV SeriesHimself
Laugh-In1968TV SeriesHimself(Cocktail Party)
AFL-NFL World Championship Game1967TV SpecialHimself - Kansas City Chiefs Left Cornerback
1966 AFL Championship Game1967TV MovieHimself - Kansas City Chiefs Cornerback
King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry CohenDocumentary post-productionHimself
A Football Life2016TV SeriesHimself
Classic Hollywood Cinemas2016DocumentaryHimself
Unsung Hollywood2015-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini2015DocumentaryHimself
Actors Entertainment2013TV SeriesHimself
Bada$$ Mothaf**kas2013DocumentaryHimself - Host
Back to Black: Foxy Brown and the Blaxploitaton Era2013Video documentary shortHimself
The Outsider - Il Cinema Di Antonio Margheriti2013DocumentaryHimself
Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s2012DocumentaryHimself
Spaghetti Soul2011Video documentary shortHimself
Way Black When2010TV MovieHimself
Hello Paradise2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
American Grindhouse2010DocumentaryHimself - Actor, Three the Hard Way
Directors on Directing2009DocumentaryFred Williamson
Secrets of Life2009DocumentaryHimself
Direct Your Own Damn Movie!2009Video documentaryHimself
Train Kept A-Rollin'2008Video documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2008TV SeriesHimself
L'urlo di Chen terrorizza ancora l'occidente - Dragonland2008DocumentaryHimself
Kansas City Chiefs: The Complete History2007VideoHimself
Durch die Nacht mit...2007TV Series documentary
Jocking Around2007DocumentaryHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
Bullets Over Hollywood2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Macked, Hammered, Slaughtered and Shafted2004DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Missing Reel2014TV Mini-Series documentaryThe Hammer
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007TV Series documentaryFrost
The N Word2004Documentary
A Huey P. Newton Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)

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