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Fred Williamson

Former Oakland Raiders/Kansas City Chiefs football star who rose to prominence as one of the first African-American male action stars of the "blaxploitation" genre of the early 1970s, who has since gone on to a long and illustrious career as an actor, director, writer, and producer! Burly, yet handsome 6' 3" Williamson first came to attention in ... See full bio »
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 2017 Life Outside (pre-production)
 2017 The Black Cobra Returns (announced)
Detective Robert Malone (rumored)
 2016 Check Point (post-production)
 2016 Victory by Submission (filming)
Pokey Lewis
 2016 Sticky Fingers: The Movie! (filming)
Boss (voice)
 2015 Atomic Eden (completed)
Stoker - The Leader
 2015 Billy Trigger (completed)
 2015 Jackson Bolt (filming)
  Beautiful Nightmare (announced)
  Beyond Control (post-production)
Chief Private Investigator
  The Last Hit Man (announced)
Dakota Smith
 2012-2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV Series)
Chief / Dale's Boss
 2014 Real Husbands of Hollywood (TV Series)
Jet Black
- Rolling with My Roomie (2014) ... Jet Black
 2013 .357
 2012 Daddy-O Died So That Love Could Live (Short)
Commander Death Blood
 2012 Last Ounce of Courage
Warren Hammerschmidt
 2012 Dropping Evil
Commander Death Blood
 2010 Shoot the Hero
The General
 2009 Knight Rider (TV Series)
DEA Director
- Fly by Knight (2009) ... DEA Director
 2007-2008 Hello Paradise (TV Series)
- Hong Kong (2008)
- Celebrity Tennis (2008)
- Mountain Biking (2008)
- St. Theresa Gala (2008)
- Mickey Rooney (2008)
 2007 Revamped (Video)
Captain Michaels
 2007 Vegas Vampires
Fred Pittman
 2006 Crooked
Jack Paxton
 2006 Spaced Out (Video)
The Hammer
 2005 Transformed (Video)
The Hammer
 2005 Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (TV Series)
Coach Stax
- Daydreaming & Gym (2005) ... Coach Stax
 2004 If Love Hadn't Left Me Lonely (Video)
Willie Brownlee Davis
 2002 Sexual Predator Alert (TV Series)
 2001 Shadow Fury
 2001 Carmen: A Hip Hopera (TV Movie)
 2001 Deadly Rhapsody
 2000 Submerged
Captain Masters
 1999 Active Stealth (Video)
Capt. Reynolds
 1998/II Whatever It Takes
Paulie Salano
 1998 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (TV Series)
Fred Milton Di genova / Fred Milton Di Genova
- All Hallow's Eve (1998) ... Fred Milton Di genova
- The Kiss (1998) ... Fred Milton Di Genova
 1998 Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (Video)
Sheriff Skaggs
 1998 Blackjack (TV Movie)
Tim Hastings
 1998 Ride
Casper's Dream Dad
 1997-1998 Fast Track (TV Series)
Lowell Carter
- The Temptation of Beckett (1998) ... Lowell Carter
- Change of Heart (1998) ... Lowell Carter
- Deconstructing Eagle Ridge (1998) ... Lowell Carter
- Guys with Guns (1998) ... Lowell Carter
- My Mother, Myself (1998) ... Lowell Carter
 1996 Original Gangstas
John Bookman
 1995 Silent Hunter
Sheriff Mantee
 1995 Murder Was the Case: The Movie (Video short)
The Hammer (segment "Doggy Dogg World")
 1994 Renegade (TV Series)
Jean Luc Leveaux
- Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (1994) ... Jean Luc Leveaux
 1992 Deceptions
 1992 State of Mind
 1989 The Kill Reflex
Soda Cracker
 1988 Deadly Intent (Video)
Curt Slate
 1988 Amen (TV Series)
Barnet Thompson
- Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (1988) ... Barnet Thompson
 1988 Delta Force Commando
Capt. Samuel Beck
 1987 Hell's Heroes
 1986 The Messenger
Jake Sebastian Turner
 1986 Foxtrap
Thomas Fox
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Lt. Mason Warren
- Back Home (1985) ... Lt. Mason Warren
- Reign of Terror (1985) ... Lt. Mason Warren
 1985 Half Nelson (TV Series)
Chester Long
- Malibu Colony (1985) ... Chester Long
- The Beverly Hills Princess (1985) ... Chester Long
- Nose Job (1985) ... Chester Long
- Diplomatic Inmunity (1985) ... Chester Long
- Uppers and Downers (1985) ... Chester Long
 1985 Half Nelson (TV Movie)
Chester Long
 1985 White Fire
Noah Barclay
 1984 Deadly Impact
 1983 The Big Score
Detective Frank Hooks
 1983 Vigilante
 1983 Warrior of the Lost World
 1982 One Down, Two to go
 1982 1990: The Bronx Warriors
The Ogre
 1981 Fear in the City
John Dikson
 1981 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Crusher Carter
- Violence (1981) ... Crusher Carter
 1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Jackson Malone
- The Pug/Class of '69 (1979) ... Jackson Malone
 1979 CHiPs (TV Series)
- Roller Disco: Part 2 (1979) ... Ty
- Roller Disco: Part 1 (1979) ... Ty
 1979 Supertrain (TV Series)
Al Roberts
- Express to Terror (1979) ... Al Roberts
 1978 Wheels (TV Mini-Series)
Leonard Wingate
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Leonard Wingate
 1978 The Inglorious Bastards
Pvt. Fred Canfield
 1977 Mr. Mean
Mr. Mean
 1976 Joshua
 1973-1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Sergeant Bunny Green / Snake McKay
- Thanksgiving (1976) ... Sergeant Bunny Green
- Dangerous Games (1973) ... Snake McKay
 1976 The System
 1976 Adiós Amigo
Big Ben
 1976 Mean Johnny Barrows
Johnny Barrows
 1975 The New Spartans
 1975 Take a Hard Ride
 1975 Bucktown
Duke Johnson
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Johnny Barrows
- Johnny Lost His Gun (1974) ... Johnny Barrows
 1974 Three the Hard Way
Jagger Daniels
 1974 Black Eye
 1974 Crazy Joe
 1973 That Man Bolt
Jefferson Bolt
 1969-1971 Julia (TV Series)
Steve Bruce / Dave Boyd
- Paper Tigers (1971) ... Steve Bruce
 1969 The Bold Ones: The Protectors (TV Series)
Arnold Bartell / Officer Williams
- A Case of Good Whiskey at Christmas Time (1969) ... Arnold Bartell
- Deadlock (1969) ... Officer Williams
 1969 Star Trek (TV Series)
- The Cloud Minders (1969) ... Anka
 1969 The Outsider (TV Series)
- The Flip Side (1969) ... Randall
 1968 Ironside (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. La Peer
- Sergeant Mike (1968) ... Det. Sgt. La Peer
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Other Works:

TV commercial: He starred in a memorable commercial for King Cobra Beer in the late 1980s and early 1990s ("Don't let the smooth taste fool you!"). Martin Kove, of The Karate Kid (1984) fame, performed in a very similar King Cobra spot around the same time. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 1 Article | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Fred 'Hammer' Williamson | Fred 'The Hammer' Williamson | Jeff Williamson


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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Personal Quote:

'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.'


Did a season of NFL Monday Night Football (1970) with Howard Cosell. See more »


Is typically seen with his trademark cigar, either in film or in person during private interviews. See more »



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