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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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Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch Captain Doby
From Dusk Till Dawn
MASH Dr. Oliver 'Spearchucker' Jones
Black Caesar
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 2017 A Christmas Cop (announced)
The Ghost of Cop Present
 2016 Victory by Submission (completed)
Pokey Lewis
  Beyond Control (post-production)
Chief Private Investigator
  The Black Cobra Returns (pre-production)
Detective Robert Malone (rumored)
  The Last Hit Man (announced)
Dakota Smith
 2017 Unkillable
Master Lee
 2016 Jackson Bolt
 2015 Atomic Eden
Stoker - The Leader
 2014 Billy Trigger
 2013 .357
 2012 Last Ounce of Courage
Warren Hammerschmidt
 2012 Dropping Evil
Commander Death Blood
 2010 Shoot the Hero
The General
 2007 Vegas Vampires
Fred Pittman
 2006 Crooked
Jack Paxton
 2001 Shadow Fury
 2001 Deadly Rhapsody
 2000 Submerged
Captain Masters
 1998/II Whatever It Takes
Paulie Salano
 1998 Ride
Casper's Dream Dad
 1996 Original Gangstas
John Bookman
 1995 Silent Hunter
Sheriff Mantee
 1992 Deceptions
 1992 State of Mind
 1989 The Kill Reflex
Soda Cracker
 1988 Delta Force Commando
Capt. Samuel Beck
 1987 Eroi dell'inferno
 1986 The Messenger
Jake Sebastian Turner
 1986 Foxtrap
Thomas Fox
 1985 Vivre pour survivre
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
 1978 The Inglorious Bastards
Pvt. Fred Canfield
 1977 Mr. Mean
Mr. Mean
 1976 Joshua
 1976 Adiós Amigo
Big Ben
 1976 Mean Johnny Barrows
Johnny Barrows
 1975 The New Spartans
Lincoln Jefferson Washington IV
 1975 Take a Hard Ride
 1975 Bucktown
Duke Johnson
 1974 Three the Hard Way
Jagger Daniels
 1974 Black Eye
Shep Stone
 1974 Crazy Joe
 1973 That Man Bolt
Jefferson Bolt
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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 »

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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.'


Played football at Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois). See more »


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



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