Fred "The Hammer" Williamson

Professional football player, Actor, Director
This devilishly handsome former football player managed to parlay his sports fame into a career in acting, writing and directing. Born and raised in Gary, IN, Williamson spent the 1960s playing football for the Kansas ... Read more »
Born: 03/05/1938 in Gary, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (76)

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crooked 2014 (Movie)

Paxton (Actor)

Real Husbands of Hollywood 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Inglorious Bastards 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Last Ounce of Courage 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

American Grindhouse 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Fighting Words 2007 (Movie)

Gabriel (Actor)

Bullets Over Hollywood 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Starsky & Hutch 2004 (Movie)

Captain Doby (Actor)

Gary Busey 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Hip Hopera: Carmen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal 1996 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Shadow Fury 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Independent 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Star Trek 1966 - 1969, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jamie Foxx Show 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Active Stealth 1999 (Movie)

Capt. Reynolds (Actor)

Night Vision 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Fast Track 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Full-Tilt Boogie 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Whatever It Takes 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Pitch 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Arli$$ 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

From Dusk Till Dawn 1996 (Movie)

Frost (Actor)

Original Gangstas 1996 (Movie)

John Bookman (Actor)

Silent Hunter 1994 (Movie)

Sheriff Mantee (Actor)

South Beach 1994 (Movie)

Mack Derringer (Actor)

Three Days to a Kill 1991 (Movie)

Calvin Sims (Actor)

Delta Force Commando 1990 (Movie)

Captain Beck (Actor)

Delta Force Commando 2 1990 (Movie)

Captain Sam Beck (Actor)

Steele's Law 1990 (Movie)

John Steele (Actor)

Black Cobra III: The Manila Connection 1989 (Movie)

Robert Malone (Actor)

The Black Cobra 2 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Kill Reflex 1989 (Movie)

Sergeant Soda Cracker (Actor)

Deadly Intent 1988 (Movie)

Curt Slate (Actor)

The Messenger 1987 (Movie)

Jake Sebastian Turner (Actor)

Foxtrap 1986 (Movie)

Thomas Fox (Actor)

Half-Nelson 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Warrior of the Lost World 1984 (Movie)

Henchman (Actor)

Vigilante 1983 (Movie)

Nick Coleman (Actor)

Vivre pour survivre 1983 (Movie)

Noah (Actor)

Deadly Impact 1982 (Movie)

Lou (Actor)

The Big Score 1982 (Movie)

Frank Hooks (Actor)

The Last Fight 1982 (Movie)

Jesse Crowder (Actor)

1990 i guerrieri del Bronx 1981 (Movie)

Ogre (Actor)

I Nuovi barbari 1981 (Movie)

Nadir (Actor)

One Down Two to Go 1981 (Movie)

Cal (Actor)

Fist of Fear, Touch of Death 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Arthur Hailey's "Wheels" 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Death Journey 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

Blind Rage 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

Adios Amigo 1975 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Joshua 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mean Johnny Barrows 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

No Way Back 1975 (Movie)

Jesse Crowder (Actor)

Boss Nigger 1974 (Movie)

Boss Nigger (Actor)

Bucktown 1974 (Movie)

Duke (Actor)

Take a Hard Ride 1974 (Movie)

Tyree (Actor)

Black Caesar 1973 (Movie)

Tommy Gibbs (Actor)

Black Eye 1973 (Movie)

Stone (Actor)

Hell Up in Harlem 1973 (Movie)

Tommy Gibbs (Actor)

Three Tough Guys 1973 (Movie)

Joe Snake (Actor)

Three the Hard Way 1973 (Movie)

Jagger Daniels (Actor)

Crazy Joe 1972 (Movie)

Willy (Actor)

Hammer 1972 (Movie)

B J Hammer (Actor)

That Man Bolt 1972 (Movie)

Jefferson Bolt (Actor)

The Soul of Nigger Charley 1972 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Julia 1968 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Legend of Nigger Charley 1971 (Movie)

Nigger Charley (Actor)

M*A*S*H 1970 (Movie)

Spearchucker (Actor)

Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon 1970 (Movie)

Beach Boy (Actor)

Deadlock 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Blackjack (TV Show)

Actor
Director (14)

Silent Hunter 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

South Beach 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Three Days to a Kill 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Steele's Law 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

The Kill Reflex 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

The Messenger 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Foxtrap 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

The Big Score 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Fight 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

One Down Two to Go 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Death Journey 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Adios Amigo 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Mean Johnny Barrows 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

No Way Back 1975 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (12)

Original Gangstas 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

South Beach 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Three Days to a Kill 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Steele's Law 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Kill Reflex 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Messenger 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Foxtrap 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

One Down Two to Go 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Death Journey 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

Adios Amigo 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

No Way Back 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

Boss Nigger 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (9)

Three Days to a Kill 1991 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Messenger 1987 (Movie)

(From Story)

Foxtrap 1986 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Last Fight 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Adios Amigo 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Joshua 1975 (Movie)

(From Story)

Joshua 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

No Way Back 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Boss Nigger 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

This devilishly handsome former football player managed to parlay his sports fame into a career in acting, writing and directing. Born and raised in Gary, IN, Williamson spent the 1960s playing football for the Kansas City Chiefs. He made his acting debut at the age of 31 in the 1969 TV-movie "Deadlock" and in 1970 became a regular on the series "Julia", as the law student boyfriend of star Diahann Carroll.

Relationships

Linda Williamson

Wife

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois

Milestones

2007

Co-starred in "Fighting Words" with C. Thomas Howell

2004

Appeared in the feature film version of the 1970s television series "Starsky and Hutch"

2001

Co-starred in "Carmen: A Hip Hopera"

1996

Produced and co-starred with fellow 1970s Blaxploitation stars in "Original Gangstas"

1987

Portrayed Detective Robert Malone in "The Black Cobra"

1982

Starred in director Enzo Castellari's Italian post-apocalyptic film, "Warriors of the Wasteland"

1975

First feature directing credit, "Adios Amigo" (also produced)

1974

TV commentator for ABC's "Monday Night Football" on a few pre-season broadcasts, but was deemed unsuitable; was relieved of his duties at the beginning of the regular season

1974

First feature credit as writer and co-producer (with Jack Arnold), "Boss Nigger"

1973

Played an African-American mafioso in "Black Caesar"

1973

Posed nude for Playgirl magazine (October)

1969

Made film acting debut in "M*A*S*H"

1968

TV debut as Diahann Carroll's love interest on NBC comedy "Julia"

1968

Acting debut in NBC telefilm "Deadlock"

Reprised role of Detective Malone for "The Black Cobra 2" (1988) and "The Black Cobra 2" (1990)

Bonus Trivia

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Williamson posed for Playgirl magazine in October 1973.

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