Fred Williamson

Fred Williamson was born on March 5th, 1938 in Gary, Indiana and prior to his acting career, he was a professional football player. He played for the Oakland Raiders, Pittsburg Steelers, San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. After graduating from Froebel High School in 1955 he went on to play college football for Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, graduating in 1959.

Williamson has achieved a great amount in the acting industry. He went on to work not only as an actor, but also a director, writer and producer. In addition he has also held a career as an architect, prior to pursuing acting.

His acting career began with appearances on the television series, “Ironside” (1968), “The Outsider”, “Star Trek” and a recurring role on the series, “Julia”. Soon he was also appearing in such feature films as, “That Man Bolt” (1973), “Black Caesar” (1973), “Three the Hard Way” (1974), “Crazy Joe” (1974) and “Mean Johnny Barrows” (1976).

As his career progressed he added a number of successful film roles to his resume such as, “Take a Hard Ride” (1975), “One, Down, Two to Go” (1982), “Original Gangstas” (1996) and “On the Edge” (2002).

In addition to acting, in 1974, he started his own production company called, “Po ‘Boy Productions which to date has produced over forty films. Some of the films he has directed include, “Adios Amigo” (1976), “Death Journey” (1976), “The Big Score” 91983), “Three Days to Kill” (1992), “On the Edge” (2002) and “Vegas Vampires” (2003) among others.

More recent appearances include roles in the films, “From Dusk Till Dawn” (1996), “Starsky & Hutch” (2004), “Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption” (2011), “Dropping Evil” (2012), “The Voices from Beyond” (2012), “Last Ounce of Courage” (2012), “Beyond Control” (2012), “The Gold Rush Boogie” (2013) and “Life Outside” (2013).

Fred Williamson has married only once to his current wife Linda and they remain together today and he continues working as an actor and director in Hollywood.

Filmography

2014 Fighting Bac
2013 Life Outside
2013 The Gold Rush Boogie
2013 Sticky Fingers: The Movie!
2012 Beyond Control
2012 Last Ounce of Courage
2012 Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012 The Voices from Beyond
2012 Dropping Evil
2011 Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption
2010 Street Poet
2010 Shoot the Hero
2009 Pushing Daisies
2009 Knight Rider
2007-2008 Hello Paradise
2007 Revamped
2007 Fighting Words
2006 Crooked
2006 Spaced Out
2005 Transformed
2005 Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide
2004 If Love Hadn’t Left Me Lonely
2004 Starsky & Hutch
2003 Vegas Vampires
2002 Sexual Predator Alert
2002 On the Edge
2001 Shadow Fury
2001 Down ‘n Dirty
2001 Carmen: A Hip Hopera
2001 Deadly Rhapsody
2001 The Rage Within
2000 Submerged
1999 Active Stealth
1998 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal
1998 Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror
1998 Whatever It Takes
1998 Blackjack
1998 Ride
1997-1998 Fast Track
1997 The Big Score
1997 Night Vision
1996 Original Gangstas
1996 From Dusk Till Dawn
1995 Silent Hunter
1995 Murder Was the Case: The Movie
1994 Renegade
1993 South Beach
1992 Three Days to a Kill
1992 Deceptions
1992 State of Mind
1991 Detective Malone
1991 Steele’s Law
1990 Delta Force Commando II: Priority Red One
1990 Black Cobra 3: The Manila Connection
1990 The Black Cobra 2
1989 The Kill Reflex
1988 Amen
1988 Deadly Intent
1988 Delta Force Commando
1987 Cobra nero
1987 Eroi dell’inferno
1986 The Messenger
1986 Foxtrap
1985 The Equalizer
1985 Half Nelson
1985 Half Nelson
1984 Deadly Impact
1984 I guerrieri dell’anno 2072
1984 Vivre pour survivre
1983 The Big Score
1983 The Last Fight
1983 Warriors of the Wasteland
1983 Vigilante
1983 Warrior of the Lost World
1982 One Down, Two to Go
1982 1990: The Bronx Warriors
1981 Lou Grant
1981 Fear in the City
1979 Fantasy Island
1979 CHiPs
1979 Supertrain
1978 Wheels
1978 Blind Rage
1978 The Inglorious Bastards
1977 Mr. Mean
1976 Joshua
1973-1976 Police Story
1976 The System
1976 Death Journey
1976 No Way Back
1976 Mean Johnny Barrows
1976 AdiĆ³s Amigo
1975 Take a Hard Ride
1975 Bucktown
1975 Boss Nigger
1974 The Rookies
1974 Three the Hard Way
1974 Black Eye
1974 Tough Guys
1974 Crazy Joe
1973 That Man Bolt
1973 Hell Up in Harlem
1973 The Soul of Nigger Charley
1973 Black Caesar
1972 Hammer
1972 The Legend of Nigger Charley
1969-1971 Julia
1970 Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon
1970 MASH
1969 The Bold Ones: The Protectors
1969 Star Trek
1969 The Outsider
1968 Ironside