Best Known As:
Pro-football star who starred in 70s blaxploitation films
Fred Williamson, nicknamed The Hammer, played professional football in 1961 for the Oakland Raiders, then was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1965. A flamboyant self-promoter, Williamson led the media hype into Super Bowl I in 1967. After football he was an architect for a brief time, but then jumped into acting. He had early success in small parts, but his real fame came as an action hero in the movies, in low-budget films such as Black Caesar and Mr. Mean. He produced, wrote and directed many of the films he starred in. In 1996 he appeared with other stars of the era in Original Gangstas.
Williamson posed for Playgirl magazine in 1973.
Copyright © 1998-2017 by Who2?, LLC. All rights reserved.
Independence Day Facts & Stats
Dont just celebrate the 4th--learn a little more about your country!
Hey! Its National Anti-Boredom Month
FactMonster Games are the cure for boredom!
Just how were ice cream cones & popsicles invented?
Learn how on FactMonster!
Citing Fact Monster™
Part of FEN Learning
© 2000-2017 Sandbox Networks, Inc. All Rights Reserved.