Fred-Williamson
Fred Williamson | Biography

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  • Full Name Frederick Robert Williamson
  • Occupation Actor, Producer, Director, Former Football League Player
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Indiana, USA
  • Birth Date Mar 05, 1938
  • Age 83 Years, 8 Months
Founder of Po ‘Boy Productions, Actor, Director, Former Football League Player

Fred Williamson | Biography

In 1974, Williamson founded his own production firm, Po ‘Boy Productions, and began producing and directing movies

Williamson played for Kansas City Chiefs for three seasons and later joined the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes for the 1968 season. However, due to the trauma of injuries he met with while playing for Kansas, Williamson could not play at the 1968 season and announced his retirement.


Fred Williamson is a former American Football League player who became an actor, producer, and director.

Who is Fred Williamson?

Williamson was a defensive back player of Northwestern University’s college team. After graduating high school in 1956, Williamson received a football scholarship for university.

Initially, he was accepted by the college team as an undrafted free agent, but he became a defensive player during the training camp. It made him play aggressively and violently. Subsequently, his coach gave him the infamous name, The Hammer.

Further, in 1961, Williamson was drafted by the American Football League, after which he played for the Oakland Raiders for four seasons. He was given the ‘All-Star Team’ of the League recognition in the 1961, 1962, and 1963 seasons.

He then played for Kansas City Chiefs for three seasons and later joined the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes for the 1968 season. However, due to the trauma of injuries he met with while playing for Kansas, Williamson could not play at the 1968 season and announced his retirement.

After that, Williamson appeared on the sitcom Julia in 1968. He also acted in movies such as Three the Hard Way in 1974, Take a Hard Ride in 1975, One Down, Two to Go in 1982, Original Gangstas in 1996, and On the Edge in 2002. Further, he was also seen in the film The Man Bolt in 1973, Black Caesar in 1973, and Mean Johnny Barrows in 1975.

In 1974, Williamson founded his own production firm, Po ‘Boy Productions, and began producing and directing movies.

How old is Fred Williamson?

Fred Williamson was born on 5 March 1938 in Gary, Indiana. He is 83 years old as of 2021.

Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Williamson is estimated to have a net worth of $15 million.

Is Fred Williamson married?

Williamson married Linda Williamson in 1988. Before that, he was married to Ginette Lavonda from 1960 to 1967.

He is reported to have three children. But, some sources reported him to be a father to six children. However, neither Williamson nor his family has confirmed any of the alleged numbers.

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