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Encyclopedia > Fred Williamson
Fred Williamson
Born March 5, 1938 (1938-03-05) (age 69) (Age 69)
Gary, Indiana
Other name(s) Hammer

Fred "The Hammer" Williamson (born March 5, [[1938] is an American actor and former professional football player, a star defensive back in the AFL during the 1960s. This article is about the day. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the city. ... This article is about the day. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ...

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Biography

Playing career

After playing college football for Northwestern in the late 1950s, he played a year for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL in 1960. He then switched to the new AFL. Williamson played four seasons for the Oakland Raiders and three seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs. For other uses, see Northwestern. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... “Steelers” redirects here. ... NFL redirects here. ... The 1960 NFL season was the 41th regular season of the National Football League. ... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League...


During his time with the Chiefs, Williamson became one of football's first self-promoters, coining the nickname "The Hammer"—because he used his forearm to deliver karate-style blows to the heads of opposing receivers. Prior to Super Bowl I, he garnered national headlines by boasting that he would knock Green Bay Packers starting receivers Carroll Dale and Boyd Dowler out of the game, stating "Two hammers to (Boyd) Dowler, one to (Carroll) Dale should be enough".[1] His prediction turned out to be ironic, because Williamson himself was knocked out of the game in the fourth quarter, his head meeting the knee of Packer running back Donny Anderson. Williamson finished his eight-season career in 1967 with 36 interceptions, which he returned for 479 yards and 2 touchdowns, in 104 games. Date January 15, 1967 Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum City Los Angeles MVP Bart Starr, Quarterback Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem University of Arizona and Grambling State University Bands Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show University of Arizona and Grambling State University Bands Attendance 61,946... “Packers” redirects here. ... Caroll Dale (born 1938 in Wise, Virginia) is a American football defensive end and tight end. ... Boyd Dowler (born November 18, 1937) is a former American Football wide receiver who played twelve seasons for the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins from 1959 to 1971. ... Donny Anderson played professional football for nine years in the NFL. A halfback and punter from Texas Tech, Anderson was the first round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in 1965, the seventh overall selection in the draft that included future hall-of-famers Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers. ...


Acting career

Following his retirement from football, Williamson had a career as an actor, much in the mold of star running back Jim Brown. Before Jim Brown did it in 1974, Fred posed nude for "Playgirl" magazine in the October 1973 issue. One of Williamson's early television roles was a part in The Cloud Minders, an 1968 episode of Star Trek, playing Anka. He also played Diahann Carroll's love interest in the sitcom Julia. In an interview for the DVD of Bronx Warriors, Williamson stated that the role in Julia was created for him when he convinced the producers that the Black community was upset that Julia had a different boyfriend every week. For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... Jim Brown (born February 17, 1936) is an American former professional football player who has also made his mark as an actor and social activist. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Playgirl is a monthly lifestyle magazine published in the United States that features seminude or fully nude men. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... The Cloud Minders is a third season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, and was broadcast on February 28, 1969. ... The year 1968 in television involved some significant events. ... The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... Diahann Carroll, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1955 Diahann Carroll (born July 17, 1935) is an American actress and singer. ... Diahann Carroll as Julia, Fred Williamson as Steve in Julia Julia was a groundbreaking television series which was the first to show an African American main character in a non-stereotypical role. ... 1990: The Bronx Warriors is a 1982 Italian exploitation movie by revered spaghetti western/ cop thriller director Enzo G Castellari. ... Diahann Carroll as Julia, Fred Williamson as Steve in Julia Julia was a groundbreaking television series which was the first to show an African American main character in a non-stereotypical role. ...


Two of his early film roles were in well-received films of 1970, M*A*S*H and Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon. He also got to play, in 1973, an African-American mafioso in Black Caesar and its subsequent sequel, Hell Up in Harlem. After this he appeared as an actor in several films, most of which are considered to be of the "blaxploitation" genre. This article is about motion pictures. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... // Events February 11 - The film The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr premieres in New York City. ... M*A*S*H is a 1970 satirical American dark comedy film directed by Robert Altman, based extremely loosely on the novel written by Richard Hooker. ... Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon is a 1970 film directed by Otto Preminger. ... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... This article is about the criminal society. ... Black Caesar is a 1973 blaxploitation film, starring Fred Williamson and Gloria Hendry. ... For other uses, see Sequel (disambiguation). ... Hell Up in Harlem is a 1973 blaxploitation film, starring Fred Williamson and Gloria Hendry. ... Shaft (1971) Blaxploitation is a film genre that emerged in the United States in the early 1970s when many exploitation films were made that targeted the urban African American audience; the word itself is a portmanteau of the words “black” and “exploitation. ...


In 1974, he was selected by the ABC television network as a commentator on Monday Night Football to replace Don Meredith, who had left (temporarily, as it turned out) to pursue an acting and broadcasting career at rival network NBC. Williamson was used on a few pre-season broadcasts, but was deemed unsuitable. He was relieved of his duties at the beginning of the regular season, becoming the first MNF personality not to endure for an entire season. He was replaced by fellow former player (and fellow Gary native) Alex Karras. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... Joseph Don Dandy Don Meredith (born April 10, 1938 in Mount Vernon, Texas) was an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, football commentator, and entertainer. ... The NFL on NBC was the brand given to NBC Sports coverage of National Football League games until 1998, when NBC lost the NFL American Football Conference rights to CBS. NFL coverage will return to NBC for the 2006 season under the title NBC Sunday Night Football [1]. // Background The... Alexander George Karras, born July 15, 1935 in Gary, Indiana, is a former football player and actor who is best known for playing with the National Football Leagues Detroit Lions from 1958-1962 and 1964-1971. ...


Since then, Williamson has continued his career as an actor and director, recently appearing in the feature film version of the 1970s television series Starsky and Hutch. Starsky & Hutch is a 2004 American comedy/action film directed by Todd Phillips. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... For the film, see Starsky & Hutch (film). ...


During the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s, Williamson frequently appeared on television as a spokesman for King Cobra Malt Liquor ("Don't let the smooth taste fool you.")...as did fellow actor/martial artist Martin Kove. Martin Kove (March 6, 1946[1]) is an American actor who has appeared in both feature films and television series. ...


Career as a director and producer

Alongside with acting, Williamson has since the middle 1970's appeared as a director and producer as well. His first film as a producer was Boss Nigger (1975), a western directed by Jack Arnold. With the second film he produced he also debuted as a director: Mean Johnny Barrows (1976) was a significant predecessor of Rambo films with it's violent Vietnam vet story. He has since directed over 20 features. Boss Nigger is a 1975 blaxploitation film directed by Jack Arnold. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Mean Johnny Barrows is a 1976 film about a GI who is relieved of his position and finds a job at a service station, later being asked by a gangster to fulfill hitman services. ... This article is about the Sylvester Stallone character and films. ...


In the middle of the 1970's Williamson also formed his own company Po' Boy Productions, which started to produce actioners like Adios Amigo (1976) and Death Journey (1976), both directed and starred by Williamson. Although his most recent efforts as director and producer have mainly gone straight to dvd, Williamson has continued working actively with films. Adiós Amigo is a comedy-Western starring Fred Williamson and Richard Pryor. ...


Selected filmography

Filming Black Caesar in Harlem, New York. In the middle is Fred Williamson as 'Tommy Gibbs' a kingpin criminal in Black Caesar, 1973

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Black Caesar is a 1973 blaxploitation film, starring Fred Williamson and Gloria Hendry. ... This article is about the Harlem neighborhood in New York City. ... M*A*S*H is a 1970 satirical American dark comedy film directed by Robert Altman, based extremely loosely on the novel written by Richard Hooker. ... Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon is a 1970 film directed by Otto Preminger. ... Hammer is a 1972 blaxploitation film directed by Bruce Clark. ... The Legend of Nigger Charley is a 1972 blaxploitation western film directed by Martin Goldman. ... Black Caesar is a 1973 blaxploitation film, starring Fred Williamson and Gloria Hendry. ... Hell Up in Harlem is a 1973 blaxploitation film, starring Fred Williamson and Gloria Hendry. ... Three the Hard Way was a 1974 action film starring Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, and Jim Kelly, written by Eric Berkovici and Jerrold L. Ludwig and directed by Gordon Parks, Jr. ... Mean Johnny Barrows is a 1976 film about a GI who is relieved of his position and finds a job at a service station, later being asked by a gangster to fulfill hitman services. ... Boss Nigger is a 1975 blaxploitation film directed by Jack Arnold. ... Adiós Amigo is a comedy-Western starring Fred Williamson and Richard Pryor. ... Fist of Fear, Touch of Death, also known as The Dragon and the Cobra, is a 1980 martial arts documentary (really more of a mockumentary) about a martial arts tournament at Madison Square Garden that will determine the successor to Bruce Lee. ... Warriors of the Wasteland (1982), also known in its original Italian title I Nuovi barbari or as The New Barbarians, is an Italian post-apocalyptic film directed by Enzo Castellari and starring Fred Williamson. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Original Gangstas is a 1996 drama set in Urban Gary, Indiana staring Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, Jim Brown, Isabel Sanford (deceased), Charles Napier, Wings Hauser, Oscar Brown, Jr. ... Cover of DVD Carmen: A Hip Hopera is an MTV production from 2001 starring Beyoncé Knowles, Mos Def, Rah Digga, Wyclef Jean, Mekhi Phifer, Da Brat, Joy Bryant, Jermaine Dupri and Lil Bow Wow, directed by Robert Townsend. ... A television movie (also known as a TV film, TV movie, TV-movie, feature-length drama, made-for-TV movie, movie of the week (MOTW or MOW), single drama, telemovie, telefilm, or two-hour-long drama) is a film that is produced for and originally distributed by a television network. ... Starsky & Hutch is a 2004 American comedy/action film directed by Todd Phillips. ...

References

  1. ^ http://espn.go.com/page2/s/superbowlmoments50.html

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Fred Williamson - definition of Fred Williamson in Encyclopedia (272 words)
Fred "The Hammer" Williamson (born March 5, 1938 in Gary, Indiana) was a star defensive player in the American Football League during the 1960s, playing for the Oakland Raiders and later the Kansas City Chiefs.
Williamson was used on a few pre-season broadcasts, but proved so inarticulate that he was relieved of his duties at the beginning of the regular season, becoming the first MNF personality not to endure for the entire season.
Since then, Williamson has continued his career as an actor and director, recently appearing in the feature film version of the 1970s television series Starsky and Hutch.
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