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Fred Dryer Net Worth

John Frederick Dryer net worth is

$12 Million

John Frederick Dryer Wiki Biography

John Frederick Dryer was born on 6 July 1946, in Hawthorne, California USA, to Genevieve Clark and Charles Dryer. He is an actor and former American Football player in the National Football League(NFL), best known as a defensive end for the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams, and as the only player to score two safeties in one game. As an actor, he is best known for starring in the television series “Hunter”.

So just how rich is Fred Dryer? According to sources in late 2016, Dryer has amassed a net worth of over $12 million, earned during his football career, as well as through his involvement in the film and television industry.

Fred Dryer Net Worth $12 Million

Dryer attended Lawndale High School in Los Angeles County, where he started his football career. He later enrolled in El Camino Junior College, eventually transferring to San Diego State University, playing on the defensive line for the SDS Aztecs, which became the College Division National Champions in both seasons that Dryer played, being named the #1 team by both the Associated Press and United Press International, and sharing the College-Division title with North Dakota State in 1968. Dryer himself was named the outstanding defensive lineman on the team, earning the Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy as well as a spot on the 1968 Little All-America Team. He was eventually inducted into the San Diego State University Aztec Hall of Fame, and was named to the College Football Hall of Fame, one of only three SDSU Aztecs to achieve this distinction. He was also named to the San Diego Sports Hall of Fame.

Dryer was drafted in the first round, as the 13th overall pick by the New York Giants in the 1969 NFL Draft. He was the starting right defensive end for three years, leading the Giants in quarterback sacks in each season, which significantly contributed to his popularity, and helping his net worth.

In 1972 he joined the Los Angeles Rams – his tenure with the Rams being marked with an extraordinary performance of recording two safeties by tackling two opposing quarterbacks in their end zone during the fourth quarter of the match against the Green Bay Packers in 1973, the only player in the NFL history to achieve this feat, considerably boosting his popularity.

After 13 years in the NFL, Dryer retired from football in 1981, having established a sizable wealth. For some time he worked as a color analyst for the CBS NFL coverage, eventually pursuing an acting career. His most notable role came in 1984, when he was cast in the leading role of Det. Sgt. Rick Hunter in the television crime drama series “Hunter”, the performance that enabled the former athlete to make a name for himself in the acting world, and considerably adding to his net worth. He also directed several episodes of the show. In the meantime, he starred in the action thriller film “Death Before Dishonor”.

During the next decade, Dryer produced the television series “Land’s End” and starred in it as Mike Land, and started his own production company, Fred Dryer Productions. Several years later, he launched another production company, Dryer/Padgett Films, with his son-in-law, actor Jason Padgett. His net worth was still growing.

In 2013 he was cast as Mr. Collins in the sitcom “The Exes”, and the same year he starred in the drag racing film “Snake and Mongoose”, and then appeared in the series “Crisis” in 2014. His most recent television appearance was in the series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” in 2015.

Additionally, Dryer serves as a spokesman for the law service Injury Solutions, representing football players who have suffered serious injury.

In his private life, in 1983 Dryer married Tracy Vaccaro, an actress and former Playboy centerfold, with whom he had worked on “Hunter” and “Land’s End”; the couple divorced in 1988, after having one child together. Sources believe Dryer is single at present.

Full Name Fred Dryer
Net Worth $12 Million
Date Of Birth July 6, 1946
Place Of Birth Hawthorne, California, USA
Height 6′ 6″ (1.98 m)
Weight 109 kg
Profession Actor, producer, writer, former American football defensive end, NFL player for New York Giants (1969–1971), Los Angeles Rams (1972–1981)
Education Lawndale High School, Lawndale in Los Angeles County, El Camino Junior College, San Diego State University (SDSU)
Nationality American
Spouse Tracy Vaccaro (1983-1988)
Children Caitlin Nell Dryer
Parents Genevieve Nell Clark, Charles F. Dryer
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheRealFredDryerShow/
Twitter https://twitter.com/fred_dryer
IMDB www.imdb.com/name/nm0004885
Awards NCAA College-Division National Champion (1967, 1968), El Camino C.C. Hall Of Fame (1988), San Diego State Aztec Hall of Fame (1988), San Diego Sports Hall of Fame (1998), NFL Alumni Career Achievement Award (2003)
Nominations NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13, Pro Bowl (1975), First-team All-Pro (1974), Second-team All-Pro (1975), NFL All-Rookie team (1969), First-team Little All-America (1968), First-team JuCo All-American (1966)
Movies Snake and Mongoose (2013)
TV Shows Cheers, CHiPs: Force Seven (1982), Hunter, Death Before Dishonor, Land’s End (1995–1996), Crisis (2014-), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2015)
# Trademark
1 Towering height
2 Tattoo on right shoulder
# Quote
1 “I hate these people (the Rams and their owner, Georgia Frontiere) for what they did, taking the Rams logo with them when they moved to St. Louis. That logo belonged to Southern California.” – on the Rams’ move to St. Louis. Months later, the Raiders moved back to Oakland.
# Fact
1 Currently hosts a sports talk call in show on I-Heart Radio.
2 Has established his own production company, Fred Dryer Productions. (wwww.fdprods.com)
3 One of his college football teammates at San Diego State was Carl Weathers.
4 Due to the fact that the enormous Dryer is a foot taller than his “Hunter” co-star Stepfanie Kramer, she had to stand on an egg crate while they were in the same shot so that both of them could be seen.
5 Has one daughter with his ex-wife Tracy Vaccaro.
6 Once promised to set his hair on fire in the end zone if he ever scored an NFL touchdown. Fortunately, never did.
7 Father died of Lupus when Fred was 17.
8 Born on the same day as George W. Bush and Sylvester Stallone.
9 Nearly won the role of Sam Malone on Cheers (1982), but lost it to Ted Danson when the writers decided they’d rather have the owner of the bar be a baseball player instead of a football player.
10 Holds the NFL record for most safeties in a single game: 2.
11 Member of the College Football Hall of Fame.


Title Year Status Character
Agent X 2015 TV Series Mike – Former Agent X / Former Agent X
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2015 TV Series Octavian Bloom
Crisis 2014 TV Series Thomas Jefferson Smith
The Wrong Woman 2013 TV Movie Detective Sanford
The Millers 2013 TV Series Sarge / Frank
Snake & Mongoose 2013 Ed Donovan
The Exes 2013 TV Series Mr. Collins
Accidentally on Purpose 2009 TV Series Edward
Suits on the Loose 2005 Senator Roy Boxwell
Out of Practice 2005 TV Series Michael
Fire Over Afghanistan 2003 Colonel Collins
Hunter 2003 TV Series Lt. Rick Hunter
Hunter: Back in Force 2003 TV Movie Det. Sgt. Rick Hunter
Shakedown 2002 Video General Wolf
Hunter: Return to Justice 2002 TV Movie Rick Hunter
Justice League 2002 TV Series Sgt. Rock / Flagship Pilot #2
Highway 395 2000 Wade, Rawley
Wild Grizzly 2000 TV Movie Ranger Frank Bradford
Relic Hunter 2000 TV Series Randall Fox
Warm Texas Rain 2000 Video Karl Lorens
The Independent 2000 Jean Claude
Stray Bullet 1999 Forest Mason
Diagnosis Murder 1997-1998 TV Series Police Chief Masters
Ask Harriet 1998 TV Series Prof. Derrick Smythe
Land’s End 1995-1996 TV Series Mike Land / Dr. Amore
The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A. 1995 TV Movie Lt. Rick Hunter
Day of Reckoning 1994 TV Movie Jack O’Brien
Hunter 1984-1991 TV Series Det. Sgt. Rick Hunter
Mickey’s 60th Birthday 1988 TV Movie Det. Sgt. Rick Hunter
Cheers 1982-1987 TV Series Dave Richards
Death Before Dishonor 1987 Gunnery Sgt. Burns
Cannonball Run II 1984 Sergeant in CHP Car (as Fred Dreyer)
Hart to Hart 1984 TV Series Boyd Miller
The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins 1984 TV Movie Barney Daniels
The Rousters 1983 TV Series Will Clayton
The Rousters 1983 TV Movie Will Clayton
Something So Right 1982 TV Movie Mike Bosnick
CHiPs 1982 TV Series Lt. John LeGarre
The Kid from Nowhere 1982 TV Movie Larry Kandal
A Girl’s Life 1981 TV Movie Johnny Paloney
The Star Maker 1981 TV Movie Milt Cooperman
Lou Grant 1981 TV Series Mike Hauser
Laverne & Shirley 1980 TV Series The Lifeguard
Gus 1976 Atoms player (sideline & showers) (uncredited)


Title Year Status Character
Hunter: Return to Justice 2002 TV Movie executive producer
The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A. 1995 TV Movie executive producer
Day of Reckoning 1994 TV Movie executive producer
Hunter 1989-1991 TV Series executive producer – 44 episodes
Hunter 2003 TV Series executive producer – 5 episodes
Hunter: Back in Force 2003 TV Movie executive producer


Title Year Status Character
Land’s End 1995-1996 TV Series creator – 22 episodes


Title Year Status Character
Highway 395 2000
Hunter 1987-1990 TV Series 5 episodes


Title Year Status Character
The Nina Foch Course for Filmmakers and Actors 2010 Video documentary special thanks


Title Year Status Character
The Return of Superstars 2012 TV Movie Himself – Host
Namath 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
TV Land Moguls 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
NFL Films Presents 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
When Playboy Ruled the World 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood Squares 2003 TV Series Himself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Playboy Exposed: Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored 2001 Video documentary Himself
The More You Know 1989 TV Series Himself
The 15th Annual People’s Choice Awards 1989 TV Special Himself – Co-Presenter: Favourite Male Performer in New Television Series
Later with Bob Costas 1989 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1986 TV Series Himself
NFL Monday Night Football 1970-1980 TV Series Himself – Los Angeles Rams Defensive End / Himself – New York Giants Defensive End
Super Bowl XIV 1980 TV Movie Himself – Los Angeles Rams Right Defensive End
1979 NFC Championship Game 1980 TV Special Himself – Los Angeles Rams Defensive End
1978 NFC Championship Game 1979 TV Special Himself – Los Angeles Rams Defensive End
American Raspberry 1977 Himself
1976 NFC Championship Game 1976 TV Special Himself – Los Angeles Rams Defensive End
The NFL on CBS 1969-1976 TV Series Himself – Los Angeles Rams Defensive End / Himself – New York Giants Defensive End
1975 NFC Championship Game 1976 TV Special Himself – Los Angeles Rams Defensive End
The NFL on NBC 1975 TV Series Himself – Los Angeles Rams Defensive End

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