Fred Williamson

Football Player

Birthday March 5, 1938

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace Gary, IN

Age 85 years old

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Former American Football League defensive back in the 1960s who became an actor, director, and producer following his football career.

Before Fame

He played college football for Northwestern during the latter part of the 1950s.


He earned the nickname, 'The Hammer,' as an AFL defensive back and also achieved black belts in Kenpo, Shotokan Karate, and Tae-Kwon-Do.

Family Life

He and his wife, Linda, purchased a home in Palm Springs, California, in 1997.

Associated With

He acted in Quentin Tarantino 's film, "From Dusk till Dawn," in 1996.