Fred Dryer is a footballer who is now an actor, radio host, and screenwriter. He was a defensive end in the NFL for 13 years.

Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education

Fred Dryer was born on July 6, 1946, in Hawthorne, California, USA. Charles F. Dryer, father, and Genevieve Nell (née Clark) Dryer, mother, gave birth to him. Fred was born in Southern California and raised there as well. His citizenship is American.

Fred had been interested in football since he was a child, and it was during his senior year of high school that he became more serious about his career. He attended Lawndale’s Leuzinger High School in Los Angeles County.

Fred Dryer’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions

Fred Dryer, who was born on July 6, 1946, is 76 years old. He stands 6 ft. 6 in (1.98 m) tall and weighs 109 kg.

Fred Dryer
Fred Dryer

Fred Dryer’s Profession & Career

He began his career in high school and quickly rose to become a highly sought-after player throughout the country, particularly as a lineman. Fred excelled in his college career after enrolling. Fred was inducted into the El Camino C.C. Athletic Hall of Fame while attending San Diego State University (SDSU) in 1988. In 1966, he was named athlete of the year. In 1967, he was also awarded the Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy for being the team’s best defensive lineman.

He was already inducted into the San Diego State University Aztec Hall of Fame before joining the NFL, having played for the team in the Hula Bowl in Honolulu and the East-West Shrine Game in San Francisco.

Fred made his NFL debut in 1969 as the starting right defensive end for the New York Giants. He led his team to several victories before joining the New England Patriots at the start of the season. He had 40 tackles by the end of the season. After 14 starts the following year, he became the only NFL player to ever have two safeties in a single game.

Before retiring, Fred had accumulated 104 career sacks since beginning his football career, with numerous notable accomplishments along the way.


Fred retired from football in 1982 and became a color analyst for CBS NFL coverage. He then made his acting debut as a sportscaster in the film Cheers. He also made a guest appearance on CHiPs.

Fred’s biggest break in the film industry came with the crime drama Hunter, in which he co-starred with Stepfanie Kramer, Darlanne Fluegel, and Lauren Lane. Death Before Dishonour Mike Land, in which he starred between 1995 and 1996, is another film in which he appeared.

He also appeared in the films Snake and Mongoose. Furthermore, in 2014, he appeared as an evil HYDRA leader in the NBC series Crisis. He has also appeared on the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., among many other projects during his acting career.

Achievements and Awards

Throughout his career, Fred has received several awards and accomplished a great deal. He received the NFL Alumni Career Achievement Award in 2003, and he has been inducted into several halls of fame. On the other hand, he has received numerous awards for his various roles in various films.

Fred Dryer’s Wife, Marriage & Relationship

Fred is currently divorced. He divorced Tracy Vaccaro in 1988 after they had been married for five years, beginning in 1983. Caitlin Nell Dryer, their daughter, was born as a result of their union. He has three grandchildren as well.

Fred currently lives a quiet and peaceful life in Los Angeles, where he has established his own production company, Fred Dryer Productions.

Fred Dryer’s Salary and Net Worth

Dryer has amassed a net worth of $15 million as of 2023 from his two careers, football, and acting. He has worked hard to excel in both of his careers. His salary, on the other hand, has yet to be revealed.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name Fred Dryer
Real Name Fred Dryer
Gender Male
Age 76 years old
Birth Date 6 JULY 1946
Birth Place Hawthorne, California, U.S
Nationality American
Height 6 ft. 6 in. (1.98 m)
Weight 109 kg
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Divorced
Wife Tracy Vaccaro (m.1983 to 1988)
Children Yes (Caitlin Nell Dryer)
Dating N/A
Profession Actor and former American football defensive
Salary N/A
Net Worth $15 Million
Brands N/A
Hobbies N/A

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