John Frederick Dryer Biography
John Frederick Dryer was born in Hawthorne, California, to Genevieve Clark and Charles Dryer on July 6, 1946. He is an actor and former National Football League (NFL) defensive end who is best known for being the only player to score two safeties in one game while playing for the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams. He is most recognized for his role in the television series “Hunter” as an actor.
Fred Dryer Net Worth
So, how wealthy is Fred Dryer? According to sources in late 2016, Dryer has a net worth of over $12 million, which he has accumulated from his football career and his work in the film and television sector.
Dryer began his football career as a freshman at Lawndale High School in Los Angeles County. Later, he attended El Camino Junior College before transferring to San Diego State University, where he played defensive line for the Aztecs, who won the College Division National Championship in both of Dryer’s seasons, being named the #1 team by both the Associated Press and United Press International, and sharing the title with North Dakota State in 1968. Dryer was chosen the team’s best defensive lineman, receiving the Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy and a berth on the Little All-America Team in 1968. He was named to the College Football Hall of Fame after being inducted into the San Diego State University Aztec Hall of Fame, one of only three SDSU Aztecs to do so. In addition, he was inducted into the San Diego Sports Hall of Fame.
Fred Dryer NFL
The New York Giants selected Dryer as the 13th overall pick in the first round of the 1969 NFL Draft. For three years, he was the starting right defensive end for the Giants, leading the team in quarterback sacks each season, which boosted his popularity and increased his net worth.
In 1972, he joined the Los Angeles Rams, where he made history by becoming the only player in NFL history to record two safety by tackling two opposing quarterbacks in their end zone during the fourth quarter of a game against the Green Bay Packers in 1973.
Dryer resigned from football in 1981 after 13 years in the NFL, having amassed a substantial fortune. He served as a color analyst for CBS NFL coverage for a while before pursuing an acting career. In 1984, he was cast in the starring role of Det. Sgt. Rick Hunter in the television criminal drama series “Hunter,” a performance that helped the former athlete establish a name for himself in the acting industry and significantly increase his net worth. Several episodes of the show were also directed by him. In the meanwhile, he starred in “Death Before Dishonor,” an action thriller.
Fred Dryer Acting Career
During the following decade, Dryer produced and starred in the television series “Land’s End,” as well as launching his own production business, Fred Dryer Productions. He formed another production firm, Dryer/Padgett Films, with his son-in-law, actor Jason Padgett, a few years later. His wealth was still increasing.
He was cast as Mr. Collins in the sitcom “The Exes” in 2013, and starred in the drag racing film “Snake and Mongoose” the same year, before appearing in the series “Crisis” in 2014. In 2015, he made his most recent television cameo in the series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Dryer also works as a spokesman for Injury Solutions, a law firm that represents football players who have sustained significant injuries.
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Fred Dryer Age and Personal Info
John Frederick Dryer (July 6, 1946) is a 75-year-old American actor, radio host, screenwriter, and former National Football League defensive end (NFL).
Starting in 1969, he played 13 years in the NFL, appearing in 176 games and racking up 104 sacks with the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams. He is the only player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
Dryer had a successful career as a film and television actor after retiring from football, most notably appearing in the series Hunter. His 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) height and body are ideal for action roles.
Fred Dryer Family
Dryer has long been fascinated by nutrition. Dryer used to eat 70 raw egg yolks every week in the late 1970s. He no longer eats red meat and instead eats chicken and vegetables.
In his personal life, Dryer married Tracy Vaccaro, an actress and former Playboy centerfold with whom he had previously collaborated on the films “Hunter” and “Land’s End,” in 1983; the pair separated in 1988 after having one child together. According to sources, Dryer is currently unmarried.
They have one daughter together. Dryer is still based in LA and has his own production firm (Fred Dryer Productions).