Dryer, Fred 1946- (Fred Dreyer, John F. Dryer)

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Dryer, Fred 1946- (Fred Dreyer, John F. Dryer)


Full name, John Frederick Dryer; born July 6, 1946, in Hawthorne, CA; son of Charles F. and Genevieve Nell (maiden name, Clark) Dryer; married Tracy Vaccaro (an actress), 1983 (divorced, 1988); children: Caitlin Nell. Education: Attended San Diego State University, 1967-69; also attended El Camino Junior College; studied acting with Nina Foch. Avocational Interests: Golf.


Office—Fred Dryer Productions, 1700 West Burbank Blvd., Suite 101, Burbank, CA 91506. Agent—David Shapira and Associates, 193 North Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; (commercials) Leanna Levy, Cassell-Levy, Inc., 843 North Sycamore Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038.


Actor, producer, and director. Fred Dryer Productions, Studio City, CA, founder, principal, and producer; appeared in public service announcement series The More You Know, NBC. Professional football player with New York Giants, 1969-71, and Los Angeles Rams, 1971-81; Columbia Broadcasting System, sports commentator for CBS Sports.


Screen Actors Guild, Tau Kappa Epsilon.

Awards, Honors:

Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame, 1997.


Television Appearances; Series:

Sergeant Rick Hunter, Hunter, NBC, 1984-91.

Lieutenant Rick Hunter, Hunter, NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Larry Kandal, The Kid from Nowhere, NBC, 1982.

Mike Bosnick, Something So Right, CBS, 1982.

Barney Daniels, The Fantastic World of D. C. Collins, NBC, 1984.

Jack O'Brien, Day of Reckoning, NBC, 1994.

Lieutenant Rick Hunter, The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A. (also known as The Return of Hunter), NBC, 1995.

Karl Lorens, Warm Texas Rain, Cinemax, 1998.

Ranger Frank Bradford, Wild Grizzly, 1999.

Rick Hunter, Hunter: Return to Justice, NBC, 2002.

Sergeant Rick Hunter, Hunter: Back in Force, NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Sergeant Rick Hunter, Mickey's 60th Birthday Special (also known as Mickey's 60th Birthday Anniversary Shorts Programme), NBC, 1988.

Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes, NBC, 1988.

Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion, Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

NBC's Funniest Out-takes #2, NBC, 2003.

When Playboy Ruled the World, VH1, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Lifeguard, "Not Quite New York," Laverne & Shirley (also known as Laverne & Shirley & Company and Laverne & Shirley & Friends), ABC, 1980.

Mike Hauser, "Violence," Lou Grant, CBS, 1981.

Dave Richards, "Sam at Eleven," Cheers, NBC, 1982.

Dave Richards, "Old Flames," Cheers, NBC, 1983.

Boyd Miller, "Slam Dunk," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1984.

(As John F. Dryer) Voice of Dave Richards, "Love Thy Neighbor," Cheers, NBC, 1985.

Dave Richards, "‘I’ on Sports," Cheers, NBC, 1987.

At Rona's, NBC, 1989.

Title role, "Dr. Amore," Land's End, syndicated, 1996.

Police Chief Masters, "Murder Blues," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1997.

Police Chief Masters, "Retribution: Parts 1 & 2," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1998.

Randall Fox, "Three Rivers to Cross," Relic Hunter (also known as Relic Hunter—Die Schatzjaegerin and Sydney Fox l'aventuriere), syndicated, 2000.

Voice of Sergeant Rock, "The Savage Time: Parts 2 & 3," Justice League (animated; also known as JL), Cartoon Network, 2002.

Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, 2003.

"Looking Back/Ahead," NFL Films Presents (also known as NFL Films), 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Lieutenant John LeGarre, Force Seven (broadcast as an episode of CHiPs; also known as CHiPs Patrol), NBC, 1982.

Johnny Paloney, A Girl's Life, NBC, 1983.

Will Clayton, The Rousters, NBC, 1983.

Sergeant Rick Hunter, Hunter, NBC, 1984.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Milt Cooperman, The Star Maker, NBC, 1981.

TV Land Moguls, TV Land, 2004.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

Hunter, NBC, 1989-91.

(And creator) Land's End, syndicated, 1995.

Hunter, NBC, 2003.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

Day of Reckoning, NBC, 1994.

The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A. (also known as The Return of Hunter), NBC, 1995.

Hunter: Return to Justice, NBC, 2002.

Hunter: Back in Force, NBC, 2003.

Television Director; Episodic:

Hunter, NBC, multiple episodes, between 1987 and 1990.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Atoms football player, Gus, 1976.

Himself, American Raspberry (also known as Funny America and Prime Time), 1977.

(As Fred Dreyer) Officer in highway patrol car, Cannonball Run II, Warner Bros., 1984.

Sergeant Jack Burns, Death before Dishonor, New World, 1987.

Forest Mason, Stray Bullet, 1998.

Jean Claude, The Independent, New City Releasing, 2000.

Wade and Rawley, Highway 395, Creative Light Worldwide, 2000.

General Wolf, Shakedown, New Horizons, 2002.

Colonel Collins, Fire over Afghanistan, Concorde-New Horizons, 2003.

Senator Boxwell, Suits on the Loose, Halestone Distribution, 2005.

Film Director:

Highway 395, Creative Light Worldwide, 2000.



Playboy Exposed: Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored, 2001.