Fred Dryer Net Worth

Fred Dryer Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

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 NameFred Dryer
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 6, 1946
Place Of BirthHawthorne, California, USA
Height6' 6" (1.98 m)
Weight109 kg
ProfessionActor, producer, writer, former American football defensive end, NFL player for New York Giants (1969–1971), Los Angeles Rams (1972–1981)
EducationLawndale High School, Lawndale in Los Angeles County, El Camino Junior College, San Diego State University (SDSU)
SpouseTracy Vaccaro (1983-1988)
ChildrenCaitlin Nell Dryer
ParentsGenevieve Nell Clark, Charles F. Dryer
AwardsNCAA 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)
NominationsNFL 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)
MoviesSnake and Mongoose (2013)
TV ShowsCheers, CHiPs: Force Seven (1982), Hunter, Death Before Dishonor, Land's End (1995–1996), Crisis (2014-), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2015)
1Towering height
2Tattoo on right shoulder
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.
1Currently hosts a sports talk call in show on I-Heart Radio.
2Has established his own production company, Fred Dryer Productions. (
3One of his college football teammates at San Diego State was Carl Weathers.
4Due 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.
5Has one daughter with his ex-wife Tracy Vaccaro.
6Once promised to set his hair on fire in the end zone if he ever scored an NFL touchdown. Fortunately, never did.
7Father died of Lupus when Fred was 17.
8Born on the same day as George W. Bush and Sylvester Stallone.
9Nearly 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.
10Holds the NFL record for most safeties in a single game: 2.
11Member of the College Football Hall of Fame.


Agent X2015TV SeriesMike - Former Agent X / Former Agent X
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.2015TV SeriesOctavian Bloom
Crisis2014TV SeriesThomas Jefferson Smith
The Wrong Woman2013TV MovieDetective Sanford
The Millers2013TV SeriesSarge / Frank
Snake & Mongoose2013Ed Donovan
The Exes2013TV SeriesMr. Collins
Accidentally on Purpose2009TV SeriesEdward
Suits on the Loose2005Senator Roy Boxwell
Out of Practice2005TV SeriesMichael
Fire Over Afghanistan2003Colonel Collins
Hunter2003TV SeriesLt. Rick Hunter
Hunter: Back in Force2003TV MovieDet. Sgt. Rick Hunter
Shakedown2002VideoGeneral Wolf
Hunter: Return to Justice2002TV MovieRick Hunter
Justice League2002TV SeriesSgt. Rock / Flagship Pilot #2
Highway 3952000Wade, Rawley
Wild Grizzly2000TV MovieRanger Frank Bradford
Relic Hunter2000TV SeriesRandall Fox
Warm Texas Rain2000VideoKarl Lorens
The Independent2000Jean Claude
Stray Bullet1999Forest Mason
Diagnosis Murder1997-1998TV SeriesPolice Chief Masters
Ask Harriet1998TV SeriesProf. Derrick Smythe
Land's End1995-1996TV SeriesMike Land / Dr. Amore
The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A.1995TV MovieLt. Rick Hunter
Day of Reckoning1994TV MovieJack O'Brien
Hunter1984-1991TV SeriesDet. Sgt. Rick Hunter
Mickey's 60th Birthday1988TV MovieDet. Sgt. Rick Hunter
Cheers1982-1987TV SeriesDave Richards
Death Before Dishonor1987Gunnery Sgt. Burns
Cannonball Run II1984Sergeant in CHP Car (as Fred Dreyer)
Hart to Hart1984TV SeriesBoyd Miller
The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins1984TV MovieBarney Daniels
The Rousters1983TV SeriesWill Clayton
The Rousters1983TV MovieWill Clayton
Something So Right1982TV MovieMike Bosnick
CHiPs1982TV SeriesLt. John LeGarre
The Kid from Nowhere1982TV MovieLarry Kandal
A Girl's Life1981TV MovieJohnny Paloney
The Star Maker1981TV MovieMilt Cooperman
Lou Grant1981TV SeriesMike Hauser
Laverne & Shirley1980TV SeriesThe Lifeguard
Gus1976Atoms player (sideline & showers) (uncredited)


Hunter: Return to Justice2002TV Movie executive producer
The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A.1995TV Movie executive producer
Day of Reckoning1994TV Movie executive producer
Hunter1989-1991TV Series executive producer - 44 episodes
Hunter2003TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes
Hunter: Back in Force2003TV Movie executive producer


Land's End1995-1996TV Series creator - 22 episodes


Highway 3952000
Hunter1987-1990TV Series 5 episodes


The Nina Foch Course for Filmmakers and Actors2010Video documentary special thanks


The Return of Superstars2012TV MovieHimself - Host
Namath2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2010TV Series documentaryHimself
TV Land Moguls2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
NFL Films Presents2006TV Series documentaryHimself
When Playboy Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Squares2003TV SeriesHimself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Playboy Exposed: Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored2001Video documentaryHimself
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHimself
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Male Performer in New Television Series
Later with Bob Costas1989TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1986TV SeriesHimself
NFL Monday Night Football1970-1980TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Rams Defensive End / Himself - New York Giants Defensive End
Super Bowl XIV1980TV MovieHimself - Los Angeles Rams Right Defensive End
1979 NFC Championship Game1980TV SpecialHimself - Los Angeles Rams Defensive End
1978 NFC Championship Game1979TV SpecialHimself - Los Angeles Rams Defensive End
American Raspberry1977Himself
1976 NFC Championship Game1976TV SpecialHimself - Los Angeles Rams Defensive End
The NFL on CBS1969-1976TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Rams Defensive End / Himself - New York Giants Defensive End
1975 NFC Championship Game1976TV SpecialHimself - Los Angeles Rams Defensive End
The NFL on NBC1975TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Rams Defensive End

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Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1977TV SeriesAtoms Player
NFL Films Presents1967TV Series documentaryHimself

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