Fred Dryer was born July 6th 1946, in Hawthorne California, where he attended Lawndale High School and El Camino Junior College before transferring to San Diego State University on a football scholarship.
Fred was a first team “Little All-American” and represented the Aztecs in the East-West Shrine Game and the Hula Bowl. In January 1969, Fred was the thirteenth over all pick in the NFL draft, selected in the first round by the New York Giants. After playing three seasons for New York, Fred was traded to the Los Angeles Rams where he attained “All-Pro” honors playing right defensive end. He retired from professional football in the summer of 1981.
After football, Fred decided to pursue his passion for acting and performing. In 1984 Fred landed the lead in the Stephen J. Cannel series “Hunter”. The show aired for seven seasons on NBC and elevated Fred to world-wide fame. While acting as detective “Rick Hunter,” Fred’s interest turned to directing and producing, leading him to produce the sixth and seventh seasons of “Hunter” bringing him much success and critical acclaim. “Hunter” lives on in syndication to this day in over one-hundred countries around the world.
After “Hunter”, Fred headed to Paramount Studios where he started Fred Dryer Productions. FDP produced “Day of Reckoning”, “The Return of Hunter”, and “Lands End”, along with many other titles. He continues to act and most recently starred in the pilot “Kings of Van Nuys.”
Always an active reader and study of sports, business and politics, Fred Dryer partnered with Los Angeles based CRN Digital Talk Radio in August 2011 to create the weekly “Fred Dryer Show.” Fred couples his passion and knowledge for sports with his first person perspective of the business to bring listeners his unique take on the games, the players and the politics that make up the world of sports.
Today, Fred’s show is heard in 11 million homes nationally on cable television, broadcast radio, the Internet, iTunes, the CRN App, Tune In radio and more.
Fred currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and has one daughter Caitlin and three grandchildren Emma, Elle and Freddie.