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Fred Williamson is the former Oakland Raiders/Kansas City Chiefs football star who rose to prominence as one of the first African-American male action stars of the “blaxploitation” genre of the early 1970s. Actually Fred became one of its most successful action stars. He was literally called, “Boss Ni**er.”

Fred has since gone on to a long and illustrious career as an actor, director, writer, and producer. The handsome 6′ 3″ Williamson first came to attention in the TV series Julia (1968) playing love interest, Steve Bruce. However, his rugged, athletic physique made him a natural for energetic roles and he quickly established himself as a street wise, tough guy in films including That Man Bolt (1973), Black Caesar (1973), and Mean Johnny Barrows (1976).

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