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March 3, 1991
Lighten up. Cops smile, honest. "Hunter" (NBC) is becoming a training film. Bring back a little of the Fred Dryer who made guest appearances on "Cheers." Don't let "Hunter" become so heavy that the network can't carry it. Bill Stein, Cambria, Calif.
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September 19, 2011 | Susan King
Hall of Fame baseball greats from Lou Gehrig to Mickey Mantle didn't exactly hit home runs when they tried their luck in feature films. In fact, for most baseball stars, it was a swing and a miss. But that hasn't been the case with some pro football players. The reasons? Perhaps it has to do with the sheer physicality of the game -- football players seemed to fit easily into the action genre. And surprisingly many, including Terry Bradshaw, Bubba Smith, Alex Karras and O.J. Simpson, found a home in comedy.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 1988 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Take the helmet off most great football players, put them on TV and you get loud-mouth sports commentators or mediocre hulking actors. But take the helmet off former Los Angeles Rams defensive end Fred Dryer and you get "Hunter"--a key cog in the NBC ratings juggernaut the past several seasons, and, if you listen to some of the people who have worked with him, the embryonic stirrings of the next John Wayne.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 1999 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eight years after the NBC show "Hunter" left American airwaves, the unorthodox cop played by Fred Dryer remains a popular hero in the most unlikely of places--the People's Republic of China. Through reruns of "Hunter" that still appear in syndication on Chinese television, Dryer himself has emerged as such a hot commodity that the Communist Chinese now want the ex-NFL football star to make a feature-length film in their country later this year.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2011 | Susan King
Hall of Fame baseball greats from Lou Gehrig to Mickey Mantle didn't exactly hit home runs when they tried their luck in feature films. In fact, for most baseball stars, it was a swing and a miss. But that hasn't been the case with some pro football players. The reasons? Perhaps it has to do with the sheer physicality of the game -- football players seemed to fit easily into the action genre. And surprisingly many, including Terry Bradshaw, Bubba Smith, Alex Karras and O.J. Simpson, found a home in comedy.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 1999 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eight years after the NBC show "Hunter" left American airwaves, the unorthodox cop played by Fred Dryer remains a popular hero in the most unlikely of places--the People's Republic of China. Through reruns of "Hunter" that still appear in syndication on Chinese television, Dryer himself has emerged as such a hot commodity that the Communist Chinese now want the ex-NFL football star to make a feature-length film in their country later this year.
NEWS
January 27, 1991
Enough is enough! Dee Dee is gone from "Hunter" (NBC), but so is Molinski. Let's hear it for the new girl, Lauren Lane. I like her and I think Fred Dryer does too. I wish her a long life with no marriages in the future . . . except maybe to Hunter. Joseph Reily, Los Angeles
NEWS
January 6, 1991
Why, oh, why do actors feel they have to improve on a good thing? I have watched and rewatched "Hunter" (NBC) and enjoyed every minute of each episode, but the new "Hunter" is so bad. How can we, the audience, get Fred Dryer to take a hard look at what he has done to one of the best shows on television. Marilynn G. Feuer, Oceanside
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'Hunter' Loses Partner: Darlanne Fluegel, who replaced Stepfanie Kramer this season as Fred Dryer's sidekick on the NBC action series "Hunter," will leave the show in January. Executive producers Dryer and Larry Kubik said there are no plans to replace Fluegel.
NEWS
March 3, 1991
Lighten up. Cops smile, honest. "Hunter" (NBC) is becoming a training film. Bring back a little of the Fred Dryer who made guest appearances on "Cheers." Don't let "Hunter" become so heavy that the network can't carry it. Bill Stein, Cambria, Calif.
NEWS
January 27, 1991
Enough is enough! Dee Dee is gone from "Hunter" (NBC), but so is Molinski. Let's hear it for the new girl, Lauren Lane. I like her and I think Fred Dryer does too. I wish her a long life with no marriages in the future . . . except maybe to Hunter. Joseph Reily, Los Angeles
NEWS
January 6, 1991
Why, oh, why do actors feel they have to improve on a good thing? I have watched and rewatched "Hunter" (NBC) and enjoyed every minute of each episode, but the new "Hunter" is so bad. How can we, the audience, get Fred Dryer to take a hard look at what he has done to one of the best shows on television. Marilynn G. Feuer, Oceanside
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 1988 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Take the helmet off most great football players, put them on TV and you get loud-mouth sports commentators or mediocre hulking actors. But take the helmet off former Los Angeles Rams defensive end Fred Dryer and you get "Hunter"--a key cog in the NBC ratings juggernaut the past several seasons, and, if you listen to some of the people who have worked with him, the embryonic stirrings of the next John Wayne.
NEWS
September 10, 1989
Though it may not rank with "Miami Vice" or "In the Heat of the Night," I find "Hunter" to be a well-written, well-acted and fast-moving series. Fred Dryer is excellent, as is Stepfanie Kramer. Gary Traxler, North Hollywood
NEWS
March 8, 1987
What has happened to my favorite show, "Hunter"? It deserves a new title, "Fun in the Bedroom." Has it become a contest between Fred Dryer and Stepfanie Kramer as to who does bedroom scenes with more gusto? Stepfanie wins. I don't think I care for her new role--cop-turned-sex kitten. Carol LaBonte, Woodland Hills
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