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He next landed a role as a lifeguard in Lavern and Shirley (along with fellow Rams Jeff Severson who played a doctor)
On the TV series Lou Grant Dryer played a football player named Mike Hauser, a football player giving background to one of the reporters on violence in football. It was good work by Dryer who had a large role in the episode.
Next came a trio of TV Movies: The Kid from Nowhere, A Girl's Life and 1981 The Star Maker.
He then landed a role on CHiPs as Lt. John LeGarre the leader of "Force Seven" a tactical group with special skills.
After a role in another TV Movie Something So Right he got a role as a bad guy in the pilot for a TV series The
in which he played Will Clayton, a modern-day outlaw. Rousters
Dryer played a Fed in 1984's The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins
On the TV show Hart to Hart Dryer played a corrupt booster and ended up in a gunfight in a basketball gym in the episode "Slam Dunk"
From 1982-87 Dryer played a recurring role, that of former baseball player turned broadcaster Dave Richards on Cheers.
had auditioned for Sam Malone but lost out to Ted Dansen Dryer
In 1984 the big break came as he landed the lead role of Hunter, playing Detective Rick Hunter of the LAPD.
In 1987 Dryer starred in Death Before Dishonor as Gunnery Sgt. Burns, a film Dryer thinks was ahead of it's time. It was about terrorism in the Middle East and a Marine's revenge on the terrorists.
Day of Reckoning was a TV movie where Dryer played Jack O'Brien. IMDB describes the film as "Jack O'Brien is an American veteran of the Vietnam war, who has become a pillar of the community in Bangkok, where he owns and operates an exotic travel business. A husband and wife team of French scientists asks him to guide them on a hunt for a rare plant in a remote and dangerous part of northern Burma. Initially his concerns about safety cause him to decline, but then 'extenuating circumstances' cause him to change his mind, and assemble a group of former colleagues. Everyone proceeds up the Mekong river and into the jungle, where they encounter native tribes, and confront
from their collective past." ghosts
In 1995 and 1996 Dryer starred in a new series as Mike Land in Land's End
Stray Bullet saw Dryer play Forest Mason, a Senator with moral failings
In Shakedown Dryer portrayed in General Wolf in a video release about an earthquake.
Colonel Collins was the role in Fire Over Afghanistan