Fred is a born entertainer, but did not discover acting until his senior year in High School. After studying theater in college at Missouri Southern State University, he eventually earned a bachelor's degree in sociology, got married and shortly after 9/11 joined the US Air Force. It wasn't until 2006, while stationed at Holloman AFB in New Mexico that he was pulled back into acting, this time in front of a camera working for Michael Bay on "Transformers" (his first acting on film). Shortly after that, Fred deployed to Afghanistan working for 10th Mountain under a joint arrangement. After returning he separated from the service and relocated to Texas. He is the only actor to have been killed by both the Decepticons and Cobra on the big screen. He has worked in film as a producer, director and assistant director in addition to being an actor. He and his wife, Andrea (a writer and artist) have two children and presently reside in Texas.