Fred is a character in the television series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
Fred was a member of the Men of the Machine cult.
He was present as Rimmer's backup during the hostage exchange on Eastgate Bridge at midnight. When the exchange descended into chaos, Fred was shot and wounded by FBI Agent Nathan, before the latter was shot dead by Zed.
Later, Fred visited the police and talked to Detectives Zimmerfield and Estevez to get information about Farah Black, Dirk Gently, Todd Brotzman and the missing dog, and to cover up the disappearance of the two cultists' corpses from the Perryman Grand Hotel penthouse murder scene. Then he went to Todd's apartment; he found only Amanda Brotzman present, whom he questioned about her brother Todd and other things. Farah arrived, called by Amanda, and made Fred leave. He urged her to call him if she needed help, as he would be able to provide that. Fred later called Rimmer on the phone while the latter was in a bar with Sammy, reporting that he hadn't found Dirk and Todd, and that Farah had shielded Amanda. He wass present when Rimmer called his faction together at the Animal Transfer Unit to kill Sammy in front of them and renounce his former life.
Farah called the presumed FBI agent for help when she and Dirk were transporting the machine. Fred met them on a road, and after he was shown the machine, knocked out Farah and captured her, Dirk, and the machine. He brougth all three to the Animal Transfer Unit.
On the same day, Fred was sent outside the ATU to check on some audible noise and gunshots, where he was shot dead by Farah.
Behind the scenes
- Season 1 (BBC America)