September 18, 1933
May 15, 2020
Salt and Pepper
6 ft 1½ in | 187 cm
82 kg | 181 lbs
Frederic Charles Willard was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States, on September 18, 1933, was an American actor.
Young Fred Willard first started performing in a comedy duo with Vic Greco, in the Greenwich Village area.
He made his big screen debut in exploitation film Teenage Mother (1967) in role as Coach.
He got his television debut in CBS Western sitcom Pistols 'n' Petticoats (1966) in episode "Quit Shootin' Folks", in role as Ben.
Fred's breakthrough performance came as Jerry Hubbard in comedic television program Fernwood 2 Night (1977).
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He played Edward "Ed" Harken in Anchorman films:
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
He won the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor and the American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Buck Laughlin in comedy film Best in Show (2000).
He was nominated for the Gold Derby Film Award for Ensemble Cast for his role as Mike LaFontaine in mockumentary comedy film A Mighty Wind (2003).
He voiced Melvin in animated science fiction comedy film Chicken Little (2005).
He was nominated for the Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance for his role as Chuck in comedy movie For Your Consideration (2006).
He voiced Dad in animated haunted house movie Monster House (2006).
He portrayed Shelby Forthright, BnL CEO (Live-action scenes) in animated science fiction film WALL-E (2008).
He was nominated for the BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short for his voice role as Mr. Hubley in animated film Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur (2011).
He voiced Secretary of the Interior in animated comedy adventure movie Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014).
Fun with Dick and Jane (1977) comedy as Bob
Americathon (1979) comedy as Vincent Vanderhoff
Moving Violations (1985) comedy as Terrence 'Doc' Williams
High Strung (1991) comedy as Insurance Salesman
Waiting for Guffman (1996) mockumentary comedy as Ron Albertson
The Wedding Planner (2001) romantic comedy as Basil St. Mosely
American Wedding (2003) comedy as Harold Flaherty
I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007) romantic comedy as Marty
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012) drama as Al Kaiser
He hosted television show What's Hot, What's Not (1985-1986), for which he was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host.
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Hank MacDougall in CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond (2003-2005).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Frank Dunphy in ABC family sitcom Modern Family (2009-2020).
He won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series for his role as John Forrester in CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful (2014-2015).
He was nominated for the OFTA Television Award for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Santa Jack in TNT police procedural series The Closer (2011) in episode "You Have The Right To Remain Jolly".
Sirota's Court (1976-1977) NBC sitcom as H.R. 'Bud' Nugent
Salem's Lot (1979) horror miniseries as Larry Crockett
America 2-Night (1978) talk-show parody series as Jerry Hubbard
D.C. Follies (1987-1989) comedy sitcom as The Bartender
Mad About You (1998-1999) NBC sitcom as Henry Vincent
Maybe It's Me (2001-2002) The WB sitcom as Jerry Stage
He voiced Officer Brown in Fox animated sitcom King of the Hill (2001-2008).
Back to You (2007-2008) Fox sitcom as Marsh McGinley
He voiced Bus Driver Bob in PBS Kids animated series Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures (2007-2010).
Graduated from the Kentucky Military Institute in 1951.
Graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1955.
He was a founding member of the improvisational comedy group Ace Trucking Company.
Had German, Scottish, English and French ancestry.
He was the spokesman for La Quinta Inns and Suites.
He voiced Boogey in video game The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2006).
He voiced Professor Ed Warmer in video game Hot Brain (2007).
Fred died on May 15, 2020, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 86.
He was married to Mary Lovell (1968-2018) they had one daughter, Hope Willard.