Bill Macy

Bill Macy

Highest Rated: 96% My Favorite Year (1982)

Lowest Rated: 7% Surviving Christmas (2004)

Birthday: May 18, 1922

Birthplace: Revere, Massachusetts, USA

Actor Bill Macy was born Wolf Martin Garber in Revere Massachusetts, and was raised in Brooklyn, New York. Macy worked for ten years in New York City as a cabdriver before getting his big break when he was cast as Walter Matthau's understudy in the play "Once More with Feeling." He appeared in a number of stage productions including the 1969 Off-Broadway sex-focused play "Oh! Calcutta!" in which he performed nude along with the rest of the shows cast. Television producer Normal Lear was amused by Macy's comedic timing in the play and cast him in a small part on the well-loved series "All in the Family" (CBS, 1971-79). Following his appearance on that show, he was cast as Walter Findlay, the husband of the titular Maude in the series "Maude" (CBS, 1972-78). Bea Arthur played Maude, and the story was based on Normal Lear's own wife. In addition to his work on TV, Macy appeared in some popular movies, including the 1967 production of "The Producers," and the Steve Martin comedy "The Jerk" (1979). During the run of "Oh! Calcutta!" Macy met Samantha Harper whom he married in 1975. Macy died on October 17, 2019, survived by his wife.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
50% 80% The Holiday Ernie (Character) $63.2M 2006
7% 29% Surviving Christmas Doo-Dah (Character) $11.2M 2004
69% 62% Analyze This Dr. Isaac Sobel (Character) $106.8M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's All in the Game Ruddick (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Me, Myself and I Sydney (Character) - 1992
82% 72% The Doctor Dr. Al Cade (Character) $38.1M 1991
22% 30% Sibling Rivalry Pat (Character) $16.8M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam Richard Wilson (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 27% Movers and Shakers Sid Spokane (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 28% Bad Medicine Dr. Gerald Marx (Character) $2.5M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day the Bubble Burst Mr. Goldberger (Character) - 1982
96% 85% My Favorite Year Sy Benson (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 76% Serial Sam Stone (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 64% The Scarlett O'Hara War Myron Selznick (Character) - 1980
81% 84% The Jerk Stan Fox (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stunt Seven Frank Wallach (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diary of a Young Comic Unknown (Character) - 1978
95% 79% The Late Show Charlie Hatter (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 36% Death at Love House Oscar Payne (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Together Now Charles Drummond (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh! Calcutta! Monte/Physician (Character) - 1972

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet True Jackson, VP Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
40% No Score Yet Back to You Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
82% 93% My Name Is Earl Whiskey Pete (Guest Star) 2007
83% 84% How I Met Your Mother Man Sitting Next to Barney on the Subway (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Las Vegas Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stacked Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 80% ER Richard Gould (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Wife and Kids Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
38% No Score Yet The Lone Gunmen Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack & Jill Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
67% No Score Yet Norm Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Viper Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Millennium Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The John Larroquette Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Home Court Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
88% 94% Seinfeld Herb (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
54% No Score Yet Hudson Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
38% No Score Yet Can't Hurry Love Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
84% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Moe Neiberg (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dave's World Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Ruddick (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Max (Guest Star) 1988 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Facts of Life Harold (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Big Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riptide Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Herman Wells (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Norm Crosby's Comedy Shop Guest 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Walter Findlay (Character) 1972-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1974-1977
No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The David Steinberg Show Unknown (Guest Star)

QUOTES FROM Bill Macy CHARACTERS

Sy Benson says: It's not acting. It's kissing and jumping and drinking and humping.