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Bill Macy



During his first few decades as an actor, Bill Macy took whatever was readily available: poetry-reading jobs, movie bits, comedy-record gigs (he's the operatic cabdriver in the classical music lampoon The Wurst of PDQ Bach) and off-Broadway stage assignments. While appearing in the 1969 "nudie" musical Oh! Calcutta, the 45-year-old Macy gained attention, critical and otherwise, for appearing au naturel in one of the comedy sketches. Evidently he enjoyed the sensation; even in his days of TV prominence, Macy was known to disrobe at parties and public functions whenever he'd been too generous in his participation at the bar. In the early 1970s, Macy was cast in several small roles in the TV properties of producer Norman Lear; this led to a lengthy (72-78) engagement as Walter Findlay, husband of fiery feminist Maude Findlay (Bea Arthur) on the popular sitcom Maude. Since that time, Bill Macy has thrived in film and stage character parts, and has co-starred in two TV weeklies, Hanging In (79) and Nothing in Common (87).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
13% Mr. Woodcock
  • Mr. Woodcock's Dad
2007
47% The Holiday
  • Ernie
2006
7% Surviving Christmas
  • Doo-Dah
2004
69% Analyze This
  • Isaac Sobel
1999
No Score Yet Lansky
  • Jewelry Shopkeeper
1998
No Score Yet Me Myself and I
  • Sydney
1992
86% The Doctor
  • Al Cade
1991
22% Sibling Rivalry
  • Pat
1990
No Score Yet Bad Medicine
  • Dr. Gerald Marx
1985
No Score Yet Movers & Shakers
  • Sid Spokane
1985
100% My Favorite Year
  • Sy Benson
1982
No Score Yet Serial
  • Sam
1980
84% The Jerk
  • Stan Fox
1979
100% The Late Show
  • Charlie Hatter
1977
No Score Yet Oh, Calcutta
  • Actor
1972

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Gould
The Facts of Life
1979-1988
  • Harold
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Herb

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