Fred Willard

Fred Willard

Highest Rated: 95% This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Lowest Rated: 0% Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002)

Birthday: Sep 18, 1933

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA

Best known for his buttoned-up professionals with no sense of their own cluelessness, actor Fred Willard emerged from the 1960s improv scene to become a critic's favorite and an admired comedy veteran. After earning an initial cult following as the dimwitted sidekick of talk show host Martin Mull in the cutting-edge parody "Fernwood 2-Night" (syndicated, 1977-78), Willard fans generally caught glimpses of the actor in character roles as self-assured and wildly incorrect authority figures in unremarkable film and television comedies. But his supporting roles in the "mockumentary" style films of Christopher Guest, beginning with "This is Spinal Tap" (1984), truly showcased Willard's unique gifts for creating memorable middle America characters largely through on-camera improvisation. Among his most beloved Guest-directed performances were that of a dog show sports commentator unschooled in the sport in "Best in Show" (2000) and as an overbearing entertainment news host in "For Your Consideration" (2006). Willard also received acclaim for guest-starring stints on "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS, 1996-2005) , "Roseanne" (ABC, 1988-1997) and "Modern Family" (ABC 2009-20). Because of his gift for improvisational comedy, Willard remained a frequent late night guest while continuing to work steadily well into the next millennium. Fred Willard died on March 15, 2020,

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Funny You Never Knew Self - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovesick Fool: Love in the Age of Like Smitty (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Every 40 Years Unknown (Character) - 2017
48% 36% Mascots Greg Gammons, Jr. (Character) - 2016
7% 19% Fifty Shades of Black Gary (Character) $11.7M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Comes Rusty Mak (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 68% The Night Before Uncle Ulysses (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 37% Russell Madness TJ (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet All-Stars John Carson (Character) - 2014
44% 56% Planes: Fire & Rescue Secretary of the Interior (Voice) $59.2M 2014
37% 30% Dealin' With Idiots Marty (Character) $15.3K 2013
No Score Yet 20% The Birder The Park President (Character) - 2013
75% 52% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Ed Harken (Character) $127.3M 2013
37% 56% Max Rose Jim Clark (Character) $56.4K 2013
29% 62% The Magic of Belle Isle Al Kaiser (Character) $100.9K 2012
No Score Yet 44% The Yank Peter Murphy (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 31% My Future Boyfriend Bob (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 60% 12 Wishes of Christmas Jack Volara (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 54% A Valentine's Date Paul (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 25% Mulligan Dick (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lilly's Light: The Movie Moylin (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 29% Expecting Mary Jerry Zee (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 33% Holyman Undercover Richard (Character) - 2010
66% 52% Youth in Revolt Mr. Ferguson (Character) $15.3M 2009
No Score Yet 33% Imps Dad (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 50% Scouts Honor Game Master (Character) - 2009
95% 90% WALL-E Shelby Forthright, BnL CEO (Character) - 2008
31% 41% Harold Dr. Pratt (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Words Longfellow (Character) $35.1K 2007
64% 44% I Could Never Be Your Woman Marty (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 21% I'll Believe You Mr. Fratus (Character) - 2007
2% 29% Epic Movie Aslo (Character) $39.7M 2007
75% 63% Monster House DJ's Dad (Voice) $73.7M 2006
68% 62% Ira and Abby Michael Willoughby (Character) $220.2K 2006
17% 39% Church Ball Bishop Linderman (Character) $465K 2006
52% 43% For Your Consideration Chuck Porter (Character) $5.5M 2006
No Score Yet 20% Re-Animated Milt Appleday (Character) - 2006
14% 48% Love Wrecked Mr. Riley (Character) - 2006
7% 35% Date Movie Bernie Fonckyerdoder (Character) $48.5M 2006
36% 47% Chicken Little Melvin, Alien Dad (Voice) - 2005
40% 74% Killer Diller Ned (Character) $17.3K 2004
66% 86% Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Ed Harken (Character) $84.1M 2004
60% No Score Yet 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Bucky (Character) - 2004
74% 80% Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Dr. Willoughby (Character) $18.2M 2004
No Score Yet 56% Anchorman: Wake Up, Ron Burgundy -- The Lost Movie Ed Harken (Character) - 2004
87% 75% A Mighty Wind Mike LaFontaine (Character) $17.5M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Words Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 33% The Year That Trembled Frank Woods (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 12% National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure Professor Doornitz (Character) - 2003
54% 63% American Wedding Harold (Character) $104.4M 2003
0% 39% Teddy Bears' Picnic Senator Roger Dickey (Character) $28K 2002
No Score Yet 56% When Billie Beat Bobby Howard Cosell (Character) - 2001
17% 59% The Wedding Planner Basil St. Mosely (Character) $60.4M 2001
26% 79% How High Huntley (Character) $31.2M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pooch and the Pauper President (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 45% Chump Change Steve's Manager (Character) - 2000
94% 89% Best in Show Buck Laughlin (Character) $18.6M 2000
52% 71% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Mission Commander (Character) $206M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Can't Stop Dancing Chester (Character) - 1999
15% 58% Idle Hands Dad Tobias (Character) $4M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elvis Is Alive! I Swear I Just Saw Him Eating a Ding Dong Outside the Piggly WigglyI Unknown (Character) - 1998
58% 54% Permanent Midnight Craig Ziffer (Character) $1.2M 1998
91% 91% Waiting for Guffman Ron Albertson (Character) $2.9M 1996
No Score Yet 19% Back to Back Loan Officer (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 33% Prehysteria! 3 Thomas MacGregor (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sodbusters Clarence Gentry (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die Reginald Cobbles (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 79% High Strung Insurance Salesman (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of a White Marriage Hal Harrison (Character) - 1988
88% 63% Roxanne Mayor Deebs (Character) $34.8M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lots of Luck A.J. Foley (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 50% Moving Violations Terrence "Doc" Williams (Character) - 1985
95% 92% This Is Spinal Tap Colonel On Military Base (Character) $188.8K 1984
0% 19% National Lampoon's Movie Madness President Robert Fogerty (Character) - 1981
20% 6% First Family Presidential Assistant Feebleman (Character) - 1980
88% 64% Salem's Lot Larry Crockett (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 38% How to Beat the High Cost of Living Robert (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 35% Americathon Vincent Vanderhoff (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perfect Woman King Kroger (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape From Bogen County Pearson (Character) - 1977
50% 51% Fun With Dick and Jane Bob (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracking Up Unknown (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Break Up a Happy Divorce Lance Colson (Character) - 1976
81% 71% Silver Streak Jerry Jarvis (Character) - 1976
63% 48% Hustle Interrogator (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Teenage Mother Coach (Character) - 1967

TV

Credit
38% 75% Space Force Fred Naird (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bachelor Guest 2018-2020
85% 87% Modern Family Frank Dunphy (Guest Star) 2017-2020 2015 2013 2009-2010
No Score Yet 82% The Loud House Unknown (Guest Voice) 2019
67% 57% What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage Guest 2019
No Score Yet 73% Historical Roasts God (Guest Star) 2019
62% 37% The Bachelorette Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2019 2012 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey and the Roadster Racers Mr. Doozy (Guest Voice) 2017-2018
19% 55% 9JKL Dick Stevenson (Guest Star) 2017
95% 84% New Girl Beezus (Guest Star) 2017
95% 90% Review Jack (Character) 2017 2014-2015
No Score Yet 64% The Odd Couple Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Unknown (Character),
Guest
2016 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2016
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2016 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Join or Die With Craig Ferguson Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Food Fight Contestant 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center Music Performer 2015
55% 72% Kevin From Work Roger Trousdale (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bold and the Beautiful Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015
100% 93% The Birthday Boys Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside Comedy Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet 80% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
81% 92% Family Tree Mike Morton (Guest Star) 2013
88% 88% Community Alter-Pierce (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 78% Hot in Cleveland Doctor Hill (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 62% The Cleveland Show Gary (Guest Voice) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012 2010
75% No Score Yet Trust Us With Your Life Host 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Market Warriors Host 2012
56% 70% Breaking In Marty Mann (Guest Star) 2012
11% No Score Yet Rob Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
96% 89% Raising Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
82% 81% The Closer Santa Jack (Guest Star) 2011
61% 92% Franklin & Bash Wallace Clayton (Guest Star) 2011
100% No Score Yet Funny or Die Presents Professor (Character) 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Retired at 35 Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Uncensored Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Comic Standing Guest 2010 2008
90% 91% Chuck Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
82% 86% Castle Hank McPhee (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Contestant 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010
50% No Score Yet The Wanda Sykes Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet 89% Wizards of Waverly Place Mr. Stuffleby (Character) 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet MADtv Unknown (Guest Star) 2009 2004-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet Guest 2009
95% 98% Everybody Hates Chris Police Officer (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job! Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
68% No Score Yet Worst Week Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
96% 96% Pushing Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures Unknown (Voice) 2008
40% No Score Yet Back to You Marsh McGinley (Character) 2007-2008
No Score Yet 71% King of the Hill Unknown (Guest Voice) 2008 2003-2004 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free Radio Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Handy Manny Dwayne Bouffant (Guest Voice) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet RiffTrax Unknown (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Head Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
37% No Score Yet The Wedding Bells Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedy Central Roast Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet 77% Everybody Loves Raymond hank MacDougall (Guest Star) 2003-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Teamo Supremo Unknown (Voice) 2002-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Minute With Stan Hooper Unknown (Character) 2003
32% No Score Yet Watching Ellie Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 89% Kim Possible Unknown (Guest Voice) 2003
No Score Yet 77% That '70s Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
88% No Score Yet Maybe It's Me Jerry Stage (Character) 2001-2002
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Dave Campbell (Guest Voice) 2002
No Score Yet 100% Hey Arnold! Unknown (Guest Voice) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Downer Channel Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
36% No Score Yet The Fighting Fitzgeralds Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
61% 70% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
62% No Score Yet Bette Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hughleys Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
44% No Score Yet Love & Money Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
8% No Score Yet Ladies Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000
83% No Score Yet Good vs. Evil Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Henry Vincent (Guest Star) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Shoot Me Larry (Guest Star) 1999
85% 76% The Simpsons Wally Kogen (Guest Voice) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet City Guys Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh Baby Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 75% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
80% No Score Yet The Weird Al Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Step by Step Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Space Ghost: Coast to Coast Guest 1997
76% 68% Roseanne Scott (Guest Star) 1995-1997
86% 85% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clueless Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister, Sister Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Matters Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996
No Score Yet 94% Friends Mr. Lipson (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mommies Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dave's World Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
91% No Score Yet The Ben Stiller Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married ... With Children Stan (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 94% The Golden Girls Bob (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Secret Identity Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Real People Host 1981-1983 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show John Emil Tobin (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Unknown (Character) 1969

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