Fred Willard

Birthday: Sep 18, 1939
Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
Born in the Midwest and educated in the military, actor Fred Willard has proven his talent for improvisational comedy on the stage, television, and the big screen. His characters are frequently grinning idiots or exaggerated stereotypes, but Willard's skillful timing has always added a unique spin. An alumni of Second City in Chicago, he's worked with many of the biggest-named comedians of his time. His early TV credits include a regular stint on The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour, a supporting part on the sitcom Sirota's Court, and the role of Jerry Hubbard, sidekick of TV talk-show host Barth Gimble (Martin Mull) in the satirical Fernwood 2Night. He went on to appear in subsequent incarnations of Fernwood and continued to work with Mull and his gang for the next few decades. In the early '80s, he hosted the actuality series Real People and co-hosted the talk show Thicke of the Night. Some of his small, yet memorable, performances in feature comedies included President Fogerty in National Lampoon Goes to the Movies; the garage owner in Moving Violations who's mistaken for a doctor; the air force officer in This Is Spinal Tap; and Mayor Deebs in Roxanne. Doing a lot of guest work on television, he was also involved in Martin Mull's The History of White People in America series and was the only human actor amid a cast of puppets on the strange show D.C. Follies. In the '90s, he worked frequently in the various projects of fellow satirists Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, and the like. He was travel agent Ron Albertson in Waiting for Guffman, TV announcer Buck Laughlin in Best in Show, and manager Mike LaFontaine in A Mighty Wind. He also appeared in Eugene Levy's Sodbusters, Permanent Midnight with Ben Stiller, and showed up in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. On television, he picked up a regular spots on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Roseanne (as Martin Mull's lover), and Mad About You, along with voice-over work on numerous cartoons. He also received an Emmy nomination for his role as Hank McDougal on Everybody Loves Raymond. Since 2000, he has shown up in quite a few mainstream commercial films, including The Wedding Planner, How High, and American Wedding; but he also played Howard Cosell in the TV movie When Billie Beat Bobby. Projects for 2004 include Anchor Man: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle.IHe also joined up with his Mighty Wind and Waiting for Guffman castmates again in 2006 with For Your Consideration, a satire of Hollywood self importance injected with Willard's trademark clever silliness. The next year he appeared in the spoof Epic Movie, as well as the romantic comedy I Could Never Be Your Woman. He was in the Pixar sci-fi film WALL-E, and had a role in the 2009 comedy Youth In Revolt. In 2012 he starred in Rob Reiner's The Magic of Belle Isle opposite Morgan Freeman.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Every 40 Years Actor 2017
37% Max Rose Jim Clark $56.9K 2016
7% Fifty Shades of Black Gary 2016
49% Mascots Greg Gammons, Jr. 2016
100% Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg Actor 2016
No Score Yet Russell Madness TJ 2015
No Score Yet The Night Before Uncle Ulysses 2015
43% Planes: Fire And Rescue Secretary of the Interior $42.7M 2014
37% Dealing With Idiots Marty $15.8K 2013
No Score Yet The Birder Park President 2013
30% The Magic of Belle Isle Al Kaiser $66.9K 2012
No Score Yet Scout's Honor: Badge to the Bone Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Yank Peter Murphy 2012
No Score Yet 12 Christmas Wishes for My Dog Actor 2011
No Score Yet My Future Boyfriend Bob 2011
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo!: Legend of the Phantosaur Mr. Hubley 2011
No Score Yet 12 Wishes of Christmas Actor 2011
No Score Yet Fred & Vinnie Actor 2011
No Score Yet Accidentally In Love Actor 2011
No Score Yet Your Love Never Fails Paul 2011
No Score Yet Expecting Mary Jerry Zee 2010
66% Youth in Revolt Mr. Ferguson $15.2M 2010
No Score Yet imps* Actor 2009
31% Harold Dr. Pratt 2008
95% WALL-E Shelby Forthright, BnL CEO $223.8M 2008
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest Actor 2008
No Score Yet Holyman Undercover Richard 2008
No Score Yet I'll Believe You Mr. Fratus 2007
64% I Could Never Be Your Woman Marty 2007
No Score Yet Fighting Words Longfellow 2007
No Score Yet Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure Boogey Man 2007
2% Epic Movie Aslo $39.7M 2007
No Score Yet Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen Santa Claus 2007
No Score Yet Re-Animated Milt Appleday 2006
52% For Your Consideration Chuck Porter $5.5M 2006
No Score Yet Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen Actor 2006
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner Actor 2006
74% Monster House DJ's Dad $73.7M 2006
67% Ira and Abby Michael Willoughby 2006
18% Church Ball Bishop Linderman $0.3M 2006
44% Fired! Actor 2006
7% Date Movie Bernie Funkyerdoder $48.5M 2006
No Score Yet How to Lose Your Lover Actor 2006
17% Lovewrecked Mr. Riley 2006
37% Chicken Little Melvin, Alien Dad $135.3M 2005
No Score Yet Nutcracker And The Mouse King Actor 2005
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Happy Healthy Monsters Actor 2005
No Score Yet Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Ed Harken 2004
74% Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Dr. Willoughby $18.3M 2004
66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy Ed Harken $84.2M 2004
No Score Yet How to Lose Your Lover Bucky 2004
40% Killer Diller Ned 2004
60% 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Actor 2004
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure Professor Doornitz 2003
54% American Wedding Harold Flaherty $104.4M 2003
87% A Mighty Wind Mike LaFontaine $17.5M 2003
No Score Yet Nobody Knows Anything Actor 2003
No Score Yet Fighting Words Actor 2003
0% Teddy Bears' Picnic Senato Roger Dickey 2002
26% How High Huntley $31.2M 2001
No Score Yet Elvis Is Alive Actor 2001
No Score Yet When Billie Beat Bobby Howard Cosell 2001
16% The Wedding Planner Basil St. Mosely $60M 2001
94% Best in Show Buck $16.6M 2000
No Score Yet Chump Change Manager No. 3 2000
No Score Yet Pooch and the Pauper Caldwell 2000
No Score Yet The Year That Trembled Frank Woods 1999
51% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Mission Commander 1999
16% Idle Hands Dad 1999
58% Permanent Midnight Craig Ziffer 1998
No Score Yet Back to Back Loan Officer 1996
91% Waiting for Guffman Ron Albertson 1996
No Score Yet Prehysteria 3 Thomas MacGregor 1995
No Score Yet Sodbusters Clarence 1994
No Score Yet High Strung Insurance Salesman 1991
No Score Yet Portrait of a White Marriage Actor 1988
No Score Yet Martin Mull Live from North Ridgeville, Ohio Actor 1988
89% Roxanne Mayor Deebs 1987
No Score Yet Moving Violations Terrence 'Doc' Williams 1985
No Score Yet Lots of Luck A.J. Foley 1985
No Score Yet Big City Comedy Show Actor 1985
No Score Yet The History of White People in America Actor 1985
95% This Is Spinal Tap Lt. Hookstratten 1984
No Score Yet Second City Insanity Actor 1981
No Score Yet How to Beat the High Cost of Living Actor 1980
20% First Family Presidential Assistant Feebleman 1980
No Score Yet How to Beat the High Cost of Living Robert 1980
88% Salem's Lot Actor 1979
No Score Yet Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers Jack LaRosa 1979
No Score Yet Americathon Vincent Vanderhoff 1979
55% Fun with Dick and Jane Bob 1977
83% Silver Streak Jerry Jarvis 1976
No Score Yet How to Break Up a Happy Divorce Lance 1976
67% Hustle Interrogator 1975
No Score Yet The Harrad Experiment The Ace Trucking Company 1973
No Score Yet Dynamite Chicken Actor 1971
No Score Yet Chesty Anderson U.S. Navy FBI Agent 1970
No Score Yet Jenny Actor 1969
No Score Yet Model Shop Gas Station Attendant 1968

TV

CREDIT
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Appearing
  • 2018
13% 9JKL
2017-2018
Dick Stevenson
  • 2017
94% New Girl
2011-2018
Beezus
  • 2017
95% Review
2014-2017
Jack
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
87% Modern Family
2009
Frank Dunphy
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
2015-2017
Fred Langford
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000-2017
Cap'n Andy
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest
  • 2014
100% The Birthday Boys
2013-2014
Guest
  • 2014
80% Family Tree
2013
Mike
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
Dr. Thomas Hill
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2012
11% Rob
2012
George
  • 2012
No Score Yet Trust Us With Your Life
2012
Host
  • 2012
92% Raising Hope
2010-2014
Mr. Swift
  • 2012
  • 2010
61% Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • 2011
100% Funny Or Die Presents
2010-2011
Appearing
  • 2011
83% The Closer
2005-2012
Santa Jack
  • 2011
80% Castle
2009-2016
Hank McPhee
  • 2010
89% Chuck
2007-2012
Craig Turner
  • 2010
15% Glory Daze
2010-2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Wizards of Waverly Place
2007-2012
Mr. Stuffleby
  • 2009
95% Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!
2007-2010
Performer
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004
48% The Boondocks
2005-2014
Voice
  • 2008
No Score Yet Back to You
2007-2008
Marsh McGinley
  • 2008
  • 2007
96% Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
The Great Herrmann
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2008
  • 2004
  • 2001
No Score Yet Stargate SG-1
1997-2007
Jacek
  • 2007
40% The Wedding Bells
2007
Billy Ray Popcorn
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet Everybody Loves Raymond
1996-2005
Hank MacDougall Hank
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Tuttle
  • 2004
No Score Yet That '70s Show
1998-2006
Charlie
  • 2003
No Score Yet Watching Ellie
2002-2003
Fred Applebaum
  • 2003
No Score Yet Kim Possible
2002-2007
Voice
  • 2002
93% Undeclared
2001-2002
Prof. Duggan
  • 2002
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2002
  • 2000
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Dr. Harold Madison
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2000
84% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1999
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Larry
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Vincent Henry Vincent Henry
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Wayans Bros.
1995-1999
Dick Ferndale
  • 1998
No Score Yet Two Guys and a Girl
1998-2001
  • 1998
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
President President Garner
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Roseanne
1988-2018
Scott
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Sister, Sister
1994-1999
Mr. Mitushka
  • 1996
No Score Yet Family Matters
1989-1998
Mr. Mallet Mallet
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Dick
  • 1995
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Stan
  • 1992
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Lt. Phillips
  • 1991
No Score Yet My Secret Identity
1988-1991
Ray
  • 1988
No Score Yet Mama's Family
1983-1990
  • 1984
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host
  • 1978
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
Man in Bathroom
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
John Tobin
  • 1975
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Lundy
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Bachelorette
2003
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