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Fred Willard is a Actor American born on 18 september 1933 at Shaker Heights (USA)

Fred Willard

Fred Willard
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Nationality USA
Birth 18 september 1933 at Shaker Heights (USA)
Death 15 may 2020 (at 86 years)

Frederick Charles Willard (born September 18, 1939) is an American actor, comedian, voice actor and writer, best known for his improvisational comedy. He is known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap, the Christopher Guest mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration, and the Anchorman films. He is an alumnus of The Second City. He received three Emmy nominations for his recurring role on the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond as Robert Barone's father-in-law, Hank MacDougall. In 2010, he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the ABC TV series Modern Family as Phil Dunphy's father, Frank Dunphy.
He also received a Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host for What's Hot, What's Not.
One of his earliest jobs was at The Second City, Chicago, where he shared the stage with Robert Klein and David Steinberg.
He was a founding member of the improvisational comedy group Ace Trucking Company. Fellow members of Ace included Michael Mislove and Bill Saluga. They performed sketches on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson over 50 times and appeared regularly on This is Tom Jones.


Willard married his wife, Mary in 1968. They have one daughter: Hope (b. 1969) and a grandson Freddie (b. 1998).

Best films

WALL·E (2008)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)
A Mighty Wind (2003)

Usually with

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
(9 films)
Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy
(5 films)
Jim Piddock
Jim Piddock
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Fred Willard (74 films)

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Max Rose
Max Rose (2016)

Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Dean Stockwell, Jerry Lewis, Kerry Bishé, Kevin Pollak, Claire Bloom, Illeana Douglas
Roles Jim Clark
Rating61% 3.0962453.0962453.0962453.0962453.096245
Max Rose (Jerry Lewis) is an aging jazz pianist who learns that his wife of 50 years may have been unfaithful to him.
Fifty Shades of Black, 1h32
Directed by Michael Tiddes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Marlon Wayans, Jane Seymour, Kali Hawk, Mike Epps, Fred Willard, Florence Henderson
Roles Gary
Rating35% 1.7874951.7874951.7874951.7874951.787495
Christian Black tombe sous le charme de l'innocente étudiante Hannah Steele. Il lui propose alors un pacte d'amour, placé sous le signe du S.M. (comme « Super Marrant »).
Mascots (2016)

Directed by Christopher Guest
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Zach Woods, Sarah Baker, Parker Posey, Jim Piddock, Chris O'Dowd, Michael Hitchcock
Roles Greg Gammons, Jr.
Rating57% 2.896572.896572.896572.896572.89657
Grosses têtes et combinaisons en fourrure ! Les concurrents entrent en lice pour le titre de Meilleure mascotte du monde dans cette comédie décalée de Christopher Guest.
Mascots (2016)
, 1h29
Directed by Christopher Guest
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Zach Woods, Sarah Baker, Parker Posey, Jim Piddock, Chris O'Dowd, Michael Hitchcock
Roles Greg Gammons, Jr.
Rating57% 2.8970052.8970052.8970052.8970052.897005
Plongée dans le monde des concours de mascottes sportives.
Planes: Fire & Rescue, 1h23
Directed by Roberts Gannaway
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Aviation films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Dane Cook, Julie Bowen, Stacy Keach, Regina King, Fred Willard, Danny Mann
Roles Secretary of the Interior (voice)
Rating59% 2.955682.955682.955682.955682.95568
Since winning the Wings Around the Globe race in the first film, Dusty Crophopper has a successful career as a racer. Unfortunately, his engine's gearbox becomes damaged due to being regularly forced over its limits. With that particular model of gearbox now out of production and none available anywhere, Dusty's mechanic Dottie fits a warning light to his control panel to ensure he doesn't damage his gearbox any further. No longer able to race and faced with the possibility of returning to his old job as a crop-duster, Dusty goes on a defiant flight and tests his limits. In doing so, Dusty exceeds his limits and makes a forced landing at Propwash Junction airport, causing a fire.
Dealin' with Idiots
Directed by Jeff Garlin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Max Wright, Jeff Garlin, Bob Odenkirk, Dave Sheridan
Roles Marty
Rating54% 2.704382.704382.704382.704382.70438
According to a press release from IFC Films, the film's distributor, Dealin' with Idiots is about Max Morris, a famous comedian, who decides to get to know the colorful parents and coaches of his son's Little League Baseball team in an attempt to find the inspiration for his next movie.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, 1h59
Directed by Adam McKay
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Fred Willard
Roles Ed Harken
Rating62% 3.148973.148973.148973.148973.14897
In 1980, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) are married and are both co-anchors for a prestigious news network in New York City. One day, Mack Tannen (Harrison Ford), the most famous nightly news anchor in New York, reveals that he is retiring. He intends to promote Corningstone, making her the first female nightly news anchor in the history of television, and to fire Burgundy due to his continuously sloppy performance on air. Burgundy grows jealous of Corningstone's success and storms out of the house, leaving Corningstone and his six-year-old son Walter (Judah Nelson).
The Magic of Belle Isle, 1h49
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Madeline Carroll, Kenan Thompson, Emma Fuhrmann, Kevin Pollak
Roles Al Kaiser
Rating69% 3.4504053.4504053.4504053.4504053.450405
Monte Wildhorn (Freeman) is a famous Western novelist whose struggle with alcoholism has sapped his passion for writing. He takes a lakeside cabin for the summer in picturesque Belle Isle, and befriends the family next door—an attractive single mother (Madsen) and her young daughters who help him find inspiration again.
Accidentally in Love, 1h25
Directed by David Burton Morris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Jennie Garth, Ethan Erickson, Fred Willard, Camilla Luddington, Marilu Henner, Zack Ward
Roles Dick Brocton
Rating60% 3.0024553.0024553.0024553.0024553.002455
A widowed mother of a young girl, Annie Benchley (Jennie Garth) has been unhappy since her husband - Annie's childhood sweetheart - died of leukemia when her daughter Taylor (Dannika Northcott) was only three years old. She has since been struggling to support herself and her daughter while working as a waitress at a diner. When working, her mother Carol (Marilu Henner) looks after Taylor. Carol feels that Annie should start dating again and constantly tries to set her up with a plastic surgeon, Jeffrey (Todd Babcock), whom Annie does not like.
Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur, 1h15
Directed by Doug Langdale
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about magic and magicians, La préhistoire, Films about dogs, Comedy horror films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Frank Welker, Matthew Lillard, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Cathy Cavadini, John DiMaggio
Roles Mr. Hubley (voice)
Rating68% 3.438863.438863.438863.438863.43886
The gang travels to a remote town to stay at the La Serena Spa, to relax Shaggy after a scary experience in a haunted mansion. There, they meet Mr. Hubley who works there. Shaggy asks if there is anything to eat, and Hubley says no, but there is a barbecue in town.
Your Love Never Fails, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Elisa Donovan, Brad Rowe, Tom Skerritt, Fred Willard, Catherine Hicks, John Schneider
Roles Paul
Rating53% 2.6629252.6629252.6629252.6629252.662925
Laura a beaucoup de difficultés à concilier vie professionnelle et vie privée. Elle est séparée de son mari Dylan depuis 6 ans et, pour son travail, elle a emménagé à New York avec sa fille Kelsey. Dylan, qui vit au Texas, a lancé une procédure pour obtenir la garde de l'enfant. Laura et sa fille s'y rendent pour voir le juge. La première confrontation est explosive et le juge contraint Laura à rester pour trouver un terrain d'entente. Elle va découvrir que Dylan n'est plus tout à fait l'homme qu'elle a quitté…
Expecting Mary, 1h37
Directed by Dan Gordon, Dan Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama
Actors Elliott Gould, Linda Gray, Lainie Kazan, Cloris Leachman, Della Reese, Olesya Rulin
Roles Jerry Zee
Rating56% 2.8088452.8088452.8088452.8088452.808845
Mary (Olesya Rulin) is a 16-year-old girl who is 8 months pregnant. She had all the trappings of an upscale life, but ran away from her mother Meg (Cybill Shepherd) and stepfather Phil Cuthbart (Duncan Bravo). It's only when she finds herself in a small New Mexico town in a downtrodden trailer park where she learns the real meaning of love, sacrifice, and family.
Holyman Undercover
Directed by David A. R. White
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about religion
Actors David A. R. White, Fred Willard, Jennifer Lyons, Edie McClurg, John Schneider, Clint Howard
Roles Richard
Rating42% 2.1403552.1403552.1403552.1403552.140355
Roy Weichbrodt (David A.R. White) leaves his life on a farm and arrives in Hollywood, to be a missionary. Instead he finds fame and fortune playing Satan on a television show. Roy also meets the girl he wants to marry. As Roy pursues her love, his dream quickly vanishes when scheming networks, an overruling producer and an angry co-star turn his life into a total nightmare.
Youth in Revolt, 1h30
Directed by Miguel Arteta
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Jean Smart, Mary Kay Place, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Long
Roles Mr. Ferguson
Rating64% 3.248313.248313.248313.248313.24831
Shy, socially inept teenager Nick Twisp lives with his mother, Estelle, and her boyfriend, Jerry, in Oakland, California. When Jerry owes money to a group of sailors, he takes Estelle and Nick to a trailer park in Clearlake where Nick meets Sheeni Saunders, a bright young woman his age, with an interest in French culture and who shares Nick's musical taste. Despite Sheeni's boyfriend, Trent Preston, they become romantically involved. Nick purchases a dog for Sheeni named Albert (after Albert Camus), but the dog rips up the family bible and Sheeni's parents ban it from the house.