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Fred Willard is a Actor American born on 18 september 1939 at Shaker Heights (USA)

Fred Willard

Fred Willard
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Nationality USA
Birth 18 september 1939 (80 years) at Shaker Heights (USA)

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.

Biography

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)
(Actor)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
(Actor)
Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)
(Actor)
A Mighty Wind (2003)
(Actor)

Usually with

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
(8 films)
Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy
(5 films)
Adam McKay
Adam McKay
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Fred Willard (71 films)

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Actor

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
Rating62% 3.1453553.1453553.1453553.1453553.145355
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% 1.7709351.7709351.7709351.7709351.770935
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
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% 2.850072.850072.850072.850072.85007
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)
Rating60% 3.0001453.0001453.0001453.0001453.000145
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.
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% 3.1490553.1490553.1490553.1490553.149055
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).
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% 2.705712.705712.705712.705712.70571
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.
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
Rating70% 3.500133.500133.500133.500133.50013
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
Rating61% 3.0526653.0526653.0526653.0526653.052665
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, 1h17
Directed by Doug Langdale
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about magic and magicians, La préhistoire, Films about dogs, Children's films
Actors Frank Welker, Matthew Lillard, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Cathy Cavadini, John DiMaggio
Roles Mr. Hubley
Rating66% 3.3436553.3436553.3436553.3436553.343655
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
Actors Elisa Donovan, Brad Rowe, Tom Skerritt, Fred Willard, Catherine Hicks, John Schneider
Roles Paul
Rating55% 2.754422.754422.754422.754422.75442
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
Rating57% 2.8610952.8610952.8610952.8610952.861095
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
Rating47% 2.3990652.3990652.3990652.3990652.399065
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
Rating63% 3.198533.198533.198533.198533.19853
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.
School Gyrls
Directed by Nick Cannon
Origin USA
Genres Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Mandy Rain, Justin Bieber, Angie Stone, Mathias Anderle, Rydel Lynch, Soulja Boy
Roles Mr. Lockwood
Rating19% 0.979070.979070.979070.979070.97907
The film opens up with Mandy Rain (Amanda Moseley) talking about the school, her likes and dislikes. While she is writing a song in her pow journal she bumps into Daisy's (Cashae Davis) shoe, Daisy is the school's hall monitor who Mandy said's she pick on girls and has bad breath. Next we then meet Jacque Nimble (Jacque Pyles) a bad girl who is at the school to do her time (probably for getting in trouble). Then next we meet Mo Money (Monica Parales) a girl who claims to be rich and wants to be popular locks the girls bathroom to get ready. As the day starts each of the girls end up in detention. Mandy for bumping into a teacher make her face go into a cake while roller skating, Jacque for doing graffiti, and Monica for locking the girls bathroom and being late to class. In detention Mandy and Monica share their stores of why they are in detention, when Monica ask for Jacque's story she said's "I got in trouble for smacking a posh poser". Monica said's a word that offends Jacque, which makes her get out of her seat to fight Monica. Then walks in Headmaster Jones (Angie Stone), her daughters Gibby and Gabi (Kristen Combs and Gabi Wilson) and her niece Daisy just before anything happened's . Headmaster Jones puts the girls on trash duty for a mouth and puts them and the same room. When the girls go out to pick up trash Monica see a guy named Colin (Mathias Anderle) who she has a crush on who goes out with the head cheerleader Bambi Lockwood (Lindsay Taylor). Mandy tells them he sneezed on her when they met. When Bambi see's Colin talking to Monica, she goes over to insult her calling her a "wanna-be-me" and pours Gatorade on Jacque's jacket. The scene moves to them performing (Detention). The girls decide to take away Bambi's popularity by entering the "Stuntin Party" and to meet Mandy and Jacque's crushes Justin Bieber and Soulja Boy. The next day the girls sign up for the talent show. Bambi then tells them they will have to pay a $100 fee for each act and they are not on her level, they begin a dance off in performing(What Goes Around). Later in detention Monica said's the money will be in tomorrow then Daisy tell them if they want to win the talent show they need to have better moves then what they had that day. When Daisy leaves and forgets her keys the girls use them to break into the art room to decorate their room performing (Just a Kiss). Monica leaves the room to make a phone call to ask her mother for $300.00 to perform in the talent show, but then it turns out her mother needs the money. She then over hears Colin playing the guitar. He tells her sorry for Bambi and Monica said's it's no problem. When Bambi over hears Monica tell him her real name, she breaks into the office to look at Monica's file while the song (Something About Him) is on. The next day Monica is on the phone who she seems to be talking to Beyonce. When Bambi ask to speak to her Monica playes it off and said's the call got dropped, Bambi snatches the phone out of her hand to revile the phone was never on. She has her friend Claire (Jessica Jarrell) record everything on the phone. Bambi reviles the Monica is not rich but in fact poor, and the reason she is in the school is because she has a scholarship and makes good grades. She then calls her a bunch of names and tells her to "leave like her father did". Monica goes to the girls room to cry singing (I'm Not Just a Girl), while this is happening Bambi uploads the video on the internet for everyone to see. Back at the room Mandy and Jacque try to cheer Monica up, then Claire walks in feeling bad for what happened and wanted to help them by giving them bad pictures of Bambi. This gives them the idea to make a calendar of Bambi's photos to pay their talent show fee. While doing this their song (Extra Extra) is on. After that the girls go to give Bambi the money, but then Mr. Lockwood (Fred Willard) Bambi's dad and Headmaster Jones meet the girls to tell them they wont be attending the Stuntin Party and is placed on permanent detention. As the Stuntin Party begins at Teen Island, the girls try to make a plan to break out of school. As their song (Operator) is on they lock Daisy in the closet and take her keys to the golf car. At the Stuntin Party everybody performs and there are also performances by Justin Bieber and Kristinia DeBarge. When they get there the show is over, and Mandy see's Bambi with Justin Bieber. They then have a dance battle with Bambi's crew while performing (Get Like Me). The School Gyrls then win the battle and take the trophy. At the end they get a limo ride from Soulja Boy and Kristinia DeBarge. The movie ends with their music video (Something Like a Party).