Fred Willard

  • Born: (Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA)
  • Died: (Los Angeles, California, USA) (age 86)

Frederick Charles Willard (born September 18, 1939 Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA) is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is best 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, For Your Consideration, and Mascots; and the Anchorman films.

He is an alumnus of The Second City. He was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host for his role as host of What's Hot, What's Not. He also received three Emmy nominations for his recurring role on the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond. In 2010, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his appearances on Modern Family.


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