Willard, Fred 1939–

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WILLARD, Fred 1939–


Born September 18, 1939, in Shaker Heights, OH; married Mary (a playwright, lyricist, and theatrical group director). Education: Virginia Military Institute, B.A. Avocational Interests: Baseball, tennis.

Addresses: Agent—Michael Eisenstadt, Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier Talent Agency, Inc., 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 510, Los Angeles, CA 90036; Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 130, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Publicist—The Glenn Schwartz Company, Inc., 4046 Declaration Ave., Calabasas, CA 91302.

Career: Actor, voice performer, and writer. Performed in comic duo with Vic Greco (some sources spell name Vic Grecco), 1960s; Second City (improvisational comedy troupe), Chicago, IL, member of company; Ace Trucking Company (improvisational comedy troupe), San Francisco, CA, founding member; the Committee (improvisational comedy troupe), Los Angeles, member; MoHo Group (sketch comedy group), director with Mary Willard. Appeared in advertisements. Corban Classic Tennis Event, chair; Westside Independent Services to the Elderly (WISE), host of several charity events. Military service: Served in U.S. armed forces for two years.

Awards, Honors: Local Emmy Award nomination, outstanding daytime talk show host, c. 1985, for What's Hot, What's Not; Boston Society of Film Critics Award, best supporting actor, 2000, Sierra Award nomination, best supporting actor, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, 2000, and American Comedy Award, funniest supporting actor in a motion picture, 2001, all for Best in Show; Emmy Award nominations, outstanding guest actor in a comedy series, 2003, 2004, and 2005, all for Everybody Loves Raymond; Florida Film Critics Award (with others), best ensemble cast, 2004, for A Mighty Wind; Los Angeles Artistic Director awards, best comedy and best production, for Fred Willard: Alone at Last!


Television Appearances; Series:

Member of ensemble (with Ace Trucking Company), This Is Tom Jones (also known as The Tom Jones Show), ABC, c. 1969–71.

Member of ensemble, The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour, ABC, 1973.

Assistant district attorney H. R. "Bud" Nugent, Sirota's Court, NBC, 1976–77.

Jerry Hubbard, Forever Fernwood, syndicated, 1977–78.

Jerry Hubbard, Fernwood 2-Night, syndicated, 1977, renamed America 2-Night, syndicated, 1977–78.

Host, Real People, NBC, 1979, 1981–83.

Thicke of the Night, syndicated, 1983–84.

Host, What's Hot, What's Not, syndicated, beginning 1985.

Fred, D.C. Follies, syndicated, 1987–89.

Host, Access America, beginning 1990.

Scott, Roseanne, ABC, 1995–97.

Henry Vincent, a recurring role, Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1998–99.

Jerry Stage, Maybe It's Me, The WB, 2001–2002.

Various voices, 3-South (animated), MTV, 2002–2003.

Voice of Mr. Paulsen, Teamo Supremo (animated; also known as Disney's "Teamo Supremo"), ABC, 2002–2004.

Fred Hawkins, A Minute with Stan Hooper, Fox, 2003.

Hank McDougal, Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS, 2003–2005.

Host, Totally Obsessed, VH1, beginning 2004.

Voice of bus driver Bob, Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures (animated), beginning c. 2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Larry Crockett, Salem's Lot (also known as Blood Thirst, Salem's Lot: The Miniseries, and Salem's Lot: The Movie), CBS, 1979.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lance Colson, How to Break up a Happy Divorce, NBC, 1976.

Pearson, Escape from Bogen County, CBS, 1977.

A. J. Foley, Lots of Luck, The Disney Channel, 1985.

Hal Harrison, Martin Mull in Portrait of a White Marriage (also known as Portrait of a White Marriage and Scenes from a White Marriage), Cinemax, 1988.

Master of ceremonies Georgie Porgie, Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme, The Disney Channel, 1990.

Clarence Gentry, Sodbusters, Showtime, 1994.

"Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die" (also known as "Hart to Hart: Hart Attack"), NBC Friday Night Mystery, NBC, 1994.

Thomas MacGregor, Prehysteria 3 (also known as Prehistoria! 3), HBO, 1995.

Loan officer, Back to Back: American Yakuza II (also known as Back to Back), HBO, 1996.

(Uncredited) Talk show host, Breast Men, HBO, 1997.

President, "The Pooch and the Pauper," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 1999.

Howard Cosell, When Billie Beat Bobby (also known as Billie contre Bobby: La bataille des sexes), ABC, 2001.

Professor Doornitz, Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure (also known as Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie, National Lampoon's "Christmas Vacation 2," and National Lampoon's "Cousin Eddie's Christmas Vacation Lost"), NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Paul Lynde Comedy Hour, ABC, 1975.

Gabriel Kaplan Presents the Small Event, ABC, 1977.

The Tom and Dick Smothers Brothers Special I, 1980.

NBC team member, Battle of the Network Stars (also known as Battle of the Network Stars XI), ABC, 1981.

Host, Getting the Last Laugh, ABC, 1985.

The Second City 25th Anniversary Special, HBO, 1985.

The History of White People in America: Volume I (also known as The History of White People in America), Cinemax, 1985.

Hal Harrison, The History of White People in America: Volume II, Cinemax, 1986.

Martin Mull Live! From North Ridgeville, Ohio, HBO, 1987.

This Week Indoors, Cinemax, 1987.

Merrill Markoe's Guide to Glamorous Living, Cinemax, 1988.

Stand-Up Comics Take a Stand, The Family Channel, 1988.

Superman's 50th Anniversary: A Celebration of the Man of Steel, CBS, 1988.

Psychiatrist, I, Martin Short, Goes to Hollywood, 1989.

The 14th Annual Circus of the Stars (also known as Circus of the Stars # 14), CBS, 1989.

Candid Camera … Funny Money, CBS, 1990.

Candid Camera … Smile, You're on Vacation!, CBS, 1990.

Host, Real People Reunion Special, NBC, 1991.

Louise DuArt: The Secret Life of Barry's Wife, Showtime, 1991.

"Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1991.

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth, HBO, 1991.

Lieutenant Hookstratten, A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out (also known as The Return of Spinal Tap), NBC, 1992.

Subaru Presents Fair Enough: Martin Mull at the Iowa State Fair, Comedy Central, 1994.

steve.oedekerk.com, NBC, 1997.

Host, TNN Live with Lorrie Morgan, The Nashville Network, 1998.

Comedy Central Presents Behind-the-Scenes at the American Comedy Awards, Comedy Central, 1998.

Member of audience, Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special, NBC, 1999.

Himself, Suddenly I'm a Star, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Narrator, Totally Outrageous—Love, ABC, 2001.

Narrator, Totally Outrageous—Vacations, ABC, 2001.

Celebrity test taker, Test the Nation, Fox, 2003.

44th Annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration, 2003.

TV Guide: Greatest Moments of 2003, 2003.

Frasier: Analyzing the Laughter, NBC, 2004.

Spinal Tap Goes to 20, Independent Film Channel, 2004.

Himself, AFI's 100 Years … 100 Movie Quotes, CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The Third Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1989.

The Fifth Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1991.

American Comedy Honors, Fox, 1997.

Member of "Andrew Taylor Fashion Show," The 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards, VH1, 1998.

My VH1 Music Awards, VH1, 2000.

The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards, Comedy Central, 2001.

On Stage at the Kennedy Center: The Mark Twain Prize, PBS, 2002.

Presenter, Comedy Central Presents: The Commies (also known as Comedy Central's "First Annual Commie Awards" and The Commies), Comedy Central, 2003.

Presenter, DVD Exclusive Awards (also known as The Third Annual DVD Exclusive Awards), FX Channel, 2003.

Presenter, The 2003 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Himself, VH1 Big in '04, VH1, 2004.

Himself, The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Guest, The Ed Sullivan Show (also known as Toast of the Town), CBS, multiple episodes in 1963, 1964, 1968.

Ben, "Quit Shootin' Folks," Pistols 'n' Petticoats, CBS, 1966.

Danny Subanski, "The Big Fumble," Hey Landlord, NBC, 1966.

Lundy, "A Tale of Two Tails," Get Smart, NBC, 1968.

"Love and the Nuisance," Love, American Style, ABC, 1970.

Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, multiple appearances, beginning 1971.

John Emil Tobin, "Tobin's Back in Town," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1975.

Ritter, "Whistle Blowing," Karen, ABC, 1975.

Guest, Tony Orlando and Dawn, CBS, 1975.

Charles, "Dog Day Blind Dates," Laverne & Shirley, ABC, 1976.

Man in bathroom, "Goodtime Girls," Laverne & Shirley, ABC, 1976.

Mr. Macho, "Arrival of Nancy," Tabitha, ABC, 1977.

"The Bonanza," We've Got Each Other, CBS, 1977.

Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1978.

Richard Henderson, "Maid for Each Other/Lost and Found/Then There Were Two," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981.

Guest, The Midnight Special, NBC, 1981.

Himself, "Indecent Exposure," SCTV Network 90 (also known as SCTV Comedy Network and SCTV Network), NBC and Canadian television, c. 1982.

Just Men!, NBC, 1983.

Fred Winston, "Spy Wrap/The Great Escape," SCTV Channel, Cinemax and Canadian television, 1984.

Fred Winston, "Stalag SCTV," SCTV Channel, Cinemax and Canadian television, 1984.

J. J. Laird, "Moonlighting Becomes You," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1984.

Willie Potts, "Mama Buys a Car," Mama's Family, NBC, 1984.

"No More Alimony," The Love Boat, ABC, 1984.

Larry (some sources cite role of Paul the Pig), "The Three Little Pigs," Faerie Tale Theater (also known as Shelley Duvall's "Faerie Tale Theater"), Showtime, 1985.

"Couples," The Love Boat, ABC, 1985.

"A Friendly Christmas," The New Love, American Style, ABC, 1985.

"Home for Dinner," George Burns Comedy Week, CBS, 1985.

"CPR," Punky Brewster, NBC, 1986.

"Love and the Lamborghini," The New Love, American Style, ABC, 1986.

"Secret Romance," Fast Times, CBS, 1986.

Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1986, 1993.

Al Stefano, "Best Buddies," Fame, syndicated, 1987.

Casper Wintergreen, "Ian's Girl," Fame, syndicated, 1987.

"The Box Is Missing," Out of This World, syndicated, 1988.

"For Old Time's Sake," My Secret Identity, syndicated, 1988.

Bob, "Dateline: Miami," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1991.

Crazy Jim "Dr. Robinson," "Friends and Lovers," Nurses, NBC, 1991.

Lieutenant Phillips, "The Taxman Cometh," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991.

Himself, Comics Only, 1991.

Stan, "My Dinner with Anthrax," Married … with Children, Fox, 1992.

Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, multiple episodes, beginning c. 1992.

Fenton Harley, "Up All Night," Dream On, HBO, 1992, also broadcast on Fox.

Dad, "At the Beach," The Ben Stiller Show, Fox, 1993.

Hatfield Walker, "Jackie's Family," The Jackie Thomas Show, ABC, 1993.

Hatfield Walker, "Stand Up for Bastards," The Jackie Thomas Show, ABC, 1993.

Bud Long, "Just Kidding," Dave's World, CBS, 1994.

Dick, "Dick and Dottie," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1995.

Vice principal Mallet, "Best Years of Our Lives," Family Matters, ABC, 1995.

Joe Pasadine, "City Beautification," Clueless, ABC, 1996.

Mr. Huffington, "Stealing Screech," Saved by the Bell: The New Class, NBC, 1996.

Mr. Lipson, "The One after the Superbowl: Part 1," Friends, NBC, 1996.

Mr. Mitushka, "The Audition," Sister, Sister, The WB, 1996.

Mr. Mitushka, "The Candidate," Sister, Sister, The WB, 1996.

Mr. Mitushka, "The Piano Lesson," Sister, Sister, The WB, 1996.

President Garner, "I Now Pronounce You …," Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1996.

Award show host, "The Competition," The Weird Al Show, CBS, 1997.

Bert Lambert, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," Step by Step, CBS, 1997.

Himself, "Needledrop," Space Ghost Coast to Coast (live action and animated), Cartoon Network, 1997.

Harry Fellows, "Must Kill TV," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1997.

President Garner, "Lois and Clarks," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1997.

President Garner, "Meet John Doe," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1997.

Vice principal Mallet, "Dream Date," Family Matters, ABC, 1997.

Guest, Muppets Tonight!, ABC, 1997.

Bobby Calzone, "Rumor Mill," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina and Sabrina Goes to College), ABC, 1998.

Dick Ferndale, "All in the Family Feud," The Wayans Bros., The WB, 1998.

Dr. Foster, "The Vacation," Oh Baby, Lifetime, 1998.

Frank (some sources cite Fred) Barber, "Two Guys, a Girl and a Vacation," Two Guys and a Girl (also known as Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place), ABC, 1998.

Himself, "Conner Family Reunion," The Roseanne Show, syndicated, 1998.

Mr. Brown, "A Noble Profession," City Guys, NBC, 1998.

Dr. Fielding, "Make Room for Daddy," Love & Money, CBS, 1999.

Himself, "Power in Hollywood vs. Power in Washington," Turn Ben Stein On, Comedy Network, 1999.

Larry, "Hostess to Murder," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 1999.

Larry Little, "Park Rage," Ladies Man, CBS, 1999.

Sam Kleinhauser, "Airplane," GvsE (also known as G vs. E), USA Network, 1999, later known as Good versus Evil, Sci-Fi Channel.

Voice of Wally Kogan, "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1999.

Happy Hour, USA Network, multiple episodes, beginning c. 1999.

Applegate, "Love the One You're With," The Hughleys, UPN, 2000.

Larry Little, "12 Angry Kids," Ladies Man, CBS, 2000.

Richard Jacobson (some sources cite Applegate), "His Park Is Worse Than His Bite," The Hughleys, UPN, 2000.

Voice of Pa, "Bunzel Fever 3," Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (animated; also known as Disney/Pixar's "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command"), UPN and syndicated, 2000.

Voice of Pa, "Revenge of the Raenoks," Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (animated; also known as Disney/Pixar's "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command"), UPN and syndicated, 2000.

Voice of Pa, "Root of Evil," Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (animated; also known as Disney/Pixar's "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command"), UPN and syndicated, 2000.

Guest, Win Ben Stein's Money, Comedy Central, 2000.

You Lie Like a Dog, Animal Planet, 2000.

Al "Cutch" McCutcheson, "Blood, Sweat and Fitz," The Fighting Fitzgeralds, NBC, 2001.

Dick Newton, "The Pinch Hitter," Inside Schwartz, NBC, 2001.

Dr. Harold Madison, "Boy's Town," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2001.

Dr. Harold Madison, "Falling Up," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2001.

Dr. Percy Bales, "The Fallout," Girlfriends, UPN, 2001.

Dr. Percy Bales, "Just Say No," Girlfriends, UPN, 2001.

Jasper Perkins, "Big Business," Bette!, CBS, 2001.

Voice of Baruti, "Tarzan and the Rogue Elephant," The Legend of Tarzan (animated; also known as Tarzan), UPN and syndicated, 2001.

Voice of Baruti, "Tarzan and the Seeds of Destruction," The Legend of Tarzan (animated; also known as Tarzan), UPN and syndicated, 2001.

Voice of Herman Geiger, "Lupe's Revenge," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2001.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2001.

Himself, "Dynamic Duos Week," The Hollywood Squares, 2002.

Professor Duggan, "So You Have a Boyfriend," Undeclared, Fox, 2002.

Voice of Dave Campbell, "European Road Show," Family Guy (animated), Fox, 2002.

Voice of Dave Campbell, "From Method to Madness," Family Guy (animated), Fox, 2002.

Voice of F.R.E.D., "Lab on the Run," Dexter's Laboratory (animated), Cartoon Channel, 2002.

Voice of Sammy Redmond, "Harold vs. Patty/Rich Guy," Hey Arnold! (animated), Nickelodeon, 2002.

Guest, Dinner for Five, Independent Film Channel, 2002, 2005.

Charles "Charlie" Miller, "Battle of Evermore" (also known as "Pioneer Days"), That '70s Show, Fox, 2003.

Fred, "Buskers," Watching Ellie (also known as Julia Louis-Dreyfus Project, 23 Minutes and 12 Seconds in the Life of Eleanor Riggs, 22 Minutes with Eleanor Riggs, 22 Minutes with Ellie Riggs, and 23:12), NBC, 2003.

Fred, "Shrink," Watching Ellie (also known as Julia Louis-Dreyfus Project, 23 Minutes and 12 Seconds in the Life of Eleanor Riggs, 22 Minutes with Eleanor Riggs, 22 Minutes with Ellie Riggs, and 23:12), NBC, 2003.

Voice of Jack Hench, "Ron the Man," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's "Kim Possible"), The Disney Channel, 2003.

Voice of Officer Brown, "New Cowboy on the Block," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2003.

Guest, Cold Pizza, ESPN 2, 2003.

Gene St. John, Mad TV, Fox, 2003, 2004.

Guest, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003, 2004.

Fred (some sources cite Stuart) Tuttle, "Arrivederci, Italy," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 2004.

Voice of boogie man, "Bully Boogie/Here There Be Dwarves" (also known as "The Grimiest Reaper Ever/Here There Be Dwarves"), Grim & Evil (animated; also known as The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy), Cartoon Network, 2004.

Voice of Ross Darren, "Q & A," The Batman (animated), The WB, 2004.

Voices of Ranger Bradley and reclining hippie, "Phish and Wildlife," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2004.

Contestant, World Poker Tour: Hollywood Home Game (also known as World Poker Tour), Travel Channel, 2004.

Guest, Best Week Ever, VH1, 2004.

Guest, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2004.

Guest, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

(Uncredited) "Bear City" narrator, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, multiple episodes in both 2004 and 2005.

Dad Howler, "Pedigree, Schmedigree/The Howler Bunny," Brandy & Mr. Whiskers (animated), The Disney Channel, 2005.

Himself, "A Look behind the Scenes," Tom Goes to the Mayor, Cartoon Network, 2005.

Himself, "Tournament 5, Game 5," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2005.

Judge, "Pet Star: Championship 2005," Pet Star, Animal Planet, 2005.

Voice of Gary Friendly, "Vice Mayor," Tom Goes to the Mayor (animated), Cartoon Network, 2005.

Voice of Jack Hench, "Bad Boy," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's "Kim Possible"), The Disney Channel, 2005.

Himself, Inside Dish with Rachael Ray, Food Network, 2005.

Provided the voice of Vic, Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's "Hercules"), ABC and syndicated; appeared as Orville Wright, A. J.'s Time Travelers, Fox; and as John Langston, The Mommies, NBC. Appeared in episodes of other series, including Life's Most Embarrassing Moments; The Martin Short Show; Skip TV, Cinemax; and a syndicated talk show hosted by Steve Allen.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Bower, Operation Greasepaint, CBS, 1968.

Madhouse 90, ABC, 1972.

Captain Thomas Woods, Space Force, NBC, 1978.

Jack LaRosa, Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers (also known as Flatbed Annie and Girls of the Road), CBS, 1979.

Ralph, Pen 'n' Inc., CBS, 1981.

You!, Fox, 1999.

Voice of Henry McVoid, The Downer Channel, NBC, 2001.

Fred Hawkins, A Minute with Stan Hooper, Fox, 2003.

Host, What the Blank?, Fox, 2004.

Team player, World Cup Comedy, PAX TV, 2004.

Herb, Spellbound, Fox, 2005.

Judge, Mr. Romance, Oxygen, 2005.

Television Appearances; Other:

The Perfect Woman, 1981.

The Kid-a-Littles, 1987.

Mr. Channell, Plugged In, 1997.

Also appeared in Poker with the Joker.

Film Appearances:

Teenage Mother, 1966.

(Uncredited) Gas station attendant, The Model Shop, Columbia, 1969.

Jenny (also known as And Jenny Makes Three), Cinerama, 1969.

Himself, Dynamite Chicken, EYR/Seymour Borde & Associates, 1972.

Member of Ace Trucking Company, The Harrad Experiment, Cinerama, 1973.

Harrad Summer (also known as Love All Summer and Student Union), Cinerama, 1974.

Interrogator, Hustle, Paramount, 1975.

FBI agent Peter, Chesty Anderson, U.S. Navy (also known as Anderson's Angels and Chesty Anderson, U.S.N.), Atlas, 1976.

Jerry Jarvis, Silver Streak, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976.

Bob, Fun with Dick and Jane, Columbia, 1977.

Cracking Up, American International Pictures, 1977.

Vincent Vanderhoff, Americathon, United Artists, 1979.

Presidential assistant Feebleman, First Family, Warner Bros., 1980.

Robert, How to Beat the High Co$t of Living, American International Pictures, 1980.

Himself, Second City Insanity, Lorimar Home Video, 1981.

President Fogarty, "Success Wanters," National Lampoon Goes to the Movies (also known as National Lampoon's "Movie Madness"), Movies Unlimited, 1981.

Lieutenant Hookstratten, This Is Spinal Tap (also known as Spinal Tap), Embassy, 1984.

Terrence "Doc" Williams, Moving Violations, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985.

Himself, Big City Comedy (documentary), LIVE Home Video, 1986.

Mayor Deebs, Roxanne, Columbia, 1987.

Tom Osborne, Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall, Chanticleer Films, 1987.

Insurance salesperson, High Strung (also known as Pissed Off), Rocket Pictures, 1991.

Ron Albertson, Waiting for Guffman (also known as The Christopher Guest Project), Sony Pictures Classics, 1996.

Craig Ziffer, Permanent Midnight, Artisan Entertainment, 1998.

Elvis Is Alive! I Swear I Saw Him Eating Ding Dongs outside the Piggly Wiggly's, 1998.

Chester, Can't Stop Dancing, PM Entertainment Group, 1999.

Dad Tobias, Idle Hands, Columbia, 1999.

Mission commander, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (also known as Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me), New Line Cinema, 1999.

Buck Laughlin, Best in Show (also known as Dogumentary), Warner Bros., 2000.

Paul Blanchard, Dropping Out, Bad Clams Productions/Flemington Pictures, 2000.

Basil St. Mosely, The Wedding Planner (also known as Wedding Planner—verliebt, verlobt, verplant), Columbia, 2001.

Carl Huntley, How High, Universal, 2001.

Senator Roger Dickey, Teddy Bears' Picnic, Magnolia Pictures, 2002.

Frank Woods, The Year That Trembled, Kingdom County Productions, 2003.

Harold Flaherty, American Wedding (also known as American Pie: The Wedding and American Pie—Jetzt wird geheiratet), Universal, 2003.

Longfellow, Fighting Words, Fighting Words Productions, 2003.

Mike LaFontaine, A Mighty Wind, Warner Bros., 2003.

Mr. McClintock, Nobody Knows Anything!, BCI Eclipse, 2003.

Bucky, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, Productions, 2004.

Dr. Willoughby (some sources cite Dr. Woodruff), Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (also known as Harold & Kumar Get the Munchies), New Line Cinema, 2004.

Ed Harken, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (also known as Action News, Action Newsman, and Anchorman), DreamWorks, 2004.

Ed Harken, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (also known as Anchorman: Wake-Up Ron Burgundy and Wake Up Ron Burgundy), DreamWorks, 2004.

Ned, Killer Diller (also known as Bottleneck), Kd Productions, 2004.

Third manager, Chump Change, Miramax, 2004.

Voice of Bubble, The Nutcracker and the Mouseking (animated; also known as Nussknacker und Mausekoenig), Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2004.

Christmas in Tinseltown (short documentary film), New Line Home Video, 2004.

Mr. Fratus, First Time Caller, 19th Hole Entertainment/Boy in the Drain Productions, c. 2004.

Dr. Bombay, Bewitched, Columbia, 2005.

Himself, The Aristocrats, ThinkFilm, 2005.

Mr. Riley, Lovewrecked, Media 8 Entertainment, 2005.

Voice, Chicken Little (animated), Buena Vista, 2005.

Bishop Linderman, Church Ball, Halestone Distribution, 2006.

D. J.'s father, Monster House (animated), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2006.

Father, Date Movie (also known as Untitled Aaron Seltzer/Jason Friedberg Project), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

Voice of Blue, Cat Tale (animated), Imagi Entertainment, 2006.

For Your Consideration, Warner Independent Pictures, 2006.

I Could Never Be Your Woman, Paramount, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

The Return of the Second City in "20,000 Frozen Grenadiers," Square East Theatre, New York City, 1966.

Arf, Stage 73, New York City, 1969.

Little Murders, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1969.

Elvis and Juliet, The Improv (comedy club), Los Angeles, 1994.

Elisha Whitney, Anything Goes (musical), "Broadway's Best" series, Reprise!, University of California, Los Angeles, Freud Playhouse, Macgowan Hall, Los Angeles, 2002, and off-Broadway production.

Art Lesley, Elvis and Juliet, Abingdon Theatre, New York City, 2003.

Mame (musical), Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA, 2004.

MoonShine! (musical), Grove Music Theatre, Upland, CA, 2004.

Appeared in Fred Willard: Alone at Last!, Isn't It Romantic, and Promises Promises (musical), all productions in the Los Angeles area.

Major Tours:

Art Lesley, Elvis and Juliet, 2004.



The Best of Sid and Marty Krofft's D.C. Follies, Volume 1, 1988.


Teleplays; Specials:

Getting the Last Laugh, ABC, 1985.

Teleplays; Author of Improvisational Material; Movies:

When Billie Beat Bobby (also known as Billie contre Bobby: La bataille des sexes), ABC, 2001.

Screenplays; Author of Improvisational Material with Others:

Waiting for Guffman (also known as The Christopher Guest Project), Sony Pictures Classics, 1996.

Best in Show (also known as Dogumentary), Warner Bros., 2000.

Writings for the Stage with Others:

Author of improvisational material for stage productions.



Entertainment Weekly, August 15, 1997, p. 84; October 6, 2000, p. 58; October 13, 2000, p. 24; April 20, 2001, p. 57.

People Weekly, March 17, 1997, pp. 21-22; September 12, 1998, p. 11.

TV Guide, January 25, 2003, p. 10.


Fred Willard Official Site, https://www.fredwillard.com, March 19, 2005.

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