Fred Willard radiates a unique charm that has established him as one of our generation’s most gifted comic actors. A master of sketch comedy, Fred is most heralded for his quick wit and improvisational expertise which he has exemplified in over 100 appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
An alumnus of Second City, Fred was also a founding member of the classic improv group the Ace Trucking Company. He and Martin Mull co-starred in Norman Lear’s innovative cult classic, late night talk show, Fernwood 2Night.
Fred garnered three Emmy nominations for his performance as Amy’s dad on Everybody Loves Raymond. Fred’s work in Waiting For Guffman earned him an American Comedy Award nod for Funniest Supporting Actor. In addition, he won the Boston Film Critics Award, the American Comedy Award, The Sierra Award and a tribute from AFI for his performance in Best in Show. Some of his other film work includes; This Is Spinal Tap, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, A Mighty Wind, and the Academy Award winning short film, Ray’s Male Heterosexual Dance Hall. Fred starred as the only human in the Academy Award winning film, WALL-E.
Currently Fred is appearing on Modern Family.
In January Fred can be seen co - starring in Youth In Revolt with Michael Cera, Ray Liotta and Steve Buscemi.
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