Fred Willard

Fred Willard

Sep. 18th, 1939
Born in
Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
6' 2"

Fred Willard's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Back to You TV Show
Back to You
This Is Tom Jones (UK) TV Show
This Is Tom Jones (UK)
Maybe It's Me TV Show
Maybe It's Me
Dinner for Five TV Show
Dinner for Five
A Minute With Stan Hooper TV Show
A Minute With Stan Hooper
Ladies Man TV Show
Ladies Man
Real People TV Show
Real People
Sirota's Court TV Show
Sirota's Court
The Downer Channel TV Show
The Downer Channel
The Jackie Thomas Show TV Show
The Jackie Thomas Show

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Fred Willard radiates a unique charm that has established him as one of the industry's most gifted comic actors, first coming to prominence as ambitious but dimwitted sidekick Jerry Hubbard to Martin Mull's smarmy talk-show host Barth Gimble in the devastating satirical series "Fernwood 2 Night" (1977). A master of sketch comedy, he is most heralded for his quick wit and improvisational expertise. His 50 appearances in sketches on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) are indicative of his ability to transform any character into a unique comic portrayal. Fred recently completed a sold-out run of his one-man show, "Fred Willard: Alone At Last!" (with a cast of 12) and received two Los Angeles Artistic Director Awards, for Best Comedy and Best Production. He is an alumnus of The Second City and currently heads a sketch comedy workshop, The MoHo Group.

  • As of late 2006, he has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno over 80 times, as both a guest and a participant in a skit.
  • He is from the same area in Ohio as 'Paul Newman (I)' (qv).
  • Has one daughter Hope (b. 1974) and one grandson (b. 1998).
  • Has had a part in every movie directed by 'Christopher Guest (I)' (qv).
  • He got his start performing in a comedy duo and spent a year at Chicago's famed Second City. He was a founding member of the improvisational comedy group Ace Trucking Company
  • Fellow members of Ace included 'Bill Saluga' (qv), 'Patti Deutsch' (qv). among others.

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